Just a few short walking blocks from The United Nations University, the Aoyama Bread Festival is a must for any bread lover. All forms of bread can be found ranging from loaves, baguettes, bagels and even doughnuts.There is literally something for everyone!
The smell can be quite intoxicating. Randomly found this exiting the metro station one weekend last year and have since been hooked. Easily accessible by both the Omotesando and Shibuya metro stations so there really is no excuse not to go. There’s nothing like a beautiful spring day with freshly baked bread and a specialty drip coffee in hand. It is a great place to enjoy one’s bread addiction!
All bakeries from all over Japan converge over a weekend a few times a year at this spot. From the milk bread of Hokkaido to local green tea specialty breads, this festival is not to be missed. The goodies are offered by more than 50 plus bakeries and shops from the region. Even the local Le Cordon Bleu can be seen with their wares here.
There are also multiple specialty coffee shops, organic wines, fresh fruit, and cheese. By far and away the stall that had the most lines was in front of the doughnut stand. The taste alone was well worth the wait.
If one is lucky, the bread fair coincides with the local farmer’s market making this one stop shopping gastronomic frenzy. Everyone from young and old can be seen sharing their love for bread.
The Aoyama Bread Festival’s sixth edition will be held May 30th and 31st this year. There is even a Facebook page (in Japanese only) at https://www.facebook.com/events/1439102643050724/ A great way to bond with both friends and family and a definite must try while in Tokyo. You won’t regret it.
Open: May 30th and 31st
Time: from 10am to 5pm
Venue: United Nations University Farmers’ Market
Address: In front of UN University, 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Transport: Omotesando Station (Chiyoda, Ginza, Hanzomon lines), exit B2; Shibuya Station