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Japanese Confectionery

A long-standing “ame” candy and syrup shop located in Kobashi-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa which was established in 1830. It is said the shop was started after the original owner witnessed the struggles of mothers who were unable to produce milk for their newborn babies and decided to create a highly nutritious ame which could be given to suckling infants. The shop’s ame is made with only domestic rice and barley. The shop’s signature item is its Jiro-ame, a “mizuame” thick syrup. This can be eaten as-is but it’s also popularly used as a natural seasoning and secret ingredient in vegetable, fish, and meat dishes.


Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kobashimachi 2-4

phone 0762522079

[Monday-Saturday] 9:00-18:00 (Winter season may be 17:30)
[Sunday] 9:00-17:00

Review of Ame no Tawaraya

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/04 Sweet shop-180 Years Old
Hard to believe this place is so old! Their specialty of sweet honey on a stick with different flavors was delicious! So happy we found it! There is one with ginger that is great if you have a sore...
Reviewed:2016/04/12 Barley candy and more (not gluten-free!)
This is an almost 200-year-old candy shop. Mostly they sell barley candy in different forms. They have hard candy, chewy candy, and gel candy, but nothing is gluten-free. Our familys favorite was...
Reviewed:2015/04/30 Tawaraya, an over 180-year-old candy shop
Tawarayas candy is made of rice & barley only so has simple and modest sweetness.
The shop is on the tangled path in Kobashi-cho, 15 min walk from Kanazawa stn. But dont worry, many signs on the...

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Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kobashimachi 2-4 [map]



[Monday-Saturday] 9:00-18:00 (Winter season may be 17:30)
[Sunday] 9:00-17:00
Irregular holidays
Parking Lot
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Vegetarian Menu
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English Menu
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          Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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