Everybody would agree that "Toraya (とらや)" is one of the long-established and representative Japanese confectionery makers. Surprisingly, Toraya has continued its business for about 480 years since the Muromachi era in the 14th century. Their main product is "yokan", bean jelly. As the price is not inexpensive, Toraya also means "posh" Japanese sweets. You can find Toraya in department store and hotel.
|Toraya in the Imperial Hotel|
|Shaved ice with bean jam and ｇreen tea|
Shaved ice is available from JPY1,500 at Toraya. If you order smaller size, it costs JPY900 (for me, small size was enough). Considering the location and the taste, it is not so expensive and worth for trying. My rating is 4 out of 5. Gochiso-samadeshita!
Toraya (とらや) http://www.toraya-group.co.jp/