In January this year, a specialized store which sells exclusive Kitkat flavors opened in Tokyo. Kitkat, synonymous to the Japanese word kitto katsu meaning “Good Luck” or “You will surely win”, is a well-loved chocolate not only in Japan but also worldwide so a stop to this place is definitely on the list.
Located at Seibu Department Store, just a few minutes walk from Ikebukuro station, Kitkat Chocolatory is attracting both tourists and locals alike for their wide array of flavors.
Upon our arrival at 10:30 in the morning, a long line of people greeted us, waiting to get their dose of the treat. Turns out that they sell only 300 pieces per flavor per day and the flavors are exclusively sold in that store.
Each flavors are sold in individual boxes, ready to be given as a gift. But prior to getting your hands on those boxes, a short window shopping trip to Kitkat’s history will entertain you as you wait.
If you have plans on trying exclusive varieties such as Sublime Bitter, Special Chili, Vanilla Cheesecake, and Sakura Green Tea, it would be best to make this stop a first on your list.
Other Japanese Kitkat flavours include Wasabi, Azuki Red Bean Toast, Roasted Tea, Rum Raisin, Apple, Purple Potato and Cinnamon Cookie.
Prices range from 300-400 yen per box.