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Asakusa Kagetsudo Honten

#9 of 3,948 Restaurants in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
Ueno, Asakusa
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2-7-13 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3847-5251
09:00 - 17:00
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found the shop by accident, but so glad we did! We chose the standard melon pan with cream filling. Definitely worth trying :)

Thank landie25
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered 3 melon bread, one to eat right away and two to bring. They tasted sooo good with the sugar on top, and they were extremely fluffy. It was even still fluffy after a whole day!! It's definitely worth standing in line for this, and I can't wait to the next time I'm going to Japan, for then I... More 

Thank Malin Eline D
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We had the melon bread with matcha ice cream filling and it was incredible! It was so soft and fluffy and warm on a cold day. Very very happy!

Thank rachvirgo
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105 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Very Tasty melon bread. It's easy to find because that's the most visible item on their display. I only had Melon pan (=bread) but there were many other baked goods that looked yummy. Don't get out of your way to eat here though, there are good bakeries all over Tokyo.

1 Thank Matan K
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I used google to find this place after seeing it on "Only in Japan"'s review of this place. Having been to Asakusa previously, I didn't know of the secret melon pan attraction so this time I had to find it. Warning: Google Maps is not very reliable at least as far as we tried. We stumbled into a matcha dessert... More 

Thank Jen H
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1,445 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Got a melon bun from Asakusa Kagetudo Hoten, the bun was yummy! The queue was not too long when I was there.

Thank Quack H
Jakarta, Indonesia
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280 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Kagetsudo is the bakery shoppe selling the legendary Melon Pan seen on anime & manga. Pricing has great value. The taste, texture, warmth is amazing.

Thank fajaradiartha
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

There is nothing special about the melon-pan except the fact that the shop has been there since 1945 and that it's bigger than normal melon-pan. It's a decent bread though, worth a try while on the way to Senso-ji.

1 Thank sianstephanie
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This melon pan bun is bigger than usual bun/bread sold outside. They are sold ¥200 per pcs, 3 for ¥500. To reach this store, it is behind Sensoji Temple. You can reach there from one of the rear exits of the temple. No queue when we were there on 2nd December, weekday afternoon. They even have a small corner (at... More 

Thank Murphy C
Tokyo, Japan
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you want to try some Japanese food, Melon Pan would be one of delicious bread in Japan. Soft and sweet. They have some branches there. If one shop is crowded, you can find another branch and buy it.

2 Thank oga328

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 9
Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-7-13 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3847-5251

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ueno, Asakusa

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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