Tokyo´s patisseries are second to none, with pastries displayed so beautifully they seem untouchable. Whether it´s green matcha croissants or black eclair mousse cakes, strong colours and clever topping arrangements provide colour and surface inspiration.
Here are five favourites from our Tokyo contributor.
Located in beside Tokyo´s buzzing tourist hub of Shibuya, this tiny bakery seems to be a secret amongst locals, offering traditional japanese flavours with routine pastries – Recommend – the green tea matcha cake.
Henri Charpentier is located near Shinjuku station, the busiest metro station in the world. They make out of this world creations. Recommended for buying beauttifully packaged gifts. Lemon citron tarte is the most most popular.
Patissier Yokota Hideo´s at the Mikimoto lounge in Ginza is a cool place to go before or after cocktails in this buzzy business area. Toffee cheesecakes and vanilla cream cakes are lush.
Also in Ginza you can watch chefs baking and decorating as well as sampling beautiful orange slice cakes and biscuits.
USP: As food continues to inspire colour and surface decoration, look beyond the obvious when seeking inspiration.