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Egg Toast Set
Address: 23 Tsunofuricho, Nara, 630-8224, Japan
Hours: 10AM - 7PM
Tengyoku-do is a shop and a cafe offering kudzu (Japanese arrowroot) sweets and meals, run by Inoue Tengyoku-do established in 1870. They use Yoshino Hon-kudzu, a kind of high quality kudzu produced in Yoshino town located in a middle part of Nara prefecture. The shop offers various kudzu sweets such as kudzu-yu (kudzu starch gruel), kudzu manju (kudzu sweet bun), and kudzumochi (kudzu starch cake), and meals cooked with kudzu.
On our visit we enjoyed Kudzu starch noodles with green tea, Kudzu pudding and Anmitsu - a summer dessert of ice cream, kudzu jelly, rice-flour dumplings, seasonal fruits and red bean paste.
The first floor also has a small shop offering a variety of treats ideal fort souvenirs .
[On foot] 10-minute-walk from Kintetsu Nara station
[Bus] Take a bus bound for Aoyama-jutaku (Hannyaji) or Kunimidai-8-chome (Hannyaji) from Kintetsu-Nara station and get off at Oshiage-cho bus stop. Then a 2 minute walk to the shop.
Address: 1-6 oshiage-cho, Nara
Hours: 10AM - 7:30PM
CAKE PARFAIT KAKI GORI TRADITIONAL
The shop building is a beautifully renovated traditional town house built in Edo period. Guests can enjoy Japanese sweets like Matcha parfait, Japanese pancakes, and gelato in authentic Japanese tatami rooms. In winter, desserts made with sweetened beans or chestnut puree are popular.
Come summertime, Miyake add kakigori shaved ice to their menu. Miyake's shaved ice is so popular that there is often a 60 minute wait just to get seated! At peak times, they have served up to 8,000 shaved ice dishes in a single day!
Their courtyard sells a variety of sweets which make for great souvenirs.
Miyake is just a 10 minute walk from Tomio Station on the Kintetsu Line.
One of Kansai's premium dessert destinations
Hours: 10AM - 5:30PM
Nakanishi Yosaburo is a well know sweet shop located in the heart of Nara-machi. The building is a 150 year old machiya with a stylish bar counter in the entrance, a mini museum, tatami mat rooms and an inner garden.
There is a monthly class on how to make a Japanese sweets which anyone can join. An English speaking staff member is in attendence.
We had kakigori shaved ice with strawberry syrup and
warabi mochi (a traditional dessert made from bracken starch)
steamed bun with bean paste. At Nakanishi Yosaburo you can also enjoy a Japanese style afternoon tea set, but instead of cakes and scones, you are treated Japanese sweets. You can also get some champagne with it.
Located at the end of Mochidono Shopping Street in Naramachi, just a 10-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station
Traditional kudzu treats inside Nara Park
Green Tea Set
Traditional Japanese sweets in an authentic town house
Fresh fruit treats straight from the farm
Horiuchi Kajitsuen is a farm specializing in cultivating fruit trees in Gojo city which opened in 1903. They produce seasonal fruits, and process and sell dried fruits. All fruits are domestically produced, fully ripe, and additive-free. At their cafe located in Nara city you can eat delicious fruit sweets such as fruit parfait, smoothies and sandwiches and also buy processed fruit products. Enjoy fresh fruit sent directly from their own farm.
The menu is full of fruit sandwiches, parfaits, kakigori shaved ice, fruit smoothies. The menu is very creative; how does a mango roast beef sandwich sound?
A 5-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara station
Bob's Space is 2 little shops in one. The one half is a retro themed sweet shops, filled with nostalgic treats and the other half is a minimalistic cafe space which also serves as an event rental space.
There are 2 simple brunch style dishes. Egg and toast or cute deer themed bread. There is also a pudding and sweet set. There is a larger selections of drinks.
The sweet shop side is designed to reflect the feeling of being inside a ship. the cafe side is chic and simple and has a space-age toilet that'll blow your mind.
A five minute walk from Yamato Saidaiji Station. Leave the North exit and turn left. Walk for 5 minutes and take the first left after Family Mart