Bread / Dessert / Other Food Shop Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Yamagata Kanko Bussan Kaikan, Gutto Yamagata
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Omotezaou 68
    Located just off the Yamagata Kaminoyama Interchange on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway, Yamagata Kanko Bussan Kaikan “Gutto Yamagata” is a tourist destination with many attractive features. Special attractions include The Street of 100-Year-Old Shops and the sections where Yamagata saké and other famous food ingredients and products from Yamagata Prefecture. Just inside the entrance is an event plaza, where local governments, businesses, and others in the prefecture hold events daily as efforts to promote Yamagata.

    美味しい食とお酒を提供する山形県の名産やお土産が販売されています。私は日本酒やさくらんぼ関連の食品を購入しました。 ちなまにこの建物の向かって左側に「菜果園」という佐藤錦を始めとする高級さくらんぼを販売するお店が数店舗あります。佐藤錦だけはこちら菜果園に行かれて品定めすることをお勧めします。種類が豊富で、品質がやや落ちたものが半額以下で購入できました。

  • Senbon Dango
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Kitamurayamagunoishidamachi Oishida Otsu 76
    This dango dumpling shop is on Prefectural Route 30 in Otsu Oishida, Oishida Town. They sell dumplings made without additives like sugar and enzymes and their catchphrase Hard Dumplings Tomorrow speaks to the high quality. The name Senbon Dango comes from having sold 1,000 dango skewers in a single day. They also sell hidendaizu tofu made with Yamagata Prefecture grown hiden soybeans and natural nigari bittern.
  • Tanno Konnyaku Konnyaku Bansho
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    Yamagata Pref. Kaminoyamashi Minazawa Suwa 608-1
    Tanno Konnyaku specializes in the Asian vegetable known as konnyaku and is located along the Ushu Highway in Minazawa Suwamae in the city of Kaminoyama. It serves multicourse traditional meals centered on konnyaku, especially the round konnyaku that Yamagata Prefecture is famous for. In its retail shop, customers can buy prepared treats, such konnyaku glazed with miso and grilled, konnyaku basted with a sweet soy sauce and grilled on a stick, and a chewy treat called Mochikon.
  • Ninosaka Chaya
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    4.5
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Haguromachitouge Haguroyama
    A 30-minute walk from Hagurosan Zuishinmon Gate, this popular tea house is located on Ninosaka hill on the approach to Mt. Haguro. Ninosaka is the longest and steepest of all the approach paths to Mt. Haguro. On the left side going up is “Ninosaka Chaya.” Pestle-ground daily, the recommended “chikara mochi” is strong mochi with soy flour and red bean paste, coupled with matcha tea. The pestle–ground strong texture is popular with temple visitors. Also, you can see all of Shonai plains from the tea house, and on a clear day, you get the gorgeous sight of the Sea of Japan all the way out to Tobishima.

    出羽三山の山道の途中、二の坂に設けられているのが二の坂茶屋。参道のちょうど中間地点に位置する場所にあるので、下から登る参拝者にとっては休息をしたい場所にあるといってもよい。ここで団子や抹茶を飲むと疲れが癒される。

  • Koshikakean
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    4.5
    57 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Kitame 1-6-11
    Koshikakean is a Japanese-style confectionery store run from a more than 100 year old building in Tendo City. The shop sells Japanese confectionery like their jouman, or sake bun. The bun itself is made with ginjoushu sake and sake lees and is stuffed with fine-grained sweet bean paste. Other sweets include their light and fluffy warabi mochi. Koshikakean was also famous for its kakigori, or shaved ice, which was so popular there were always too many customers in the shop which forced it to stop selling the ice cones. They have however begun to sell kakigori again at a sister store, available only in the summer time, and it is still as popular with customers now as it ever was.

    わらびもちと限定のいちごわらびもちを購入。やっぱりおいしい、美味しすぎです。いちごわらびもちは初めてでしたが、これも感動ものでした。

  • Ai to Pan
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Matsugasaki 1-1-14
    The orange facade of this bakery in Matsugasaki, Yonezawa City makes it easy to find. They sell freshly baked bread made with homemade natural yeast and no additives. Their sandwiches made with pesticide-free vegetables they've grown themselves make it popular for healthy food for kids. They also offer original baked goods in the shape of frogs and snails break the bakers' mold.

    小さいパン屋の割に、パンの種類が色々ありました。人気のウサギパンも残っていて、購入できました。マイバック持参で10円安くなりました。

  • Shoseido, Yamadera Shop
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Yamadera 4437
    This is a Japanese confectionery shop in Yamadera, Yamagata City. Their signature item, Morokoshi sweet, is filled with azuki beans and is branded with the Yamadera name. The historic Morokoshi, a pleasant smelling mildly sweet bean cake, won an award at the 19th National Confectionery Exposition, and is said to be popular even with people who are not fond of sweets. The well-known Yamadera cakes and kintsuba are also sold here.
  • Kimuraya Main Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Sannoumachi 9-25
    This is a Japanese and western confectionary shop in Sanno-machi, Tsuruoka City. Founded in 1887, this shop was Yamagata's first bakery. The original Kimuraya Bakery Store in Tokyo graciously shared its name with the first-generation bakery at that time. In addition to their signature item sakedane anpan, a sake yeast sweet adzuki-bean pastry, they sell a series of dadaccha soybean confections including dadacchamame uemon, and kokyo, a beanpaste and jellied sweet, as well as anniversary cake.
  • Holland Sembei Factory
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    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Ryouchou 2-24
    This is the main factory of Sakata Beika, the maker of rice crackers since 1951 located in Ryou-cho, Sakata City. Here, the trademark Holland sembei crackers are made, as well as the kagami sembei and usuyaki-shokunin chibisuke crackers. A 395 meter section is dedicated to the Holland sembei Factory, out of the 545-meter-long factory. Visitors can observe, shop, enjoy the cafe, or even try their hand at making the crackers.
  • gelato En
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Nanyo-shi Miyauchi 3647-2
  • Yamagata Sake Museum and Yukemuri Bar Tsumami
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Zao Onsen 951

    The free Sake-tasting ticket, which you may get at hotels or the local tour office, says you can tast one Sake with it here. The amount of Sake they offered us with the ticket was most likely less...

  • Yamagata Pudding
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Kaminoyama-shi Hayama 4-33
    "Yamagata Pudding, the first pudding specialty store in Yamagata Prefecture, is operated by ""Kogama,"" a long-established ryokan in Kaminoyama City, and offers rich puddings made with Yamagata-grown ingredients. In particular, the ""fresh pudding"" is made fresh with a shelf life of 10 minutes, and is limited to 20 servings per day. The menu also offers a wide variety of puddings, including puddings made with local fruits and wine puddings."

    山形で初のプリン専門店と言うことで試しに一度購入。 埼玉にあるお気に入りの専門店に負けない美味しさでリピーターとなりました。 何時も平日の午前中に買いに行くのですが、先日プレーン以外全て売り切れていました。理由は、一人のお客が買い占めてしまっていたためです。 この方は何十個と購入されていましたが、予約されずに、購入されたようでした。 (予約していたら何個かは残っているはずでは?) 仕方なくプレーン...

  • Tozawa no botamochi
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Mogami-gun Tozawamura Furukuchi 374

    見逃してしまいそうな小さなお店ですがお客さんが結構来ていました。つぶあんのおはぎを買いましたがあっさりしているのに甘みが引き立つ何とも言えないおいしさでした。結構大きいです。あんこと黄な粉の1個づつのセットがあればさらに良かった。最上川の川沿い反対側にあります。古口の船乗り場のそばです。

  • Retreat plus (Retreat Plus)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Nagai-shi Hirano 4164-9 Nagai Dam Observation Deck
  • Café e Gelato Moare
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    4.5
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Nakamachi 1-7-18

    おいしいジェラートを求めて探し出したお店。 商店街に入っていてひっそりとしていました。 無駄なものは使用していないとの事ですが、種類もたくさんありどれもおいしそうで迷います。 とてもおいしいジェラートでした。

  • Sweets & Cafe Bon coeur
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    Yamagata Sagae-shi Seisukeshinden 72-9
    This western confectionery store is located along National Route 379 in Seisuke Shinden, Sagae City. It uses seasonal ingredients (fruit and vegetables, etc.) and produces and sells Western sweets such as seasonal cakes and a chiffon cake that changes each month. You can enjoy a variety of different cakes each season.
  • Parlor Shiraitonotaki
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    Yamagata Mogami-gun Tozawamura Furukuchi Tsuchiyu 1495-1
    This parlor established beside the Shiraito no Taki Drive-in is located along National Route 47 in Furukuchi Tsuchiyu, TozawaVillage, Mogami County. It faces the Mogami River, and offers visitors a lunch menu as well as dessert in a shop with a view on Shiraito Falls, which has been selected as one of the Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls. Visitors can enjoy pork fried with ginger and fillet burgers made with Komenokobuta, the branded pork from Yamagata, as well as Neapolitan pasta with seafood and special beef curry.
  • Chanomi-dokoro IWABUCHI
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Nanukamachi 2-7-6
    This cafe is on national route 112 in Nanuka-machi 2-Chome, Yamagata City. It's attached to teashop Iwabuchi, which was founded in the Meiji period. You can enjoy different teas like sencha, gyokuro, and matcha along with Japanese style confections, and they also offer treats made with tea, like anmitsu dessert and soft-serve ice cream.
  • Noshiume Honpo Satoya
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Tokamachi 3-10-36
    This Japanese confectionery is on national route 112 in Toka-machi 3-Chome, Yamagata City. It carries on the traditional of flavor and skill passed down for about 190 years, since the late Edo Period. They make and sell Japanese treats, including Noshiume, made only with ripe ume plums, sugar, kanten jelly, and mizuame syrup. It also boasts of a long history as a Western style confectioner, selling treats like cookies and jellies.

    soranomukou というビューティなお菓子をいただきにけり マイクロバブリーがええ感じにはいって まふ ぁらあげをつぃって いただきにけり ぶちうまやったんやよ 美味しくいただきましたーーo(`^´*)

  • Rikyu
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Zao Onsen 34
    This Minshuku hotel is in Yamagata city's Zao Onsen area. It's within a minute's walk of all three public baths in Zao Onsen town. They offer meals including hand-made soba and ramen, and overnight guests can try Zao Onsen's famous Genghis Khan Mongolian mutton barbecue at dinner.

    山口餅屋界隈は食事処と民宿を営む店がひしめき合っていた。全体的に古い地区ではあるが、心温まる接客と家庭的な雰囲気が売りである。利休でもジンギスカン推しであった。山形はジンギスカン発祥地であるからだ

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Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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