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Sakura is a Japanese-style cafe using “machiya”, an old merchant house build more than 150 years ago. They serve Japanese sweets using “Yoshino kudzu”, the powder made from arrowroot grown in Yoshino area in Nara Prefecture. They serve sweets such as the jelly-like Japanese sweets, “Kudzu kiri” (865 yen) and a kind of mochi made from kudzu, “Kudzu mochi” (810 yen). All the sweets are made after an order is placed in order to serve it the best way. Enjoy the smooth and chewy texture of Kudzu!
- 2 Takamikado-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
- Contact No.
- 10 minutes' walk from Kintetsu Nara station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 10:00-17:00Closed on Thursday (Open when it falls on National Holiday)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- Average budget (per person): lunch -1,000yen, dinner -1,000yenMenu: Kudzu mochi ogura 865 yen, Kudzu kiri 865 yen, Kudzu mochi 810 yen
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The Cafe Using an Old Traditional Japanese House
Inside the shop, you can see the traditional merchant’s house built long ago. The natural sun light shine through the open ceiling. Enjoy “Yoshino Kudzu”, the rare sweets in Japan in a relaxing space while viewing a beautiful courtyard.
Enjoy the Chewy Texture of “Kudzu Mochi Ogura”
“Kudzu moch ogura” (865 yen) is the popular menu of translucent kudzu mochi topped with high quality homemade red bean paste. You can add some soybean flour if you like. It has a unique texture with smoothness and elasticity.
Transparent Traditional Sweets, “Kudzu kiri”
“Kudzu kiri” (865 yen) is the standard menu to taste the authentic high quality kudzu fully. The jelly like transparent “kudzu kiri” has plain taste and unique smooth, elastic texture. The brown syrup goes really well with the plain taste "kudzu kiri". Enjoy the delicate taste and texture of Japanese sweets with this menu.