I'm pretty sure you have seen these cute totoro cream puffs all over instagram. Aren't they just the cutest thing ever? If you are a huge Studio Ghibli fan and especially if you love the animation movie My Neighbour Totoro, then you will love this cream puff factory!
The cream puff factory is located in a pretty hidden quiet neighbourhood in Tokyo in the Setagaya-ku district but you will see signs along the way to direct you to the cream puff factory so it is not hard to find at all.
This little cozy cute spot with the wooden chair and logs at the front of the shop and cafe is perfect to take a selfie with the sign of the shop!
The cafe is located on the 2nd floor and the shop is located on the first floor on the left when you come in. Also to the left entrance right when you come in, you will find a clipboard with the menu in both English and Japanese as well as some Studio Ghibli art displayed on the wall.
I was taken to be seated up on the 2nd floor during my visit but there is actually an open outdoor seating on the first floor that you can eat at as well. I'd love to sit there the next time I go back to the cream puff factory. I got two cream puffs - strawberry and caramel with banana. It was so hard for me to break in and eat them as they're soooo cute I didn't even want to eat them.（♥￫ｏ￩♥）
Also located on the first floor is a washroom with cute totoro decorations.
Inside the shop, there are display of studio ghibli plushies, toys, and art at every corner that would make every Sttudio Ghibli fan feel super nostalgic. It is like the feeling of a child stepping into a magical dream.
Special limited snacks that you can buy to take home with you. I actually bought something that day during my visit but I was stupid and forgot it in a washroom at Tokyo station and when I remembered about it, it was already too late as I have left the station already. (T___T)
Spotted this Jiji plant pot from Kiki's Delivery Service outside before leaving.
How to get to the Shiro-Hige's Cream Puff Factory:
Address: Setagaya-ku 5-3-1 (東京都世田谷区代田 5-3-1)
Closet subway station: Setegayadaita station (3 minutes walk)
Opening days and hours: open everyday except Tuesday from 10:30am - 7pm