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  • Demachi Futaba
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi, Kamigyo-ku Ichimachi-dori Imadegawa Kamiru Aerosecho 236
    Located along Kawara-machi Street, this Japanese confectioner was founded in 1899. Their famous “nadai mamemochi” features red bean jam and red peas wrapped in freshly-made mochi. It has been around since the founding, and is a standard Kyoto souvenir, popular enough to see people lining up to get some.

    Went here because its the model store for Tamako Market. There is no queue when we went there. There's a lot of mochi disolayed. We only tried the mame daifuku , unfortunately we did not like it but...

  • Dangosho Bojo Main Store
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    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Higashiboujouchou 860
    This dumpling shop founded in 1878 is known for its tasty kinako dango (sweet dumplings sprinkled with roasted soy flour), each of which is carefully made the old fashioned way and served on a bamboo skewer. Guests can enjoy their dumplings inside the shop's bright Japanese-style interior. Although the shop officially closes at 5:00 p.m., we recommend going earlier in the day as it sometimes sells out and closes early.

    This small shop is very popular among local people with Dango (skewered small rice balls (paste) with soy beans powder. It might look very simple. But you will be very surprised with its very good...

  • Dangosho Yagi Shop
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    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Naizenchou Kintetsu Yagi Station front
    This confectionary makes and sells sweet dumplings, a specialty of the Yamato province. Just like the flagship location, this Yagi location adjacent to Kintetsu Yamato-Yagi Station closes as soon as it sells out. Served on bamboo skewers, their kinako dango (sweet dumplings sprinkled with roasted soy flour) are made from just three ingredients; rice flour made from high-quality new rice ground the old fashioned way in a mortar, high quality kinako (roasted soy flour), and a special syrup said to have been created by Shogoro the First after many pained efforts.
  • Taiyaki Namihei
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 1-8-10
    This is a taiyaki (fish-shaped pancake filled with bean jam) shop located along Yuigahama Odori, about three minutes on foot from Enoshima Dentetsu’s Yuigahama Station. Not only do they offer taiyaki made with carefully crafted honey-baked tsubuan (coarse red bean paste) and fresh, velvety smooth koshian (fine-grained sweet bean paste), they also have a full lineup of other items including natural yeast bread, yakisoba, and grilled piroshky. Guests will take joy in the sight of people in the neighborhood naturally congregate here to enjoy conversation with the jovial proprietor.
  • Kamakura Karin Coron
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 2-12-26
    Operating a store in Wakamiya-oji Street located about five minutes on foot from Kamakura Station, this shop specializes in karinto (fried dough snacks) and bean confectionery. They carry products that preserve traditional tastes with carefully selected ingredients and recipes. Additionally, they stock more than 30 types of products including colorful coated bean confectionery including some made with peanuts and sora-mame (broad beans). Guests will enjoy their special seasonal products that allow one to really sense the season.

    ついついお土産にしたくなる、パッケージが非常にかわゆいかりんとうとお豆のお店です。手土産にぴったりの可愛さ(´∀`)

  • Kamakura Beniya Hachimangu-mae
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yukinoshita 1-12-4
    A confectionary shop founded in 1954. All of the shop’s wide variety of sweets are handmade. The kurumikko, made with fragrant caramel and a heaping helping of walnuts sandwiched between two distinctive cake-like wafers, is particularly popular and a Kanagawa Prefecture specialty.
  • Kamakura Shokado
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 1340
    A small yet historic Japanese confection shop located along the Kamakura Kaido a one-minute walk from Kita-Kamakura Station. The name of the shop’s meika agari yokan (sweet bean jelly) references the fact that these treats were once presented to the Owari branch of the Tokugawa clan in the Edo period. Made without the use of artificial preservatives or other additives, these yokan have an intermediate texture between soft and hard yokan jellies and are characterized by their elegant flavor. They are also known to sell out as early as before noon. Shokado also sells unique, limited time items from October to May, such as the kuri-iri kojika (steamed castella cake with sweet adzuki beans) and kiku monaka (chrysanthemum wafer cake with sweet bean jam).
  • Ougiya
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    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Katasekaigan 1-6-7
    A Japanese confectionary shop famous for its Enoden monaka (wafer cakes filled with sweet adzuki bean jam), which feature an Enoshima Electric Railway (Enoden) train on the package. The front of the shop incorporates a portion of a real Enoshima Electric Railway train, serving as the shop’s symbol. The monaka are available with five different bean jams—yuzu, ume (Japanese plum), sesame seed, strained bean, and coarse bean. It’s 130 yen for one monaka, but there’s also a set of 10 for 1,300 yen which comes in a box modeled after Fujisawa Station, perfect to give as a souvenir. The shop also offers a variety of other Japanese sweets, including kuzu-zakura (bean jam covered with kudzu starch jelly and wrapped in a cherry tree leaf), dorayaki (bean jam between two soft cakes) for 130 yen, and kabocha manju (sweet kabocha squash dumplings) for 100 yen.
  • Toshimaya
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 2-11-19
    The home location of Toshimaya, a sweet shop which sells the classic Kamakura souvenir, the hato sablé. The hato sablé (“pigeon cookie,” named after its shape) was first made in 1897. The rich, buttery flavor has long been one of Kamakura’s go-to souvenirs. Located close to the Ni no Torii gate on Wakamiya Oji, the Toshimaya here also sells hato sablé goods found nowhere else.
  • Surugayahonten
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 1-11-21
  • Nishikido (Fukuyama-Minamizao Branch)
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    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Minamizaouchou 2-27-22
    A traditional Japanese confectioner in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture that makes and sells confections including their Momiji-Manju (a steamed bun shaped like a maple leaf​), dorayaki (two small pancakes with a red-bean paste filling), and monaka (wafer cake with red bean filling). Some of their more creative sweets are the New Heike Story, A Modern Translation of the Classic Tale of Love and War, which is named after Eiji Yoshikawa’s work, and the summer season only Letter from Autumn Colors. They also make a variety of creative seasonal confections.

    もみじまんじゅうの有名店です。あんこはしっとり感があってシンプルながらおいしかったです。いろんな種類がありました。

  • Kanmidokoro Totoan
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Tsuchidou 1-10-2
    This Japanese sweets shop is located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is famous for their warabimochi (bracken starch dumplings), which are each made to order exclusively with pure domestic bracken starch. It is popular for the fact that customers can grind their own roasted soybean flour with a stone mill while waiting for their warabimochi to be made. Customers can relax with a cup of tea in the Japanese-style interior of the shop, which is visited by many tourists.

    A really nice tiny place in downtown Onomichi. A wide choice of nice to look and to eat Japanese desserts. Depending on the season, you can choose hot and cold excellent desserts. Prices are...

  • Tenkoudou Honten
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Sendamachi 2-11-8
    This venerable Japanese sweets shop is located in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City. Some of their offerings include momiji manju (a maple leaf-shaped confection filled with red bean paste), yokan ​(a jellied dessert made of red bean paste, agar, and sugar), and dorayaki (red bean paste pancakes). Another of their popular items is their original Horoyoi Momiji, a momiji manju made with brandy syrup. The shop puts its products on prominent display in its showcase. Many tourists visit to buy Hiroshima souvenirs.
  • Mochikichi (Hiroshima Inokuchi Branch)
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinishiku Inokuchi 5-22-23
    A traditional Japanese confectioner in Nishi Ward, Hiroshima City that makes a variety of rice treats including three types of Japanese rice crackers, Senbei, Okaki, and Arare. They also serve take-away soft serve ice cream, and their rich vanilla ice cream which fills the whole cone has earned itself plenty of fans.
  • Hagitsubaki
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1068-3
    "This Japanese-style confectionery shop, located about a 15-minute walk from Higashi Hagi Station on the JR Sanin Line, offers a variety of traditionally made sweets. The roll cake ""Akamai Maki"", made using local produce, and the ""Hagi Komichi"" baked goods, are popular. There is also a cafe space in the shop with a Japanese atmosphere, and many people visit from afar."
  • Chuji Chaya
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    Gunma Pref. Isesakishi Kamihasuchou 657
    "This shop which sells Joshu's specialty Yaki Manju operates from an old Japanese-style house associated with Kunisada Chuji. Kunisada Chuji was a rebel of the late Edo Period, a great sinner according to the ruling class, and a Robin Hood-type hero according to the locals. The shop's name comes from the fact that it was built from materials recovered from the assumed last hiding place of Chuji. The shop recommends eating its fluffy Manju, flavored with plenty of sweet miso sauce, at the fireplace inside the shop while they're still hot. The Saka-manju coated with sauce and baked to make ""Baked Manju with red bean paste filling"" are also popular."
  • Factory of Confections and Dreams
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    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Migawachou 2139-5
    "An all-weather amusement facility adjoining the head office of Kamejirushi, a long-standing confection company. Here visitors can tour the company's factory and see how popular Mito-born confections like ""Mito no Ume"" and ""Yoshiwara Denchu"" are made. Confections fresh from the factory are also delivered to the facility and made available for sale to the public. In addition, various events are held here throughout the year such as live demonstrations of kintsuba flour dough sweet bean cakes being made by a seasoned pro. Lastly, the facility has free parking able to accommodate 250 vehicles and can be used as a rest area for visitors exploring the area by car."
  • Marusan Rouho (Jingu Eki-mae Shop)
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kashimashi Miyashita 2-9-6
    "A Japanese confectionary shop established in 1822 located a short walk from Kashimajingu Station on the JR Kashima Line. The shop's ""Hitachi Fudoki"" is a simple sweet which has even been presented to the Japanese Emperor made with plump, top quality adzuki beans from Hokkaido combined with mochi rice cake so soft, it melts in your mouth. Some of the shop's many other gorgeous confections include ""Kurogoma Daifuku"" rice cakes stuffed with a rich black sesame seed filling, and ""Junami Dango"" dumplings crafted according to a unique recipe using only 100% specially cultivated Koshihikari rice from Kashima."
  • Shichino Tsuchiura Main Store
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Tenomachi 60-3
    The main location of a dorayaki Japanese-style pancake sandwich shop which has been in business for over 60 years. The shop is situated on National Route 354 along the way to the Kasumigaura Bridge in Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The shop's standard dorayaki consists of sweet adzuki beans from specially contracted farms mashed into a paste and enwrapped in two moist pancakes whose recipe is changed daily as appropriate to local humidity and temperature. Other dorayaki varieties include the highly popular chestnut dorayaki made with candied Japanese chestnuts, and the unusual and spicy curry dorayaki. The shop also sells a Kijo-no-matsu dorayaki made by image of pine trees in the Tsuchiura Castle and Hasu-dora dorayaki made with candied lotus seeds only offered here in Tsuchiura.

    先月久しぶりにつくば学園店に来店させていただきどら焼きを購入しました。 購入は年に2-3回程度ですが、毎度安定して美味しく食べています、定番のあんこはもちろんのことクリーム系も美味しくぜひ一度体験してみては。 数店舗あるのでつくば方面へ出かける際にはつくば学園店、土浦方面でしたら土浦店とドライブついでに行くものありかと思います。

  • Tezukuri Wagashidokoro Shinseido
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    Ibaraki Pref. Yukishi Yuki 1362
    A Japanese confectionary shop and cafe established in 1932 located north along National Route 302 travelling from Yuki Station on the JR Mito Line. The shop's yude manju boiled buns, a traditional confection known for its slipper and chewy texture which has been made in the region since the late Edo period, are crafted with select adzuki beans from Tokachi in Hokkaido and have an elegantly sweet flavor. The shop's cafe au lait daifuku, made with cafe au lait flavored mochi rice cake wrapped around homemade sweet red bean paste and whipped cream, are also popular. Customers can enjoy the shop's confections and seasonal lunch dishes in the adjoining Japanese-style cafe area.

    結城の街中、北口駅前通りをまっすぐ北に徒歩約10分、西の宮交差点そばで長年、営んでいる和菓子店『真盛堂』さん経営の、和かふぇ《甘味茶蔵》さんになります。前もって予約して[月替わり1日限定ランチ]は、山菜おこわ、手羽元と大根の煮物、サラダ、すだれぶのごまあえ、青菜のおひたし、お吸い物という内容でくせがなく優しい味わいを感じられるお薦めの逸品です。限定メニューなので予約必須です!

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