One of the best things about the four seasons in Japan is that there are foods that can only be enjoyed in each season.
There is value in eating fruits and vegetables that are most delicious at each time of the year, as well as dishes that match seasonal events, which are not always available.
Each store has its own specialties that will surely satisfy your taste buds.
We have picked up some information from this wonderful lineup.
Kanto > Tokyo
Tokyo Solamachi, located at the foot of Tokyo Sky Tree, is a commercial facility filled with the "charm of downtown". With more than 300 stores, an aquarium, and a planetarium, it is a facility that can be enjoyed by a wide range of people.
Tokyo Solamachi, which continues to introduce the current seasonal products and popular events, offers the richest variety of autumn products.
Funabashiya has been in business for over 200 years and is still immensely popular among Japanese sweets lovers.
The "Blessing of Autumn Fruit Anmitsu" is a fruit anmitsu filled with sweet chestnut sauce, grapes, persimmons, chestnuts, and other autumn flavors.
Please enjoy the taste of autumn.
Blessed autumn fruit anmitsu
・Until October 15th
・Tower Yard, 2nd floor, section 5
Tokyo Skytree Town, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Short walk from "Tokyo Skytree Station" on the Tobu Skytree Line, Short walk from Exit B3 or A2 on the third basement floor of "Oshiage Station" on the Tobu Skytree Line, Hanzomon Line, Keisei Line, and Toei Asakusa Line
Tokai > Aichi > Nagoya
Nagoya is accessible from Tokyo and Osaka by Shinkansen. The store is connected to the subway Sakae Station by an underground shopping mall, making it easy to visit regardless of weather or temperature, and it is a very convenient for shopping. In addition to luxury brand boutiques, watches, jewelry, and cosmetics, the store also offers a wide range of Japanese sweets, Japanese goods, and other items suitable as souvenirs from Japan. The adjoining fashion building, LACHIC, has the latest fashion stores and a popular restaurant floor, so you can enjoy everything from shopping to dining in two buildings.
Nagoya Sakae Mitsukoshi, a well-established department store that also offers the latest trends, is introducing a number of brand lineups for this fall's food trends. Let's take a peek at some of them.
This is a pole cake filled with the taste of autumn, using cool brocade jelly with autumn leaves and ginkgo nuts, persimmons and chestnuts. It looks brilliant and the inside has solid filling.
We hope you could enjoy this autumn-only pole sweets as an accompaniment to your relaxing time at home while feeling the deepening autumn.
Miyama no Aki （Hansao）
・ Until November 15th (Mon)
※End as soon the stock runs out
・ Basement 1st floor, Ryoguchiya korekiyo
3-5-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
【Subway】 "Sakae" Station on the Higashiyama and Meijo lines is connected by an underground shopping mall
【Meitetsu】 "Sakaemachi" Station on the Seto Line is connected by an underground shopping mall
Kanto > Tokyo > Ikebukuro
The Tobu Department Store is one of the largest department stores in Japan in terms of sales floor space. Directly connected to the west exit of Ikebukuro station for an easy access.
The spacious and well-arranged sales floor offers a variety of sales areas, including Japanese and international brand stores, cosmetics, watches, fashion, accessories, miscellaneous goods, and groceries, allowing you to experience shopping to your heart's content.
In addition, there are more than 40 restaurants on the 11th to 15th floors where you can enjoy a wide variety of Japanese, Western and Chinese food until 10 p.m. until you are satisfied.
The Tobu Department Store is holding an event titled "Artistic Living, Enjoying the Colors and Flavors of the Season" as a fashion proposal for clothing, food and housing this fall. The topic of the event is seasonal gourmet food featured in food products.
"Fresh Uiro" with chestnut sauce made only from specially selected chestnuts grown in Japan. It has a rich and superb taste with rich chestnut paste.
It does not contain any preservatives, so it won't last very long, but you can enjoy its original texture and taste.
【Premium】 Kurikinton Uiro (1 piece)
・Until October 17th
・B1F Section 4
1-1-25 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Connected with Ikebukuro West Exit on JR, Tobu Tojo Line, Seibu Ikebukuro Line, Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, Marunouchi Line, Fukutoshin Line
In autumn in Japan, when food is said to be at its best, you can enjoy numerous gourmet items throughout Japan, including "products that are best-eaten now" and "products that can only be eaten now.
Why dont you try finding some delicious autumn food from different regions and stores!