Travel: ice cream is big in Japan!

tokyo ice cream 8 flavours

The world’s tallest ice cream for purchase?

The weather recently in the UK has been lovely but due to COVID-19 lockdown we haven’t been able to make the most of it.

Anyway, *thinking happy thoughts* and thinking to trips for the future, a few years’ ago we took a trip to Japan, where we got to try a fair amount of Japanese ice cream (or aisukurīmu as it is genuinely known in Japan) but we also specifically sought out an especially large ice cream cone from Tokyo’s Nakano Broadway shopping complex. It took us a while to find as the shopping centre has a few floors and we discovered it in the basement after checking every other floor first!

A really tall ice cream cone with 8 flavours in Tokyo

Here it is – 8 flavours topped on one another. It’s not officially the world’s tallest ice cream cone – that title went to a stupidly massive one in Norway in 2015 – but this could just be the tallest one that you can actually purchase and hold!

Mr Foodie with cone

It’s certainly the biggest ice cream cone we’ve ever seen! Mr Foodie (with bad haircut) for scale.

Daily Chico is in the basement of the Nagano shopping complex and worth seeking out. There are 8 flavours in total and you can order them separately or order them all combined like we did here, and then you get to try them all. A smaller cone is also available should you only want one flavour.

8 flavours of ice cream at Nakano Broadway

When we visited the flavours were: (1) Vanilla, (2) chocolate, (3) strawberry, (4) coffee milk, (5) yakult, (6) melon, (7) green tea and (8) fizzy candy.

Mrs Foodie with cone

Size isn’t everything, or so they say but at 490 yen or £3.37 / $4.49 (at our time of visiting) for all 8 flavours, we were very happy and would happily visit again next time we’re in Japan!


It’s really close to Nakano train station, which was who we got there.

Daily Chico / デイリーチコ
Tokyo-to, Nakano-ku, Nakano 5-52-15, Nakano Broadway, basement level 1
東京都中野区中野5-52-15 中野ブロードウェイ B1F

Opening Hours

Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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