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[Nara ]7 stores where you can enjoy delicious sweets around Yoshinoyama!

[Nara ]7 stores where you can enjoy delicious sweets around Yoshinoyama!

2021-10-01 Management office

Yoshinoyama, registered as a World Heritage site, is known as the best cherry blossom viewing spot in Japan. Furthermore, there are many cafes and stores near Yoshinoyama where you can enjoy sweets. Please be sure to enjoy sweets that make the most of the land, such as Japanese sweets using Yoshino kuzu (a specialty of Yoshino), imadori cafes, cake shops, and pesticide-free cafes.
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Patisserie Kurian

A cake shop in Denen, Gojo City, has become popular for its artistic parfaits.
The cakes are artistic, but what makes this parfait so appealing is the three-dimensionality of the parfait.
This high, meticulously calculated, and abundant use of seasonal fruit is wonderful. It is gorgeous to look at, but of course it is also known for its delicious taste.

The peach parfait is a whole peach!

During the peach season, whole peaches are served on the parfait. Both the cakes and parfaits are three-dimensional, so it is best to eat them at the restaurant when they are freshest. The amount of fruit is just unbelievable, and because it is so delicious, the place is crowded with many people every day. The store also has an atmosphere like a French house. Since it is a French pastry shop, the baked goods are also popular for their cute, stylish, and delicious taste. You can enjoy delicious sweets while feeling like a Parisienne.

"Store Information "
Name: Patisserie Kurian
Address: 4-1-5 Denen, Gojo, Nara, 637-0093, Japan
Phone number: 0747-26-2330
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closed: Wednesday
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: Special parfaits in a relaxed atmosphere.

Kobashi Mochi Store

So popular that everything is sold out in the morning, Kobashi Mochi Shop is a popular Japanese confectionery for baked mochi and yokan. The sweetness of the bean paste is just right, and it is so popular that most are sold out by reservation, so it is recommended to make a reservation as soon as you decide to buy one.
Yakimochi, once a snack for rafters going down the Yoshino River, has remained a popular and active product for generations to come.

The appointment must be made!

You can buy it if you make a reservation, so if you go all the way to Yoshino, make a reservation.
With its simple taste and rustic store, we recommend that you buy more because it is so delicious that you will end up eating more than one piece. The softness of the mochi, the light red bean paste, and the firmness of the last bite are all exquisite, and if you go to Yoshino, I highly recommend buying some to take home. If you go to Yoshino, I highly recommend you to buy one and take it home.

"Store Information "
Name: Kobashi Mochi Shop
Address: 280 Tatsuno, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara 639-3112
Phone number: 0746-32-2347
Hours: 8:00 - until sold out
Closed: Thursday
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: Please enjoy the habit-forming Anko mochi (red bean paste rice cake) at this 140-year-old baked rice cake store.

Specializing in persimmons - Nara Yoshino, Ishii

We specialize in rare persimmon. We have a variety of sweets specialized in persimmon, such as persimmon cake, persimmon in a cake, and persimmon jam. The persimmon cake looks just like a persimmon and is filled with dried fruits, etc., and the taste of persimmon softly spreads in your mouth. There is also persimmon yokan, dried persimmon, and persimmon butter. The well-balanced packaging, which combines Japanese style and fashionable atmosphere, is popular as a souvenir. Many people buy them as souvenirs that make a big impact and are well received.

In the middle is persimmon bean paste!

Persimmon cake is a must for persimmon lovers. The middle is filled with persimmon red bean paste, allowing you to taste more persimmon than just the delicious pound cake. The dried fruit is, of course, persimmon. And the red bean paste is persimmon yokan, a cake full of persimmon. Even if you do not like raw persimmon, the sweetened persimmon is popular among people of all ages.

"Store Information "
Name: Kaki no Senmon Nara Yoshino Ishii (Specializing in persimmons)
Address: 458 Yatsugawa, Nishiyoshino-cho, Gojo, Nara 638-0657, Japan
Phone number: 0747-34-0518
Business hours: 10:00 - 20:00
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and national holidays
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: This is a sweet store specializing in persimmons. You can buy sophisticated souvenirs that will please people of all ages.

Confectionery Workshop Toraya

The store is famous for its full-flavored strawberry daifuku filled with fresh cream. The strawberry daifuku is made entirely by hand, using only the finest strawberries and cream, and is just like a Western confectionery.
It is a popular Japanese confectionery with a perfect balance of sweetness and strawberry, as well as a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
The store is a cake shop and, of course, has cakes. The chiffon cakes, in particular, have long been a favorite item.

And fresh chocolate cream!

When strawberries are not available, Daifuku with fresh chocolate is also available. Here, too, the rich chocolate cream and daifuku are perfectly matched to make a delicious daifuku. Cream puffs and baked goods are also popular, and can be enjoyed by both Western and Japanese confectionery lovers.
Since it is a small store, they sell out quickly. To avoid the disappointment of not being able to buy the product, please call the store before you go.

"Store Information "
Store name: Kashikoubou Toraya
Address: 6-4-12, Nohara-nishi 6-chome, Gojo, Nara, 637-0036, Japan
Phone number: 0747-23-0484
Business hours: 9:00 - 20:00
Closed: Sunday
Budget: ~999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: A small cake shop in town with excellent full-flavored strawberry daifuku!

Yoshinogatake Yasoichi

This is a store where you can eat authentic strawbaked rice cakes made with Yoshino kuzu, a very popular type of kuzu so popular that people say that once you eat a strawbaked rice cake made with Yoshino's real kuzu, you will never be able to eat any other type of rice cake ever again.
This long-established shop has been in business since Kaei 4, and offers freshly made kuzukiri (kuzu noodles) and warabimochi (bracken rice cakes). The warabimochi is a limited item available only in winter, and can be eaten freshly made at any time of the year. Kuzu-yu (kuzu water) and kuzu sweets are also available for purchase.

In a modern Japanese atmosphere: ......

After touring the World Heritage Yoshinoyama, the standard sightseeing course is to eat and change Yoshino's honkkuzu at Yajyoshi, located right next to Yoshinaga Shrine.
With terrace seating and a great location, eating in an open-air atmosphere is another attraction.
Authentic warabimochi has a firm texture and exquisite elasticity. The most popular way to eat them is to pour kinako or kuromitsu (brown sugar) over them. Kuzu-yu (kuzu water) also has a thick texture that is addictive and tasty.

"Store Information "
Name: Yoshino Kuzu Yasokichi
Address: 561-1 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara 639-3115
Phone number: 0746-32-8739
Business hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed: Friday
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: Located near Yoshinoyama, a World Heritage Site, this restaurant serves authentic warabimochi made with Yoshino kuzu (arrowroot starch).

national restaurant

This dusty cafe is open only on weekends. The café is a former apothecary's old house that has been renovated and is popular for its location and healing atmosphere.
The food is also wholesome, but the dessert sweets have also gained a reputation for their wholesome and delicious taste. The sweets, such as cheesecake and chocolate cake, change depending on the day, but they are delicious, including the coffee, so many people use the store as a café.

One of our best take-out puddings

The pudding made with MICA eggs is additive-free and smooth, making it a popular menu item for people of all ages. Yoshino Town is a small village with a population of approximately 900 people. As the only diner in Yoshino Town, the store also focuses on original goods. The staff is made up of local mothers. Please try their healthy sweets.

"Store Information "
Name: Kunisu Shokudo
Address: 246 Kubogakiuchi, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara 639-3432
Phone number: 050-3716-1101
Business hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: The café is housed in a former apothecary's old house, where you can enjoy healthy, pesticide-free sweets.

Senjuan Kikugawa

Kikukawa, a handmade Japanese confectionery store established in the Bunku era, offers a variety of Japanese sweets made with red bean paste.
In the dorayaki category, there is not only the regular red bean paste version, but also a fresh cream dorayaki.
They have typical Japanese sweets such as chestnut manju, ayu sweet, tenpyohana, and maiginu, all of which are reputed to be delicious.
The fresh cream dorayaki is a new type of dorayaki with the perfect combination of red bean paste and fresh cream, and is popular among the younger generation.

Water Manjuu is also authentic.

The kuzu manju, made with Yoshino's honkuzu, is also wrapped in bamboo grass leaves, and along with its refreshing aroma, the kuzu mochi leaves a firm texture in the manju. The red bean paste inside is also exquisitely sweet, and is so popular that one can eat as many as one likes. The mizu-manju is available only during the summer season. Other seasonal wagashi are available throughout the year, so be sure to check them out.

"Store Information "
Name: Senjuan Kikukawa
Address: 1-5-1 Gojo, Gojo City, Nara Prefecture, 637-0042
Phone number: 0747-22-1056
Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Closed: Open every day
Budget: ~999 yen
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
Space & Facilities: If you want to eat Japanese sweets in the Yoshino area, Kikugawa is the place to go.


Nara is famous for Yoshino kuzu and persimmons. There is a wide variety of sweets using these ingredients and desserts lavishly using fruits. When you visit Nara, please try some of the delicious sweets in Yoshino.

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