Peko-chan grilled cakes
Grilling the Peko-chan cakes
Shinjuku-ku, Kagurazaka 1-12 新宿区神楽坂1-12
10:00 – 22:00, Monday – Friday
11:30 – 19:00, weekend and holidays
Fujiya is a chain famous for affordable Western-style sweets. Normally nothing to line up for, however, this Kagurazaka branch is the only shop in Japan where you can purchase Pekochan-yaki. Pekochan is the darling mascot of the Fujiya sweets chain. The outside is a pancake like dough grilled and filled with azuki, chocolate and some seasonal flavors like mango or mattcha. The windows allow you to watch the process of the cakes being made while you are standing in line.
Most visitors to Kappabashi expect to find several shops selling plastic food samples including key chains, clocks, magnets, cell phone straps, and full size samples. There are only a handful of shops but they will not disappoint. This one in the photo above is one of Maizuru’s shops (there are two).
Maiduru Honten まいづる本店
Taito-ku, Nishi-Asakusa 1-5-17
Realistic plastic fish.
Plastic fish filets.
Plastic sushi and sashimi.
Sushi refrigerator magnets.
Sweets, crepes, donburi, sashimi, and sushi.
Ice cold beer with a thick head of foam.