Bread / Dessert / Other Food Shop Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Imakin Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Uchinomaki 290
    This popular eatery boasting over one hundred years of history is frequently featured in magazines and television shows. In the famous Aka beef bowl, chewy, rare-cooked lean fresh meat is packed onto a voluminous bowl of rice, a wonderful dish where umami flavor flows over the palette after just one mouthful. On holidays and in sightseeing seasons, visitors form a long line even before opening.
  • RAKUDAYAMA
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Asoguntakamorimachi Takamori 2693-4
    This shop in Takamori Town, Aso County specializes in charcoal grilled chicken. The name of the store comes from Rakudayama (“Rakuda” means “camel”, and “yama” means “mountain” in Japanese), a nearby mountain that looks like a camel's hump. Smothered in their secret sauce, the taste is like no other. People usually eat it by cutting up the chicken with special scissors.
  • Hayashi no Ikinari Dango
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Suizenjikouen 7-2
    This shop in Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City sells Ikinari Dango Dumplings, a local sweet. Customers from around the country order their Ikinari Dango, made with domestically produced bean paste and sweet potatoes purchased from contract farmers. The shop's unique murasaki-imo manju buns are popular too, with purple sweet potato mixed into the dough. It is located on the approach to Suizenji Park, and when the weather is good, people like to sit and enjoy their sweets in the chairs in front of the store.

    1個から販売していただけて、冷たいお茶を「暑いからね、飲んでくださいね」とその場で食べない自分にもお気遣いいただきました。ホカホカのいきなり団子もとても美味しかったです。

  • Pan Kobo Mamenoki
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    阿蘇には、美味しいパン屋さんがあります。 有名、無名を問わず。 中でもこちらは、名前を聞い食べてみて美味しさは納得。 ジャンルは菓子パンです。 美味しいベーカリーショップです。 ただし、店頭販売を行なっていませんので、道の駅での購入となります。

  • Suganoya (Kumamoto Johsaien Sakuranokoji Store)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Ninomaru 1-14
    This restaurant in Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City specializes in cuisine featuring fresh, high quality horse meat. They serve different cuts of horse meat as sashimi, as well as relatively accessible horse meat croquettes that are great for eating while walking around town. Items like their horse meat curry buns are popular presents.
  • PAIN DAIGO
    Shopping
    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.
  • Morino Kumasan Bon Gateaux
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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...

  • Patisserie Roku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.
  • La Table de Merucoro
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    阿蘇旅行の際立ち寄りました。 友人がお目当てのパンを購入し、隣接のカフェでお茶とデザートをいただきました。 平日のためそれほど混んでいませんでしたが、パン屋はさすがに人気なんですね、混雑してました

  • Chez Tani, Kengun Store Chez Tani, Kengun Store
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Higashi-ku Hanatate 3-15-14

    熊本市東区花立にある[シェ タニ 健軍店]さんにお邪魔です。 道沿いよ大きいスーパーのすぐ裏手にあり駐車場も10台程駐車出来ます。 オーダー ・クッキーシュー→167円...

  • Chez Tani, Ryudan Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Minami-ku Mawatari 2-3-36
  • Higo Seasonal treat MURATA
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Tamana-shi Naka 1941-6
  • Imoya Chobei Shoten
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kami-mashiki-gun Mashikimachi Oyatsu 1316-1

    熊本空港のすぐ近くなので、空港に行く前に寄りました。えっここ?看板がなければ見過ごすところでした。駐車場の奥の倉庫の横に店があります。時間が15:30と遅かったので、いきなり団子のプレーンが6個しか残っていませんでした。プレーン6個とよもぎ2個を買いました。1つ税込み120円です。賞味期限は当日ですが、冷蔵庫だと3日、冷凍庫だと1ヶ月もつそうです。 確かに冷凍したのを90秒ほど温めるとおいしいです...

  • Shiratamakko
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiogunimachi Kurokawa Onsen Kawabata Dori 6600-2
    This Japanese-style sweets cafe is situated along Kawabata-dori Street, the main street in Kurokawa Onsen. Adorned with red noren shop curtains and decked out in pure Japanese decor, the cafe serves orthodox shiratama rice flour dumpling desserts made exclusively with mochi glutinous rice from Aso. The popular Yuagari Shiratama comes with shiratama dumplings served in piping hot water that you scoop out and sprinkle with kinako toasted soybean flour and sweet azuki beans before eating. The shop's vaunted shiratama dumplings are renowned for their smooth, slippery surface and addictive springy, chewy texture. The cafe also offers seasonal varieties such as Hanami Shiratama (flower-watching dumplings) in spring, and Kori Shiratama (shaved ice dumplings) in summer.

    Yuummm!!!! Amazingly fresh, vibrant, not sickly sweet, delicious. It is all natural with nothing else added. The matcha dishes were probably some of the nicest I ate during my time in Japan. The...

  • Kaze no Mori
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiogunimachi Manganji 312 Apple Mint Herbs Farm
    This natural food restaurant is located in Minamioguni Town. The restaurant serves simple cuisine which enables diners to savor the innate flavors of the ingredients. Desiring to provide safe, healthy food, almost all of the restaurant's ingredients, such as the vegetables and the Kiyora rice grown using the pure waters of the Chikugo River, are cultivated by the establishment on its own farm. No additives of any kind are used in any of the restaurant's cuisine, and customers rave that here you can eat your food with the peace of mind this provides. The restaurant also offers vegetarian and vegan dishes, as well as plate meals for children with allergies.

    Enjoyed an excellent lunch of vegetables and produce grown on the farm or very nearby area. You can really taste the difference of fresh, clean, vegetables cooked very simply. The dining room itself...

  • Doradora
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiogunimachi Manganji Kurokawa 6612-2
    This dorayaki pancake sandwich shop is situated along the narrow Igozaka hill road in Kurokawa Onsen. The shop sells a variety of charming Japanese-style confections with a focus on the Doradora Burger, a dorayaki pancake sandwich consisting of two handmade pancake buns stuffed with sweet red bean paste and a cream-filled daifuku rice cake. In total, the Doradora Burger is sold with five varieties of fillings - Aso Oguni Jersey cow milk cream, matcha green tea cream, custard cream, cafe au lait cream, and dekopon citrus fruit cream. The moist, tender pancake buns produce an exquisite harmony with the homemade fillings, blossoming in the mouth with a sweetness which is just right. A particularly popular product in Kurokawa Onsen, the pancake sandwiches are carefully cooked and wrapped one at a time, and oftentimes when you come late in the day the shop has already sold out. In addition to being a tasty treat to enjoy after a hot spring bath, they also make delightful souvenirs.

    The rich red bean paste sandwiched with the dorayaki pancake mixed well with the chewy cream in the middle (tried the matcha green tea flavour, which is real good).

  • Terakoya Honpo Kurokawa Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiogunimachi Manganji 6694-1
    This okaki rice snack shop is located in Kurokawa Onsen. Situated down Sakura-dori Street from the entrance to the hot spring district, the shop exudes a toasty smell. Encased in a truly Japanese atmosphere, the shop is filled with a wide variety of rice cracker products, such as rice crackers made with Ariake nori seaweed from Kyushu, rice crackers made with yuzu citrus pepper from Kyushu, and an exclusive Kurokawa Onsen snack assortment you can only buy in Kyushu. In addition to products designed to be taken home or given as souvenirs, the shop also sells snacks you can enjoy while walking around the area, and customers are even free to buy just a single rice cracker. The shop also sells match green tea soft-serve ice cream and soy sauce ice cream, and many tourists stop by here after enjoying the area's hot spring bathing.
  • Aso O Confectionery Store Ta no Ya
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    4.5
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Aso-shi Ichinomiyamachi Miyaji 3094
    This confectionery shop, located on Aso Shrine's Monzenmachi Street, produces and sells sweets with a rich yet refreshing aftertaste using local ingredients and spring water. It is best enjoyed with a cup of coffee brewed from the shop's signature spring water, Kakaikoi Sui.

    The owner recommended the pear dessert:an entire piece of pear inside! Everyone loved the cream puffs. Soft and not too sweet. Winner coffee (coffee with a slab of cream) was really good! Not very...

  • Kashin Nakamura
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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。

  • Patisserie d'Aso MIYUKI
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    人気のいまきん食堂に程近いスイーツの店。いつも多くのお客でにぎわっている。 水害や地震でダメージを受けながらも多くのリピーターに愛されている店と思う。 頑張れ!阿蘇!

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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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