- Ogikubo Shopping
- 5 Chome-29-1 Ogikubo, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 3 minutes from JR/Tokyo Metro Ogikubo Station, South Exit
- 03-3398-6250 (Japanese only)
- 10:30am – 5:00pm
Daifuku Specialists from Kyoto
[updated May 2020]
Danki in Ogikubo is a branch shop of the famous Japanese sweets shop in Otsu, near Kyoto, so you know it has to be good. Danki opened in June, 2016, and ever since every morning fresh sweets are delivered from Otsu.
Danki in Ogikubo specializes in daifuku, sweet bean paste (anko) wrapped inside pounded glutinous rice (mochi). For their daifuku they only use the finest ingredients: habutae-mochi made of the highest-quality rice, natural mountain water, and red beans from Hokkaido for the anko bean paste. Mr. Asano, owner of the store, strives to make high quality sweets using only domestic ingredients. He wants to attract young people to wagashi (Japanese sweets), and so he has created some interesting sweets using western influences, such as Mango Whip Daifuku (210 yen), Strawberry Yogurt Daifuku (210 yen), and Pudding Daifuku (200 yen).
The Shio Daifuku Mochi with its salty taste (200 yen) is highly recommended, and is their top selling product. It contains a little more salt so it is less sweet than usual daifuku. Sake Manju (250 yen) is also popular, with its distinct sake flavor that spreads over your palate.