Founded in 1933, Boulangerie Asanoya is a long-standing bakery that everyone in Karuizawa knows about. On top of that, many people all over the country love this bakery, which has many branch stores. There is a large variety of breads – hard breads, soft sliced bread and other danish pastries, etc. – is made in a stone oven, specially created by Spanish artisans. Kyu-Karuizawa Kyudohonten is the main shop which is always filled with people. It has also became a famous tourist site. There is a space to eat in and a restaurant inside, so I recommend you to stop by when you come to Karuizawa.
Breads made using a method used in Europe
Since it was founded, Asanoya keep making their breads using European-style traditional method, while training employees to become professional bakers. Although there are many branch shops now and have to create a huge quantity of bread a day, it only employ machines that can help created hand-made bread, instead of employing big machines. Because it has kept the tradition of making bread since 1933, its bread is popular and delicious.
Simple but delicious piece
The regular product of Asanoya is a slicing bread “White bread” (one loaf 843 yen, one slice 280 yen) has a soft and delicate texture. Although it tastes very simple, it is also sweet and delicious. You can even eat it without putting anything on it. It is even better after toasting it. Enjoy the great smell of bread!
Chocolate bread is the most popular bread among women
You can only find “Chocolate bread” (476 yen) in Karuizawa, Kyudoten. It has chocolate chips inside a slightly hard dough. In fact, many women adore this bread. You can toast it and put butter on it. You will enjoy the great smell of chocolate chips and slightly sweet cocoa based bread. You can’t get enough of it.