March might be one of the most anticipated times in Tokyo as it is usually the month in which the famous cherry blossoms will reach their full bloom. While in Tokyo visit a Sweet Potato shop too!
The weather however can still be very unpredictable. From the warm days to snowy surprises anything can happen, so it is better to come prepared for every kind of weather.
Roasted sweet potato, also known as yakiimo in Japanese, is a popular autumn and winter snack food in Japan. At first it might be odd to just snack on a potato but Japanese sweet potatoes are so sweet in flavor that they are more of a sweet treat than a vegetable.
Fuji, located in the Setagaya ward of Tokyo, opened in 2013 and offers one of the biggest roasted sweet potato varieties in Tokyo. Every year they select the best varieties from all over japan to put in their line up. No sweet potato in their shop is alike. From ghostly white, mild tasting sweet potatoes over purple sweet potatoes, mainly known in Okinawa, over a variety of the classics to a Halloween sweet potato that has a pumpkin like flavor and color, there is something for every taste bud. The sweet potatoes are sold by weight, so feel free to pick your favorite size.Besides sweet potatoes, the shop also sells delicious roasted chestnuts which are usually more common in Europe and hard to get in Japan.