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Japanese Sweets Feature

Traditional Japanese Desserts & Sweets

In Aichi Prefecture, there are a large number of long-established Japanese confectionaries with rich histories. Whether you are buying a gift for friends or a present for family back home, you are sure to find Japanese sweets that fit your needs perfectly.

Nagoya-CityAoyagisouhonke KITTE Nagoya Store

A Japanese confectionary with about 140 years of history.

At Aoyagisouhonke, besides the classic Nagoya souvenir, “Aoyagi uiro,” customers can look forward to “uiro” made with fresh ingredients and limited time, seasonal sweets that change monthly. The Aoyagisouhonke KITTE Nagoya Store sells their entire range of products, with places for customers to sit and indulge in sweets such as a parfait or the “uiro and matcha green tea set.”


Address: KITTE Nagoya 1st Floor, 1-1-1 Nagoya Station, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Sat., Sun., and holidays until 8:00 PM)
  • Aoyagisouhonke KITTE Nagoya Store
  • Aoyagisouhonke KITTE Nagoya Store
  • Aoyagisouhonke KITTE Nagoya Store

Aoyagisouhonke KITTE Nagoya Store

Nagoya-CityOsu Uiro Honten

Originated in Osu and developed in Nagoya, a Nagoya specialty.

Known as a famous Nagoya store, “Osu Uiro” has been diligently making “uiro” since its establishment in the shopping district near the gates of Osu Kannon in Nagoya. Beloved by many, “uiro” is made with carefully selected ingredients and has a moderately sweet taste. When paying your respects at Osu Kannon and walking around the Osu shopping district, make sure to stop by Osu Uiro Honten.


Address: 2-18-42 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Operating Hours: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Osu Uiro Honten
  • Osu Uiro Honten
  • Osu Uiro Honten

Nagoya-CityKawabun

400 years of history, Nagoya’s oldest Japanese restaurant.

In operation since the Edo period, Kawabun is distinctive for being the restaurant with the longest history in Nagoya. Kawabun’s “Ultimate Matcha Parfait” allows you to compare Nishio-City matcha green tea ice cream with six types of matcha ice cream made with “Shohakuen” matcha from a tea shop that also dates back to Edo. Toppings include seasonal fruit and chewy white rice cakes. With a matcha brownie hidden underneath the scoops of ice cream, this parfait is an irresistible matcha confection.


Address: 2-12-19, Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Operating Hours: Tea Shop 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (last order 4:30 PM), weekdays only

Toyokawa-CityGozakaitoraya

A confectionary founded about 60 years ago in Toyokawa Ina-cho, a place with connections to the origin of the famous triple hollyhock of the Tokugawa family crest.

Gozakaitoraya’s sweets are made individually by hand, using old trade secret recipes and the finest ingredients. Try all the various sweets that are the pride of Gozakaitoraya, including their “Buttercream Roll,” “Pure Fresh Cream Cake,” “Whiskey Dorayaki,” “Miso Crust Cream Puff with Salt Red Bean Paste,” and more.


Address: 26-207 Nuidono, Ina-cho, Toyokawa-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Operating Hours: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (New Year’s Day and New Year’s holidays, 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Gozakaitoraya
  • Gozakaitoraya
  • Gozakaitoraya

Nishio-CitySyoukakuen

One of Japan’s matcha producers, Aichi Prefecture’s Nishio-City

Syoukakuen carefully examines and selects their high-quality tea leaves in order to provide their customers with tea that has an original aroma, sweet mellow flavor, and lingering aftertaste. Syoukakuen’s recommended and highly popular “Matcha Parfait” uses original, high-quality Nishio matcha in their excellent matcha soft serve ice cream topped with chewy white rice cakes, matcha jelly, adzuki beans, and more.


Address: 50-2 Minamiarako, Kamimachi, Nishio-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Operating Hours: Tea Shop 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (last order 6:00 PM) *Last order at 5:00 PM on Tuesdays only
  • Syoukakuen
  • Syoukakuen
  • Syoukakuen

Toyota-CityNichigetsu-Monaka Sohonpo Kawamuraya

Craftsmanship that has been continuously passed down at a long-standing Japanese sweet shop with over 100 years of history.

Since Sohonpo Kawamuraya’s establishment in 1916, their Nichigetsu-Monaka, a light and crisp wafer with a sweet filling, is made using natural mineral water that originates from the local mountains of Asuke. With an unchanged flavor, this specialty of Asuke has been highly popular since its inception more than 100 years ago. The shop is also proud of their Shine Muscat Daifuku, sold from mid-September, where the flavor of the grapes fill your mouth with a sweet and refreshing taste.


Address: 22 Tamachi, Asuke-cho, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Operating Hours: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Nichigetsu-Monaka Sohonpo Kawamuraya
  • Nichigetsu-Monaka Sohonpo Kawamuraya
  • Nichigetsu-Monaka Sohonpo Kawamuraya

Ichinomiya-CityNodaya Kashiho

Three-time winner of the National Confectionary Exposition.

Established in Ichinomiya-City in 1945, Nodaya Kashiho celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2015. Nodaya Kashiho’s signature sweets are “Ichigo Daifuku” and “Sakura, Sakura Red Rice Manju.” With many customers traveling great distances to visit, these delicate sweets are worth lining up for.


Address: 4-6 Umayose Donkoji, Imaise-cho, Ichinomiya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Operating Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Sun., and holidays from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Nodaya Kashiho

Nagoya-CityMinochu Honten

Following tradition while continuing to innovate.

Minochu’s history goes back to1854, when founder Ito Chube, who was apprenticed at Kikyoya for many years, established a branch below Nagoya Castle in Izumi-cho (present day Marunouchi). Since then, Minochu has preserved the traditional flavor and techniques of their representative sweets “Nobori Yokan” and “Hatsu Katsuo.” At the same time, they are inspired to continue innovating new Japanese sweets, to the delight of their customers.


Address: 1-5-31 Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Operating Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Minochu Honten
  • Minochu Honten
  • Minochu Honten
  • Minochu Honten
  • Minochu Honten
  • Minochu Honten
  • Minochu Honten

Nagoya-CityRyoguchiya Korekiyo Sakae Store

A well-established Japanese confectionary that is marked by both strong character and friendliness.

Since its establishment in 1634, Ryoguchiya Korekiyo has enjoyed more than 380 years of continued success as a long-standing Japanese sweet shop in Nagoya. The Ryoguchiya Korekiyo Sakae Store also includes a tearoom that offers a “Fresh Sweets and Matcha Set” and more on the standard menu in addition to a seasonal recommended menu.


Address: Hisaya Park Building 1st Floor, 4-14-2 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Operating Hours: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Tearoom and Gallery, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM)
  • Ryoguchiya Korekiyo Sakae Store
  • Ryoguchiya Korekiyo Sakae Store
  • Ryoguchiya Korekiyo Sakae Store

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