Updated: July 30, 2020
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The Best Sesame (Goma) Desserts In Tokyo!


For all you sesame lovers out there, be sure to check out this very popular Japanese ingredient in the form of a dessert - many different types of desserts to be more precise. Enjoy and have an awesome culinary experience in Tokyo!

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Gomaya Kuki (ごまや九鬼)

Gomaya Kuki is located in the heart of chic Omotesando, only a minute away from Meiji-Jingumae Station. What distinguishes them from the rest is their very rich black and white sesame ice cream.

Matcha desserts have already taken the world by storm, but for those who would like to try another traditional Japanese flavour, sesame is wonderful! They have sesame ice cream, even tempura (deep-fried ice cream) which is heavenly, as well as sesame cheesecake and sesame latte.

If you plan on sitting down, I would suggest the sesame cheesecake with a nice cup of coffee, you can also have the ice cream in the shop or to go.

Seigetsudo (清月堂 本店)

Seigetsudo's main store is located in Ginza and has been for over a century. Seigetsudo is a Japanese sweets shop with a long-standing history and now has branches in many areas of Tokyo.

Their specialty is "wagashi" (Japanese sweets) which are typically made of mochi and red bean paste.

There are seasonal sweets as well that vary throughout the year.

From their online shop, you can order a lot of their classic sweets, such as the "goma mochi" which is sesame mochi. It is made of a black sesame and red bean paste covered in a layer of mochi.

Goma Fukudou (ごま福堂)

Goma Fukudou is also a highly popular sesame-specialized store in Tokyo. Well, to be exact, not only Tokyo but all across Japan and abroad too.

They sell everything sesame related from grated sesame to put over rice to sweets. The sesame sweets offered are sesame cubes (black or white), deep-fried mochi with sesame paste in the centre and ice cream covered in grated sesame.

This shop is mostly for souvenirs and takeout, however, you can also sit on the bench in front of the store on a sunny day.

Furuya Koganean (ふるや古賀音庵)

Furuya Koganean is also a wagashi shop. They sell plenty of traditional Japanese sweets, both seasonal and not.

One of the must-try sweets is yuzu mochi, and the other one is mochi covered in black sesame powder. It is a really interesting and unique sweet, yet surprisingly simple.

This resto is a must-try for mochi and sesame lovers. It's great to bring back as a souvenir as well.


Last, but not least, Tamaya, which is also a Japanese sweets shop. Their products have a modern twist, however. You can have their gelees, chocolate sweets and puddings.

For sesame lovers, they have quite a wide selection of sesame sweets, such as the Tokyo Tamago Goma Tamago, which is an egg-shaped sponge cake covered in white chocolate and black sesame paste and jam in the centre.

There is also a pudding with a black sesame paste and thin cookies made with almond powder and ground sesame.


Hope you enjoyed these sesame treats! Most of them cannot be eaten in-store, so for a nice sesame dessert that you can enjoy slowly, be sure to check out Gomaya Kuki (first shop mentioned in this article).

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    Lili Wanderlust
    I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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