If you’d like to try Japan’s famous “fluffy pancakes,” drop into the Ginza branch of A Happy Pancake. It’s a cheap and accessible spot to sample these decadent desserts.
Happiness Pancake interior - image © Chris Rowthorn
It’s located on the 7th floor of the New Ginza Building. Just look for the sign on the street outside and take the elevator.
Happiness Pancake kitchen - image © Chris Rowthorn
Once there, you’ll probably find yourself among a crowd of mostly foreign diners who’ve made the pilgrimage here to try the world’s fluffiest pancake. We’re not big fans of food trends, but these pancakes are actually pretty damn good. They make a nice dessert after a meal somewhere else in Ginza.
Happiness pancake - image © Chris Rowthorn
In addition to the famed “happiness pancakes,” you can enjoy a variety of café drinks and other sweet treats.
A Happy Pancake Ginza
7F-B New Ginza bldg. 10, 5-8-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061
〒104-0061 東京都中央区銀座5-8-5 ニューギンザビル10号館7F-B
Saturday, Sunday and national holidays: 10am-8:30pm
Subway: 1-minute walk from exit A5 of Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza, Hibiya and Marunouchi lines.
Official website (Japanese)
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