Many visitors to Japan this October will likely be interested in sampling local delicacies while populating their digital photo albums and social media accounts with images of scenic, interesting and unusual sights. They may even be interested in trying some Halloween-themed sweets while they're here.

We've already seen examples such as these adorable My Melody and Kuromi-themed donuts by Floresta and the desserts on special Halloween menus such as the one at Kawaii Monster Cafe.

If you're looking for a cool and cute Halloween-themed treat while you're in Japan, this Halloween soft-serve ice cream from fashionable dessert shop chain Gelato Pique Cafe may just fit the bill.

Only available between October 3rd and 30th, this photogenic dessert features black soft-serve ice cream naturally colored with pure Japanese cedar ash and decorated with cookie sticks, a cocoa and cream sandwich cookie and a monaka Japanese filled wafer type sweet. Finally, adding a purple tinge is a sprinkling of powdered Japanese beni-imo purple yam.


The Halloween Soft-Serve Ice Cream costs 480 JPY (excl. tax) and is available at the following locations:

  • Atre Ebisu (Tokyo)
  • Lumine Ikebukuro (Tokyo)
  • Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari (Chiba Pref.)
  • Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu (Chiba Pref.)
  • Mitsui Outlet Park Nagashima (Chiba Pref.)
  • Gotemba Premium Outlets (Chiba Pref.)
  • Nagoya Lachic (Nagoya)
  • mozo Wonder City (Nagoya)
  • Namba Marui (Osaka)
  • Mitsui Outlet Park Hokuriku Oyabe (Toyama Pref.)
  • bio concept Kyoto The Cube (Kyoto) {from Oct. 7}

Gelato Pique Cafe

Gelato Pique Cafe is a cafe chain originally launched by roomwear and interior goods brand Gelato Pique (pronounced "pikay"). It's concept is offering a laid-back and comfortable space to enjoy desserts for adults and "comfort food." Gelato Pique Cafe is also interested in promoting good health with carefully selected natural ingredients.

By - Ben K.