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Japanese Confectionery Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Tanatsuya
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    5.0
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Shimotsutsumichou 19-4 Omi-machi shopping street Nearby Toshima-cho Near mouth
    A grain and cereals shop operated by the Kanazawa Daichi organic farm and located inside the Kanazawa Omi-cho Market in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. The shop sells rice, wheat, beans, and more, with a focus on pesticide-free and organic agricultural products cultivated by Kanazawa Daichi. The shop’s shelves are filled with grain-based seasonings, foods, and snacks which can casually be enjoyed any and every day. The shop also sells popular Jiroame soft-serve ice cream made from soymilk and without the use of any sugar or artificial sweeteners, as well as senbei rice crackers and candies created in the shape of Hyakuman-san, the official mascot of Ishikawa Prefecture.

    近江町の中にある、米飴や塩、豆類なんかを売っているお店です。米飴の種類はとっても豊富なんですが、個人的におすすめは白砂糖を使わず米飴を使用したソフトクリーム。これがとっても美味しいので夏になるとよく食べに行きます。 お店には食べるスペースはないのですが、かろうじてちっちゃなベンチがあるのでそこに座って食べることはできます。 ちょっと変わった食材、質のいいものを見つけたいときに行けるお店、体に負担の...

  • Meruhen Nisshindo
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    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Uedomachi Kitagata A) 49-1
    A long-standing shop established in 1913 selling Japanese and Western sweets in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture on the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula. People love the shop’s healthy sweets made with an abundance of local vegetables and grains and without the use of additives. The shop’s signature item is its baumkuchen, which are made by mixing in a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables. The shop sells a variety of cute baumkuchens, including five layer, five color and seven layer, seven color varieties. The rusk-like baumchips make popular souvenirs and gifts.
  • Tawaraya
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    4.5
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kobashimachi 2-4
    A long-standing “ame” candy and syrup shop located in Kobashi-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa which was established in 1830. It is said the shop was started after the original owner witnessed the struggles of mothers who were unable to produce milk for their newborn babies and decided to create a highly nutritious ame which could be given to suckling infants. The shop’s ame is made with only domestic rice and barley. The shop’s signature item is its Jiro-ame, a “mizuame” thick syrup. This can be eaten as-is but it’s also popularly used as a natural seasoning and secret ingredient in vegetable, fish, and meat dishes.

    Hard to believe this place is so old! Their specialty of sweet honey on a stick with different flavors was delicious! So happy we found it! There is one with ginger that is great if you have a sore...

  • Hachinota (Ishino-machi Branch)
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    Ishikawa Pref. Hakuishi Ishinomachi T 14-1
    A popular Japanese confectionary shop dedicated to quality ingredients and the concept of local production for local consumption located in Ishino-machi, Hakui, Ishikawa. The shop’s renowned yokishigure is made with kimian egg yolk and sweet bean paste wrapped in an aromatic dough mixed with chocolate and peanuts. This popular sweet was even awarded the honorary gold prize in 19th National Confection Exposition. The shop also offers well-reviewed Japanese and Western-style confections made with Mikohara Rice, a brand rice which has even been presented to the pope, such as the chewy Mikohara Rice dango dumplings and the pure white Mikohara Rice rolls.
  • Kato Koyodo
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Futakuchimachi N-94-1
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in Futakuchi Town, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture renowned for its elegant and dainty castle town-style sweets. The shop’s shelves are lined with seasonal fresh, dried, and baked sweet prepared by the hands of artisans. The shop’s signature item is its Kaga shikishi a snack assortment focusing primarily on colorful senbei rice crackers made with chewy glutinous rice. About the size of a person’s palm, these lovely treats are decorated with traditional natural themes and look like works of art. The uchiwa senbei, decorated rice crackers skewered on a toothpick to resemble a traditional Japanese fan, are popular to offer as gifts in summer.
  • Kanazawa Urata (Mikage)
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Mikagemachi 21-14
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in Mikage Town, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture famous for the Kaga Hachiman okiagari monaka bean jam cakes, which are popular to give as gifts celebrating the birth of a child and when visiting someone in the hospital. Modeled after the Kaga Hachiman okiagari, a traditional Kanazawa craft, these cute monaka bean jam cakes consist of a crisp outer crust filled with sweet adzuki bean paste. The shop also sells a wide variety of other fresh and baked sweets sure to delight as a souvenir or present. The shop’s Japanese-style choux crème puffs, crisp pastries filled with matcha green tea cream and tsubuan course sweet bean paste, are also well-reviewed.

    金沢は、和菓子処が多いので、どこのものを買おうかと迷うが、うら田は中でも、おすすめの和菓子処です。加賀八幡の起上もなかは、縁起物で赤ちゃんの誕生などのお祝い事のお土産にピッタリ。起き上がりの形がかわいらしく、小倉餡が香ばしい。

  • Sakakobo Taro (Onikawa Branch)
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nagamachi 1-3-32
    A Japanese confectionary shop located next to the Nomura Samurai Residence in the Nagamachi Samurai District, a popular tourist destination in Naga-machi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. In addition to selling sweets, the shop also has a café area. Sakakobo Taro sells a variety of novel sweets, such as yokan jelly made with cacao and peanut butter, as well as colorful bite sized sweets made with dried kanten gelatin. Visitors can relax in the café space, enjoy the view of the Nomura Samurai Residence garden, and enjoy a cup of matcha green tea with a high class Japanese confection, shiratama azuki rice dumplings with sweet adzuki beans, or zenzai sweet bean soup.

    Capable ladies served us a typical hot pot meal. The soup was hot, filling and nourishing! Quite a few courses later, we could hardly move!

  • Tsukamoto
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 1-90
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop located in Kawai Town, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The shop’s signature item is the egara manju, a renowned Wajima sweet. Smooth sweet bean paste wrapped in a glutinous rice flour dough which is dyed a vivid yellow using Cape jasmine which is then steamed to create an extremely rare Japanese treat. The name is said to come from its resemblance to an iga Japanese chestnut, the pronunciation of which was corrupted into “egara.” The name is sometimes also written with characters meaning “fate,” “congratulations,” and “good” for good luck. Extremely popular, egara manju often sell out early in the day.

    サイズが大きいこともありますが、もちもちした食感で非常に食べ応えがある饅頭です。甘さもちょうどよく、非常に美味しかったです。

  • Yubeshi Nakauraya (Waichi Main Shop)
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    3.0
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    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 4-97
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop established in 1910 and located in Kawai-machi, Wajima, Ishikawa. The shop’s signature item is the maru-yubeshi yuzu dumpling, a renowned Wajima sweet. A ripe yuzu hollowed out and stuffed with uniquely-flavored glutinous rice which is then steamed several times and dried for half a year, the maru-yubeshi is a traditional sweet loved by celebrities and tea ceremony masters nationwide. Other items sold by the shop include soft gyoku-yubeshi gyuhi dumplings and refreshing yuzu jelly. The second floor is a café offering coffee and sweets served on Wajima lacquer dishes.

    2018.05.06訪問。 朝市散策の際に訪問。有名店のようで、朝市近辺だけでも3軒お店がありました。 お土産屋さんでこちらのプリンがおいしいと聞いたので注文。 能登プリン(ゆず、プレーン)の2種類を食べました。 ゆずプリンは ゆずの香りがふわっとして甘い中にも爽やかな感じが。 プレーンは普通のプリンでした。 能登産の材料で作っているプリンなので能登プリンなのかな。 期待したほど特徴は無かっ...

  • Takagiya Confectionary
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Hondamachi 1-3-9
    This is an old confectionery shop established in 1925 in Hondamachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It is a famous shop in Kanazawa winning a number of awards at the National Confectionary Expo, and the second generation successor selected as a Kanazawa confectionery master. Representative sweets include “Dainagon Monaka” and “Kaga Saogashi.” The “Kamifusen” are colorful monaka filled with Japanese style jelly in flavors such as grape or lemon. They look lovely and are popular with women as gifts or souvenirs.

    If youre a mochi fan you must make a pilgrimage here. Its about a 15-minute walk into the suburbs of Kanazawa, and youll be thinking the whole time that youre lost, but trust me, its worth...

  • Ishikawaya Honpo
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Shimenomachi Nishi 22
    This well-established Japanese confectionery store located in the town of Shimeno Town, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, was founded in the mid-1800s. It sells traditional handmade confectionery paying particular attention to the ingredients and taste without mass-producing. The “Kurumi Matsukaze” is a popular miso flavored castella type cake topped with walnuts. The well-known packs of colorful dried confectionary designed as flowers or animals are also a popular souvenir of Kanazawa.
  • Koshiyama Kanseido Main Store
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    3.5
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Musashimachi 13-17
    This is one of the traditional Japanese sweet shops representing Kanazawa, founded in 1888. Their most famous product is the sake manju, “Yaki-man,” a long seller that has been loved for over 100 years. A variety of Japanese sweets are available in the store such as the famous “Kinjomaki,” a triangle shaped special bean paste wrapped in a moist pastry, as well as “Saisei Anzukko,”, a new apricot popular souvenir of Kanazawa. A confectionery making experience where you can make two types of fresh confectionery (reservations required) is also popular with tourists from abroad.

    武蔵が辻エムザ裏にあります。金沢の老舗の饅頭屋さんです。私は子供の頃からここの大判焼きまんじゅう、今の二倍あったこれも美味しかった、今日は氷室饅頭を買いに来ました。越山のあんこうは美味いです。

  • Japanese Confectionary Sankaido
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamanakaonsenyunohonmachi C
    Sankaido in Yunohonmachi Town, Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga City is a well-established Japanese confectionary shop opened in 1905. The Sotto Hirakuto series, a popular traditional dried confectionary, contains dried confectionary according to the season such as spring, summer, fall and winter as well as fortune-telling charms in wafers, and is a popular item as a souvenir. The shop also sells fresh seasonal sweets.
  • Kokoya
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    3.5
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamanakaonsenminamimachi B 15-1
    Kokoya is a traditional Japanese confectionery store located on Yuge Road in the Yamanaka Hot Springs district. Its most famous product item is dango (dumplings) made using puffed Koshihikari rice. Eight different types are available, including Yomogi (mugwort) with Tsubuan (coarse sweet bean paste) and Mitarashi (dumplings covered with sweet soy sauce), Isobe (dumplings wrapped in seaweed) and Kinako (soybean flour) dumplings. Visitors who can’t decide which to choose can buy a boxed set containing several different flavors.

    山中漆器の器での焼きたて団子は、暖かさと共においしさが倍増する感じ。 店内の雰囲気も素敵で、ほっこりした時間を過ごせる。 通りの街並み全体もある程度統一感があり、宿だけではなく町中の散策が楽しい。

  • Shibafune Koide (Nomachi Main Store)
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nomachi 3-2-29
    Shibafune Koide is a long-established traditional Japanese confectionery store (founded in 1917) that is located on National Route 157, in 3 Chome, Nomachi Town, Kanazawa City. Shibafune Koide sells a range of locally-made, high-quality confectionery, including “Shibafune” senbei rice crackers made with ginger jelly, three varieties of “Sanyaso” steamed sponge-cake style confectionery, etc. The store also has its own café, and is a great place to drop in while strolling round the Nishi-chayagai area of Kanazawa City.

    金沢市野町にあります。前はここに本店があったが今は横川にあります。しっとり生地とこしあんで多幸感に包まれる桜餅、柴舟は有名だが桜餅も美味いです。

  • Wagashi Murakami (Kanazawa Main Store)
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    4.0
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nagamachi 2-3-32
    Wagashi Murakami is a long-established traditional Japanese confectionery store (founded in 1911) that is located in 2 Chome, Nagamachi, Kanazawa City. Products sold by Wagashi Murakami include Kintsuba (a confection in the shape of a sword-guard made from bean jam wrapped in dough) made by expert confectioners using carefully-selected beans, Jonama-gashi (high-grade confectionery), Warabi-mochi (bracken-starch dumplings), etc. One especially popular item is the “Brown Sugar Fukusa Mochi,” which has a filling of Gyuhi (Turkish delight) and mashed red-bean paste wrapped in a baked casing that includes brown sugar.

    這個非常好吃,是寒天加上砂糖,經過6天的乾燥,我一直以為是我們常吃的硬糖果,結果外層因為經過乾燥是脆的口感,裡面是軟Q的寒天,只有淡淡的甜味,一點都沒負擔

  • Okashijyou Kagahan
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Kamomachi C 90-1
    Okashijyou Kagahan features a full selection of its famous original sweets, particularly traditional Kaga snacks. It is a long-established store, a specialty business with one of the best markets in Japan, that has inherited traditional culture of Kaga clan. On any day, it offers over 300 varieties of sweets, including its own homegrown products. You can even get a glimpse of freshly-made products through glass windows facing the production line. Approximately 20 minutes by car via Katayamatsu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    ゴールデンウィーク中でしたが、混み具合はほどほど、大型バスがきたらまた変わるかもしれませんが、見学しながら試食できました。メジャーなほしいお菓子がない場合もありますが、お土産第1弾にはちょうどよいかもと思いました。

  • Coji
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    4.5
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kakinokibatake 3-3
    "A shop which sells Japanese sweets with a focus on anko red bean paste. Bite-sized anko sweets, perfect for a snack, fill the shop's display cases and shelves. One of the shop's most popular items is the ""Coji Dora,"" a hearty serving of anko sandwiched between two moist pancakes made with honey and brown sugar. In the summer, the shop sells kintoki adzuki bean shaved ice and mizu yokan jelly. The shop also offers more unusual items, like a sweet zenzai soup made with anko and coffee, and a cafe au lait zenzai soup."

    あんこが有名なお店です。とてもこじんまりとしたただ住まいですが、外観も内装もとても可愛らしいです。 どら焼き・葛餅・フルーツゼリーなどいろんな種類のお菓子があり、どれも濃すぎない味が美味しいです。

  • Rakugan Moroeya
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    4.0
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nomachi 1-3-59
    "A long-standing A Japanese confectionary shop which was established in the Edo period. The shops signature product is its dazzlingly-designed rakugan candies made the old fashioned way. The shop's rakugan confections have won many awards, such as the ""Hojogashi,"" a fresh rakugan sweet made with kinako toasted soybean flour which took first prize in a confectionary contest all the way back in 1898. Today, the shop's most popular sweet is its ""Hana Usagi,"" a cute flower-shaped rakugan confection individually wrapped in Japanese washi paper. Awarded the gold prize at the National Confectionary Exposition in Mie in 2017, it has also been used as a prop in a television drama."

    落雁はあまり好きではないのですが、雰囲気のある店構えと、店頭のぜんざいの写真を見て入店。 テーブルの上で自分で餅を焼いて、熱々のぜんざいに入れて頂きます。 餅を焼く香ばしい匂いも加わり、美味しかった。

  • Nakataya (Motomachi Shop)
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Motomachi 2-4-8
    "A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop's Motomachi location. The spacious shop is adjoined by a gallery. The shop's kintsuba, a traditional sweet consisting of sweet beans wrapped in a flour dough, is its signature item, and is made with particular emphasis on the flavor of the beans. Inside, the square kintsuba blocks are stuffed with whole, plump adzuki beans. The shop uses top quality Dainagon beans from Hokkaido. The kanten algae gelatin, an essential ingredient in making the dough, Is Tanba kanten made in Kyoto. The shop also actively incorporates local ingredients, and the ""Igaguri,"" a select variety of kintsuba, is filled with large Noto chestnuts."

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Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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