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Bread / Dessert / Other Food Shop Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Kasakuni
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    4.5
    47 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 764
    A Japanese sweet shop located in the Koyasan area in Koya Town, Ito County, Wakayama Prefecture. The shop is famous for its grilled rice cakes, a favorite treat for visitors to Koyasan to eat, as well as the Miroku-ishi, a renowned sweet named after the stone of the same name found on the grounds of the Okunoin Temple. The shop’s hijiri yokan jelly is made according to an ancient treasured written recipe; this historic culinary gem was once an essential part of local Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. The shop’s display shelves are also filled with a variety of other sweets popular among visitors to the area, including monaka bean jam filled wafers and senbei rice crackers branded with the local mascot character Koya-kun.

    You can choose between several sweets; the price is correct (you spend almost 110/150 yen each one) and there is a beautiful space where you can eat them. NB:you can freely drink water, hot tea or...

  • Naka Kori-ten
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Shingu 551-12
    A shaved ice specialty shop located in Shingu, Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture which is famous not just among local children but also fans around the country. Old-fashioned in appearance with tables and chairs set up out front, an air of the bygone Showa era emanates from the shop. The shop uses water from a pure Wakayama stream, selected as one of the 100 most famous in Japan in the Heisei period, which is slowly frozen over several days to create ice equal to any natural ice; this is then thinly shaved to create a delicate, icy treat. The most popular item on the menu is the matcha milk kintoki, made with matcha green tea and sweet adzuki beans; visitors love the heaping helping of syrup and the light sweetness of the beans.

    wonderful ice shop.. the texture is so heavenly that it just melts in your mouth.. you hardly felt the ice! we had yuzu and matcha powder red bean.. one of my friend even complain we ate his portion!

  • Nishiri
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    3.5
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 784
    A teahouse located in the Koyasan area in Koya Town, Ito County, Wakayama Prefecture which adjoins the identically named Nishiri souvenir shop which was founded in the early Meiji period. Nishii’s signature items are its tofu cake and tofu cookies, which harness the sweetness and flavor of tofu. The café also serves sasa-maki anpu, a renowned Japanese sweet from the Koyasan area. The interior of the shop is quiet and decorated in a purely Japanese style. Customers can enjoy a cup of matcha green tea or organic coffee with a sweet while resting feet tired from walk around Koyasan.

    We had a very nice afternoon tea there with tofu muffin and cookies which were delicious. We did not have lunch there, so can not comment on that. It is conveniently located in the middle of the...

  • Kaisenya Senjo
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 2927-722F
    You’ll find this fishermen cooperative-operated restaurant near the famous “Senjojiki” site in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture. The offer several options, such as set meals with fish caught the same day and homemade dried foods, rice bowls, and a la carte dishes. The tuna rice bowl, tuna cutlet, and Ise lobster dishes are especially popular, as is the “tuna cutlet burger” that comes with a hearty helping of vegetables and tartar sauce. You can gaze upon Senjojiki and the sea from the interior, and they sell Wakayama souvenirs too.

    白浜にある千畳敷のすぐ近くにあります。昼ごはんで利用しました。マグロカツを注文しましたが、また食べたい美味しさでした。

  • Momijiya Honpo
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunkushimotochou Shionomisaki 470
    This yokan (sweet bean jelly) specialty shop is in Kushimoto Town, Higashimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture. It opened in 1900 and operated over four generations before closing down once. The current owner used recipes he found in his grandfather’s Buddhist altar to recreate the original taste. The shop’s flagship product is the “hon-neri yokan,” of which only 200 can be produced daily. Each one is carefully made using Hokkaido azuki beans and agar from Osaka. The shop was recently awarded first place at the Monde Selection competition. The surface is crispy and has a unique dry texture.

    甘さ控えまで美味しい羊羹です。 一本が結構いいお値段なので、少しずつ味わっていただいています。 表面がカリカリの羊羹は 年配の人には懐かしいようで、 お土産で喜ばれます。

  • Ippuku
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunyuasachou Yuasa 23
    You’ll find this teahouse in the “Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings” in Yuasa Town, Arida County, Wakayama Prefecture. It was built in an old residence from around the end of the Edo period to the start of the Meiji period. The nostalgic earthen floor interior is always filled with music and has shelves with nearly 2,000 books. In addition to handmade cakes and Japanese sweets, there’s also homemade curry and rice, udon, and other popular dishes. You can bring in grilled fish and sashimi bought from the Kusuyama shop two doors down. Add them to the “rice set” that features Kinzanji miso and miso soup to create an original set meal.

    My boyfriend and I were in Yuasa for 3 nights, and we came ate here 3 times - that should tell you enough! The atmosphere is wonderful, the music is great, and the owner is a very friendly with...

  • Ryujin Heart
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Ryujinmuraryujin 165
    This café and shop built next to the Ryujin Roadside Station in Ryujin Village, Tanabe City, Wakayama stands out for its steepled log cabin design. It is operated by a group of women with a goal of revitalizing the region and inside the shop you’ll find additive-free goods for sale made from local ingredients. Here you can find local Ryujin souvenirs such as Yuzubeshi, which is a delicacy of barley miso and peanut mixed up and stuffed inside a yuzu citrus, or karinto sweet fried snacks made from rice dregs. In the café corner enjoy a light meal with options such as Ryujin miso croquettes, yuzu citrus juice, and cakes.
  • Shoeido
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 766
    This is a well-established Japanese confectionery shop established in the Ansei period (1855-1860) alongside Odawara-dori Street in Koyasan, Koya Town, Ito County. They sell excellent cakes including the famous Karukaya Mochi, Sanko no Hikari, Maki no Shizuku and Maki no Hana, as well as Buddhist altar equipment. On the second floor is a teashop, and on the third is a rest area. 

    よもぎのやきもちを買いました。 柔らかくてやさしいお味でよかったです。 お粉がふってあるのかと思ったら粉砂糖でした。 それもおいしかったです。

  • Kamikishiya Koya Shop
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 732-1
    This is a yakimochi (roasted rice cake) specialty shop at the foot of Mt. Koya in Koyasan, Koya Town. Yakimochi is a famous food of Mt. Koya with a history dating back to when Mt. Koya was opened in 816. The Kamikishiya yakimochi, moderately sweet red bean jam wrapped in sticky white-mochi rice cakes and yomogi-mochi (mugwort mochi) before being baked, boasts around 300 years of history as a souvenir for visitors to Mt. Koya. 

    We left home quite early to visit my fathers grave on the first day of Golden Week so that we can safely park our car. We arrived at Naka-no-hashi Car Park early enough to park. We visited the...

  • Sanada Ikoi Chaya
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    3.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkudoyamachou Kudoyama 1722-1
    This rest area is an eight-minute walk from Kudoyama Station in Kudoyama, Kudoyama Town. Run by a local volunteer group, they offer light meals including curry and udon noodles, and sell souvenirs such as goods related to Sanada Yukimura. They also deal in unique items like bento boxes (reservation only) using local foodstuffs such as their Rokumonsen bento, Oppai bento, and Choishi bento.

    まちなか休憩所にもなっていて、麦茶のサービスを受けられるようになっていました。散歩途中の小休憩で利用しました。

  • Nanpodo
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    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan Daimon 807
    This Japanese confectionary shop is located along the Prefectural Route 53, in Koya Town, Ito District, near Mount Koya. The shop sells confectionaries such as homemade saka-manju, mochi and dango. Inside the shop, customers can take a break and drink some tea, so many pilgrims to Mount Koya also rest here.
  • nachikurotei mimuro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 195
  • Toutouan
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    5.0
    12 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Kinokawashi Momoyamachoumoto 901
    Toutouan is a sweet shop owned by Yabumoto Hatashita Orchards, a producer of peaches. This popular shop has been featured on television, and the customers’ favorite dish is Peach Milk Gelato. Another bestseller, and one made in only limited quantities each day, is a parfait ringed with the pieces of a freshly cut peach. The shop also offers a full menu of items made with fruit produced in Wakayama Prefecture. Toutouan is open from March to December, and business hours vary according to the time of the year.

    旅行日程の数日前にFacebookで 「今年の桃パフェ終了」のお知らせを見た・・・。 それでも桃だけで作ったジェラートが食べれるとの事。 めっけもんの行きか帰りに寄れたら・・・と、思っていた。 夕方には台風が来るっていうから、帰り道から大きく外れるなら行けないかもしれなかったお店。 めっけもんでも桃はギリギリ一箱買えたけど、白桃欠乏症・・・桃たべたい。 藤桃庵さんも農家さん、めっけもんはJ...

  • Mori-no-Panya-san
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Kaisougunkiminochou Sakamoto 723-1
    This bakery on the Oishi-kogen Highland is only open on Saturdays and Sundays. Housed in a log cabin, there's a great view of the surrounding woodland from the terrace seating. It's a lovely way to enjoy the charms of nature with birdsong and the cool breeze passing through the valley. All of their products are additive-free. Their mountain shaped bread and their bacon knot filled with cream cheese and mustard get good reviews. They also serve juice and light fare like pizza and spaghetti, as well as items only available for a limited time.

    山の中にある隠れ家的パン屋さん。天然酵母の美味しいパンは店内でも食べられます。パスタやスープもあり。生石高原に向かう途中にあります。途中狭い道なのでご注意を。

  • Kiminoka
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Kaisougunkiminochou Miogawa 785-3
    "This shop features authentic gelato made by farmers who “want to help more people experience the happiness of eating immersed in nature."" With its characteristic white walls, they offer gelato made with seasonal fruit and vegetables they grow themselves. The produce of the season's rich fragrance and juiciness comes through in a delightfully sweet and sour fullness. They also sell vegetables from their farm used in the gelato at their Petit Marche. People sometimes choose the gelato as a local Kimino Town reward for participating in Japan's “Hometown Tax Donation ""system."

    紀美野町の山中にあるジェラート屋さんです。豊富なジェラートがあり、目移りしてしまいます。野菜のジェラートもありました。食べてはいませんが、山椒を使ったジェラートもありました。 やはり人気店だけあって土曜の昼間は、車や人で溢れていました。 ちなみに、車で行けない方は和歌山駅のmioというショッピングビルにもお店があります。

  • Nachi Neboke-dou
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    3.5
    41 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Ichinono 3434-1
    This historic Japanese sweet shop was founded in Osaka in 1624. It's approximately five minutes on foot from Daimonzaka's Married Cedars on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. In the quest for the best water for making their sweets, they opened this store in Katsuura to use spring water from Mt. Nachi. Visitors can observe their facility's crafting process with its dedication to flavor and safety. They use Okinawa made sugar for an array of items like ice cream, karinto manju treats, and their original kuro-ame sweets that are meant to be reminiscent of Kishu binchotan charcoal. Meals that feature local marine produce like their raw tuna-topped rice bowls are available too.

    食事も出来ますが、どちらかと言えばお土産屋さんがメインの店です。 お土産を買ったついでに、食事もすると言った感じですね。

  • Natural Foods Store Shion
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Kinokawa Kishigawacho Kodo 802
    This natural foods store is located in front of Kishi Station on the Wakayama Electric Railway Kishigawa Line. It offers additive-free foods made with organic fruits and vegetables grown in the rich natural environment of Wakayama, healthy handmade bento boxes, and other handcrafted products. We especially recommend their strawberry confiture, a jam which preserves the rich flavor and refined sweetness and fragrance of Marihime strawberries, an original cultivar of Wakayama. The shop's attached cafe, which offers a selection of daily lunches, mini desserts, natural beverages, and other items, is a great place to relax while waiting for a train.
  • Cake TERU
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    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Sudacho Kamihyogo 280-1
    "This shop offering natural sweets made with choice ingredients is located next to the Hashimoto-higashi Interchange on the Keinawa Expressway. The shop, which has a basic concept of ""easy on the body,"" makes its sweets with Suzuran eggs, a heritage egg of Hashimoto, Yotsuba butter, rock candy, and an original wheat blend. The shop forgoes the use of oxygen absorbers in its packaging to assure that the flavor of its teru, galletes, and other baked sweets is not adversely affected. We especially recommend their line of Kouya sweets, which includes financier cakes made with plenty of persimmon, mandarin orange, and plum, the three main specialties of Kishu."
  • Tsuji no Mochi
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Kitashinmachi 1
    Located in the center of Tanabe, a city along the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route, about a 15-minute drive from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway via National Route 42, this is a venerable retailer of traditional Japanese sweets. Its flagship product is Okeshi Mochi, a simple round, flat cake of rice paste covered on both sides with sweet red bean paste. The soft, chewiness of the pounded Mochi cake and the perfectly salted, not-too-sweet flavor of the bean paste make this a popular item, and it is said to have been a favorite of Minakata Kumagusu, the famous 19th-century scholar in natural history and folklore studies. Since these confections do not keep more than a day, one can taste them only here. In the back of the shop is a tea corner, where customers can enjoy a cup of tea with their sweets.

    紀伊田辺駅から闘鶏神社と逆の方に行くとあります。お餅の上に粒あんをのせた辻の餅が名物です。シンプルですが非常に美味しかったです。

  • Kashin Fumido
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Kitashinmachi 56
    This is located about a ten-minute drive from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway via Prefectural Route 208. It is a venerable shop that has specialized in creating confections imbued with the spirit of Kisei Tanabe since 1905. In 2002, the shop's exquisite Kamishima no Tsuru, made of chestnuts wrapped in smooth red bean paste and white bean with egg yolk paste and then coated with soft marshmallow dough, won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Award at a national contest. Other recommended items are those made with Binchotan charcoal, such as the White Charcoal Cookie, made with finely ground Binchotan charcoal and black sesame.

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Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.

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