Takagiya is a famous shop of traditional Japanese confections in Tokyo. The style in Takagiya has remained the same for more than 100 years since its founding in Katsushika Shibamata in the early Meiji era (1868-1912).

You can taste the famous "Kusa Dango", mugwort dumpling, and other Japanese sweets that are popular to many visitors that come to the Shibamata Emperor Temple.

In addition, you can experience Japanese culture that has been inherited from ancient times.

Takagiya is a very famous spot that was used for filming the popular Japanese movie, "Otoko wa Tsurai yo" meaning "It's tough being a man".

Enjoy the japanese sweets that local people have loved for ages!

Takagiya staff

Exterior of Takagiya

Interior of Takagiya

Tables in Takagiya


Nerikiri made by Takagiya


"Nerikiri" is a "Wagashi" made from White bean paste. This sweet is made with four seasonings and flour. You can get a feel for the seasonings from the appearance. In our service, you can make it with seasoned flour.

*Nerikiri - A sweet delicacy that you will enjoy with Matcha in a tea ceremony. The presentation of Nerikiri changes with the four seasons throughout the year.

Dango made by Takagiya


"Dango" has the same characteristics as dumplings. It is made using raw fresh powder which can not be compared to others. In our service, you will make them using skewers.

*Dango - A traditional sweet made mainly from rice flour. The treat is finished by rolling the dango into balls and placing them on skewers. They are enjoyed at home as a snack or dessert. Sometimes you will see dango being made at cherry blossom festivals or new years events.

*Anko - A treat made from sweet red beans. Anko is used in many Japanese sweets.

Tea at Takagiya


You can enjoy "Matcha" or "Sencha"- Japanese green tea. To make your experience more delicious, drink it with the confectionery you made during your visit.

*Effect of tea - Your tastebuds will be refreshed by the bitterness of the tea after you enjoy the sweets.


picture of teaching how to make Nerikiri

Takagiya professional staff will teach you how to make the "wagashi" politely.

picure of tring to make wagashi

Let's try to make "Wagashi" by yourself.

picture of tea

You can taste "Wagashi" you made with Japanese tea.


Time Total 60 mins - Making "Wagashi" (40 mins) & Tasting (20 mins)
Price ¥4,000 per adult (included TAX)
¥500 per child (under 12 years old)
*Capacity is 25
Payment Credit Card by PayPal
Cancellation Policy We cannot accept your cancel request after your booking. But we can only change the booking date.

Optional:Japanese tea ceremony "Urasenke"


You can experience tea ceremony too!

A teacher of "Urasenke" will teach you how to make japanese tea.

"Urasenke" is a popular style of tea ceremonies. There are also two other styles called "Omotesenke" and "Mushanokojisenke". They are all derived from the great tea master, Sen no Rukyu, who is said to have improved the tea ceremony to the present form. "Urasenke" is the most popular among the schools of the tea ceremony despite the name "back". The principal of the "Urasenke" increased the number of the elder men actively involved in the spread of the tea ceremony during the Meiji Period. They helped when tea ceremony traditions were lost after the war, and incorporated the ceremonies into school education. Many tea ceremony clubs in schools practice the Uchisenke method.

Price ¥2,000 per adult (included TAX)
¥500 per child (under 12 years old)
*These number of people must be same as Wagashi service.


Address 7-7-4 Shibamata Katsushika-ku Tokyo 125-0052 Japan
Phone 03-6278-7410

*All reservations are only received through GinCul.
*Takagiya won't receive your reservation even though you will contact to them directly.
Business hours 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Last reservation until 3:00 PM)
From Narita Airport
(About 80 mins)
「Narita Airport Station」→(Express Keisei Line)→「Keisei Takasuna Station」→(Keisei Kanamachi Line)→「Shibamata Station」                
From Naneda Airport
(About 60 mins)
「Haneda Airport International Terminal Station」→(Express Keikyu Airport Line)→「Keisei Takasuna Station」→(Keisei Kanamachi Line)→「Shibamata Station」
From Ginza
(About 40 mins)
「Higashi Ginza Station」→(Asakusa Line)→「Keisei Takasuna Station」→(Keisei Kanamachi Line)→「Shibamata Station」



Shibamata Taishakuten

This is a temple symbolizing Shibamata. Lots of japanese people come here to worship.


Yaghiri no watashi

This is a famous spot in Tokyo with ferry service at Edogawa River.


Memorial hall of "Tora-san"

"Tora-san" is the main character in the popular Japanese movie "Otoko wa tsurai yo". The dumpling store "Kurumaya" in the movie is reproduced in the hall.



Yamamotei was built in the late Taisho era (1912-1926) and designated as a registered tangible cultural heritage. It has Japanese-style architecture with beautiful Japanese gardens and Western architecture.


- All reservations are only received through GinCul.
- Takagiya won't receive your reservation even though you will contact to them directly.
- We might not be able to meet your request.
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