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Perfect for Souvenirs! Introducing Baumkuchen, a Popular Treat in Japan

“Baumkuchen” is a circular lightly-sweet pastry. 2019 marks its 100th anniversary since it was first brought to Japan from Germany.
It’s very popular as a souvenir or gift, and because of its round layered shape that resembles the rings of a tree trunk, it’s often eaten as a celebratory treat in Japan. Here we’ll be introducing popular stores that sell baumkuchen!

Ginza Nenrinya

This shop sells two varieties of baumkuchen: the crispy-on-the-outside, moist-on-the-inside “Mount Baum Shikkarime” baumkuchen, and the all-around soft and moist “Straight Baum Shittorime.”

Mount Baum Shikkarime – 1,620 yen
Mount Baum Shikkarime – 1,620 yen
Straight Baum Shittorime – 1,188 yen
Straight Baum Shittorime – 1,188 yen

Depending on when you shop, you may also find limited-time products!

Spring-only! Sakura no Kuni no Mount Baum – 756 yen
Spring-only! Sakura no Kuni no Mount Baum – 756 yen

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La Terre saison

This shop follows the traditional German recipe for baumkuchen!
Here you can enjoy the taste of authentic German baumkuchen, which differs slightly from the soft and fluffy baumkuchen that is popular in Japan.

Daichi no Ki – 1,944 yen
Daichi no Ki – 1,944 yen

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Patisserie Kihachi

The baumkuchen here is flavorful and has a moist and soft fine texture that melts in your mouth! The box it comes in is also cute, making it perfect for a gift!

(Left) Kihachi Baumkuchen – 1,080 yen, (Right) Kihachi Chocolate Baumkuchen – 1,296 yen
(Left) Kihachi Baumkuchen – 1,080 yen, (Right) Kihachi Chocolate Baumkuchen – 1,296 yen

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Tokyo Banana

Tokyo Banana is famous for its sponge cake filled with banana custard cream, but they also sell baumkuchen! This is a must-try for banana lovers – a three-layer cake that smells sweetly of bananas!

Tokyo Banana Shittori Kuchen – 9pcs 1,080 yen
Tokyo Banana Shittori Kuchen – 9pcs 1,080 yen

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Classic Columbin

This baumkuchen uses rare Harajuku honey.
It has won a gold label from the Monde Selection 3 years in a row! (2015-2017)

Harajuku Baum – 1,458 yen
Harajuku Baum – 1,458 yen

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You can also buy baumkuchen at locations such as Daimaru Tokyo, department store food shops, and airports!

Basic information on Daimaru Tokyo

OPEN
Address
1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo[MAP]
Access
Directly outside of the JR Tokyo Station Yaesu North ticket gate
WEB
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