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Tokyo may not have a branch of Dominique Ansel, but it does have a Japanese answer to the New York bakery’s famous Cronut. The next time you’re waiting for a friend in front of Shinjuku’s Alta building, grab the titular snack of Croissant Taiyaki (¥210), comprising sweet bean filling wrapped with a buttery pastry crust. You’d better hope your friend arrives late, though — on weekends the line can stretch into the adjacent Shinjuku Station subway entrance and all the way down the stairs. 3-24-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; also at Gin no An and Tsukiji Gindaco stores around Japan.

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