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The Ten Best Bakeries in Tokyo

Strawberry and pistachio mousse cake from Hidemi Sugino | © City Foodsters/Flickr
Strawberry and pistachio mousse cake from Hidemi Sugino | © City Foodsters/Flickr
From classy pâtisseries to the fresh baking of boulangeries, explore Tokyo‘s best bakeries.

Hidemi Sugino

Bakery, Pastry Shop, Japanese, Asian, Pastries, $$$
Pastries from Hidemi Sugino
Pastries from Hidemi Sugino | © Sota/Flickr

Named Asia’s Best Pastry Chef in 2015, Hidemi Sugino continues to delight customers with his palm-sized creations, each one like a work of art. His mousse cakes are particular sought after, being even lighter and softer than the norm.
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Pâtisserie Sadaharu Aoki

Bakery, Patisserie, Restaurant, French
Macarons from Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki
Macarons from Pâtisserie Sadaharu Aoki | © CityFoodsters/Flickr

Expect beautiful cakes in both classic and modern flavors, including some with an Eastern twist – like their matcha tart and macarons. The owner, Sadaharu Aoki, opened his first shop in Paris nearly twenty years ago and has been honing his skills ever since.
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Occitanial

Bakery, Pastry Shop, French

Occitanial, named after a historic region and language of Southern France, creates French pastries and cakes that are pleasing to the eye and the palette. They are especially proud of their macarons, as well as the pound cake made with caramel.
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Gontran Cherrier

Bakery, French
Breads at Contran Cherrier Tokyo
Breads at Contran Cherrier Tokyo | © Norio NAKAYAMA/Flickr

Gontran Cherrier started out as a simple but ambitious bakery in Paris. The family of the eponymous owner has been baking bread for generations, and with seven outposts in Japan alone, their recipes continue to draw crowds for their quality and classic style.
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Pompadour

Bakery, French, $$$

A local favorite, Pompadour specializes in making fresh, quality bread. They also carry classic baked treats, like éclairs and sweet rolls.
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These recommendations were updated on May 5, 2017 to keep your travel plans fresh.