Toraya Café is the modern confectionery arm of Toraya Confectionery , a wagashi maker with more than 500 years of history going back to the 16th century when it supplied traditional sweets to the imperial family. There are about 4-5 outlets of Toraya Cafes in Tokyo, one of which is located in the Tadao Ando-designed Omotesando Hills.
As it is summer, the shaved ice is a rather popular snack in the many cafes around Japan. Toraya Café has different flavours depending on the month. For the month of September, it was Matcha and Citrus Milk Shaved Ice: a triple layered “shaved ice” with sweet red bean paste (their signature AN Paste) at the bottom, matcha flavoured shaved ice, topped with milk and a garnish of yuzu peel. The combination is refreshing but I regret having it in an air-con environment.
東京都渋谷区神宮前4-12-10 表参道ヒルズ本館 地下1階
Nearest Subway Stations:
Omotesando and Meiji-Jingumae Stations.