Ginza Ginger: Offering you the chance to experience ginger-flavoured shaved ice!

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Ginger has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries, and even today people intake it regularly for a wide variety of health and beauty purposes. Today we bring you an article on Ginza Ginger, a shop that's menu revolves around, unusually enough, ginger!

On the first floor is a shop selling things such as ginger-based jams; you’ll have to head to the second floor to check out the ginger café. This café is unique in that nearly everything on its menu has ginger in it—even the shaved ice!

This year’s shaved ice menu includes senga sengana (European strawberries), orange & ginger, kiwi & bran, and 3 monthly seasonal flavours. A total of 6 kinds to choose from!

The best-selling item on the menu: Senga Sengana (European strawberries) 980 yen.

The shaved ice was HUGE! Enough for two people to share without sacrifice. White, ginger milk syrup is poured generously on top of a mountain of fluffy shaved ice—made from natural water from Ishikawa Prefecture's famous Shirayama water system. Beside it you'll find a small container with chunky strawberry jam.

Without delay, I took a bite. The ginger packed more of a punch than I’d expected! But it was balanced well by the chunks of sweet, tasty strawberries. The combination of cold shaved ice and body-warming ginger was indeed bizarre, but somehow it worked!

The cozy interior of Ginza Ginger makes for a relaxing dining experience. Aside from drinks and desserts, you can also enjoy a variety of meals, such as ginger-fried pork.

【Ginza Ginger - Ginza Honten】

Address:1-4-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours:11:00-20:00(L.O.19:00)
Closed:No scheduled holidays
Access:2-min walk from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line’s Ginza-itchome Station,5-min walk from JR Yurakucho Station

Writer:Kenji Nishiyama - Ginza de Lunch
In addition to running an IT consulting firm, I spend my lunch hours scouring the nearby Ginza area for the best places to eat. Over the past several years, I've enjoyed taking in the ever-changing Ginza landscape while reporting on everything from luxurious 5-star restaurants, to old, family-run eateries.