Japan's fascination with flawless fruit is one of those aspects of the country's culture that surprises many visitors. A great way to indulge in it is with a fruit parfait or a glass of freshly squeezed juice at Takano Fruit Parlor. Just minutes from Shinjuku Station, Takano features a menu that changes seasonally to showcase aromatic and juicy fruits at their peak of ripeness. Parfaits are made with precisely cut fruit that's served with waffles, soft cream, or custard pudding. This is a chance to try the famous muskmelon, which can go for hundreds of dollars, in a fruit parfait that is available year-round.