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Where to buy sweet Valentine’s chocolate in Tokyo

Post: Friday February 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day (February 14th) is celebrated in Japan every year not just by couples, but between friends and families.

The custom of giving chocolate as a gift from the female to their favorite male has started around the 1950s in Japan. There is one thing about Valentine’s Day in Japan that is probably uncommon in other countries. Surprisingly in Japan, it is the women who gives presents to men.

There are also many people who give chocolate to their colleagues and bosses and not just the opposite gender. This is considered as the "obligatory chocolate (Giri-choko)" and it has a meaning of maintaining a good relationship with people who take care of you.

Japan also celebrates "White Day" on March 14th one month after Valentine’s Day which is a chance for men to give back to women with nice gifts.

Happya Valentines Day

The special section of chocolate are arranged in department stores and retail stores from the end of January every year. During this time, many luxury chocolate brands are sold in unique packaging and it is also recommended for enjoying by yourself.

In Department Stores (like Mitsukoshi, Isetan, Marui, etc.) Valentine’s Day sweets are displayed nicely in glass showcases by many popular stores during this time. It is enjoyable to stop by a department store if you have time, just to observe the cute and creative sweets made especially for Valentine’s Day. If you are unsure about where to check out for Valentine’s chocolate, we recommend you to go to the department stores for a wide selection.

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On this page, we will introduce all the recommended shops.

Mitsukoshi

Valentine’s Sweet Collection is held at Mitsukoshi Department Stores from January 25th – February 14th.

三越のバレンタイン

http://www.mitsukoshiguide.jp/Valentine/
Nihombashimuromachi Store: 1-4-1 Nihombashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

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http://www.miguide.jp/ginza/sweetscollection2017/
Ginza Mitsukoshi Store: 4-6-16 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo

PERRE MARCOLINI

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http://www.pierremarcolini.jp/shop/
Ginza Store: 5-5-8 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo

Shibuya Store: Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs B2 2-21-1 Shibuya Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Shinjuku Store: NEWoMan Shinjuku 5-24-55 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku Tokyo

DelRey

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http://www.delrey.co.jp/

GINZA: Ginza MC Building 1F 5-9-19 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo

HENRI LE ROU

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http://www.yokumoku.jp/henri-leroux/

Isetan Shinjuku Store: 3-14-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo

Tokyo Midtown

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http://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/

9-7-1 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo

Leonidas

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http://www.leonidas-alex.jp/

Omotesando Store: 5-2-15 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Akasaka Store: 3-9-18 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo
Ginza Store: 2-4-2 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo
Daikanyama Store: 1-35-14 Ebisu-nishi Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Azabujuban Store: 3-10-2 Azabu-juban Minato-ku Tokyo
Ebisu store: 1-7-11 Ebisu Shibuya-ku Tokyo

JEAN PAUL HEVIN

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http://www.jph-japon.co.jp/

Isetan Shinjuku Store: Isetan Shinjuku Honten B1 3-14-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Omotesando Hills Store: Omotesando Hills Honkan 1F 4-12-10 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Tokyo Mid-town Store: Tokyo Mid-Town Galleria B1 9-7-4 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo
Mitsukoshi Ginza Store: Ginza Mitsukoshi B2 4-6-16 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo

LA MAISON DU CHOCOLAT

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http://www.lamaisonduchocolat.co.jp/ja_jp/

Shinjuku Odakyu Store: Odakyu Hyakka-ten Shinjuku Honten B2 1-1-3 Nishi Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Aoyama Store: 3-10-8 Kita Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo
Marunouchi Store: Shinkokusai Building 1F 3-4-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Matsuya Ginza Store: Matsuya Ginza 1F 3-6-1 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo
Roppongi Hills Store: Roppongi Hills West Walk 2F 6-10-1 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo

LADUREE Paris

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https://www.laduree.com/en_int/

Ginza Store: Ginza Mitsukoshi 2F 4-6-16 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo
Shinjuku Store: Shinjuku Lumine 2 1F 3-38-2 Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Yokohama store: 2-18-1 Takashima Yokohama-shi Kanagawa pref.

Lindt

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http://www.lindt.jp/fs/lindt/c/valentines

Ginza Store: 7-6-12 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo
Omotesando Store: 3-5-22 Kitaaoyama Minato-ku Tokyo
Shibuya Store: 1-25-6 Shibuya Shibuya-ku Tokyo

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