Nobori-ayu and Yaki-ayu (Onkashi Tsukasa Tamaiya-Honpo) | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Gifu-Hashima Station 

[Nobori-ayu and Yaki-ayu (Onkashi Tsukasa Tamaiya-Honpo)]

These traditional local confections inspired by the sweetfish swimming in the clean water of the Nagara River make a great souvenir

Nobori-ayu are confections made in the shape of young ayu—sweetfish—like those seen in the Nagara River. These fish-shaped sweets are made by wrapping gyuhi (similar to mochi) in a thin pancake containing plenty of eggs. Nobori-ayu is among the most popular confections in Onkashi Tsukasa Tamaiya-Honpo. Its charm points include its mild sweetness, light texture, and also its cool face. There is another confection shaped like sweetfish: Yaki-ayu. Yaki-ayu is made by kneading a dough made from of flour, eggs, sugar, and yams—no water—shaping the dough with a mold, drying them, and baking them with careful attention. Their crispy texture and just the right amount of sweetness make them very popular. Once you start eating, you can't stop. You can leisurely spend some time enjoying matcha and freshly made confections in the tearoom inside the shop.
Posted photos Main Nobori-ayu, a traditional local confection of Gifu Prefecture
Three photos Upper left Tamaiya Honten, with a traditional atmosphere (Exterior), upper right You can taste confections and matcha inside the shop, lower Yaki-ayu, shaped like a young sweetfish, are also popular, as are rikyu matsukaze, which have a hint of savory miso
 
Address Minatomachi 42, Gifu City, Gifu
Phone +81-58-262-0276 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Holidays Every Wednesday
Price Nobori-ayu (7 pieces) 1,030 yen
Yaki-ayu (5 packs, each pack contains 5 pieces) 1,080 yen
Matcha 700 yen
Access Alight at "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen and walk to Meitetsu "Shin-Hashima Station". Take the Meitetsu Hashima Line/Takehana Line for approx. 30 minutes and alight at "Meitetsu Gifu Station". Take the Gifu City Loop-line Bus (counterclockwise) or others that go in the same direction for approx. 17 minutes, alight at "Nagarabashi", and walk for approx. 1 minute.
Take the JR Tokaido Main Line rapid train from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 20 minutes and alight at "Gifu Station". Take the Gifu City Loop-line Bus (counterclockwise) or others that go in the same direction for approx. 17 minutes, alight at "Nagarabashi", and walk for approx. 1 minute.
URL http://www.tamaiya-honpo.com/

updated on Sep 30, 2018

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