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There are many top-quality bakeries scattered around Tokyo, but only one can claim to be run by a renowned former tennis player.

Kimiko Date, a Kyoto native who peaked as a world No. 4 and was a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist, realized one of her long-term ambitions three years ago when she opened Frau Krumm across from the Shibuya River in Ebisu. The shop’s focus is on German bread and pastries, though there’s also a mix of French and Japanese products as well.

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