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Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest

[From July Issue 2015]


201507-4-2With its streets packed with sweet shops, Japan’s first sweets theme park is located in Jiyugaka, Tokyo. There, sweets made by famous pastry chefs are available to be taken away or eaten on the spot. To celebrate the park’s 11th anniversary in business, the shops have been given a refit and it’s possible to have a commemorative photo taken. Those bringing children can enjoy the terraced seating or the relaxing sofas available within the stores. Also on offer are limited edition sweets and events held at the site.

  • Access: Five-minute walk from the south exit of Jiyugaoka Station on the Tokyu Toyoko and Oimachi Lines.
  • Opening hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Closed on January 1
  • Admission: free

Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest

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