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Hamadaya (濱田屋)


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This famous sesame tofu restaurant on Mt. Koya, Koya Town, Ito County, Wakayama, has continued for five generations since the Meiji period. It has appeared in travel magazines and TV programs. Sesame tofu is made simply by taking the core of white sesame, and adding kuzu (arrowroot) and water, giving it a thick and slightly oily clear taste. You can take-out or eat-in and try their wasabi soy sauce or wasanbon sugar. The shop closes when it sells out.


Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 444 (Mt. KoyaArea)

phone 0736562343

9:00-17:00 (ends when sold out)

Review of Hamadaya

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Reviewed:2016/06/13 good food but expensive
Had lunch in this restaurant. Very good traditional vegetarian food, better than what was offered in Kongo Samnaiin. But it is an expensive lunch even by Japaneese standards.
Reviewed:2016/04/05 Monastic cuisine at its best
Never in a million years did I imagine tofu tasting this delicious. The texture of this gomadofu was creamy, fresh and so pure. Of course I had to order all 3 types from the list and my favourite was...
Reviewed:2016/03/19 Fantastic fresh tofu
The goma tofu (sesame tofu) here is made with only 3 natural ingredients. (And its made of sesame instead of soy beans). The lady who runs the shop is also lovely!

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Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 444 [map]
Mt. KoyaArea
9:00-17:00 (ends when sold out)
Irregular holidays
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          Wakayama Areas


          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.