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Recommended for souvenirs!Ise's famous rice cake

Sangu Kaido is home to numerous specialty rice cake shops and is also known as “Mochi Kaido.”This section will introduce you to the famous rice cakes of Ise, our final destination.

Ise’s Famous Mochi

In the Edo period (XNUMX-XNUMX), travelling to Ise was a very popular and longed-for trip for the common people.In XNUMX, when visiting was at its peak, it is said that as many as one in six of the population of that time visited the Ise Shrine. Various kinds of “mochi” rice cakes were developed along the Sangu Kaido to fill the stomachs of worshippers.People back then may have enjoyed comparing them.Introducing Ise’s specialty mochi, which Ise residents also love.

Introduction of Famous Mochi

Akafuku Mochi

Founded in 1707, name “Akafuku” comes from the phrase “Sekishin Keifuku,” which means “be happy for oneself and others with honest heart of an infant.”Typical mochi are soft rice cakes made from carefully selected Japanese glutinous rice, with a smooth red bean paste made from azuki beans grown in Hokkaido.

Address26 Ujinakanokiri-cho, Ise City
Opening hours5 am - 5 pm (may vary during busy seasons)
Closing daysOpen all year round

Nikenchaya mochi

"Founded in 1575 At that time, near the docks there were two teahouses, Kakuya and Minatoya, which became known collectively as “Nikenchaya (two tea shops),” and that is also said to have been the name of the mochi." It is a soft rice cake wrapped with a light red bean paste and covered with flavorful soybean flour The 25th of every month features brown sugar bean paste.

Address6-8-25 Jinkyu, Ise City
Opening hours8:00 - 18:00 (while supplies last)
Closing daysOpen all year round

Henba mochi

Founded in 1775, this mochi is said to have originated from serving rice cakes to visitors to the Ise Shrine along the Miyagawa River on the Sangu Kaido. People used to return their horses to the shrine from here, hence the name “Hemba (return horse).” A rice cake with a unique texture made of rice flour is wrapped with melt-in-your-mouth sweet red bean paste, and browned on both sides to create a savory mochi.

Address1430-1 Obata-cho Akeno, Ise City
Opening hoursBusiness Hours / 8:00 - 17:00
Eat-in / 9:00 - 16:00
(Eat-in is currently not available for preventing COVID-XNUMX and stopping its spread.)
Closing daysEvery Monday (or Tuesday if it is a national holiday or day in lieu)

Taiko Syusse Mochi

Founded in 1565, it is said that Toyotomi Hideyoshi exclaimed that this mochi was, “delicious.”The natural flavor of red beans and glutinous rice is brought out fully, and each mochi is baked by hand for a rich flavor.

Address63 Ujiimazaike-cho, Ise City
Opening hours10:00-15:00 
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10:00 - 16:00
Closing daysOpen everyday, year round

Ofuku mochi

Founded in 1738, these mochi light tasting and made from carefully selected domestic ingredients of “Hakucho Mochi” Hokkaido glutinous rice, and topped with elegant “Kitaroman” red bean paste made from Hokkaido azuki beans.

Address197-2 Futami Chaya, Ise City
Opening hours9:00 to 17:00 (LO. 16:30)
Closing daysOpen everyday, year round

Iwato mochi

Made with heart and soul based on the myth of “Amano-Iwato (heaven’s rock cave),” which is passed down from generation to generation in Ise. The sweet red bean paste made from top-grade Hokkaido azuki beans and the soybean flour from Hokkaido are a perfect match. The rice cakes are made from carefully selected glutinous rice, which makes them very soft. They have a shelf life of 7 days from the date of production [7 days in summer (July 1 to September 9)]

Address58 Ujiimazaike-cho, Ise City
Opening hours9:00-17:00
Closing daysOpen everyday, year round

Kamiyo mochi

Founded in 1913, this flavorful mugwort rice cake is made using only red beans from the north, natural mugwort, and glutinous rice milled from brown rice. In 1977, it was awarded the Minister’s Prize at the XNUMXth National Confectionary Exposition.

Address117 Ujiimazaike-cho, Ise City
Opening hours8:30 - 16:30 (Last order 16:00)
Closing daysOpen everyday, year round

Kuuya Chaya Mochi

Founded in 1893, Suzuki Suishoken's “Kuuya Kansuke Mochi” stopped production after 2020 years of history in June 6. However, its many local fans called for a revival of Kuuya Kansuke Mochi, so a decision was made to make a fresh start as Suzuki Kansuke Honpo “Kuuyachaya Mochi.” The original “Kuuya Kansuke Mochi” are handmade in the traditional way using carefully selected ingredients, with the motto of “taste, texture, and flavor” to create a unique atmosphere. When you put it in your mouth, you will feel a gentle, slightly sweet taste and a perfectly balanced texture with the elegant bean paste. They can also be used for a wide range of purposes, from congratulatory and condolence gifts to souvenirs.

Address537-18 Futami-cho Chaya, Ise City
Opening hours9:00-17:00
Closing daysWednesday

Places where you can buy Ise's specialty rice cakes by area

[XNUMX] Around Geku

[XNUMX] Akafuku Mochi [XNUMX] Nikenchaya Mochi [XNUMX] Henba Mochi [XNUMX] Taiko Shusse Mochi

① Akafuku Mochi
Sotomiyamae special store, Iseshi Station / Ujiyamada Station Shop

② Niken Chaya Mochi
Ise Kadoya Beer near the approach to the outer shrine and the outer shrine (managed by the same company)

③ Henba mochi
Near the outer shrine approach / stationIse city station square store

4Taiko Syusse Mochi
FamilyMart in Iseshi Station / Ujiyamada Station

② Buy around Ise Jingu Naiku

① Akafuku Mochi ② Niken Chaya Mochi ③ Henba Mochi ④ Taiko Dese Mochi ⑥ Iwato Mochi ⑦ Kamishiro Mochi

You can buy specialty rice cakes other than Futami around Naiku.
Akafuku Mochi
Main store, Naikumae branch, Isuzugawa store

② Niken Chaya Mochi
Ise Kadoya Beer in Oharaimachi (managed by the same company)

③ Henba mochi
Near the Oharaimachi parking lotOharaimachi store

④ Taiko Soshi Mochi
Near Uji BridgeTaiko Mochi

⑥ Iwato Mochi
Oharaimachi near the inner shrineIwatoya

⑦ Kamidai mochi
Senokuniya in front of Ujibashi(Next to Municipal A1 and 2 parking lots)

③ Buy around Futami

① Akafuku Mochi ⑤ Ofuku Mochi ⑧ Kuuya Chaya Mochi

Since Futami is a place of Misogi before visiting Jingu, shops offering sweets such as rice cakes are developing along the approach to Futamiokitama Shrine.
① Akafuku Mochi
Futami branch,Ise Meotoiwa Meoto Yokocho

⑤ Ofuku Mochi
Along the Futamiura OmotesandoOfuku Mochi Honke Futami Main Store

⑧ Kuuya Chaya Mochi
Stores along Futamiura Omotesando

* Information as of April 2021.Please note that the sales location is subject to change.

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