HIGHLIGHT: This traditional sweets shop has been open for almost 100 years across from the beach in the Wada Area. The shop is famous for their “sazae-monaka,” a Japanese wafer that’s shaped like the locally caught turban shell sazae and filled with sweet red, white, or green bean paste. You can also get a variety of cute whale shaped sweets, fitting for Wada which is one of the five whaling ports left in Japan. The shop has such a wide variety of traditional sweets, you’re sure to find a favorite!
RECOMMENDED: Japanese traditional sweets are often specific to the season, so see what’s available when you visit. During strawberry season, you can get mochi rice cake with a whole locally-grown strawberry in the middle. Meanwhile in June, get a mochi rice cake or bun with a slightly sweetened Japanese plum in the middle.
WHERE: Minamiboso City, Wada-cho Shimomihara 423-2