Though「Yanaka-ginza」is located in Tokyo, with a local atmosphere. Yanaka-ginza is also famous for a location where many cats come together. That’s why there are many souvenir stores with a cat motive.
For sweets lovers , recommended to visit「やなか しっぽや(Yanaka sippoya)」 where you can buy souvenirs related to cats.
If you want to know other popular souvenir shops, see「Yanaka-ginza for cat lover 6 places」
やなかしっぽや (Yanaka sippoya)
「やなかしっぽや(Yanaka sippoya)」is located in Yanaka-ginza shopping street where you can buy mainly Donuts.
When you think about the shape of the donuts, most of them are a ring. But donuts of “Yanaka sippoya” are quite different.
The shape of donuts which you can buy at “Yanaka sippoya” looks like the shape of a cats’ tale. Sippo means tale.
You also can see the pattern of the cats pressed in the donuts. It looks very cute!
You can buy more than 10 kinds of donuts at “Yanaka sippoya”. All of them have a different taste. Will make a hard choice.
Soft texture of these donuts are made of special wheat named 「あやひかり(Ayahikari)」.「きび糖(kibito/cane sugar)」from Amami Islands, and 「てんさい糖(tensaito/beet sugar)」from Hokkaido. These donuts are not fried but baked.
Healthy, soft texture and soft sweetness. So that these donuts are very popular among
Yanaka-ginza shopping street.
Most popular donuts is「とら(Tora)」
Source: Yanaka ginza
Most popular donuts of “Yanaka sippo” is 「Tora」.130 yen per piece.
「Tora」is made by imagining of a 「とらねこ(tora neko)- tabby」.
Inside of the donuts is a mixture of white chocolate chips with a cacao print of cats on it
A little bit bitter taste and sweet white chocolate keep good balance and is delicious.
If you have difficulties to choose – you should try 「とら(tora)」.
Many people love「きゃめる(camel)」
Children to elderly people all love 「きゃめる (camel)」 donuts of “Yanaka sippoya”.130 yen per stick.
On the 「きゃめる(camel) 」donuts there is a stamp of cat’s foot print on it. Donut dough is plane with a caramel filling inside. Besides these donuts are salted. This filling of caramel and salt are an excellent tasty combination.
It’s recommend you buy this with「とら(Tora) 」.
Yanaka sippoya Detail
- Typical Products：baked donuts「とら(tora)」「きゃめる（camel）」
and more than 10 kinds of baked donuts.
- Opening hour:
Week day 10:00-18:00
Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday 10:00-19:00
- Closed on : Irregular holidays
- Address: 3-11-12 Yanaka Taito-ku Tokyo
- How to reach :JR Nippori station West Exit
Go through the Yanaka-ginza shopping street 6 minutes on foot
- Travel Time from Haneda / Narita Airport, Tokyo Station:
From Haneda Airport about 45 minutes
From Narita Airport about 60 minutes
From Tokyo station about 20 minutes
- Official Site：http://ww5.yanakasippoya.com/
If you want to go to Yanaka with the local person, you can also join our tour, “Nostalgic Town Walk Yanaka”. The local guide bring you to Yanaka shopping street and really good shops and cafe not many people know about, and you can try to take Japanese bath (Sento).