Kakigori is definitely NOT a snow cone, but it is a treat that’s sure to cool you down
During summer months, you can find sweets joints and cafes serving kakigoori virtually everywhere in Japan. The followings are some of the most popular and highly rated joints in the region. Visit one or more and enjoy the traditional treats.
Shaved ice meets local pottery
On a remote island of Okinawa, efforts to perfect the art of the shaved ice led to quite a collaboration.
Okinawa’s cool scene
“We would lose customers if we don’t come up with new flavors,” Sekiya said. “I’m motivated by seeing how customers respond to our shaved ice.”
Make your own
It doesn’t get much better than eating shaved ice during the summer. But making the cold sweets at home offers a different sense of joy. Kakigoori-ki (shave ice machine) is a common item for families with children in this country. Just like many flavors are introduced at shops every year, shaved iced machines are also evolving to show great variety. But there is a trend commonly seen in many of them: nostalgia.