Visiting Tokyo and feeling a little overwhelmed by everything? Having trouble finding somewhere to eat? Let me help you out by recommending a nice little bakery.
Boul'ange is located in Shinjuku Southern Terrace, a couple of minutes walk from Shinkuju station - just be sure to take the correct exit! The bread here is freshly baked and extremely delicious (I visited here twice on my 3 day trip!) The drinks here are simple (no cafe latte, cappuccino etc.), but it gives the bread it’s time to shine. There’s limited seating indoors, but there’s a large outdoor seating area available.
I actually picked up this marble croissant cos of how beautiful it looked, but I’ve honestly never been a fan of croissants until this day. This croissant was SO fresh and flaky and delicious that I couldn’t put it down. I’ve also never been a fan of pan au chocolat, but the one I had at this bakery the following day changed my mind completely, and I’m now a HUGE croissant fan. I immediately checked on Google for Boul'ange locations where I live, and was very sad when I discovered that there is no Boul'ange bakery nearby.
I definitely recommend this bakery if you're staying in or around the area. If you're interested in visiting this bakery but won't be near Shinjuku station, try searching for their other locations on Google Maps, as there may be one closer to where you're located.
By the way, Shinjuku is one or my recommended areas to stay in when visiting Tokyo, so if you're booking a trip and still haven't decided where to stay, check out some hotels in Shinjuku!
Pictured: Marble croissant, pistachio cream Viennese with iced coffee, store display cases.
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Suggested access: Shinjuku station.
Address in English: 〒151-0053 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Yoyogi, 2 Chome−2−1 Shinjuku Southern Terrace
Name in Japanese: ブール アンジュ
Address in Japanese: 〒151-0053 東京都渋谷区代々木２丁目２−1 新宿サザンテラス
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What else can I do in Tokyo?
Check out my post about things to do in Tokyo here. The blog post includes a visit to the Yayoi Kusama Museum, my experience at Shibuya Sky, and a peaceful wander around Meiji Shrine.
For some unique food related experiences in Tokyo I suggest checking out the website Eat With. Aside from the traditional in-person cooking classes, food walks and sake tasting events, there are also some online events that pop up from time to time. I also recommend checking out Get Your Guide, which has a great selection of food and non-food related activities available all over Japan.
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Short tours, activities and day trips: Get Your Guide, Viator
Reviews (restaurants, accommodation, local attractions etc.): Trip Advisor
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