Mochi – Rice Cakes

In Ise, one may have noticed a vibrant “mochi culture” as the shopping street leading to the Grand Shrine of Ise is lined with many traditional Japanese sweets shops. In fact, Ise is often associated with “mochi” as the congregation of shrines in the area implied that rice, the main ingredient of mochi, could be obtained freely from feudal domains during the Tokugawa period. Since then, various types of mochi are prepared and sold as a light snack for people who visit the shrine.

Ise Mochi

Akafuku

Location: 26, Ujinakanokiri-cho, Ise City
Hours: 5 am - 5 pm *Open year-round
Access: By Train~ 
--15-min bus ride via Mie Transport bus from Kintetsu Yamada Line Ise-shi Station.
--Get off at Shingumae Kaikan stop.
Website: Akafuku
Tel. 0596-22-7000

Niken Chaya Mochi

Location: Kakuro 6-8-25, Ise-shi, Mie 516-0017
Hours: 8 am - 6 pm *Open year-round
Access: By Train~
--19-min walk from JR Sangu Line Isuzugaoka Station
Tel. 0596-23-3040

Henbaya (Henba Mochi/Sawa Mochi)

Location: Obatacho Akeno 1430-1, Ise-shi, Mie
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm *Closed on Mondays (Tuesdays if Monday is a holiday)/ New Year
Access: By Train~
--10-min walk from JR Yamada Line Akeno Station
Tel. 0596-22-0097

Ofuku Mochi

Location: Futamichaya 197-1, Ise-shi, Mie
Hours: 9 am - 7 pm *Open year-round
Access: By Train~
--10-min walk from JR Sangu Line Futamiura Station
Tel. 0596-42-1212

Isuzu Seigoan (Salt Yokan Jelly)

Location: Futamichaya 569-35, Ise-shi, Mie
Hours: 9 am - 7 pm *Irregular Holidays
Access: By Train~
--10-min walk from JR Sangu Line Futamiura Station
Tel. 0596-42-1212

Suzuki Suishoken (Kuuya Mochi)

Location: Futamichaya 537-18, Ise-shi, Mie 519-0609
Hours: 9 am - 6 pm *Open year-round
Access: By Train~
--10-min walk from JR Sangu Line Futamiura Station
Tel. 0596-43-2067

Taikou Shusse Mochi

Location: Ujiimazaikecho 63, Ise-shi, Mie
Hours: 8:30 am - 4 pm *Sat/Sun/Holidays Until 4:30 pm
Access: By Train~
--16-min Mie Transport Bus Ride (Geku-Naiku Round Line) from Kintetsu Yamada Line Ise-shi Station.
--Get off at Naiku-mae Stop
Tel. 0596-22-2767

Iwatoya

Location: Ujiimazaikecho 58, Ise-shi, Mie
Hours: 8:45 am - 5:45 pm
Access: By Train~
--16-min Mie Transport Bus Ride (Towards Naiku) from Kintetsu Yamada Line Ise-shi Station.
--Get off at final stop
Tel. 0596-23-3188

Senokuniya

Location: Ujiimazaikecho 117, Ise-shi, Mie 516-0024
Hours: 11 am - 2:30 pm / 6 pm - 9 pm *Closed Wednesdays
Access: By Train~
--16-min Mie Transport Bus Ride (Geku-Naiku Round Line) from Kintetsu Yamada Line Ise-shi Station.
--Get off at Naiku-mae Stop
Tel. 0596-23-5555