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  • Patisserie Roku
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    4.5
    213 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiogunimachi Manganji 6610
    This Kurokawa Onsen pâtissier is famous for its roll cakes made with copious quantities of soyo no tsuki eggs raised at the foot of Mt. Aso. Housed inside an old private home facing Kawabata-dori Avenue in Kurokawa Onsen, the shop’s chou à la crème, topped with a shiokoji (salt-marinated rice malt) cookie, are filled with custard only after a customer orders them. The shop’s plain and matcha roll cakes, made with local Kumamoto and Aso ingredients, are also popular.

    Busy little shop, we tried the choux pastry, cheese cake and pudding. The first 2 were very good. Pudding was good though not the best I have tried. Will definitely revisit the next time we are...

  • Tanaka Chikusan
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    4.5
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Itsuwamachijougawara 2-101-1
    This famous yakiniku barbecue house offers carefully selected, reasonably priced Japanese black beef from their own ranch. Their popular all-you-can-eat menu lets you dine on the tender marbled beef to your heart's content. People even come from far away to eat there, to the point that they sometimes have a line waiting for them to open.

    まぁ豪華な肉が食べられます。 このレベルはおそらく安い部類に入ると思う。 食べ放題飲み放題もメニューにあるが、飲み負けしてしまうと思う。ワインに日本酒までもが飲み放題だから。危ないね。 ハンドルキーパー付きで、本渡に宿泊であればチャレンジしてもいいかな〜 難点は、場所が遠い事と煙い。。。

  • La Table de Merucoro
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiasomura Kawayou Sakanoue 3765
    Merucoro is a famous store, which sells bread made with homemade yeast, around 30 types of jam and baked confectionaries. There is also a café inside the store, where customers can taste the bread and baked confectionaries they have bought with drinks. There is also a lunch set and a cake set. It is approximately 16 minutes’ walk from the Minamiaso Railway Takamori Line’s Choyo Station, along the National Route 325.

    阿蘇へのドライブ途中に寄ってみました。 パンだけでなく焼き菓子も美味しそうなのがいっぱい! レーズンくるみパンとその他焼き菓子を買って帰りました。 パンはトーストして食べるとくるみの香ばしさが際立ってよかったです。

  • Patisserie d'Aso MIYUKI
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    Kumamoto Aso-shi Uchinomaki 224
    This patisserie is located in Aso Uchinomaki Onsen, Aso's top hot spring district. Using Jersey cow milk, seasonal fruits, and other local ingredients, the shop continues to make confections sure to make you smile the moment you take a bite. The shop's popular gelato is a luxurious treat made with an abundance of seasonal fruit. You can add up to two toppings per gelato cup from a wide selection, including peaches, mangoes, chocolate, and pistachios. The bright and cherry shop is replete with an eat-in space where you can also enjoy your confection with a cup of coffee.
  • Shinise Sonodaya
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    5.0
    9 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Minami-tsuboimachi 6-1
    "This Japanese candy shop is located a 10-minute walk from the Torichosuji tram station. The shop continues to make Chosen-ame (Korean candies), a traditional confection in Kumamoto whose history stretches back over 400 years. Chosen-ame are made with glutinous rice, mizuame glucose syrup, and sugar, and are characterized by a lightly sweet flavor and a texture similar to other Japanese hard candies. Long ago, they were called ""chosei-ame"" (long-life candies), but after Kato Kiyomasa, then-lord of Kumamoto Domain, brought them with him during an invasion of Korea and praised them for their delicious flavor as well as their long shelf life, they came to be called ""Korean candies."" While continuing to preserve tradition, the shop also takes on new challenges; for example, in 2018 the shop released lemon candies, its first new product in 115 years."

    有名な話で他の方も書かれておりますが、清正公のファンはもとより戦国ファンなら、今も体感することが出来る400年以上の伝統をぜひ味わうべきです。もちろん美味しいです。新作のれもん飴もレモンピールがアクセントとなって、とても美味でした。お店の方もとても親切で、こちらが恐縮するくらいでした。 そしてこれも有名な話ですが、現在の19代目店主はマンガ家の園田健一先生とのことです。園田先生ファンなら、ぜひ有明...

  • Tsukemonoya no Otsukemono Hirano Shoten
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiogunimachi Manganji Kita Kurokawa 6592-2
    This Japanese pickles shop is located a one-minute walk from Kurokawa Onsen's Sakura Square. Inside a compact establishment, the shop sells a variety of flavorful Japanese pickles. The shop makes its pickles using only seasonal vegetables grown amidst the natural abundance of the local Kurokawa area. From crisp lightly pickled vegetables to well-pickled vegetables, all of the shop's products have a smooth, elegant flavor which maximizes the innate deliciousness of the vegetables used. The shop takes great pride in the spiciness of its popular Genki Daikon pickles; customers rave that once you start eating them, you can't stop. The upper part near the stem is ever-so-slightly sweet, while the bottom part near the root bears the unique spiciness of daikon radish, enabling you to enjoy the differing flavors.

    朝イチに訪問しました。全種類試食が出来るので、好みの商品をお土産に購入できます。お茶も出してくださって、試食の喉の乾きも潤すことが出来ました。クレジットカードも使えます。

  • Okashi no Kobai (Hakuzan Main Shop)
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Hakuzan 1-6-31
    "This Western confectionary shop was established in 1949. The shop continues to make its signature Homore no Jindaiko as well as a variety of other Japanese- and Western-style confections. Homare no Jindaiko are made with gyuhi soft rice cake enwrapped in sweet Hokkaido azuki bean paste. The popular product has repeatedly won the Honorary President Award in the National Confectionary Exposition. The tasty treats come wrapped in a paper ""can"" resembling a Japanese taiko drum, a special, patented packaging method designed to preserve the vibrant flavor. Other popular products include the Musha-gaeshi, inspired by the musha-gaeshi (warrior-repelling) walls of Kumamoto castle; and the Higo Gojuyonmangoku, jowarian highly sweetened bean paste sandwiched between two thin, crisp wafers."

    The pastries are very smooth, not too sweet, and cute! Apple mochi is the best. Has apple bits inside. Sooo refreshing and oishi

  • Okamoto Tofu
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunogunimachi Nishizato 2241-6
    This tofu shop located in Oguni Town, Aso County was founded in the Meiji period. Their excellent tofu is made with local spring water. They sell several varieties, including country style inaka tofu, zaru tofu served in a basket, and fried tofu. You can also eat freshly made tofu right there as part a meal set. They make soy milk too, and sell prepared products made with it like karinto fried dough and yokan bean gelatin that make great gifts.

    「田舎の宿」を謳っているだけあって、周りには何もありません。コンビニに出るのも車で少し時間がかかります。だからこそ、日常を忘れてゆっくりできます。豆腐屋さんを営んでいて、お食事はまさに豆腐尽くし。これがおいしい!露天風呂は広く、満点の星空を眺めながら入浴できます。そしてお部屋にはテレビがついていませんので、ほんとにのんびり過ごせますよ。

  • Kashin Nakamura
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Aso-shi Kurokawa 1490-2
    This confectionary shop is located a five-minute walk from Aso Station. Based on the owner's desire to help people experience the charms of Aso through confections, the shop sells a variety of confections which embody the charms of Aso. The names of many of the shop's confections are inspired by the Aso area, such as the Himoji-yaki, Nakadake Chocolat, and Higotai. The Himoji-yaki is a bouchee with a texture resembling the rocky surface of Mt. Aso and is stuffed with mochi rice cake and coarse sweet red bean paste; at the request of the imperial household, this confection was used as a souvenir at the Kumamoto Nenrinpikku, a sports tournament and community event for senior citizens.

    こちらのお菓子店さんでお土産を購入しました。昼過ぎの来訪でしたがさすがに平日の午後なので混雑はしていましせんでした。

  • Nakahara Shogetsudo
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    5.0
    3 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Kikuchi-shi Wai 285
    This Japanese confectionary shop was established in 1940. The shop continues to make Japanese confections by hand with fastidious attention to flavor. For its sweet azuki beans, the shop only uses azuki from Hokkaido, and its azuki bean paste, diligently cooked each morning at 6 a.m., is characterized by an elegant, orchid color. The shop's Takemitsuko is a crispy yet soft cookie sandwich inspired by the history of Kikuchi which is filled with apricot jam and garnished with crunchy almonds. The tasty confection was awarded the Minister's Award at the National Confectionary Exposition.

    I love the peach jelly! Tastes like a combination of mochi and jelly texture. So good I got 2. Upon entering, the two friendly ladies welcomed us with hot tea and snacks. Very hospitable, very...

  • Tenmeido
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Minami-ku Kawashiri 1-3-39-2
    Kawashiri is a district filled with old-fashioned buildings bearing white stucco walls and lattice doors. This confectionary shop, located a five-minute walk from Kawashiri Station, has been making delicious and healthy sweets which celebrate the area's distinctive features since it was established during the Tenmei era (1781-1789). The shop's signature product is its Tenmei Manju, a bun stuffed with a flavorful egg yolk filling and sprinkled with fine-grained zarame granulated sugar before baking. The buns have a crumbly texture and are renowned for going well with both tea and coffee. The shop also actively incorporates European confectionary methods; for example, the shop's Cheese Manju, a baked bun with a cookie-like outer crust stuffed with cream cheese, has enjoyed much popularity thanks to this novel combination.

    老舗の和菓子屋さんですが、洋菓子もあります。 チーズ饅頭がすきです。 川尻のお菓子屋といえば、やっぱりこちらですね。昔からいい意味で変わらず美味しく、新しい商品も美味しいのが、とてもいいですね。

  • Ogunigou Souvenir Hall Piramitto
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    2.5
    3 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunogunimachi Miyabaru 2483-1
    A Japan Agricultural Cooperatives famers market located in Oguni, Aso District, Kumamoto Prefecture easily identifiable by its namesake pyramid-shaped building. The market sells all manner of Aso products, including fresh vegetables delivery daily by local farmers, Kumamoto pork ham and sausages, and dairy products made with Oguni Jersey milk. There is also a restaurant where diners can enjoy dishes made with delicious local ingredients; the Oguni beef diced steak and yakiniku (barbecue) special are particularly popular. The rich soft-serve ice cream makes a great dessert or treat.

    お昼のピークはとっくに過ぎていましたが、店内は7割方埋まっていました。大所帯の家族一組と4~5人の家族連れが2組、追加の注文やら、水をピッチャーで持ってきてくれとか、2人しかいない店員もこの3組の応対で、席への案内も満足にしてもらえませんでした。入店時の悪いと続くもので。。でてきた和風サイコロステーキですが、付け合わせがシイタケというのも違和感あるのですが、お互いの汁が少し混ざり合い、お肉も冷め気...

  • Pumpkin
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Kamiamakusa Matsushimamachi Aitsu 7914-27
    This Western confectionary shop faces the Amakusa Pearl Line and can be identified by its orange roof. The shop sells cakes, cookies, puddings, and a variety of other confections. The shop's signature product is the Amakusa Roll, a 50-centimeter-long roll cake. The roundness of the cake symbolizes household harmony, while its 50 centimeter length symbolizes a wish for eternal happiness. In addition to the lightly sweet standard plain variety, the cake comes in other flavors such as chocolate, matcha green tea, and salted caramel, and is popular as both a souvenir and gift. The shop also makes seasonal varieties of the Amakusa Roll such as herb citrus and pumpkin.

    一度頂き物でいただいて、とっても美味しかったので、ドライブついでに買いに行きました。 ふわっふわっのロールケーキは甘さ控えめで、ながーいロールケーキをペロッと食べてしまいました。 長すぎてそのままでは冷蔵庫に入りませんでした。 おいしいので、天草に行かれるときはぜひ。

  • Morino Kumasan Bon Gateaux
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchigunkikuyoumachi Hikarinomori 6-6-1
    This sweet shop is located in Kikuyo Town, Kikuchi County. They sell baked confections and cakes made with seasonal fruit, fresh cream and eggs from Kumamoto, and other additive free ingredients. They have an array of colorful cakes available, as well as gift sets packed with their popular baked sweets.

    桃のケーキを買いました。フレッシュな果実をそのまま使う場合、個体差があるので難しいと思いますが、見るからに繊維、筋がたくさんと想像できる桃でした… ほかに歯触りの良さそうな桃のケーキもあるのに、たまたま私のタイミングが悪かったのでしょうか。 詰めてもらっている時に別のものに変えてと言えばよかったのかもしれませんが、この桃を売り物のケーキで陳列していたことにびっくりです。 ほかにも美味しそうなケーキ...

  • Lucky Branch (Aoinomori Shop)
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Hitoyoshi-shi Nakaaoimachi 354-6
    A Western-style sweet shop located about a three-minute walk from Hitoyoshi Station. Selling items like cake and baked goods, you can spot it by the green sign and its front lawn. Their popular cheesecake with a pudding-like texture has fans coming from near and far. Their many limited seasonal items include oak-leaf wrapped kashiwa mochi rice cakes and matcha green tea tiramisu in spring and roll cakes and pies in fall made with chestnuts, a Hitoyoshi specialty. Enjoy your purchase at their eating area along with coffee or juice.

    屋号は飲食店みたいですが、洋菓子と和菓子の製造及び販売をされているお店です。 チーズケーキげ有名らしく、チーズケーキを購入される方が多いです。 チーズケーキは1,700円、ちょっと高いような気がすします。 肝心のお味ですが、私には、バニラエッセンスが効きすぎで、甘味が強いと感じました。

  • Kumamoto Prefecture Bussan-kan
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Sakuramachi 3-1NTT West Sakuramachi building 1F
    This Bussan-kan is located in the center of the city. The facility has over 2,500 kinds of products local to Kumamoto including traditional crafts and foods, alcoholic beverages, as well as fruit and vegetables. It is easy to access being close to the transportation bus center, and is recommended to those wanting to buy souvenirs. It is a three-minute walk from the “Kumamotojo-mae” tram stop.
  • Pan Kobo Mamenoki
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Kurokawa 1447
    This bakery is located in Aso City. They sell bread made with carefully selected ingredients and their own type of yeast, as well as handmade jam. Their sweet and aromatic bread is made with 100% Hokkaido flour and locally sourced milk from jersey cows. They have an eating area, so lots of people get a coffee to go with their purchase.
  • PAIN DAIGO
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiasomura Kawayou 1883
    This bakery is in Aso County's Minamiaso Village. Their bread made with Kumamoto wheat flour and natural yeast has been a hit since they opened. Their baked goods feature local Kumamoto seasonal ingredients. With items made with asparagus, sausage, and other kinds of meat and vegetables, the simple natural flavors shine through.
  • Maruken Suisan
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    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Itsuwamachifutae 4662-5
    A marine products market and restaurant situated at the gateway to Tsuji Island on the northern tip of Shimoshima Island in Amakusa. The market primarily sells the abundant delicacies of the vast Amakusa Sea. The market is particularly famous for its foods made with sea urchin. Amakusa is one of only a few places where delicious sea urchin can be caught year-round. The shelled raw sea urchin, made exclusively with rich flavored, wild sea urchin, is particularly recommended. The market also carries seasonal seafoods such as dried mullet roe and shrimp. The market also has a restaurant and operates dolphin watching tours which leave from Tsuji Island, an island selected for inclusion in a list of Japan's 100 island treasures.
  • Sugi Bee Garden Kumamoto Aso Mitsubachi Farm
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiasomura Shimono 980
    This food shop is owned and operated by Sugi Bee Garden, a company with shop locations around Japan and the world. Inside the white shop building, you can purchase honey, royal jelly, cosmetics, soaps, and other original products and merchandise. The shop's popular soft-serve ice cream, topped with the company's vaunted honey, is rich yet has a flavor that doesn't get tiring. The shop also has beehives on site, enabling customers to watch beekeeping activities up close. In addition, there's a museum space which presents easy to understand information about honeybees and beekeeping, and the shop also holds exhibitions which allow visitors to try beekeeping implements themselves.

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Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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