Summer in Japan is synonymous with kakigori! Have you heard about Japan’s amazing shaved ice varieties?
You can find these at festivals too but Japan has many gourmet-style shaved ice too! It is definitely the next level of this simple dessert loved by everyone.
We’ve put together some of our favorite stores in Osaka which have unique versions of this refreshing dessert!
cocoo cafe （コクウカフェ）
This cafe has become popular because of its creme brulee kakigori. True to its name, which has the Japanese word “aburi” meaning cooking with flames, the custard topped on shaved ice gets a lovely crisp top in front of you!
Other than the unusual and unique shaved ice mentioned above, you also can have flavors like coffee, black tea, matcha, raspberry and seasonal items.
Address: 402 Utsubo Kobanmae Bldg., 2-2-23 Shimamoto-cho, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (https://goo.gl/maps/NjKueS4ha9u)
Mon- Thurs, Sat: 11:30 – 21:00
Sun, Holidays: 13:00 – 21:00
Closed on Friday as well as second and fourth Saturday
This place elevates the simple shaved ice in a pretty way!
A particularly popular flavor is the Sakura Mochi Mochi Gori（桜もちもち氷）which is decorated with strawberries!
Other than the pretty strawberry shaved ice, you can also try kumquat pistachio, peaches, matcha flavors.
Address: 2F, 1-9-14 Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (https://goo.gl/maps/7iCavMUVj4k)
Mon-Fri: 12:00 – 19:00; Sat, Sun, Holidays: 11:00 – 19:00
(Closes when sold out)
Each month has a limited menu exploring a wide range of ingredients assembled in unique shapes!
The Sakura Kakigori below is limited to April and only 10 of these are served a day.
In March, you get a cute pumpkin in front of you – Himalayan rock salt, caramelized pumpkin shaved ice!
Address: 2-3-12 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (https://goo.gl/maps/32xpd8U39RN2)
Business Hours: 12:00 – 20:00
Closed on Monday
(Image source: pine_t_p , rio_rio@IG)
Your trip to Japan in summer is not complete without trying Japan’s deliciously refreshing shaved ice!