Miyake – Japanese Sweets ( Cafe + Nara Sweets)

Hidden but not at all missed is the fabulous “Miyake” Nara sweets cafe and outlet.
Situated on a site dating back to over 200 years, sit in the surrounds of a once Japan whilst enjoying a delicacy from their extensive range of sweets and drinks. This time around, Nara Time invites you to try Miyake’s famous Kotoka Strawberry and Yamato Tea gelato.

Location
1-5-1 Torimi-cho Nara shi, Nara
Map
Phone number
+81-742-51-3008
Business hours
10:00 - 18:00 (Last order at 17:00)
Regular holiday
Sundays
URL
http://miyake-flagship.jp

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Kenichi Natural Farm (Tea shop)

A harsh environment for the tea bushes.
Kenichi-san believes that the soil in this district is more robust, with the strength to persist and survive.
The farm consists of over 30 individual tea fields around Yamato Kogen. Kenichi-san aims to capture a unique tea flavor that can only be obtained from this land. He uses only natural farming methods, omitting all chemicals and fertilizers in favor of the natural resources that can be obtained in the local community. He tends each field individually, in consideration of the needs of the soil of that specific farm.
Each individual field yields a different flavor of tea. Currently over 30 different types of Kenichi's tea are sold domestically.

Location
Tsutsui-cho 696-1, Yamatokoriyama, Nara
Map
Phone number
TEL/FAX : +81-743-56-3313
URL
http://www.kencha.jp/

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Nara Sweets Craftsman Nakanishi Yosaburo (Nara Sweets)

The everyday lives of the people of Nara is most prominently experienced in Naramachi. As the fourth generation of this traditional sweets store, Mr. Katsuyuki Nakanishi, believes it is his mission to protect the traditional townscape of this area, and he engages in town revitalization projects.
He refurbished the old townhouse in which his store is located, and built a beautiful teahouse with a splendid view of the garden. He repurposed parts of the townhouse as gallery spaces. These inspired ideas provide comfort for his customers and make for an enjoyable visit.
Nakanishi-san includes the flavours of Nara culture within his products, including traditional ingredients such as Yamato tea and Kotoka strawberries in order to create truly authentic items.

(Images: left to right) Silky Habutae strawberries, Naramachi dango steamed buns. Habutae strawberries are available between December and May. Saka Manju buns can be obtained between January and March.

Location
23 Wakidocho, Nara-shi, Nara
Map
Phone number
TEL/FAX:+81-742-24-3048
Business hours
9:30 - 18:00
* Sweets-making workshop, reservations required. Yen 2,160. (Duration approx. 60 minutes, maximum 16 people per session) Available dates for each month are announced on the homepage.
Regular holiday
irregular holidays 
URL
http://www.naramachi.jp/

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Takenishi Tea Farm Yūcha'an (Japanese tea café & Farmers' restaurant)

Her café offers visitors a selection of Yamato teas from the Takenishi Tea Farm served with sweets, and a lunch of seasonal produce available on prior reservation.
Rice boiled in a broth of Hojicha, or roasted tea, is combined with several dishes cooked with organic vegetables, allowing the customers of Yūcha'an a delicious and healthy lunch.

Location
458 Nakanoshocho, Nara
Map
Phone number
+81-742-81-0383
Business hours
Hours: Lunch from 11:30.
# Please reserve lunch 2 days prior to your visit. (for between 4 to 15 people)
# Closed during the harvest season, from mid-May to early June.
Café open on Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11:00 till 17:00
# Closed during the harvest season, from mid-May to early June.
URL
https://www.yamatocha.net/

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TEA FARM INOKURA SHOP SUISUI (Tea shop)

Inokura tea farm’s products are displayed in a storefront that is representative of the owner’s personal aesthetic sense.
While these products can be purchased here, the space also offers an opportunity to engage in conversation with the owner and head tea farmer of the firm while enjoying a taste of an example of premium-grade Yamato tea.

Location
4877-2, Tsukigase Momogano, Nara-shi, Nara,Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-743-92-0733
Business hours
Sunday 14:00-18:00
*If you would like to visit us outside business hours, please contact us by phone or mail one week before.
URL
http://www.inokura.co.jp/

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Green tea shop Kyokkaen NAKA (Tea shop)

Kyokkaen carries a variety of products that are produced with love and care, and that are representative of Nara's tea culture. Among its best-sellers are its high quality tea leaves, high-grade matcha and a Hojicha with roots in the daily life of Nara citizens.

Location
17, Tsunofuri-cho, Nara-shi, Nara, Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-742-22-4077
Business hours
10:00~18:00
Regular holiday
Irregular
URL
http://kyokkaen-naka.jp/

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Machiya Café, KANNA (Cafe)

On top of the menu is an item called "Kanna's little box". It is a beautiful little tiered box, including several smaller sweets. This is merely one example of the consideration and care both hosts place in the comfort of their guests.

Location
19-2, Nishibayashi-cho, Nara-shi, Nara, Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-742-25-2150
Business hours
11:00~18:00 (sometimes extended)
Regular holiday
Irregular

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Patisserie Karaku (Patisserie)

Karaku offers enticing confections based on the concept of enjoying Nara. Using selected ingredients from Nara, the shop offers the perfect sweets for a party or to bring to your loved ones.

Location
73, Surugamachi, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8357, Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-742-22-0050
Business hours
10:00~20:00
Regular holiday
Irregular
URL
https://karaku.amebaownd.com/

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Tamura seihouen chaho (Tea shop)

The crisp aroma of roasting tea leaves drifts from the building erected in the late Edo period. Ask the staff for recommendations and find your favorite flavor from the wide selection that covers high-grade Yamato sencha (green tea) to daily-use tea for porridge.

Location
18, Shonamicho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8363, Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-742-22-2833
Business hours
10:00~17:00
Regular holiday
Wednesday
URL
http://www1.kcn.ne.jp/~seihouen/

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Nara hotel the bar (Bar)

This classic bar is part of the long-established Nara Hotel and retains the traditional atmosphere from the Meiji period. Enjoy a special moment with brand liquors carefully selected from around the world by bartender Mr. Miyazaki, a third-place winner in the Diageo World Class 2013, as well as original cocktails and cigars.

Location
1096, Takabatakecho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8301, Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-742-26-3300
Business hours
18:00~23:00
Regular holiday
None
URL
http://www.narahotel.co.jp/bar_the_bar.html#topics_path

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Ochanoko (Cafe)

At this café, you can taste and purchase Chinese and Taiwanese tea, as well as Yamato tea. Their sweets are also popular, which give the shop a special reputation for the three kinds of shaved ice available year-round (Hōjicha latte ice requires a reservation from December through March).

Location
Kotomo-ru1F, 35-2, Konishicho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8226, Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-742-24-2580
Business hours
10:00~20:00
Regular holiday
Third Wednesday of January, February, May, June, July, August and November. New Year's Day
URL
https://www.facebook.com/ochanoko/

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