6月 24, 2019
If you want to enjoy great sweets in Mie prefecture, please visit here! 10 selections of hot and popular shops you should go to!
Speaking of sweets in Mie, there must be many people come up with Japanese sweets. In fact, there are many places that offer Japanese sweets at tea shops and other places which is a resting place on the way to Ise visiting, and many Japanese sweets of various types and shapes are well known. However, Western confectionery is also famous. Pastry shops using local ingredients are known throughout the country and have a good reputation for their delicious sweets. In this article, we introduce a shop that offers you various sweets like the Japanese one and the Western one. Please check it out the sweets of Mie that you feel to want to try sometimes.
1. You can’t miss it for sure! Speaking of tourism in Mie, Ise visiting and Akafuku
Speaking of Mie Prefecture, many people think of Akafuku, and speaking of Ise visiting, again many people think of Akafuku-mochi. In this level, this shop is very famous there. [Omeshiagari Bon] that you can eat in and use chopsticks to taste is said to be the relic of the time when mochi was used to be eaten as a daily meal. Detail-designed mochi with the firm created by the image of the Isuzu River flowing near the Ise Shrine and white mochi expressing small stones looks beautiful.
In addition, Akafuku ice is a summer feature with green tea nectar. Harmony between mochi and filling create an exquisite texture. This is a compilation of Japanese tastes that aren’t only just delicious. You can never miss it!
Name: Akafuku Main Branch
Address: Ujinakanokiri-cho 26, Ise, Mie
Access: 15 minutes by bus going to Naigu from Iseshi Station, Dropping at “Jingu Kaikan Mae”
Map: map to Akafuku Main Branch
2. A long-established store with 50 years of history! Crispy dough with honey inside is delicious, Tsu’s Honey Manju Honpo
While the surface is crisp, the inside is soft. It matches the sweetness of honey, and it’s neither too sweet nor too heavy. It is easy-to-eat small size and specialties of Tsu city. That is Honey Manju. This honey Manju is so affordable that it costs you less than 100 yen, so you just feel to want to eat many.
I would recommend you to have a freshly baked one. There is no doubt it is addictive from elderly people to children because the hot steamed bun melts in the mouth! There are also eat-in spaces in the store, so you can eat with relaxing. Please stop by when you come to Mie for sightseeing.
Name: Tsu’s Honey Manju Honpo
Address: Daimon 8-5, Tsu, Mie
Close: Wednesday, Thursday in 4th week (If it is holiday, the day before of day after will be closed instead.)
Access: 20 minutes walking from Tsushinmachi Station
Map: map to Tsu’s Honey Manju Honpo
3. Commitment to sweets using ingredients from local Mie Prefecture! Real mochi shop Tamakichi Mochi Shop
Based on the mochi sweets that healed the tiredness of the travelers visiting Ise, Tamakichi Mochi Shop is the popular shop of Mie, which adheres to the concept as a mochi shop that is neither a Japanese-style confectionery nor a Manju shop. Moreover, this shop creates Mochi fits local people’s taste by using ingredients produced in Mie.
This store has a variety of tastes and making method from a traditional one to a new one. Traditional confectionery Keiran with bright red and yellow sweet rice sprinkled on the surface, Oranda which is waffles wrapping bean paste and existed in Tsu city from a long time ago, Mitarashi and Yajiro that you can taste with sweet soy sauce… you might have trouble to choose which one to eat! Please try it at least once.
Name: Tamakichi Mochi Shop
Address: Daimon 17-18, Tsu, Mie
Close: Monday (If Monday is holiday, the next day will be closed instead.)
Access: 23 minutes walking from Tsushinmachi Station
Map: map to Tamakichi Mochi Shop
4. Welcoming you with Matcha and seasonal sweets! Isuzu-Chaya
Isuzu-Chaya was founded to have the customers coming for Ise visiting taste the sweets of the local Ise. The main branch reproduces the former Ise district’s style of wall-covered-by-mud, and there is a wide Japanese rock garden in front of it, which is likely to make you forget daily life. You can have sweets and matcha in such a different atmosphere, and you will feel like you have time-traveled.
Not only Japanese-style confectionery but also Western-style confectionery has various lineups. Not far from the main branch, Isuzugawa branch is also located. This is recommended especially for good-quality travelers who want to forget about the time and get your body relaxed.
Name: Isuzu-Chaya Main Branch
Address: Ujinakanokiri-cho 30, Ise, Mie
Time: 8:00〜17:00 (9:30〜16:30 for the cafeteria)
Access: 10 minutes by car from Isuzugawa Station
Map: map to Isuzu-Chaya Main Branch
5. Sweets have been loved in Mie since the Edo period! Matsukasa-mochi Chosin
Do you know what is said to be as Matsukasa in Mie Prefecture? This means a pine cone. The Matsukasa-mochi to be introduced in this article is that Okinawan brown sugar-flavored mochi made with high-quality Koshihikari rice as an ingredient decorated with rice grains like pine cones.
As well as using great quality of ingredients, it does not use any additives and it is never kept in the store more than a day. It is said that there is a 300-year history of making fresh confections that you need to eat on the day of purchase. Speaking of Ohka, everyone will think of Matsukasa-mochi. It is this kind of great confectionery. You should feel the history while tasting it in the eat-in space in the store.
Name: Matsukasa-mochi Chosin
Address: Ohka 564, Kicho, Takigun, Mie
Time: 8:30 ~ Until it is sold out (Generally 16:00～17:00)
Close: Irregular (2~3 times in a month)
Access: 8 minutes walking from Ohka Station
Map: map to Matsukasa-mochi Chosin
6. Tasting the traditional sweets inherited in Mie Prefecture, Henbaya Shoten Main Branch
[Henba] of Henba-mochi means [Returning horse]. It is said that when the founder of the ninth generation established a teahouse to leave, he returned the horse from there and went to the shrine, and it is the reason that it was named as Henba-mochi. Flat and round Henba-mochi with baked-brown color on both sides has kept the same taste since its foundation. They strictly select high-quality ingredients and commit to quality control. Japanese sweetness that makes you relieved.
Besides, you can also enjoy Sawa-mochi, Brown-sugar-mochi, Mizu-yokan and so on. As there are 3 branches in Ise city, it is easy for you to go! First of all, why not try it at the main branch with a sense of history?
Name: Henbaya Shoten Main Branch
Address: Akeno 1430-1, Obata-cho, Ise, Mie
Time: 8:00～17:00 (Eat-in 9:00～16:00)
Close: Monday (If it is holiday, Tuesday will be closed instead)
Access: 8 minutes from Akeno Station
Map: map to Henbaya Shoten Main Branch
7. Speaking of fine confectionery of Kuwana city, Mie, please go there! Yasunaga-mochi Nabana-no-sato
Nabana-no-sato is a famous botanical garden in Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture. At this facility, you can get a representative Japanese sweet from local Mie Prefecture, Yasunaga-mochi. Yasunaga-mochi was founded in Yasunagaya area, Kuwana hotel, which was a resting area of Tokaido Goju-Santsugi. Since then, it has been the representative sweet created in a long history as a local specialty of Mie. I would like you to visit Nabana-no-sato and try Yasunaga-mochi, a long and thin mochi with bean paste.
In addition, there are sable in the shape of clams, which are famous products of Kuwana, Miyako steamed bread known as Kuwana’s famous confectionery, Western-style steamed bread with yuzu flavor, Matsukaze, and so on. Please enjoy those!
Name: Yasunaga-mochi Nabana-no-sato
Address: Nabana-no-sato, Urushibata 270, Komae, Nagashima-cho, Kuwana-shi, Mie
Access: 8 minutes by car from Nagashima Station
Map: map to Yasunaga-mochi Nabana-no-sato
8. You can taste the delicious sweets using freshly squeezed milk in the farm, Milk Palette
Milk Palette is the popular sweet spot in Mie where you can enjoy sweets using freshly squeezed milk. In fact, it is the first shop in Mie Prefecture to be directly run by a farm. In this shop, various milk products such as ice cream with high reputation, cake, bread, cheese, pudding, etc. are sold.
There is also an assortment of baked confectionaries as a souvenir! You can have freshly squeezed milk as it is, or it is also recommended that you have sweets made from plenty of milk! When sightseeing, please visit there!
Name: Milk Palette
Address: Isshiki-cho 241-1, Tsu-shi, Mie
Close: Wednesday, Every Tuesday in the 3rd week
Access: 10 minutes by car from Tsu Station
Map: map to Milk Palette
9. A delicious sweet that you can enjoy in a healing atmosphere where you can forget a daily life, Confiture Ash
Aqua Ignis is a composite facility of hot spring and spa resort of healing and gourmet, located in Yunoyama Onsen, Komono-cho. The shop Confiture Ash located in Aqua Ignis, you can get sweets made from the products of the strawberry garden using spring water from local Mie Prefecture.
The recommended sweet is, of course, a strawberry sweet. You can enjoy the taste of the best ripe strawberries utilizing the ingredient that the world admits. In the store where sweet smell spreads, the luxurious atmosphere is elegantly created. Away from your daily life, please spend a relaxing time.
Name: Confiture Ash
Address: Komono 4800-1, Komono-cho, Mie District, Mie
Access: 8 minutes walking from Yunoyama Onsen Station
Map: map to Confiture Ash
10. You will have colorful sweets with a lovely appearance! CHERIR
CHERIR is a shop characterized by the pretty appearance that everyone would dream of as an ideal candy shop. When you enter this shop, cakes of various colors are lined up, and your heart will be excited just by looking at those.
Cakes made with plenty of seasonal fruits and ingredients are colorful and you will be attracted. Of course, classic cake is also delicious. Word-of-mouth reputation is high, and it is a shop loved by everyone. It is a spot you must go without forgetting the camera! Let’s have a great sweet!
Address: Sakurajima-cho 2-2-2, Suzuka-shi, Mie
Close: Tuesday, Wednesday in every 3rd week
Access: 11 minutes walking from Tamagaki Station
Map: map to CHERIR
Let’s eat delicious sweets in Mie Prefecture!
What did you think? This time, we introduced 10 recommended sweets shops that you should try at least once. I guess not only people who love sweet things but also people who usually don’t have so much opportunity to eat sweets enjoy this article. It is well said that you are still able to eat sweets even after you eat too many meals. Please enjoy Mie sweets.