Groceries Spots in Aichi Area

  • Ito Shoten Denemon
    Shopping
    Aichi Chita-gun Taketoyocho Satonaka 54
    This veteran brewery is about 10 minutes by car from Taketoyo Interchange on the Minami Chita Road. They've been manufacturing and selling miso and tamari soy sauce since the Edo period. Their miso and tamari have a deep, rich flavor from the brewing bacteria and two-hundred year old cedar casks that have been passed down through the generations. Their signature additive-free miso is made with domestic soybeans and sun-dried salt before being carefully fermented for three years. Their versatile tamari seasoning is rich and sweet, with 16% salt that is less than ordinary varieties. Their popular nametake mushroom and soy sauce preserve has no artificial flavors.
  • Minamigura Shoten
    Shopping
    Aichi Chita-gun Taketoyocho Satonaka 58
    A five-minute taxi ride from Taketoyo Station on the JR Taketoyo Line. This miso and soy sauce brewery has been making its naturally flavored products using traditional methods since 1872. The brewery's miso is prepared in wooden casks, some of which are over 100 years old, and slow-aged over a three year period; each batch comes out slightly different, meaning its flavor is unique and never to be tasted again. The brewery's fresh Sato no Aji miso, which is packaged straight from the cask without additional aging, comes in two types - one in which the beans have been mashed to a smooth consistency, and one with the pieces of soybean still intact for a chunky texture. The luxurious Tsuresoi miso, which is made exclusively with the small amount of highly flavorful miso found at the bottom of the cask, is also recommended.
  • Kiraku Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Toyokawa-shi Monzencho 61
    A Japanese confectionary shop whose main location stands in front of the Toyokawa Inari shrine's main gate in Monzen-cho, Toyokawa City. The shop's signature product is its Hoju Manju shrine crest-shaped buns filled with bean paste containing koji made from rice blessed by the Toyokawa Inari. Visitors can catch sight of the buns being made in the shop; the establishment can also provide food for large groups with an advance reservation.
  • Tsutaya Seikaho
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Toyota-shi Yamanote 4-43
    A Japanese confectionery on Prefectural Route 488 in 4 Chome, Yamanote, Toyota City. Their Japanese sweets include the Crown Monaka in the shape of a car from the Toyota Motor Corporation headquartered in Toyota City, as well as the Toyota no Hoshi, a rugby ball-shaped rice flour shortbread cookie made to commemorate the 2019 Rugby World Cup. They welcome orders for anniversary cakes made of Japanese sweets.
  • Eikokuya
    Shopping
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Chikusa-ku Sanmoncho 2-58
    A black tea specialty shop located in Sanmon-cho, Nagoya City. The shop sells black teas imported from India, Sri Lanka, and Europe, as well as herbs, spices, additive-free dried fruits, fruit teas, and other foods. The shop also operates the Eikokuya Indian restaurant and Eikokuya Parlor.
  • Yamatoya Honten's Hakkoya
    Shopping
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Naka-ku Sakae 3-15-1
    A shop specializing in pickled vegetables on Otsu-dori Street, 3 Chome, Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya City. Their pickles are a local favorite, made with moriguchi daikon radishes harvested along the Kiso River. The variety has been certified as the longest in the world by Guinness Record. They also make melon and other Nara-zuke sake lees pickles, as well as mirin-zuke pickles.
  • Pinede (LA CHIC Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Naka-ku Sakae 3-6-1 LACHIC B1
    "A pastry shop located in the LA CHIC commercial facility in 3 Chome, Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya City. They sell cakes and pastries made with only the best ingredients. Their small ""Even Tastier Cheesecakes"" are a local favorite. A popular present, customers can get them decorated with messages or pictures to order."
  • Ryoguchiya Korekiyo Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Naka-ku Marunouchi 3-14-23
    "A Japanese confectionary shop situated on Suginomachi-dori Street in Marunouchi 3 Chome, Naka Ward, Nagoya City. The shop sells Nininshizuka dried candies made with wasanbon fine-grained Japanese sugar from Tokushima Prefecture, Sen'nari pancake sandwiches filled with a sweet paste made from Hokkaido adzuki beans, and other renowned sweets which have been a favorite of locals since before WWII, as well as Ochikochi and other ""saogashi"" bar-shaped seasonal sweets, plus namagashi fresh sweets."
  • Lee's Taiwan Kitchen (Shintenchi-dori Shop)
    Shopping
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Naka-ku Osu 3-30-93 MEGA TOWN Uchi
    A Taiwanese stand in the Megatown complex at 3 Chome, Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya City. Besides their Taiwan-style fried chicken made with carefully selected chicken and spicy seasonings, they also offer fried chicken with a sweet and spicy miso sauce, as well as with an orange-flavored sauce. They also serve refreshing gelatin drinks, as well as a variety of tapioca drinks you can choose from including milk tea, cafe au lait, and soymilk.
  • Michel Belin (JR Nagoya Takashimaya Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-1-4 JR Nagoya Takashimaya B1F
    This Western-style sweet shop is in JR Nagoya Takashimaya, with direct access from JR Nagoya Station. It's in Meieki, Nakamura Ward, Naogoya City. The Michel Belin brand was launched by the chocolate maker of the same name representing France. They sell French sweets, including chocolate, macaron and other pastries, cakes, etc.
  • Rakuan Rokiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Kita-ku Ozone 2-8-24
    A Japanese confectionary shop situated on National Route 19 in Ozone 2 Chome, Kita Ward, Nagoya City. The shop sells Japanese confections made with choice adzuki beans, such as the signature E Anbai Mochi, adzuki bean jam rice cakes covered with black sesame and kinako (roasted soybean flour); and the Manzairaku, hand-filled bean jam wafer cakes. The shop also makes and sells seasonal items.
  • Fujisawa Seika
    Shopping
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Higashikoken 161
    Fujisawa Seika is a long-established cake shop which has continued to make the genkotsuame candy in the downtown area of Inuyama Castle since the Meiji period. The handmade candies made with brown sugar and sesame seeds, syrup, and soybean flour, contain many minerals and vitamins and have a simple, rustic flavor with a hint of cinnamon. It is also said that the Lord of Inuyama Castle would treat his retainers to the sweets as food in battle because the sweets were full of nutrition. Sweets branded with the Inuyama City official character, Wanmaru-kun, are also very popular. The nearest station is Inuyama Station.
  • Top Fruit Yaobun Main Branch
    Shopping
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Mizuho-ku Shiojichou 1-5
    The main branch of Top Fruit Yaobun is located in Mizuho Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. The shop sells carefully selected fruits from farms across the country. At the back of the shop with products like apples and melons on display, is a cafe where visitors can enjoy some fresh juice, a fruit sandwich, or dessert. The breakfast menu available from opening until 10:30 a.m. is particularly popular. A plate of assorted fruit, boiled eggs and toast are served free of charge when ordering a drink.
  • Hana no Chaya - Ryoguchiya Korekiyo -
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-1-4 JR Central Towers (Towers Plaza) 13F
    Ryoguchiya Korekiyo is a well-established Japanese confectionary with hand-crafted sweets founded in 1634 and located on the 13th floor of JR Central Towers just off of Nagoya Station. Just like any traditional Japanese confectionary they offer a wide variety of sweets including anmitsu served in a bamboo dish made with fresh fruits, adzuki red-bean paste, and white mochi as well as other sweets such as zenzai (red-bean soup) and matcha (green tea). They especially spend time and effort in making them as an establishment. They also offer light meals such as Nagoya Kishimen (flat noodles). The restaurant interior is an elegant space with bamboo where you can enjoy a high-quality tea-time.
  • Mikawaya Seika
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Toyokawashi Kouchou Ryuka 114-4
    This handmade confectionery is located between Ko Station and Otowa River. Its “Habutae” rice cakes are beloved in Konoichi Market for their ability to ward off evil. The popular “shiawase daifuku,” which combine strawberries, chestnuts, and cheese, have been featured by many media outlets as well. The “Toyokawa so daifuku” is a seasonal item that contains green shiso, a Toyokawa City specialty, and strawberries, and won a contest of most popular local products. This shop is overflowing with original creations and local pride.
  • London Cupcakes Nagoya Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Himeiketori 3-25-2
    This shop specializes in tea and cupcakes and is about 10 minutes from Kakuozan Station. The white and pink interior is adorable. Creamy butter cream is used for the cupcakes, and the teas come in many fragrant varieties, such as earl grey. The menu changes with the seasons as well, and you can even order items customized for birthdays, weddings, and other important occasions.
  • Wakamatsuya Senichi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Minamikoken 186
    Wakamatsuya Senichi is a Japanese confectionery about two kilometers south of Inuyama Castle that has been around for about 80 years. It offers Japanese unbaked sweets and decorative wedding confections, with its peach-based Inuyama specialty sweets enjoying particular popularity. Its “tosuika” product, which is a whole peach preserved inside jelly, has been covered by the media dozens of times. The owner also occasionally holds confection classes, so visitors can taste their own seasonal creations.
  • Patisserie AZUR
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Iseyama 1-11-7
    This cake shop with café is only a five-minute walk from Higashi Betsuin Station on the Meijo Line of the Nagoya subway. Spot their distinct signboard on their brick wall, “AZUR” which means the blue of the sea or sky. Their concept is based around a confectionary store that you visit on vacation. The interior is painted a sky blue with planes displayed everywhere. All their cakes are baked with seasonal and raw ingredients, their most popular is their butter-filled crispy Millefeuille. Their Quiche Plate is also very popular.
  • Kiyomemochi Sohonke
    Shopping
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Atsuta-ku Jingu 3-7-21
    Kiyomemochi Sohonke, located about two minutes’ walk from the West Exit of Jingu-mae Station, is a well-established Japanese sweet shop. You can feel the history from the shop’s appearance standing in front of Atsuta-jingu Shrine, and it opened as Kiyome tea house built in the middle of the Edo period (1603-1868). Kiyomemochi was started to sell to worshippers and is known for pilgrimage souvenirs today as suggested by “mocha cleansed for Atsuta pilgrimage.” Kiyomemochi is a Habutae-silk like rice cake with a brand of Kiyome ironed wrapping smooth sweet bean paste, and is sleek and very soft. Kiyomemochi with a flaky and sweet chestnut is also popular.
  • Gâteaux de la mêre Souriante
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Tachibana 1-4-12
    Gâteaux de la mêre Souriante, located about nine minutes’ walk from Osu Kannon Station on the Tsurumai Subway Line, is a hideaway cake shop in Tachibana, Naka Ward. Mr. Kurimoto is a chef with a record of receiving awards at numerous cake shows. There are many gorgeous and beautiful-looking cakes which are lightly sweetened. Dome chocolat, which is a smooth chocolate mousse and colorful macarons, is particularly popular. It also provides a lovely place to eat in a natural atmosphere.

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Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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