Harbor Memories: Yokohama’s Sweet Souvenir Revolution
In 1954, Yokohama bore witness to the birth of a confectionery legend: Ariake, renowned for its mastery of the art of sweets. Fast forward to October 2019, and the “Ariake Harbor Studio Yokohama Hammerhead” emerged as a cherished jewel within Ariake’s legacy. This innovative establishment breathes life into the Yokohama Harbor World, embodying Yokohama’s maritime history, rich culture, and chocolate-coated cookies adorned with the names of majestic cruise ships.
What truly sets the “Ariake Harbor Studio Yokohama Hammerhead” apart is its groundbreaking “my Harbor” service. Here, patrons have the opportunity to immortalize their memories by stepping into an on-site photo booth, capturing their essence, and adding a personalized message and date. The result? A one-of-a-kind ship-shaped package, encapsulating their chosen harbor. To add a touch of enchantment, dive into the mesmerizing journey of crafting your chosen harbor via your smartphone.
“My Harbor” isn’t merely a keepsake; it’s a gateway to revitalize Japan’s souvenir tradition. After a day of exploration through Yokohama’s streets, the café offers a perfect sanctuary, featuring freshly baked creations and heavenly soft-serve.
Enter the on-site kitchen, where “Freshly Baked Harbor” receives its exquisite finishing touches with specially crafted syrup. Savor flavors like “Double Maroon,” “Gâteau Chocolat,” and the exclusive “Royal Harbor.” And don’t overlook the “Harbor Soft Serve,” a divine fusion of soft-serve ice cream infused with the essence of the harbor.
Envision a delightful blend of textures, with a fluffy interior ensconced within a crisp exterior. This is the quintessence of “Harbor,” meticulously crafted from wheat flour, eggs, sugar, and adorned with delectable fillings like sweet bean paste and chocolate. Here’s a captivating tidbit: the inspiration for “Harbor” springs from the majestic cruise ships that grace Yokohama Harbor.
- Name: Ariake Harbor Studio Yokohama Hammerhead
- Address: 2F Yokohama Hammerhead, 2-14-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
- Phone: +81-(0)45-228-8234
- Hours: Monday through Friday 11:00 – 20:00 / Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays 10:00 – 20:00
- Closed On: Open Daily
- Number of Seats: 14
- Budget: – JPY1,000
- Payment Options: Credit Cards Accepted