Satomi Chaya

Satomi Chaya 里見茶屋 "Delicious tea and dango shop"   Dango 団子 Usually dango is just balls of saucy mochi (glutinous rice cake) on a stick, but this shop takes it to a whole new level. Get your dango slathered with your favorite flavor, ranging from red bean paste, white bean, green soybean, peanut butter, sweet... Continue Reading →

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5 Rare & Tasty Treats

Five delicious and local treats you won't find often elsewhere! 1. Biwa Ice Cream True to its name, Tomiura Biwa Club sells everything biwa (loquat), and the most famous of these is biwa ice cream. It comes hard-serve, soft-serve, or as sherbet. You can get it in a cup or cone. The premium soft serve... Continue Reading →

Kameya Nagusa

Kameya Nagusa 亀や和草 A Japanese sweets shop with a variety of senbei (rice crackers), cookies, candy, and more. They are known for their tomato daifuku, a sweet mochi rice cake with a whole tomato inside. It seems to be rare even within Japan, but it's very good! It comes in a regular and small size.... Continue Reading →

Seiei-dou

Seiei-dou 盛栄堂   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... Continue Reading →

Takayama Seika

Takayama Seika 高山製菓   HIGHLIGHT: This is a small confections shop that fuses traditional Japanese sweets with Western ingredients. Their specialty is the “nama-cream daifuku,” a soft and chewy mochi rice cake that’s wrapped around a combination of whipped cream and red bean paste. It comes in over 10 flavors, some seasonal. Meanwhile, their smooth flan comes... Continue Reading →

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