Imo yokan is a popular Japanese dessert that is made with sweet potato and sugar. The sweet is usually served in rectangular bite-size slices.
If you are determined to buy imo yokan in Tokyo, there is no other place to go but Funawa Café in Asakusa. Funawa is an old Japanese yokan shop that specializes in imo yokan. It was established in 1902 and continues to serve the delicious sweet potato dessert in many branches around Tokyo and other parts of Japan.
Imo yokan has a normal shelf life of 7 days. It is best paired with green tea.
Best gifts for: Family, friends, co-workers
Portable level: Easy to manage
Average price: JPY650 (US$5) per box (5 slices)
Where to buy: Funawa branches at Asakusa, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Takadanobaba, and Jiyugaoka