Fukusaya, Daimaru, Tokyo Station


Before going to Japan, castella cakes from Fukusaya were on the list of things to bring home as gifts for friends and loved ones (including myself lol). I read these were originally foreign (Portuguese?) but pretty much became a staple (Nagasaki?), and are rather simple cakes.

I stopped by a Fukusaya store but I went so early they were not yet open for the day. Fortunately, the department store attached to Tokyo Station has them conveniently pre-packaged.

When I was in line to buy Fukusaya castella cakes, there was a man at the front of the line with an empty suitcase. He bought enough cakes to completely fill his suitcase lol. This helped me realize I was in the right place.

The packaging!

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Underneath the outer wrapping is a box.

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This is the logo to look for.

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Inside the box is more wrapping paper. This one helps keep it fresh.

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Inside the inner wrapping paper there is cardboard and more paper lol.

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Finally, this is what it looked like. It comes pre-cut.

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In particular, this cake had sweet crunchy bits on the bottom.

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I’ve tried castella cakes from a few other places, but none are particularly good. I only like the Fukusaya ones. They don’t always have crunchy bits, but when they do they are particularly tasty!

Fukusaya
Daimaru 1F
1−9−1 Marunouchi
Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-6701

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