We visit the new Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo and try the very special Rum Raisin Catbus you can’t get anywhere else.
There are a few spots that Ghibli fans should visit when they come to Tokyo, and while one is the famous Ghibli Museum, another is located 10.5 kilometres (6.5 miles) away from the museum, in a little two-storey cafe tucked away in a residential area of Setagaya.
Called Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory, it requires at least half-an-hour on public transport to get there from the museum, but for many the journey is totally worth it, as this is where they’ll be able to buy adorable Totoro cream puff pastries, and sometimes they have limited-edition Ponyo sweets too.
Now, though, there’s some very good news for Ghibli fans, as Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory has just opened up a new branch out in Kichijoji.
And because this new location is just 1.6 kilometres away from the Ghibli Museum, right near the train station that gets you back into downtown Tokyo, you can enjoy twice as much Ghibli fun in one trip!
Endorsed by Hayao Miyazaki, Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory is able to produce some of the most adorable sweets in the likeness of some of Studio Ghibli’s most well-known and beloved characters. And like the main store in Setagaya, the new branch at Kichijoji is also decked out with beautiful Ghibli artwork and displays.