5 Beautiful Japanese Desserts to Chill With This Summer

5 Beautiful Japanese Desserts to Chill With This Summer

The culture of Japanese confectionery never ceases to amaze, with this summer once again full of special treats for travellers to enjoy! Whether you find yourself in Japan or you’re just curious, though, we have you covered with the best of the best.

1. Seasonal kohaku nagashi from the classic Japanese cafe Seien, both beautiful and refreshing!

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Seien's kohaku nagashi has jelly made from seaweed starch flavored with special syrups that change from month to month! Below July's peppermint flavor, you can see April’s too-beautiful cherry blossom kohaku nagashi with actual cherry blossoms.

2. Kyoto’s Toraya confectionery presents this fun little fish wakaba-kage, made using traditional agar jelly!

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Goldfish are a classic motif for summer in Japan. They can be found commonly in patterns for yukata (light kimono) or fans, and just about all summer festivals will feature a goldfish scooping game somewhere. Now, you can enjoy the cool effect of a goldfish seemingly swimming through Toraya's wakaba-kage!

3. These striking ice cream accessories at Eddy's Ice Cream add a whole lot of fun to the classic cone!

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Japanese sweets don’t have to be traditional to be incredible - just look at these super modern ice cream cones from Eddy’s Ice Cream! This Shibuya shop just opened this past July, but it’s already a hit with its hot Harajuku-worthy designs.

4. This special watermelon Baumkuchen from La Soleil is a new twist on the old favorite!

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Nothing says summer in Japan quite like watermelon, but if you're feeling a little too chilly from the air conditioner on full blast, why not try this adorable Baumkuchen?

5. Last but not least, some beautifully decadent takes on classic shaved ice from Wa Kitchen Kanna!

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These sweet treats are made with yogurt for a creamy texture and you can choose between flavors like strawberry, yuzu and green tea. You may feel a little daunted by the mountain of ice, but never fear - they're so delicious that they'll go down in no time!

Stomach growling yet? Stay strong and keep cool with a nice bowl of ice cream, or plan that long-awaited trip to Japan to get your hands on some of these sweets!

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