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5 Exquisite Cheesecakes in Tokyo Make the Perfect Souvenir

Japan has elevated the quality of cheesecake. Now people might be more happy receiving a cheesecake as a souvenir than sushi. All of these delicious cheesecakes can be found in Tokyo.

Although cheesecake isn’t traditionally a Japanese food, they have successfully recreated it and made it their own. The following cheesecakes on this list were carefully chosen for being exceptional in flavor, presentation, and history. You won’t find a greater collection of cheesecakes than right here. Whether you are looking for the best souvenirs to bring home or if you are just looking for a perfect dessert, Japan’s cheesecakes will certainly fit the bill. Using only the best ingredients, each treat featured on this list is definitely worth bringing home.


#1. Freshly Baked Cheese Tarts – PABLO

Freshly Baked Cheese Tarts - PABLO
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PABLO’s freshly baked cheese tarts is one of the best treats to have while in Japan. Originating in Osaka the flagship store is in Shinsaibashi and they have been expanding. Right now, they have stores all throughout Japan even as far as Okinawa! The newest store takes them outside of Japan and into the Philippines. The logo of the brand is on the top and you can choose the texture of cheese, either rare or medium rare. From the flaky crust to the rich cheesy goodness that makes up the bulk of the treat, there won’t be a disappointing bite. It’s perfect as a gift or even a guilty pleasure, they are perfectly crafted cheese tarts worth writing home about. Be sure to visit early in the day or else they will be sold out!
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Address: 1-14-21 Jingumae, Shibuya ward, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute walk from Harajuku Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Price: 850 yen for one tart

Phone: 03-3478-0826

Website: Pablo (Japanese)


#2. Premium Tokyo Buono – Tokyo Buono

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This cheesecake stands out with its unique design on the cheesecake, Tokyo Buono is now a well recognized brand. Tokyo Buono is a stick shaped cheesecake. Consistent with Japanese presentation, each treat is individually wrapped and easy to eat at any time. The combination of Camembert cheese and cream cheese makes two perfectly prepared pound cakes and it is just delightful. The premium version incorporates a special type of cheese imported from Denmark. Using this cheese creates an even fluffier texture to the already delicious snack. This treat can be found in major train stations and even at the airports, making it a great last minute gift for your friends and family back home.
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Tokyo Buono

Address: 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Tokyo Sky Tree Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Price: 1,080 yen for 8 pieces

Phone: 03-5809-7058

Website: Tokyo Buono (Japanese)


#3. Goyotei Cheesecake – Cheese Garden

御用邸芝士蛋糕 - 芝士花園
Photo Credit: cheesegarden.jp

Cheese Garden’s signature is the Goyotei Cheesecake. Just from hearing the name, it carries a sense of sophistication and refinement. This high class dessert will exceed expectations! Made in Tochigi prefecture, the cheese is rich and dense without being too much. The texture is creamy and the flavors are bold, this dessert will certainly leave you going back for seconds. It may just be the perfect snack to enjoy from the lookout deck of the Tokyo Sky Tree.
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Cheese Garden

Address: 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Tokyo Sky Tree Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Price: 1,280 yen for one cheesecake

Phone: 03-6658-4534

Website: Cheese Garden (Japanese)


#4. Azabu Cheesecake – Cinq Cinq

麻布芝士蛋糕(Cinq Cinq)
Photo Credit: azabu-cheesecake.com

Next on the list is a cheesecake sampler. This dish comes from Cinq Cinq and it is immensely popular. This set has ten different types of cheesecake. The most basic cheesecake in the set is made with cheese from Hokkaido. The chocolate cheesecake is made with Belgium chocolate. Other flavors are yuzu, blueberry, apple, strawberry, fig, tomato, pumpkin, Le Lectier pears, cherry blossom, and Dekopon mandarin oranges.
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Cinq Cinq

Address: 2-48 Azabu-Juban, Minato ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Azabu-Juban Station

Hours: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Price: 850 yen for 5 piece box

Phone: 03-3454-3737

Website: Cinq Cinq (Japanese)


#5. Natural Cheesecake – Johann

Photo Credit: johann-cheesecake.com

This cheesecake company was established in 1978 and they focus on New York style cheesecakes. The cheesecakes are made from fresh ingredients with no preservatives, artificial flavors, and dyes. There are four types to choose from natural, mellow, blueberry, and sour soft.
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Johann Cheesecake

Address: 1-18-15 Kamimeguro, Meguro ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Naka-Meguro Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

380 yen per piece
4,000 yen per whole cheesecake

Phone: 03-3793-3503

Website: Johann Cheesecake


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