Kamikishiya (Hanasaka Store) (上きしや 花坂店)
"This venerable yakimochi (grilled rice cake) shop that has been in business for more than three centuries is located on National Route 480, which runs through the foothills of Mt. Koya. Their yakimochi are made with locally-grown glutinous rice and adzuki beans and have just the right amount of sweetness. The shop's plain and mugwort-flavored roasted rice cakes are also very popular as souvenirs. The first yakimochi is said to have been made by an old woman in 816, the same year that the monk Kukai first settled Mt. Koya. Her salt-flavored grilled rice cakes would quickly become famous as ""Hanasaka no yakimochi"" for their unique flavor. Hanasaka yakimochi would later be flavored with sugar starting in the Kamakura period. This shop carries on the more than 1,200 year-old tradition of Hanasaka yakimochi."
Wakayama Ito-gun Koyacho Hana Saka 753-1 (Mt. KoyaArea)
9:00-18:00 * Ends as soon as the mochi is sold out (reservation required)
- 9:00-18:00 * Ends as soon as the mochi is sold out (reservation required)
- Irregular holidays
- Parking Lot
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.