|Ice cream vending machine at train station.|
They sell soft serve (or cream), and regular scoop ice cream. You can get it in a waffle cone, in a cup, and with toppings like back home. I think the ice cream (like most sweets here) isn't as sweet, but its still a wonderful treat especially in this heat. I think the younger boys even had ice cream for dinner a couple weeks ago since that's the only thing that sounded appealing!
For the adventurous eater, there are many unusual flavors to try. Here are some examples: Purple Sweet Potato, Green Tea, Black Sesame Seed, Japanese Plum, Melon, Mochi, etc. I've had the Purple Sweet Potato, which I think is pretty tasty. Baskin Robbins has flavors with Pop Rocks, and another one called Easter Candy.
Although we haven't tried any of these more unusual flavors, I see that they are ready available for consumers in Japan. These would be for the people who try something at least once:
|Wasabi Ice Cream|
|Octopus Ice Cream|
- Japan has the most Baskin-Robbins locations outside the United States.
- Cornflakes can be added to bottom of a cone to prevent ice cream from leaking.
- Haagen Dazs was first introduced in Japan in the 1980's.