This beautiful 400 year old sweet shop is worth visiting even if you don’t have an interest in wagashi. With its slatted wood screens and raised tatami seating area, it looks like it hasn’t changed in the last 400 years. By the tatami area, there are glass display cabinets housing the wooden moulds used to shape sweets and there is always a beautiful seasonal ikebana arrangement or bonsai. Make sure to look up; the ceiling is also covered in sweets moulds. Most of the sweets for sale are very traditional and based on anko (sweet bean) paste, but they have started to produce some more colourful jellies shaped like Yamato Koriyama’s famous goldfish.
Last update: 2016-11-14
- Venue Details & Access Info
1-11 Yanagi, Yamaichi, Yamato Koriyama
From Kintetsu Koriyama Station:
- 5 minutes on foot from the station.
- 本家菊屋 本店 Honkekikuya
- address 大和郡山市柳1-11 1-11 Yanagi, Yamaichi, Yamato Koriyama
- Opening Time & Admissions
8:00 - 19:30
Open all year round
Year-end and New Year holidays
Amex / Master / Visa / Diners / JCB
- Contact Details