Higashiya Man

Sweets in Harajuku & Aoyama

Manjū (まんじゅう) – that's where the shop's name comes from; it's not just for men! – are hot buns stuffed with sweetened red-bean paste. They're steamed fresh at this take-away counter, a popular pit stop for Aoyama shoppers. Inside the tiny shop there's a greater selection of traditional Japanese sweets, many packaged beautifully for gifts.