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It began in Otaru

LeTAO is a leading Japanese confectionery establishment based in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan that focuses on utilizing the freshest and best ingredients from around the world to produce unique confectionery delights.

Otaru is a land of natural beauty surrounded by mountains and sea. The streets evoke nostalgia through its historic building and picturesque canal. LeTAO’s founder Kawagoe strongly felt the desire to build an unconventional culture of Western confectionery in a city rich with scenery and nostalgic sentiment. LeTAO was founded in June 1998 and has since been acclaimed for its premium Japanese sweets inspired by the West.

LeTAO represents the modern take on classic confectionery with one simple goal;  to impress and bring happiness to its customers by offering products and service that exceed their expectations.

Nostalgic Modern

Founded on our insatiable drive to deliver exceptional nostalgic sweets with modern ideas and technology.

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To spread the joy of northern Japanese customs and be a memorable representative of Hokkaido sweets.

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Cookies

Flavours of both east and west come together in a seamless blend. Our cookies are rich, crunchy and simply delicious.

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Cakes

Light, airy and not too sweet, our cakes use quality ingredients, fresh cream, wheat and eggs from Hokkaido, Japan.

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Chocolate

Our talented chocolatiers have spent years perfecting recipes that capture the divine texture and taste of premium chocolate.

Freezing Technology

Breakthrough 3D freezing technology has enabled LeTAO to deliver around the world.

With the influx of demand from across the country and the world, LeTAO founder, Kawagoe san set out on a mission for the seemingly impossible. To create a product that could be brought across the country without sacrificing quality, taste and food safety.

In 2005, LeTAO’s Research and Development Division had a breakthrough. They utilized a 3D freezing technology to create a product that was capable for transport over extended hours, which increased shelf life yet didn’t sacrifice quality or taste.

This breakthrough enabled LeTAO to significantly expand its reach into otherwise untapped markets. This breakthrough shaped what the company is today and allowed for expansion within Asia and North America.

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Freezing Technology

Breakthrough 3D freezing technology has enabled LeTAO to deliver around the world.

With the influx of demand from across the country and the world, LeTAO founder, Kawagoe san set out on a mission for the seemingly impossible. To create a product that could be brought across the country without sacrificing quality, taste and food safety.

In 2005, LeTAO’s Research and Development Division had a breakthrough. They utilized a 3D freezing technology to create a product that was capable for transport over extended hours, which increased shelf life yet didn’t sacrifice quality or taste.

This breakthrough enabled LeTAO to significantly expand its reach into otherwise untapped markets. This breakthrough shaped what the company is today and allowed for expansion within Asia and North America.

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Quality Recipes

Premium Ingredients

How can our cakes be even more delicious? How can we deliver an even higher customer experience? These questions are always on our mind as we are constantly making our exceptional products even better!

LeTAO products incorporate simple yet premium ingredients from Hokkaido and ingredients expertly selected from around the world. We use no preservatives or artificial ingredients in our sweets and goes through rigorous screening to ensure the utmost quality and safety. We are always looking for a new way to show our appreciation to our customers for their loyal support.

Exceptional Taste

Thanks to the people of Otaru and the tourists who visited the beautiful city, LeTAO is now 20 years old. Our initial desire to build an unconventional culture of western confectionery infused with the nostalgic spirit of Otaru has proven to be the secret ingredient of our success.

We will continue to pursue exceptional tastes from nostalgic sweets with modern ideas. The heart of LeTAO cherishes the gratitude towards life, nature and sweetness. When you eat LeTAO,  you are experiencing the true taste of Japan. Our delicate  product lineup and premium products selected from the best regions of the world have our customers returning for more.

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