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Traditional Japanese sweets tour in Sakai
Matcha? Anko (red bean paste)? What comes to mind when you think of wagashi(Japanese sweets)?
Let's visit Sakai City, which is very conveniently accessible from Namba. Whether you're looking for a souvenir or a freshly made one, Sakai City, with its long history, is full of famous wagashi stores!
A long-established Japanese and Western sweets shop in Sakai with a history of over 130 years
Mukashin, a store located 12-minute walk from Sakai Station, is a long-established Japanese and Western sweets shop that has been loved since its establishment in 1892. Various sweets are lined up, from those that have been handed down for generations to those that have been newly adopted.
Their flagship product, "Roasted Butter Cake," uses plenty of special roasted butter, which is made by slowly heating butter in a copper kettle to condense the richness and flavor. It seems that the manufacturing method was directly taught by an Austrian Meister.
Mukashin, where you can enjoy sweets that are particular about the details. Please choose your favorite sweets to accompany you when you take a break. As a souvenir, of course, it is also recommended for your home!
Experience exquisite Japanese cuisine and hospitality at a cafe near the station!
About a 5-minute walk from Sakai-Higashi Station, "Kokyuan" is a high-end castella and Japanese sweets workshop founded in Sakai. All of the sweets and seasonal meals made with the idea of valuing the best customers in Japan are exquisite.
The luxurious and calm interior is lined with creative seasonal Japanese sweets. You can also take a peek at the workshop where the craftsmen are earnestly making the popular product "Golden Philosophy" (freshly made golden castella)!
In the back, there is a teahouse "Rikyu" where you can enjoy meals and coffee. Outside the glass window where the sunlight softly shines, you can enjoy your meal in a spacious space with the greenery of Hanzei-tenno-ryo Kofun, one of the three mausoleums of Mozu.
How about enjoying the four seasons while looking at the Japanese garden and tea room?
Enjoy the traditional sweets for green tea
Maybe you will come up with Matcha green tea when you think of Japanese sweets. Here, Saryo Tsuboichi Seicha Hompo Sakaihonkan, is the best place for Matcha lovers.
At the café area, you can enjoy rich tasted green tea that pros of tea made.
The sweets are made here to enjoy the great scent and taste of green tea.
Relax at the modern styled Japanese Machiya house.
Enjoy the art of Japanese sweets
Have you ever tried Japanese sweets? The taste of course is great, but the wonders of Japanese sweets lies inside their beauty. Craftsman of Japanese sweets have amazing skills to make the delicate art.
Here, at "Hosen Kashiho", you can enjoy wonderful shaped sweets made by the craftsman. He is called Nerikiri (type of Japanese sweet) Fantasista because of his beautiful skills. Take a look of them with your eyes!