Served before the tea at a tea ceremony to balance the bitterness of the tea, wagashi confectionaries can be intensely sweet. Made to reflect the seasons, each one is a work of art, almost too beautiful to eat .
- This beautiful 400-year old store displays the original moulds used for shaping sugar into a myriad of beautiful shapes. They also have newer creations inspired by the Yamato Koriyama area's goldfish. Edible Gifts Yamato Koriyama
- Nakai Shunpudo
- The specialty of Yoshino is kuzukiri, made from kudzu starch and fresh water. The chef will show you the magical process as the mixture transforms into a delcious sweet right before your eyes. Edible Gifts Yoshino
- You can't miss this store making yomogi mochi; they draw crowds every day as the mochi rice is pounded with frantic speed into a soft dumpling seasoned with mugwort, then stuffed with bean paste. Edible Gifts Nara Park