Information: Number Sugar| Address: 5-11-11 Jingumae 1F, Shibuya 150-0001|Phone: 03-6427-3334 |Hours: 11am to 8pm (Closed Tuesdays) Spiral Market |Address: 2F, 5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku | Phone: +81 (0) 3 3498 5792| Website: http://www.spiral.co.jp/en/shop_restaurant/spiral_market/
One of the new (to me) discoveries I made on this trip was the discovery of the Omotesandō (表参道) area. I never expected to love it so much, but I really do. The streets are dotted with lots of fun, quirky little shops, and it’s also an interesting place to people-watch. In addition to visiting the Nezu Museum during this trip, I also discovered two other gems that I would make repeat visits to next year: Number Sugar and the Spiral Market.
Number Sugar is a confectionery store that specializes in handmade caramels. They have 10 flavors that are made fresh, on site, daily. However, after exiting the Omotesando subway station, it was a bit of a wild goose chase. On paper (or on Google Maps) the streets of Tokyo are labeled by district (chōme), block (ban) and house numbers (gō). Theoretically, this seems clear enough, until you realize that there are hardly any visible street signs!