I’ve waited for 1 month to buy this legendary Matcha Mochi sweets! Ginza Kazuya

I’ve waited for 1 month to buy this legendary Matcha Mochi sweets! Ginza Kazuya

In Ginza, Tokyo Japan, there is a very popular and famous Matcha sweets that are very difficult to get. It is “Kazuya-no-Ren” from Ginza Kazuya in Tokyo.٩(๑•̀ω•́๑)۶

Let me share more about that sweet with you!

 

You need to make reservation at least one month before.

First, you need a reservation to buy this delicious dessert. You can reserve by calling shop or visiting it, however, since the shop is super busy they rarely can pick up calls. I called them several times, but they didn’t pick up, so I ended up visiting the shop to make a reservation. [Please see below for the detailed shop information]

 

ginza kazuya shop

 

At the shop they tell you dates and time slots where you can pick up your order, but those dates are usually one month ahead!! If you are really lucky you can pick up an earlier date when somebody cancelled and they have an opening. You need to tell them how many boxes you want, your name and your phone number.

 

kazuya menu

 

Their popular sweets are called “Kazuya-no-Ren” but besides that they also sell other sweets such as Yokan, candy and Matcha tea powder that you don’t need reservation for. But I highly recommend you try “Kazuya-no-Ren”.

 

Let’s go pick it up!

After one month, I visited the shop again to pick up my order. “Kazuya-no-Ren” comes with 6 pieces for 2,150 yen with some ice packs because needs to be kept refrigerated.

 

kazuya box

 

“Kazuya-no-Ren” is made from some simple ingredients without any preservatives, so they last only one day. I referred it as “Matcha Mochi” but technically it is not Mochi because it is not made from Mochi rice.

 

kazuya box inside

 

It is a high-quality Matcha sweets that cannot be categorized under usual Wagashi groups.

Because each piece of “Kazuya-no-Ren” is wrapped with a bamboo leaf, first I was surprised at how much fresh aroma they have.

 

kazuya no ren wrapped

 

Once you open the bamboo leaf wrapping, you will see the vivid green Matcha color. By this color, you can tell how rich taste and flavor of Matcha it has.

 

kazuya no ren

 

I was expecting it would taste like mousse by its looking, but it is way more complicated! It is chewy like Mochi, soft like pudding and smooth like mousse. Of course it has strong taste and flavor of Matcha, but I could feel rich milk taste as well, just like I am drinking a really good Matcha latte.

 

delicious kazuya no ren matcha mochi

delicious kazuya no ren matcha mochi 2

 

It was something I never tasted before and cannot be categorized in anything. It is absolutely worth the wait. Super delicious, thumbs up for it!!

 

[Shop info] Ginza Kazuya (銀座かずや)

Access: 3 min walk from Hibiya station. The shop is located inside a building, and it is really small.
1. Take the A4 exit of Hibiya station and turn right under railway viaduct.
2. Go into a building on your right side that has a small sign saying “菓子”.

 

ginza kazuya access

 

Hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm (close once sold out), closed on Sunday and public holidays.

Note:
1. Cash only
2. No English menu

Website: ginzakazuya.com(Japanese only)

Address: 1-6-8 Matsui Building 1F, Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo

 
 

You have to wait for more than one month, so it is difficult to try when traveling but if you get a chance, please give it a try! And let me know how you like it.

Related post: my recommended 3 cafes in tokyo where you can enjoy matcha and high-grade japanese sweets

Matane! (in Japanese, means “see you soon!”)

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