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[Mataichian Sohonten (Kintsuba)]

Iwata's traditional Japanese sweet wrapped in a thin, elegant skin

Mataichian is a Japanese sweets store established in 1871. Its signature confection, Mataichi Kintsuba, is a long-loved local specialty of Iwata. Square bars of adzuki bean paste full of large, plump beans are covered in a wheat flour batter and hand-cooked on an iron plate one by one, on all six sides. Sweet but not too sweet, the chunky adzuki bean paste is what sets this kintsuba apart. Mataichian's kintsuba is popular in every season, and there also are versions that use chestnuts or green peas. Appreciate the taste of a long-established shop that has been loved through the ages.
Posted photos Main Mataichian Kintsuba makes a great gift, too
Three photos Upper left Mataichian Sohonten, where a wide variety of sweets including kintsuba are available (Exterior view), upper right Osama Melon Pan, manju buns that look and taste like melon bread, have become popular in recent years (Image is a sample for illustrative purposes), lower Three types of kintsuba, including the classic plain, chestnut, and uguisu (with green pea paste). Have fun tasting and comparing each of them
Address Mitsuke 1767-4, Iwata City, Shizuoka
Phone +81-538-33-1600 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Holidays Open every day
Price Mataichi Kintsuba (5 pieces) 710 yen
Uguisu Kintsuba (with pea paste) (5 pieces) 710 yen
Kuri Kintsuba (with chestnut) (5 pieces) 860 yen
Osama Melon Pan 150 yen
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Kakegawa Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 15 minutes and alight at "Iwata Station". Take the Entetsu Bus bound for Yamanashi for approx. 25 minutes, alight at "Midoricho-kami", and walk for approx. 1 minute.

Stores where you can purchase Mataichian Kintsuba other than the above

Entetsu Department Store, kiosks at Shinkansen Hamamatsu Station, Gift Station (shop) inside Hamamatsu Station, and others

updated on Sep 30, 2018

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