About Ginza Sembikiya

Traditionally the Japanese have a custom to present fruit to show their respect to others.
Since 1894 Ginza Sembikiya have taken great pride in specially selecting
and supplying fruits for all occassions.
Ginza Sembikiya want you to try the finest quality fruit at the perfect time.
Our Fruit Specialists called “Mekiki” using knowledge handed down over 120 years
meticulously select only fruit in the finest condition,
by evaluating every aspect from itslook, smell, touch, sound, and taste.
It was this attention to detail that was recognised with a Royal Warrant to
the Japanese Royal Household in 1931, and has been maintained to this day.
Please enjoy.

The Three Principles of Ginza Sembikiya

1. Delivering the Finest Quality

We in Ginza Sembikiya continue to take pride in, and build on our traditions established since 1894. We believe that to ensure the finest quality there is nothing that rivals the senses of man.
In partnership with the hard work and careful attention to detail of the fruit growers, combined with the knowledge of agrigcultural researchers the best quality of fruit is produced,Our Fruit Specialists, called Mekiki, are extensively trained in the skills learnt since 1894 and handed down through the generations select only the finest fruits.
They check and monitor the fruits using each of the five senses; colour, lustre, shape, smell, feel, and even sound.
If at any stage the Mekiki are not convinced that fruit the meets our exacting standards, for any reason, it will never be sold by Ginza Sembikiya.
Each fruit is selected to be in the perfect condition for enjoying the best taste experience.
Note : Because our fruits are selcted using the five senses of our Mekiki to be in perfect condition we are not able to deliver our fruit overseas.

2. Seasonality & Perfect Timing

Based on our long experience, we in Ginza Sembikiya believe that the finest and best tasting fruit is only grown in its season.
For this reason we only offer the first of the seasons' fruit, selected by our Mekiki for you to enjoy at the perfect time for the finest tasting experience.

3. The tradition of Fruit Parlour

In 1913 Ginza Sembikiya created the first“Fruit Parlour”serving fruit deserts for example“Fruit Ponchi”and“Fruit a la mode”which continue today.
The idea for serving fruit desserts was very innovative at the time.
While we have retained the original recipes and tastes of the first Fruit Parlour menu, we have continually added new recipes over time for each generation.
Only the finest fruits selected by our Mekiki are used, carefully matched with unique ingredients developed by Ginza Sembikiya such as light whipped cream, ice creams, sorbets and fruit sauces.
Today we have unique desert dishes that appeal to everyone.

Store Infomation

Ginza Sembikiya Store

Address: 5-5-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Telephone: 03-3572-0101
Access by train: Just front of Exit-B5, Tokyo Metro (Hibiya line/ Ginza line/ Marunouchi line) Ginza stationor 5 mins walk from Ginza-Exit, JR Yurakucho station

Grand floor, Fruit Shop

Business hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-20:00 / Sun & Holidays 11:00-18:00
* For fruit and Juice domestic shipping is available.
* It is not possible to deliver cake and other chilled deserts.

Ginza Sembikiya Fruit Parlour (1F)

Business hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-20:00 (Last order 19:30)
Sun & Holidays 11:00-19:00 (Last order 18:30)
* During the periods of 4/29-5/8 and 12/7-8 the business hours will be 11:00-20:00.

Ginza Sembikiya Fruit Parlour (B1)

Business hours: Daily open 11:00-17:30 (Last order 16:30)
* Table seats only * It is not possible to deliver meals.

 
 

Keio Depertmnet Shinjuku Store

Address: Noren Street, Keio Department Shinjuku Store
1-1-4 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8321
Telephone & Fax: 03-5321-5029 (Direct to the shop)
Business hours:Mon-Sat 10:00-20:00/Sun and Holiday 10:00-20:00
* For fruit and Juice domestic shipping is available.
* It is not possible to deliver cake and other chilled deserts.

 
 

Tsukiji Store -Sweet Shop

Address: 3-7-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045
Open: Mon-Fri 10:30am to 6:30pm .
Close: Sat, Sun, Holidays & During the end and beginning of the year.
Telephone: 03-6264-7440