Boulangerie Trois Bakery

Higashi Mukojima's little red bread shop

By Sleiman Azizi    - 2 min read

Visiting the Mukojima Hyakka-en Garden in Sumida-ku in Tokyo, you can't help but notice the little red store opposite. And notice I did. I spied quickly enough that it was a bakery and well, being a bit pressed for time, I promised myself that I'd visit once I left the garden.

And so visit I did, and what a pleasant little surprise it was. The storefront is a very simple and yet somehow inviting red framed window and door opening into a tiny space, which is filled with breads and rolls crying out to be bought. Despite only having a few yen left in my pocket, I couldn't refuse.

Scanning the menu, I noticed a very inviting macadamia and chocolate roll for 180 yen, as well as a beef and burdock burger for 380 yen. That beef really looked tasty but I eventually settled on the 320 yen mackerel roll with salted bread and plum sauce. Yes, that's right. Fish in bread. Never let it be said that Japanese bakeries aren't inventive.

And good too. I mean, the roll was delicious. Absolutely so. It seemed so simple but with its soft and delicate texture, I felt as if I were drinking it down. I wonder what their cheese fondue roll is like...

Asking the staff if everything in the store was handmade, they grinned and replied "Why yes, of course." Silly me. I shouldn't have doubted. The next time you are in the area, do yourself a favour and stop by the little red bakery. Your palate will love you for it.

Getting there

Take the Tokyo Skytree Line to Higashi Mukojima Station. Head right from the exit and follow the train line to the first main intersection. Turn right and follow the road until you see Boulangeris Trois on the left. All up, about a five-minute walk.

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Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

A Japanese Permanent Resident, I drool over proper soba and sushi while Japanese aesthetics ticks all the right boxes for me.With over 100 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books written in a traditional Japanese style, I also happen enjoy writing. Funny that...I'm also the Regional Partner for Tokyo, Japan's never ending capital, so if you've anything to say about Tokyo - or Japan in general - don't be shy and contact with me via sleiman.azizi@japantravel.com

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Elizabeth S 7 months ago
What a great spot to refresh yourself after a visit to Hyakka-en before the next spot - the Tobu Museum at the station.
Sleiman Azizi Author 7 months ago
A station that keeps on giving.
Kim B 7 months ago
The macadamia and chocolate roll would have been my choice! Honestly though, just about every time I visit a Japanese bakery I find it hard to pick "just one" thing. Everything looks and smells so good that it's hard to make a selection!
Sleiman Azizi Author 7 months ago
Yeah, bakeries in Japan have that appeal about them, don’t they? I really was impressed by how well the mackerel roll tasted here.