Tomi's Shortbread House'

About Us

Introduction to Tomi's Shortbread House

Open for more than 10 years, this local bakery has roots in Scotland and its heart in Kumamoto. As far as is possible, the ingredients used in Tomi's Shortbread House products are either locally sourced or organically grown. Products are made to the highest quality to guarantee customer satisfaction – the perfect treat to complete your afternoon tea. Find out more about Tomi's Shortbread House here – (English article -

Yuki Wilson – Shop Owner

Specialising in pastry, Yuki trained at 'Le Cordon Bleu' in both London and Paris in 1997, before becoming a Patisserie in 1999 at the London's Savoy Hotel. Later she worked with the Conran Group at London's Great Eastern Hotel, specialising in restaurant desserts. In 1999 she won the Hospitality Week 99 Restaurant Plates Sweet Gold Award, and in 2001 she won the Silver Award of the Dessert of the Year UK.

Where to Buy Tomi's Shortbread House Products

As well as shopping directly from the Tomi's Shortbread House store and online, these delicious baked goods are also stocked at several shops and cafes in and around Kumamoto. Local businesses where you can get your hands on some handmade shortbread are Delice de Delice (Kamitori, Kumamoto), Organic shop Purely (Nakatoujin machi, Kumamoto), the herb shop Verde (Namiki zaka, Kumamoto) and the food store Tsuruya Land Marche (Shimotori, Kumamoto). The popular scone set is available at the Cotswold’s Tea Rooms (central Kumamoto). Seattle's Best Coffee has more than 500 stores worldwide, more than 20 of which are in Kyusyu Japan many of which stock Tomi's Shortbread House products. A brand new branch of Seattle's Best Coffee opened on Kamitori (Kumamoto) in July 2016 and is a popular place to pick up a variety of shortbread products. There is also the Akasaka Umaya Shinjuku (JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku) and other small businesses that stock Tomi's Shortbread House Products. Also, at Shiba Park hotel in Tokyo, you can enjoy the original shortbread in your room!

Store Information

Tomi's Shortbread House
Address: 8-1 Myotaijicho, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, 860-0856
Phone / FAX: (+81) (0)96-345-5517
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00 PM on Monday – Friday (10:00 – 14:00 on Saturdays)
Closed: Sundays and National Holidays (check the holiday schedule calendar for details of upcoming holidays)