Senmon-tastic: Corone Factory
If asked, most Japanese would probably guess that the conical pastries filled with whipped cream and named cornet (or corone) are just as European as croissants. In fact they were developed in Kobe, an example of the Japanese ingenuity of importing a concept and building on it. Although the seashell-shaped sweets are available at most bakeries, Corone Factory (Omiya station. http://coronefactory.com) is dedicated to them and takes the concept a step further with sweet varieties as well as savory ones including curry and ratatouille, all for the uniform price of ¥200. Currently the only branch is in Omiya station in Saitama, but they occasionally open pop-ups around Tokyo, so keep your eyes peeled and mouth open.