Located along Tokaido Road in 1-Chome, Honcho, Odawara City, this established shop “Uiro” deals in pharmaceuticals and sweets while residing in a building that looks like castle. It began in the Muromachi period, when the Uiro family immigrated from China, bringing along their family secrets in medicinal work and receiving praise for the steamed confection made of rice powder they proposed for offering to country visitors. It became known as “uiro” for the family name and spread to many areas. This genuine “uiro” from the original family has been kept for 25 generations as a tradition, with its characteristic spongy texture and gentle sweetness. The uiro museum which uses the family storehouse built in 1885 features exhibits of products in which you can sense the craftsman spirit and learn the relationship to “uiro uri” of kabuki (free entrance, guides available.) There is also a sweets shop where you can enjoy handmade Japanese confections.
Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Honchou 1-13-17 (Hakone / Yugawara / OdawaraArea)
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- Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Honchou 1-13-17 [map]
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Nearby Tourist Attractions
Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo's most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.