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Japanese Confectionery Spots in Saitama Area

  • Eiseido
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Kamimachi 2-14-6
    "A Japanese confectionary shop situated along Prefectural Route 73 in 2-Chome Kami-machi, Chichibu City. The shop sells jelly made with mulberries pickled in syrup; the ""Chichi Dora,"" a combination of Chichibu fruit, dorayaki pancake sandwich, and whipped cream daifuku cake; and the ""Chichibu Yomatsuri Monaka,"" a wafer cake modeled after the floats which go on parade during the Chichibu Night Festival."
  • Fukuroya Seika
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Honnokami 646
    "A Japanese confectionary shop situated along the Saikai Highway in Honnogami, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County. The shop's signature item is its ""Sumanju"" buns, a unique, Chichibu regional variation on manju buns made with anko bean jam wrapped in a dough made with fermented koji. A popular Nagatoro souvenir, these buns often sell out fast."

    ライン下りで有名な長瀞で、さらに有名な「すまんじゅう」です。国道140号沿いにあるので、すぐにわかります。 長瀞ライン下りは、そうとう昔からやっていて、自分が7-8歳の頃、ライン下りを楽しんでいるセピアカラーの写真が、色あせたアルバムにありました。50年以上前です。ちょうどその頃、この「ふくろや」さんも旅館から和菓子屋へ華麗なる転身を遂げました。そうでした、ここは和菓子屋さんなので、普通の美味しそ...

  • Marubutsu Nagatoro Raijindo
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro 806-2
    A senbei rice cracker shop located close to Nagatoro Station in Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County. The shop sells senbei crackers broiled one at a time by the hands of a skilled master. The shop offers some 80 different varieties, including twice covered in soy sauce, moist nure senbei, and flavors like yuzu kosho and natto miso. The shop also sells other confections, Japanese pickles, and folk crafts and other souvenirs.

    ハート型のとてもかわいいお煎餅を買いました。焼きたてで温かくて美味しかったです。醤油の香ばしさも最高でした。

  • Mame no Osawaya
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro 454-2
    "A shop which makes and sells ama-natto sugared red beans situated along Iwadatami Dori in Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County. In addition to ama-natto made by hand over a three-day period with no additives, the shop also sells cooked beans; bok choy and other vegetable pickles; and ""Sanjurokucha,"" a tea blending 36 ingredients grown without pesticides."
  • Marusou Ichifuku Main Shop
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    Saitama Pref. Soukashi Aoyagi 2-16-18
    "This shop, located a 10-minute drive from the Soka Interchange and Misato-nishi Interchange on the Tokyo Gaikan Expressway, makes and sells Soka senbei rice crackers, a local specialty. The shop gets its first class rice unpolished from local, specially contracted farms and polishes it on-site just prior to using it to make its rice cracker dough. Adjoined by the rice cracker factory, customers can purchase piping hot, fresh made rice crackers. The shop's popular ""Tenpiboshi"" crackers, which are cooked by hand using sun-dried dough, are only made in small batches and sell out quickly. The shop also offers factory tours and a senbei rice cracker grilling activity (advance reservation required)."
  • Kurisuke Main Shop
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Kuroya 822-1
    This confectionary is in Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture. It's filled with western and Japanese sweets made in the attached workshop, including the namesake Kurisuke sweets made with an entire chestnut. Their Snowball made with maple syrup harvested from the mountains of Chichibu, are popular souvenirs.
  • Wagashiji Atarashi
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    Saitama Saitama-shi Omiya-ku Kamikocho 1031
    A Japanese confectioner making handmade treats that have been beloved throughout the ages and whose creations incorporate both traditional Japanese ideas and foreign confectionary ingredients. One of their most popular is their Musashi's Journey (Almond Tuile), which has a great aroma and satisfying crunchy mouthfeel. Other popular sweets they offer are their salted soft shortbread, black sesame dorayaki pancakes stuffed with red bean paste, and his and hers madeleines and matcha green tea madeleines.
  • Momijiya Honten
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Sayada 3247
    A Japanese confectioner which first opened in 1869. The continue to use the same techniques that they used in the Edo period to make well-known traditional Kumagaya sweets. They produce natural, nutritious, additive and artificial-coloring free treats that are popular for their simple nostalgic flavors. Confections they sell include Gokabou, a deluxe Gokabou called Shorai, and Futomaki.

    埼玉の素朴で懐かしい味のお菓子として有名な五家宝がいただけるお店です。きなこ棒みたいですが大豆の香ばしさ、風味が上品です。

  • Horiuchi Seika
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    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Honcho 2-15
    A traditional Japanese confectioner that first opened in 1887. They made and produced the first Gokabou local Saitama sweet then spelled with different kanji characters that promised luck. In addition to the Kumagaya staple, Gokabou Kinako, made with high quality soy beans and mochi rice, and their rich, fragrant, high-quality Gokabou Uguisu, made with valuable green soybeans, they also offer a variety of seasonal treats.
  • Murayama
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    Saitama Kasukabe-shi Kasukabehigashi 2-9-7
    A Japanese confectioner known for their top-quality sweets made with carefully selected ingredients by craftsmen who have honed their skills over many years. They are very particular in choosing their ingredients including handpicked adzuki red beans from the Tokachi Hokkaido region, Tanba chestnuts from Kyoto, first-rate agar, and all natural trehalose sugar. They offer a wide variety of sweets including yokan jelly, manju buns, fresh Japanese sweets, seasonal treats, and gift assortments.
  • Umon (Ichibangai Shop)
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
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    Saitama Kawagoe-shi Saiwaicho 1-6
    The Ichibangai location of this confectioner has a tea house which offers a popular food menu starring Imo-Okowa (sweet potato and rice). Their popular Imo-Koi manjuu bun, a mixture of sweet potato and whole red beans wrapped in a dough made with mochi rice and yams, offers a nostalgic flavor and has been chosen as one of Sai-no-Kuni's Authorized Superior Brand Goods. Their Imo-Pote cakes and Imo-Okowa make for great souvenirs.

    入り口前では「いも恋」という饅頭をふかして売っています。これはこれで美味しかったですが、中に入るとランチもいただけます。ちなみに物販品は着物を着ていくと5%OFFだそうです。ランチは3種類用意されていました。わたしは真ん中のうなぎ入りのものをいただきました。芋おこわががっつりとついていまして、びっくりしました。お洒落な民家でいただくランチ。とても素敵なじかんをいただきました。もし待ちなしで入れるよ...

  • Kameya Main Shop
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    Saitama Kawagoe-shi Nakacho 4-3
    A long-standing Japanese confectioner first founded in 1783. They served the Kawagoe domain for generations before, in 1847, receiving the Kameya Daijo Fujiwara Kaei professional certification from the Kyoto Imperial Palace. The treats they make, inheriting the flavor and techniques passed down from the Edo period, have earned them much admiration. Their signature product Kame-no- Monaka is a beloved and elegant bite-sized wafer cake shaped like a turtle shell, and there are also seasonal limited products with the flavor of cherry blossoms and matcha green tea.
  • Ota Kanchido
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Saitama Chichibu-gun Oganomachi Ogano 263
    This yokan (red bean jelly) shop is located along National Route 209 in Ogano, Ogano Town, Chichibu County. Their leading product is their “Kodai Chichibu neri yokan.” Ever since the second-generation shop owner produced the recipe for it in Nihonbashi in 1803, they have continued to preserve its unchanged flavor for over 200 years. They sell three kinds: “honneri (kidney bean paste),” “inaka (adzuki bean paste) ” and “yuzu citrus (kidney bean paste).”

    江戸時代からの老舗羊羹店。享和三美年からの古代秩父練羊羹で、白餡のが一番古い歴史がある羊羹だそう。佇まいも粋でした。日本百銘菓に選ばれているそうです。確かに歴史を感じる味てました。

  • Ota Kanchido Chichibu Store
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    Saitama Chichibu-shi Kumagimachi 9-2
    This yokan (red bean jelly) shop is located across from Chichibu City Hall in Kumagi-machi, Chichibu City. Their star product is the “Kodai Chichibu Neri Yokan.” The recipe for it was passed down to their 2nd generation shopkeeper in Nihonbashi in 1803, so the taste and formula have been protected for more than 200 years. It is sold in three different varieties: honneri (kidney bean paste), inaka (azuki bean paste) and yuzu citrus (kidney bean paste)”.
  • Shinshimadaya
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Saitama Hanno-shi Hachimancho 7-7
    This Japanese sweet shop is located along Kitaura-dori Street in Hachiman-cho, Hanno City. Founded in the early Meiji era, this long-established store specializes in “Miso-tsuke Manju,” whose taste remains unchanged since its foundation. It is a unique confection made by baking a sake bun with sweet and spicy miso sauce.

    名物「飯能まんじゅう」とありましたが、群馬の焼まんじゅうと同じでしょう。少し味噌味がきついんですが、まんじゅうには甘さのしったりした餡子が入っていて、トータルすればちょうどいいあんばい。お店のテーブルでゆっくりいただきました。お店には小さな手洗いも付いていて、気遣いもさすがです。

  • Tsukasa Sekine
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    Saitama Honjo-shi Chuo 3-3-41
    This Japanese confectionery store is located in Chuo 3-chome, Honjo City. It is a long-established business founded in 1916, and its delicious “Bushu Kuri Yokan” is a famous local specialty. It's a highly regarded as a neri-yokan (sweet bean jellies) with large chestnuts inside and has won the Prime Minister's Award at the National Confectionery Exposition.
  • Tai Yoshi Kita-Urawa AEON FS
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    Saitama Saitama-shi Urawa-ku Tokiwa 10-20-29 AEON Kita-Urawa
  • Tai Yoshi Asaka Maruetsu FS
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Saitama Asaka-shi Honcho 1-12-10 Maruetsu Asaka 1F

    マルエツに買い物ついでに小腹がすいてロッテリアに立ち寄りました。 メニューからリブサンドを選んで注文しました。直ぐに出来上がり、イートインコーナーで食べました。 しっかりとしたお肉の味がサンドにしてもパンにとても良く合いました。

  • Okashi Seki Ne
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    Saitama Kazo-shi Yagyu 2821-1
  • Baigetsu Do
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    Saitama Honjo-shi Kodamacho Kodama 78

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Eclipsed by neighboring Tokyo, Saitama is often branded as the sleepy suburbs. However, look a little deeper and you’ll uncover quaint towns bursting with history and crafts from the kurazukuri Edo-period clay houses of Kawagoe to the ancient tree-enveloped temples of Chichibu.

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