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Bread / Dessert / Other Food Shop Spots in Ibaraki Area

  • Boulangerie encuit
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Inarimae 33-1
    A popular bread bakery located south from the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center on Prefectural Route 244 heading towards the Joban Expressway. In addition to standard Japanese shokupan bread and sweet buns, the bakery's diverse selection of over 60 bread varieties includes French bread, bagels, rusks, and tarts. The bakery's skilled owner, Hiroki Ogawa, worked at famous Tokyo hotels such as the Tokyo Prince Hotel and has won awards in numerous bakery competitions. Ogawa also likes a challenge, as is revealed by his choice to set up shop in Tsukuba City, a hotly contested market home to many delicious bakeries.

    味、コスパは、つくばでダントツ1位だと思います。特に食パンは、私の中では、乃が美より上です! ただ残念なことが1つ。本日行ったら、フランスパン?の上にハエがとまっていました。大したことはないですが、衛生面だけはしっかり管理してもらいたいです。

  • Factory of Confections and Dreams
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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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."

    水戸の梅や吉原殿中などの水戸の銘菓を100年以上製造販売し続けている老舗の工場に隣接する店舗。水戸の梅は、亀印製菓の他にも、井熊総本家、あさ川製菓、木村屋本店、永井製菓の合計5社が製造販売してます。

  • La Cote d’Azurl Main Shop
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Higashiarai 19-26
    "A cake shop located at the Takezono 1-Chome Nishi intersection south of Tsukuba Station, the last stop on the Tsukuba Express. The shop is notable for its abundant variety of sweets. The shop carries cakes and other baked sweets, crepes, puddings, souffles, gelato, and Japanese sweets like daifuku (rice cakes stuffed with bean jam). One of the shop's staples is its ""Hanjuku Cheese,"" small cakes made with French cream cheese and fresh milk from cows raised at the foot of Mt. Tsukuba. There are also many natural parks in the area such as Takezono Park, making the shop a great place to stop by for a snack while enjoying a nature walk. In addition, the shop has free parking and is perfect for making a quick stop while exploring the local sightseeing destinations."
  • Tsutsujigaoka Rest House
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Tsukuba 1 Tsukuba mountain ropeway Tsutsujigaoka Station landing point
    "A rest house adjoining Mt. Tsukuba Ropeway Tsutsujigaoka Station. Inside, there's a restaurant area as well as a gift shop carrying local specialty products and souvenirs. One of the restaurant's features is its location, which offers a sweeping view of the Kanto Plain. The restaurant's popular array of local dishes include ""Fukure Shoyu Ramen,"" flavored with fragrant Fukure mikan mandarin oranges; and ""Tsukubadori Oyakodon"" chicken and egg over rice made with local Tsukubadori chicken. The restaurant also serves seasonal selections like the ""Aki no Mikaku-zen"" tastes of fall meal and the ""Tsukubadori Nabe Teishoku"" Tsukubadori chicken hot pot set meal. The restaurant's gift shop sells ""Tsukubasan Karinto Manju"" buns, an original souvenir offered nowhere else. Visitors can also buy soft serve ice cream or a yakimanju toasted bun to enjoy while waiting for the next ropeway car."
  • Bakery Couronne Tsukuba
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    4.5
    73 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Matsunoki 152-40
    This chain of bread bakeries is primarily located in southern Ibaraki Prefecture; this particular location is situated in Matsunoki, Tsukuba City. Outside, the bakery's exterior gives it a warm and inviting atmosphere; inside, visitors will find a large variety of breads. The establishment has a terrace seating area with 15 seats where, on sunny days, patrons can enjoy a baked good fresh out of the oven. The bakery's breads are basic made with great care using pure, safe, and healthy ingredients. The secret behind the great taste of the bakery's rye bread is its use of natural, homemade yeast levain. The bakery's abundant selection of goods includes Japanese shokupan bread, baguettes, and baked sweets, as well as seasonal items like stollen.

    It’s a gem of a place for foreigners looking for a good bakery, you can have a sumptuous brunch on a Sunday with unlimited tea/coffee. Definitely worth dropping by.

  • Peter Pan Azuma Shop
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Aduma 3-9-20
    A long-standing bread bakery which was established in 1971 and which first opened up shop in Tsukuba 25 years ago. The bakery is located within walking distance of Tsukuba Station. Inside the spacious shop, the atmosphere is bright and retro, and trays and baskets filled with fresh-baked breads line the walls. The shop offers some 70 varieties of healthy and delicious breads made with locally produced flours, including German-style breads, crusty breads, dressed breads, and more. The shop's prices are reasonable and choosing your favorites is half the fun. The bakery has an eat-in space where customers can enjoy a fresh-baked bread good along with a free cup of tea or delicious, home-roasted coffee.

    こちらのお店は、38年前から営業されているお店だそうです。 イートインスペースもあって、昔ながらの雰囲気の可愛いお店です。 もちろんパンも美味しい! 店員さんのオススメはハード系のパンだそうです! 米麹の入ったパンは、外はかためなのに中は柔らかくとっても美味しいです!

  • Okukujiya Kichibei
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Fukuroda 2247-7
    A Japanese confectionary shop situated along National Route 118 a short walk from Fukuroda Station on the JR Suigun Line in Kuji County, Ibaraki Prefecture. The sweet, moist an (sweet bean paste) used in the shop's confections is made with Hitachi Oguro black kidney beans, famed as the largest such beans in Japan. The shop's dango dumplings, made with this an (sweet bean paste) and domestically grown Koshihikari rice, is available in two flavors-regular and kusa dango flavor made with Japanese mugwort from Ibaraki Prefecture. Other popular choices include fried manju buns and daifuku rice cakes filled with Hitachi Oguro an (sweet bean paste), fukutsutsumi daifuku wrapped in a pie crust, and cheese rolls filled with whipped cream and Hitachi Oguro beans. There's an eat-in space on the premises.

    北茨城産の花豆、常陸大黒の草大福を購入。よもぎの香りが良く、あんこは控えめな甘さでおいしかったです。旅館の朝食をたくさんいただいた後だったので、購買意欲がいまひとつだったのが悔やまれます。 大子産わさび入りかき揚げが絶品でした。ペッパー味も買えば良かった。お店の奥で機械がお餅をついています。お餅屋さんのかき揚げはおいしいに決まっているのに・・・不覚でした。イートインコーナーがあり、お茶の無料サー...

  • 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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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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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.

    土浦というか茨城のお土産を探すのはなかなか大変ですが、直ぐに渡すことができればしちのさんのどら焼きは、誰にでも喜ばれます。 最近は、柏にもできてしまったので、柏市の人にはお土産にしにくくなってしまいました。 しちののどら焼きは美味しいので、自分へのご褒美には値段も適当で嬉しいですね。

  • 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.
  • Unpeido Honten Omika Main Store
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Omikachou 1-6-7
    "A Japanese confectionary shop located not far from Omika Station on the JR Joban Line. The establishment was founded in 1868. The traditional flavor of the shop's famous ""Omika Manju"" buns have long been a local favorite. The buns make no use of preservatives and are made with Hokkaido Tokachi adzuki strained bean past wrapped and steamed in a dough primarily made from rice flour. The ""Hagi Monaka"" toasty wafer cakes filled with firm, strained bean paste are also recommended. The shop's ""Tsuitachi (the first day) Kashi"" yokan jelly bars, only sold around the first of the month, are made with seasonal fruit and are so popular the shop is regularly flooded with reserve orders."

    大甕駅の東側駅前にある和菓子屋。 立派な店構えで、大みか饅頭を中心とした和菓子が売られています。 甘すぎないあんこの饅頭がおいしい。

  • Hoshiimo Specialty store Daimaruya
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Shakamachi 18-38
    A hoshiimo dried sweet potato specialty shop located not far from Nakaminato Station. This long-standing shop was established in 1897 and has been making safe, healthy, additive-free hoshiimo for 120 years. The shop offers over 30 varieties of hoshiimo crafted with an emphasis on the tenderness and sweetness of the flesh. The shop also sells rakkyo pickled Japanese leek, baked sweet potatoes, and gelato-all additive free. The gelato, made to maximize the innate flavors of the ingredients used, is also created without eggs. The shop offers six varieties of sweet potato gelato; other flavors, like pineapple and matcha powdered green tea are also recommended.

    観光客向けの干しいも屋さんです。袋入りの干しいもをうっています。ジェラート屋さんもありました。観光バスが来るような場所です。

  • Tenshi no Oyatsu
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Ushikushi Chuou 5-11-3
    "A Western confectionary shop fun for children and adults located a three-minute walk from Ushiku Station on the JR Joban Line. The shop is dedicated to being a place where a child can come by themselves to purchase sweets. White walled, with large, floor-to-ceiling windows, the shop is bright and airy, and its many colorful, attractive sweets fill its display cases. The shop's ""Meromero Kumacchi, limited to just 50 children a day, and its illustrated cookies available in a variety of designs are particularly popular. The shop also offers an abundant array of other choice sweets like tarts made with domestically grown strawberries and ""Queen"" decorated cakes perfect for a special day."

    A good taste, 「kasama」mont blanc. 今が旬の「笠間栗」モンブラン。 濃厚な素材そのままの味。 なかにもコロコロと栗がいます。 「茨城栗」モンブランはクリーム味。 ほかにも栗タルト、秋のケーキ、栗ムース が気になりました。

  • Ajinomise Takahashi
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 884
    "A Japanese confectionary shop located on the Nagacho Shotengai shopping street in Oarai Town. The shop's popularity exploded after its ""Mitsu Dango,"" skewered triple dumplings which are a local Oarai favorite, were featured in a popular animated television series. Plump mitarashi-style flour dumplings covered with a special sauce and kinako toasted soybean flour, their novel texture combined with their familiar, old-fashioned flavor have long made them a favorite with locals. Customers can purchase a single skewer or sets of five or 10 skewers. Now that Oarai has become a mecca for anime fans, the shop also has anime-themed displays and sells merchandise as well."

    ガルパンの聖地巡礼には欠かせません。 甘いタレときなこ。飲料は必須ですが、歩き回って疲れた身体にやさしいのです。1本から買えるのもうれしいですね。

  • Kairakuen Rest House
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    3.0
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Tokiwachou 1-3-1
    "A rest house located in front of the east gate of Tokiwa Jinja Shrine's Kairakuen gardens a three-minute walk from Kairakuen Station on the JR Joban Line. The facility offers unique, local dishes and souvenirs from Mito. The staple Japanese apricot udon noodles are made with Japanese apricot mixed in with the noodle dough. Topped with Mito Tengu Natto's Sasanuma Goro Shoten small bean natto, which has received high marks at the national Natto Contest; this tasty dish is truly Mito born and bred. The rest house's classic local cuisine is also popular, such as the ""Mugi Toro-zen,"" a signature meal includes numerous dishes made with foods from Ibaraki's abundant farms."

    There are no restaurants close to Kairakuen. There are many food stalls offering various types of fast food which we didnt fancy. We didnt want to go back to the car park to drive to a restaurant...

  • GRUYERES
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ibaraki Kasama-shi Shimoichige 285
    A Western sweet shop in front of Kasama Station in Shimoichige, Kasama City. They make Western-style Kasama confectionery with local ingredients, including the area's famous chestnuts. Besides their chestnut-packed Kasama Hagi-no-Hime pound cake, they also sell Gokoku Roll Cake and Kasama-no-Kuri Hiroi roll cake. There's also a cafe area on-site.

    Stunning place especially in the snow. I fell in love with this place and will definitely want to re visit when I can. I won’t spoil it for you but there is an unusual surprise here

  • Oshoyuya-san no Osenbei Honpo (main shop)
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    Ibaraki Pref. Chikuseishi Ebigashima 743
    A senbei rice cracker shop located a 20 minute drive from JR Shimodate Station. Here you can buy senbei and dango dumplings made with select ingredients by Sekiguchi Jouzou, a soy sauce maker which has been brewing soy sauce for ages in the seasonally rich Mt. Tsukuba area. In the bright and spacious shop area, you'll find shelves lined with a great variety of products, like the popular Tsukeyaki, rice crackers dipped twice in pure, raw soy sauce, but only on one side, before being baked; and the chewy and light Amakuchi Shittorisen. You can sample almost all of the products on offer to choose and purchase your favorites.
  • Kashidokoro Tobita
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hokotashi Momiyama 6-3
    A 13 minute drive from Tokushuku Station. Tobita is a Japanese confectionary standing along National Route 51. The shop is small but bright, and its display shelves are lined with old-fashioned, delicious Japanese and baked sweets. The shop’s kashiwamochi, select a sweet bean paste wrapped in a homemade rice flour dough covered with an oak leaf, is available year round. Particularly recommended items include the melon daifuku, melon pies, chestnut monaka, and melon monaka. The melon daifuku in particular draws many repeat customers from far and wide, but it’s only available from May to July. The secret to this treat’s popularity is the distinctly invigorating sweetness of muskmelon; the dough and an bean paste is mixed with juice from muskmelons grown in Hokota, and these in turn enwrap pieces of cut melon.
  • Mori no Chevrekan
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Matagumachou 1454 Mito City Forest Park
    Mori no Chevrekan is a homemade cheese studio and makes goat cheese and cow cheese by hand. In the studio, you can enjoy an assorted platter with four types of homemade cheese (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only), limited seasonal cheese sandwiches and cheese pizza as well as sweets. A no-bake cheese tart using fromage soufflé and soft serve ice cream with goat’s milk from summer to fall are popular.

    ソフトクリームやチーズが売っています 6月?になると放牧されいるヤギの乳でつくったチーズが販売されるらしいです。 カチョカバッロを購入したのですが、お味はいまいち・・・ (まぁ国産ので美味しかったためしが無いのですが)

  • Pâtissier française ARLES
    Shopping
    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi Sakura 3-1-8
    This western-style confectionery store is located along Prefectural Route 128, in 3-chome, Sakura, Tsukuba City. It sells 9 regular Macaron Parisian, which are made with the very popular almonds produced in the Italian island of Sicily, as well as amonthly-alternating special macaron. In addition to macarons, the store sells cakes, baked sweets, chocolate and other confections, and also accepts orders for custom-made cakes with designs such as character drawings (orders must be made at least 2 weeks in advance).

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Just a stone’s throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuenーone of Japan's Three Great Gardensーin spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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