I ate a lot of sweets and desserts during my trip to Japan back in May 2018. Here’s a list of what I ate in each city and if it’s worth trying.
We went to the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine outside of Kyoto. On the way up to the shrine are lots of little food stands, and none of them were great. Here are the ones we tried:
In the city, Kyoto has a great market full of wonderful treats.
We took a bullet train from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji to see the Shibazakura festival. Sadly, it was too cold so the flowers weren’t blooming and the fog hid Fuji-san. But we did get some sweet treats.
I could have sworn I ate more sugar than this. I guess I didn’t take a photo of everything.
In summary, soft serve in Japan is abundant and a must. Get the fluffy pancakes at Gram. Get the mochi donut from Mister Donut. Go out of your way to visit Totoro. And have a fantastic time in Japan!