Akafuku

Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture is probably one if the most sacred shinto site in Japan and it also has one of my favorite sweet, the famous Akafuku. ç

Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture is probably one if the most sacred shinto site in Japan and it also has one of my favorite sweet, the famous Akafuku.

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Kyoto on the sweet side

If you ever visited the food section of a Japanese department store, you might have been overwhelmed by the impressive amount of Japanese sweets and like me, you might not have any ideas what they taste like.

If you ever visited the food section of a Japanese department store, you might have been overwhelmed by the impressive amount of Japanese sweets and like me, you might not have any ideas what they taste like.

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Toraya Confectionery Kyoto

Japanese confectionery is a world of its own and Toraya seem to be holding a special place in the hierarchy of high end sweet makers. Before coming to Japan, the only Japanese sweet I knew were the Pocky  sold at a Korean import shop. I think Toraya was one of the first quality wagashi I … Continue reading “Toraya Confectionery Kyoto”

Japanese confectionery is a world of its own and Toraya seem to be holding a special place in the hierarchy of high end sweet makers. Before coming to Japan, the only Japanese sweet I knew were the Pocky  sold at a Korean import shop. I think Toraya was one of the first quality wagashi I tried.

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Nakamura Tokichi Honten

We arrived at Uji station at 10h50 and pretty much  sprinted across the street to Nakamura tea shop to find that people were already waiting in line (the shop opens at 11h). In a city famous for tea, the most famous tea shop in town is a hell of a busy place.  Is it worth the run?  You bet!

We arrived at Uji station at 10h50 and pretty much  sprinted across the street to Nakamura tea shop to find that people were already waiting in line (the shop opens at 11h). In a city famous for tea, the most famous tea shop in town is a hell of a busy place.  Is it worth the run?  You bet!

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