From August 11th to 20th, 2023, Nakano Shiki no Mori Park in Tokyo is the place to be for all ice cream lovers. This summer, experience the grand gathering of regional ice creams from all over Japan!
What To Expect?
Originally launched in Harajuku, Tokyo in 2015, the Ice Cream Expo Aipaku has grown to become the largest ice cream event in Japan, attracting a cumulative total of 3.6 million visitors from all around the country.
Not just limited to soft serve, shaved ice, and gelato, there are also take-out and souvenir cup ice creams available. And keep an eye out for trendy collaborations, as well as exclusive event-only items.
Hate waiting in lines? The Aipaku Sweet Room, fully air-conditioned, allows you to enjoy your ice creams without the queue. For a 90-minute experience, it’s priced at 1,500 yen per person. Inside, find exclusive menu items and special photo spots.
And here’s a pro-tip: bring along your cooler bags and ice packs, as take-away is an option. Do note, entry to the event requires a ticket, priced at 300 yen in advance or 350 yen on the day.
- Name: Ice Cream Expo AipakuTOKYO in SUMMER 2023”
- Dates: August 11th (Fri) – 20th (Sun), 2023
- Time: 11:00 – 19:30 (closes at 18:00 on the last day)
- Location: Nakano Shiki no Mori Park Event Area
- Address: 4-12 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
- Admission: Advance ticket 300 yen, Same-day ticket 350 yen (Free for elementary school students & below)
- Access: 7-minute walk from both JR Nakano Station & Tokyo Metro Nakano Station
- Weather: The event will proceed rain or shine but may be canceled in severe weather.
Highlighted Menu Items
Saza Coffee – “Mocha Soft” & “Shogun Soft”
Price: Shogun Soft (600 yen) Saza Coffee brings two unique coffee-infused soft serves. The fruity “Mocha Soft” and the “Shogun Soft”, made from dark roast coffee inspired by historical records.
Country Home Scenery – “Rukusoft”
Price: From 440 yen Made from fresh milk from Hokkaido’s Tokachi region. Experience the deep taste of pure milk without any added cream or butter.
AMERIGO – “Butterfly Pea Milk Tea Soft”
Price: From 550 yen A summer-inspired soft serve, mixed with Butterfly Pea, offers a light and refreshing flavor.
Oimo&coco. – “Chilled Roasted Sweet Potato & Ice”
Price: From 750 yen Enjoy the taste of matured roasted sweet potato even in summer, as well as gelato and fluffy shaved ice varieties.
Cream-do – “Mikan Bonbon” & “Coffee Jelly Parfait”
Price: Mikan Bonbon (From 880 yen) Taste the luxurious Mikan topped soft serve, and other exciting offerings from their 20-item menu.
Peach Farmer Café Lapesca – “Peach Gelato”
Treat yourself to hand-made gelato made from luxurious whole peaches and grapes, brought to you by the popular cafe run by the peach farm “Peach Specialist Yamashita” in Yamanashi.
Stay cool, Tokyo! Dive into this ice-cold journey of flavors and sensations. 🍦🌞