Bread / Dessert / Other Food Shop Spots in Iwate Area

  • Hachimantai Sancho Rest House
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi ツキ Semboku, Akita prefecture
    At this rest area located near the peak of Hachimantai, there is a restaurant and souvenir shop where you can buy local products. Also, the Observatory spot also makes this a great location for looking out over Hachimantai. The rest house has one floor above ground and two basement floors—the first floor features the observatory spot and a rest area with tons of information on the natural surroundings of Hachimantai. The basement first floor has a section for light meals like udon and curry, and a section with sightseeing information. In the hall of retail shops on the basement second floor, you can purchase Hachimantai original goods.
  • Fukuda-pan Main Shop at Nagatacho
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    4.0
    216 Reviews
    Shopping
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Nagatachou 12-11
    An old bread shop established in 1948 in Nagata Town, Morioka City. The founder originally only developed coffee bread with the mindset of “filling the bellies of students at a low price.” The coffee bread comes in a wide variety of styles, from sweets like “red bean jam & butter”, to sides like ham and egg sandwiches, and the “Original Veggie Sandwich” —a vegetable sandwich with toppings like ground meat cutlets available. With such abundant variation, this shop has become synonymous with Morioka soul food.

    朝ごはんに家族で訪問。 8時過ぎで3組ほどの待ち。地元の皆様にも人気なのだろう。ヒトの出入りが激しかった。 朝ごはんには甘いものが食べたかったのでキャラメルをトライ。 パンがけっこう大きいので食べ終えるのに厳しいぐらいの甘さだったが、coffeeとは相性は抜群。 エビカツも一口トライしたが、これも美味! 朝ごはんかランチに再訪したい!

  • Matsu Bokkuri Handmade Ice Cream Barn
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Iwategunshizukuishichou Nagayama Hayasaka 70-48
    Matsu Bokkuri Handmade Ice Cream Barn is located in the town of Shizukuishi in Iwate County and sells handmade gelato made from the milk of pasture-raised dairy cows. In addition to flavors such as milk, chocolate, and coffee, which are always on sale, there are also flavors of gelato that are available only during certain seasons. Customers can go to the eat-in space on the second floor and enjoy their gelato, perhaps with a beverage, while viewing the surrounding outdoor scenery.
  • Fukuda Pan (Yahaba Store)
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Shopping
    Iwate Pref. Shiwagunyahabachou Hiromiyasawa Dai11chiwari 502-1
    This bakery is located in the town of Yahaba-cho in Shiba County, Iwate Prefecture. Their offerings of your favorite cream and ingredients as toppings on fluffy koppe-pan (Japanese bread rolls) are known as the soul food of Iwate's Morioka. In addition, they have everything from desert breads to filling side-dish breads, making it a place visited by not only locals but many tourists as well.

    激混みの人気店だが、この矢巾店は比較的空いていて、駐車場も広いのでオススメ。工場のすぐ横にある店。 種類は他店と同じで、とにかく多い。ベーシックなもので約170円から。注文したらその場でパンに塗ってくれる。その量の多いこと。桃ジャムがおすすめ。桃ジャムとマーマレードをハーフ&ハーフという注文もできるのがありがたい。 おかずパンも豊富。おすすめはじゃじゃみそのパン。 パンはかなり大きいがふわふわ。ほ...

  • Hiraizumi Rest House
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Sakashita 10-7
    A rest house located a 20-minute walk from Hiraizumi Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line. Situated not farm from the World Heritage Chuson-ji Temple, in 2018 the rest house was selected as number four on a list of Japan's 100 best sightseeing and restaurant facilities as chosen by professionals. In Restaurant Gen, you can take in a view of the Tsukimizaka, the approach to Chuson-ji Temple, and enjoy choice dishes made with local Iwate ingredients. In Food Court Mon, you can eat local dishes like Hiraizumi's famous Benkei chikaramochi rice cakes at reasonable prices. There's also a gift shop which carries a wide variety of local products and souvenirs.

    Nice pre-set lunch, we grilled very lean and delicious beef on hot ceramic stone with vegetables. Everyone had hot stone in the table, and it was such neat experience. Theres really no ambiance, as...

  • Kakko-ya
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    4.0
    100 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Ichinosekishi Gembichou Takinagami 211
    This sweets store is located in Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture. Right in the middle of the sightseeing spot Genbi Gorge, you can eat dango dumplings while enjoying the superb view. Their famous kakko dango dumplings are made in three flavors: mitarashi (sweet soy sauce), sesame and anko (red bean paste). In addition, you can make orders from the cliff opposite the store, and since the dumplings are transported across in a basket, they have become known as flying dango.

    The dango at Kakko Dango is really delicious, the best I have had in Japan so far if I may say so (and I have been to Japan 7 times). You can get the flying dango experience two ways: 1) Go to the...

  • Shoeido (Main Shop)
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi Jishumachi 3-36
    A long-standing Japanese confectionery shop that has been around for over 100 years since the Meiji period. They sell a variety of Japanese sweets with a focus on showy high-grade Japanese fresh confections that reflect the seasons. Their Gomasuri-dango are a local favorite with velvety black sesame syrup in nicely textured mochi rice balls. Another local favorite is Tamura-no-Ume, featuring bean paste mixed with ume plum in gyuhi mochi wrapped in green shiso leaves. A sweet with a history, it was created on the orders of Tamura Clan, the feudal lord of Ichinoseki Domain since he hoped for some Ichinose specialty.

    ごますり団子で名高い和菓子屋です。それ以外の和菓子もおいしく、大福などのもち料理は本店にはイートインもあります。

  • Matsuda Shorindo
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Tono-shi Chuodori 1-7
    "A Japanese sweet shop founded in 1868. It is designed like a traditional storehouse, and you can distinguish it by its large wooden sign. The specialty is white hard candies called ""Akegarasu"" made with walnuts and sesame. The sweet got its name from the shape of the walnuts that resemble crows (karasu) when cut in half. In addition to this, they also have candies made with lots of wild grape, candies made with concentrated sugar, and a special baumkuchen cake made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Legends of Tono."

    遠野駅から徒歩数分のメインストリートにあるお菓子やさん。日本人形が飾られ昔から続く老舗の風格があるお店だ。お菓子やさんではゆず味のモナカを勝手食べたが一枚でお腹に重くのし掛かる味。お茶やコーヒーと相性が抜群だ

  • Kikushodo (Nakamachi Main Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Oshu-shi Esashinakamachi 1-12
    A long-standing Japanese sweet shop founded in 1932. Its main shop is at the entrance to Esashi's Kuramachi Mall. They're dedicated to making sweets people love with a focus on safety, delicious flavor, and traditional hand craftsmanship. Their popular Iwayado yokan (sweet bean paste jelly) confection is wrapped in a bamboo leaf after solidifying in a rectangular wooden frame. Its traditional manufacturing method has been handed down in this region for nearly two hundred years. There are many other products that make great souvenirs too, such as their Mutsu-no-oja (their own version of a walnut tart from Switzerland's Engadin region) and their Fujiwara Yondai (pie-style manju buns).
  • Rindotei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Ishidoriyacho Nakaterabayashi 7-17-3
    A restaurant located about 15 minutes on foot from JR Ishidoriya Station. Located in Roadside Station Ishidoriya, it serves local sake along with regional cuisine. There are lots of meal sets and the portions are hearty. Their all-you-can-eat homemade pickled vegetables are also popular. The Sakasho Ramen comes particularly recommended, featuring a spicy miso broth flavored with rich sake lees. The popular item is lavishly topped with shrimp, crab, and chashu pork fillet.
  • Sekiguchiya Kashiho Confectionery
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Shinmeicho 2-3
    This Japanese confectionery shop is located in Shinmei-cho, Morioka City. It manufactures “Morioka Dagashi,” which originated from preserved food for the winter. It sells a variety of confectionery such as “shochuto” with shochu in boiled sugar and “ishigoromo” with sugar coated on kneaded and dried bean paste.

    盛岡駄菓子の看板が掛かって、老舗感ある建物。 商品は、煎餅から万頭類まで様々。煎餅をいただきましたが、このお店の雰囲気にしばらくはぼーっとなっていたように思います。

  • "Iwateya FES""AN Store"
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Moriokaekimaedori 1-44
    This Nanbu senbei rice cracker shop is located inside the Morioka Station building Fezan in front of the station in Morioka City. In addition to classic items such as sesame seeds, peanuts and soy sauce, it sells a wide variety of Nanbu senbei rice crackers with varieties such as dried squid, apple and natto with butter and egg, and products including the Western-style thick baked rice crackers “Mamegoro.” They also have assortments that match the season.
  • USAGI Botanica
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    5.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Nakanohashi Dori 1-3-15
    This macrobiotic restaurant is located in Nakanohashidori1-Chome, Morioka City. It offers macrobiotic and casual French courses, a la carte and gluten-free dishes, and vegan sweets. They also have a weekly macrobiotic lunch set.

    When I was in morioka I was searching for nice vegetarian food. When I crossed this gem of a restaurant, I found so much to eat and each and every bite I took had so much taste. Theyre super skilled...

  • Baigetsudo
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Honchodori 1-9-40
    This Japanese confectionery shop is located in Honchodori1-Chome, Morioka City. It sells Japanese confectionery centered on freshly cooked rice cakes such as the Iwate local cuisine “Ochamochi.” In addition, their Kurohira milk agar-agar, matcha green tea with strong astringent and bitter flavor, uses Kurohira beans from Morioka and is certified as one of Morioka's delicious foods.

    味噌っぱさみクルミは、しんこのお餅でクルミ入りの味噌を包んだもの。しその葉もいいアクセントですね。 みその深い味わいにクルミとしその香りがちょっと豪華さを添えて、これはめちゃめちゃうまいです。

  • Shojuan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Nishiiwai-gun Hiraizumicho Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 202
    This teahouse is located next to the main building of Chusonji Temple in Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi Town, Nishiiwai County. It was donated by the entrepreneur Konosuke Matsushita (founder of Panasonic) in 1968 and designed by the iemoto (leader) of the UraSenke school of tea ceremony, Master Sen Soshitsu. Visitors to the temple can stop off there for a relaxing cup of matcha green tea and a traditional sweet.
  • Iwateya Ninohe Main Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Ninohe-shi Ishikiridokoro Maeta 41-1
    This Nanbusenbei rice cracker shop is located in Maeta, Ishikiridokoro, Ninohe City. In addition to classic sesame seed, peanut and soy sauce flavors, they sell various types of Nanbusenbei rice crackers such as dried squid, natto and apple. Their seasonal assortments are also popular as gifts.
  • Shirasawa Senbei Shop
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Konyachou 2-16
    Shirasawa Senbei Shop sells traditional Japanese crackers in the city of Morioka in Iwate Prefecture. This venerable shop features Nambu Senbei, a famous product of Iwate Prefecture, and the flavorful Sesame Senbei are especially popular. Among the many other varieties that customers can enjoy are Peanut, Walnut, and Sunflower Seed Senbei.

    盛岡で有名な南部せんべいの老舗店です。煎餅というと一つの味かと思われますが、色々な味があります。お土産にはとても良いです。レトロな感じを味わえるところも魅力的です。

  • Kashi Kobo Yoshinoya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Izumiya 81-1
    This Japanese confectionary shop is located in Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai County. A long-established store that has been in operation since 1915, their popular offerings include Japanese sweets such as sesame yokan (red bean jelly) to cakes, apple pies and cream puffs. In addition, there is a cafe space inside where you can enjoy the sweets with a cup of coffee.
  • Sawagiku Confectionary Main Store
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Kujishi Juhachinichimachi 2-1
    Sawagiku Confectionary, located in the city of Kuji, Iwate Prefecture, has been in business since 1930. It sells mostly baked goods that contain traditional Japanese ingredients, such as Busu no Kobu, which combines granulated sweet bean paste with artisan Shigure butter. It also sells Western-style baked goods, such as cheesecake and rusks. Its products are popular souvenirs and gifts.

    あまちゃんで一躍話題になった久慈の定番のお土産はぶすのこぶというあんこの入ったお菓子です。沢菊のお店は久慈駅からでも徒歩圏内で久慈駅から道の駅に行く途中にあり、久慈の観光エリアから立ち寄りやすい場所にあります。ぶすのこぶ以外にも特産のやまぶどうを使ったお菓子が売られていました。

  • Geibi Rest House
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Ichinosekishi Higashiyamachounagasaka Machi 376
    This rest house is located in Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture. Located adjacent to the scenic spot of Geibi Gorge, it operates as a meal spot for tourists and sells souvenirs. You can enjoy soba buckwheat noodle dishes such as Geibi Soba using edible wild plants, and morisoba (chilled soba noodles on a flat basket or plate) with buckwheat seeds polished to the core. In addition, they can also make accommodations for lunches for groups and bento (lunch boxes) shipped downstream.

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A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region’s delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you’ll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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