Visiting the Kit Kat Chocolatory in Tokyo

Kit Kat Chocolatory Tokyo

On my last trip to Japan, I pledged that I wouldn’t leave the country before visiting the Kit Kat Chocolatory, a one-of-a-kind store in Tokyo that sells Kit Kat flavors you can’t find anywhere else. Well, a whole year and a half later, I’m happy to say I did visit it, and I even tried some of their special edition flavors!

Kit Kat Chocolatory Tokyo history

What was most surprising about the Chocolatory was that it isn’t a stand-alone storefront, but rather a kiosk at the bottom of the Seibu Department Store in Ikebukuro. It’s very common for Japanese department stores to have a basement floor dedicated to all kinds of delicious food stalls, and that’s exactly what the Chocolatory is. Though it was a little smaller than I had expected, they still managed to fit in this mini exhibit detailing the history of the Kit Kat, as well as a fancy Kit Kat chandelier!

Kit Kat Chocolatory Tokyo chandelier

I’m glad there were some things to look at, because the line was quite long when I arrived! As soon as I queued up I was given a menu with the Kit Kat flavors available that day so I would be all ready to order when I reached the front of the line.

Kit Kat Chocolatory Tokyo flavors 2014

This is what was on display when I went in July 2014, so obviously it might be a little different now! The special flavors on offer were strawberry maple, matcha, orange cocktail, and Sublime raspberry. The Sublime series is the fanciest of all – just one stick was priced at 300 yen!

Kit Kat Chocolatory Tokyo Chic Pixel

Do you know what flavor I chose? Strawberry maple! I also tried one of those pricey Sublime raspberry sticks, but unfortunately I devoured it before snapping a photo. But never fear, you can see me try the strawberry maple Kit Kat in my latest Apricotsushi Samples!

Yes, it’s true – I waited a whole year and a half to eat that strawberry maple Kit Kat. You’ll have to watch the video to see if it was worth the wait… But at the very least, I hope this extremely delayed recap of my trip to the Kit Kat Chocolatory in Tokyo is better late than never!

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About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.

  • gamerwife

    Maple and strawberry are like two of my favourite flavours ever. To say I’m mega jealous of your Kit Kat tasting would be an understatement.

    • They’re two of my fav flavors too! I was hoping the maple would be a little bit more pronounced, but it was still really good!

  • This looks…… so much fun.

  • Franggio Hogland

    ok, level me with Anne.
    Did they have to drag you out from there? I mean like tranquillizer guns and whatnot? Since I’m not sure I would have been able to leave before devouring all the raspberry sticks…I have no discipline ^^

    • Ha! To be honest, the only reason I didn’t buy at least one of every flavor they had that day was because I went the day before I left Japan and was running out of cash/luggage space!

      • Franggio Hogland

        Priorities mam, priorities! Chocolate is, nearly, always a top priority ❤(ӦvӦ。) Well that’s my world.

  • That’s so cool! I never heard of that! I know that Japan makes really crazy flavors but wow, I will have to check that out on our trip to Japan!

    • It’s definitely worth a visit, since you can’t find these flavors anywhere else! Luckily it’s in Ikebukuro which is a fun place to go anyway, so it can be a quick stop along the way 🙂

  • I don’t know why I didn’t visit this place when I went to Japan but I need to make sure I go there next time 😀


    • You do!! It’s a great place to swing by in Ikebukuro

  • TK

    I did not know this place existed. It’s officially going on my list of things to do when I go back to Japan.

    • Awesome! It’s definitely a must-visit spot imo 😉

  • KitKats is one of my favorite snacks. This is so cool! Strawberry Maple sounds so good. Thanks for sharing!

    • You’re welcome! I’m on a quest to try as many Kit Kat flavors as possible hehe

  • OMG. this is amazing. I love kit kats and to know that there are different flavors out there blows my mind. I’m so happy!!!!

    • If you have a local Asian grocery store, they may stock some of the Japanese flavors! Definitely try them out if you have a chance 🙂

      • i did not think of that. we have a decent asian market here and it has been awhile since I visited them. now I have an excuse!