While watching the cherry blossoms in Ueno Park (上野公園) I found this little booth selling the cutest (桜 or 櫻; さくら) cherry blossom ice cream!
For my first time eating sakura flavored ice cream in Japan, I had to try it! Besides the cute décor and all the blooming cherry blossoms at Ueno Park made it even more exciting to snap photos of my treat!
The servers were very polite as well. I asked them if I could take a photo of their stand and they even posed for me which I thought it was real cute.
ADD: Ueno Park Public toliet 8, 5-5 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0007, Japan [Gmaps]
This public bathroom is the closest landmark to where I found the stall.
There’s a small walk way next to the bathroom. That walk way has a tall wooden wall that looks like bamboo where several food stalls are at.
This cost $400YEN = about $3.60USD
I’ve tasted cherry blossom (sakura) flavored snacks before but this was my first time having cherry blossom soft served ice cream. The taste is slightly salty with a floral hint. This ice cream was also very creamy.
When I got the cone, the ice cream looked a bit grainy. I was concerned it wasn’t going to be smooth. Upon trying it, it was very creamy and smooth.
Perhaps it was how the ice cream was made that makes it look the way it does but that didn’t diminish from the taste or texture.
I absolute love the cute décor on the ice cream cone. It’s a waffle in the shape of a bear hugging a cub. It’s kind of funny because of the way the waffle is made, it looks like the bear is crying! Just like T.T!
Would I buy this again?
I would definitely buy this again if I was in Japan again. The whole experience was very aesthetically pleasing and with the hot weather, this treat was a perfect way to cool down.