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Bread / Dessert / Other Food Shop Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Tanatsuya
    Shopping
    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.
  • Meruhen Nisshindo
    Shopping
    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
    50 Reviews
    Shopping
    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)
    Shopping
    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
    Shopping
    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)
    Shopping
    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.
  • Rakugan Moroeya Nishichaya Saryo
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nomachi 2-26 - 1 Chaya Street
    A café and sweet shop located in the “Nishi Chaya District” in Kanazawa easily identifiable by its red noren shop curtain out front. Renowned for its rakugan dry starch sweets and other famous confections, this long-standing sweet shop was established in 1849. The bright interior mixes Japanese and Western styles. Customers can enjoy a seasonal fresh sweet or dried candy while gazing at the beautiful shop garden. In winter, the shop offers a popular Noto adzuki bean zenzai and oshiruko sweet bean soups which let you grill your own mochi rice cakes at your seat. In summer, the shaved ice is a customer favorite. The shop also has a corner in the back selling Japanese confections for customers to take home. The nearest station is Kanazawa Station.

    We visited the sweets shop. A good example of Japanese traditional sweet. It is impressive what can be made as a sugar sweet. Worthwhile to have a look at least, the sweets are not extremely sweet...

  • Urushinomi
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Hirosaka 1-1-60 Noh work Main office 4F
    A sweet shop and café located on the fourth floor of Nousaku, a long-standing lacquerware shop which has been operated by eight generations of owners since 1780. The popular Yoshihashi, a high class Japanese confection, isn’t sold for taking home; it can only be enjoyed in the shop at a seat in the café area. Other customer favorites include the matcha green tea cream zenzai sweet soup, which combines the elegant sweetness of Noto dainagon adzuki beans with the flavor of matcha green tea; as well as the kuzu-kiri kudzu powder noodles made to order. Everything is served with Wajima lacquerware and other lacquerware plates, bowls, trays, and spoons. Inside this quiet shop, you can enjoy your treat while gazing out over the verdure of the adjoining park.

    The shop sells very nice and high quality lacquerware. And the little cafe on the 4th floor is a nice retreat after a walk in the area. Presentation of the desserts is very nice using the lacquerware...

  • Sakakobo Taro (Onikawa Branch)
    Shopping
    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.
  • Sabo Soshin
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-24-1
    A coffee shop located in the “Higashi Chaya District” in Higashiyama, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture which makes each cup one at a time to order. Situated inside a former tea house, the shop retains this old-fashioned, Japanese atmosphere; deep red latticework and knickknacks scattered about create a soothing atmosphere. Sweets such as the handmade cheesecake, matcha green tea blancmange, and Japanese-style parfaits are all well-reviewed. Come take a break in between exploring the town and enjoy the tea house neighborhood beyond the shop’s windows.

    A great coffee/tea house with a relaxing mellow vibe and a range of coffee and tea drinks. The perfect place to relax on a hot day. Great people watching from the second floor window seats.

  • Furukawa Shoten
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Idamachi Yo Part 8-1
    A popular bakery located in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture on the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula. Furukawa Shoten sells an abundant variety of breads, such as moist breads made with local vegetables and glutinous rice, sweet breads, hearty side dish-style breads, and breads slow-risen and backed with natural yeast. The most popular bread that Furukawa Shoten sells is the cooled cream bread, a soft bread stuffed with whipped cream. A variety of creams are offered, including course ground Noto dainagon adzuki sweet bean, black sesame, and fruit creams.

    パンの種類は沢山ありますがクリームパンが人気!食パンも美味しい。クリームパンはお土産にはならないです。なぜなら中は生クリームなので溶けてしまいまうのです。

  • Tsukamoto
    Shopping
    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.
  • Chayu
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-7-8
    A sweet shop and café located in the “Higashi Chaya District” in Higashiyama, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture which operates out of the second floor of a remodeled warehouse once used for storing items used by a local public bathhouse. The first floor is a takeout shop selling gelato made with Ishikawa milk and local ingredients. The Higashiyama ice monaka, gelato sandwiched between monaka wafers made with bamboo charcoal, is particularly popular. The second floor tatami mat café space serves matcha green tea from a long-standing tea shop, high grade Japanese confections, and Japanese-style sweets made with select ingredients.

    アイスの種類が色々ありどれも美味しそう。 普段は抹茶を食べることが多いので玉露にしました。 店内で食べれたのでそこでいただきました。 店内は賑わってきましたが、待つこともあまりなく購入できました。

  • Gyokusenan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Marunouchi 1-1
    A rest area inside Kanazawa Castle Park in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture built on the site of an office which once managed the garden in the Edo period. Overlooking the Gyokusen-in Maru Garden, a picturesque garden dotted with ponds, islands, and bridges offering beautiful seasonal scenery, visitors can enjoy the view for free. The rest area has a spacious Japanese-style room; visitors can enjoy a cup of tea with a fresh Japanese sweet for a small fee. Come relax, take in the sights of the beautiful garden, and enjoy a cup of tea in an elegant tatami room.
  • Patisserie Ofuku
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Hirosaka 1-2-13
    A popular Japanese and Western confectionary shop located in Hirosaka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Established in 1918 as “Ofukuken,” the shop underwent renovations and reopened under its current name in 2013. The shop sells Japanese sweets made by the third generation proprietor and Western confections made by the fourth generation proprietor, who trained at a hotel in Tokyo. The shop’s “an” sweet bean paste donuts have been popular since before it reopened. The shop’s seasonal Japanese confections and cakes made with seasonal fruits are beautiful and delicious. Ofuku has an eat-in space in addition to selling items for bringing home.

    Just outside the museum don’t miss this small patisserie where the owner develops his own research and achieved great results in mixing western patisserie with Japanese taste.

  • Yubeshi Nakauraya (Waichi Main Shop)
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    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...

  • Le pont de chocolat Saint Nicolas (Korinbo Shop)
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kourimbou 2-12-24
    Le pont de chocolat Saint Nicolas is a shop specializing in chocolate and cake, located in Korinbo, in the city of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. The charming building recognizable by its white walls and cobalt blue door, so that it looks as if it came from a street corner in Europe. Trained in Belgium, the home of fine chocolate, the patissier makes each piece of chocolate individually, resulting in a confection as beautiful as a fine jewel. This chocolate melts in one’s mouth and lets customers experience the mellow fragrance of fine chocolate. The café space inside the shop serves seasonal cakes and gelato.

    French inspired shop and cafe with chocolate, pastries, ice creams etc. The flan and the waffles were fresh and delicious. The cappuccino was good. The wifi did not work. Staff spoke little English...

  • Takagiya Confectionary
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    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
    Shopping
    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
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    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。

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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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