Bakery goods in Japan exist in a number of varieties from packaged rolls and sandwiches found in your local convenience stores to the true premium croissants and other breads that exist within the bakeries that are more reminiscent of what you might find in France.

One of the larger bakery chains in Tokyo is Kobeya ( which not only provides some of the everyday breads you might find in the supermarket, but also produce fresher bakery products found in their own branded stores. Kobeya’s stores can be found at Ebisu and Shibuya train stations, and also in the Ginza area.

Viron’s creations, while somewhat pricey, are some of the most top-quality breads, sandwiches, and pastries available in Japan, and they have stores in two convenient districts – one in Shibuya at 33-8 Udagawacho (, and the other on the first floor of Marunouchi’s Tokia building, just next to Tokyo Stat ion at Marunouchi 2-7-3, Chiyoda-ku.

Juchheim die Meister (Marunouchi Buiilding B1 Floor, Marunouchi 2-4-1, Chiyoda-ku) offers a plethora of German breads, while Paul( – a chain direct from France – has a number of stores in Japan, including in Izumi Garden Tower (1-6-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku), where they have freshly baked pastries, breads, and sandwiches ready to eat.

Many of Tokyo’s department stores also carry a variety of baked goods, including Takashimaya’s Department Stores with “Peck” gourmet shops. Peck is based in Italy and carries a variety of Italian and other European breads and other baked goods.