[Amazake-chaya Tea House]
Enjoy sweets around the hearth like a traveler crossing the Hakone mountains
In the Edo period, travelers used to stop by this tea house to slake their thirst on their way over Hakone's steep mountain paths. With a thatched roof and brimming with Edo atmosphere, the tea house still offers rest and comfort to travelers today. The establishment offers an extensive menu of comforting sweets, including its signature amazake (a rich and sweet drink made with malted rice), and fluffy chikara-mochi rice cakes, roasted over charcoal and dusted with soy bean powder. It also serves light meals like tokoroten (agar jelly noodles) and miso-oden (warm konjac in miso sauce), and shaved ice with home-made syrup in summer. Why not lounge around the hearth and enjoy a heart-warming pause?
Amazake-chaya Tea House is known for also featuring in "Akoroshi", a famous tale recounted in the traditional storytelling art called "kodan".
Amazake is made from malted rice using a traditional method that hasn't changed since the tea house first opened. Chikara-mochi is made with rice cakes freshly pounded that morning, grilled over charcoal. (Photo: Uguisu flavor.)
|Address||Hatajuku Futagoyama 395-28, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa|
|Phone||+81-460-83-6418 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Holidays||Open every day|
|Price||Amazake (1 cup) 400 yen
Chikara-mochi (two pieces of Uguisu [green bean powder] or Isobe [soy sauce and nori]) 500 yen
|Access||Take the Hakone Tozan Railway from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 15 minutes, and alight at "Hakone Yumoto Station". Take the Hakone Tozan Bus bound for Motohakone-ko for approx. 23 minutes, and alight at "Amazake-chaya".|
updated on Oct 1, 2019
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