Food/Drink | Avg price: ¥500 | English Available: None (Unknown)
You can taste their traditional confectionery before buying
Hanakomichi is a small shop very near Kawagoe’s landmark bell tower. They only have a few green tea flavoured products, but they are all very delicious. They have lots of samples out so you can try for yourself. The name is often referred to as Hanakouji in English as it can be read that way, but the shop has the name in hiragana on the curtain "Hanakomichi". The green tea flavoured yaki-karinto, a type of deep fried Japanese snack of mainly from flour, brown sugar and yeast is particularly delectable. The green tea gaufrette is equally palatable and both are fairly reasonably priced. The shop is open from 10 am to 5 pm. It is normally open daily and they don't have an official day off. Approximately 20 minute walk from Hon-Kawagoe station. All the tourist buses as well as some public Tobu buses (numbers 01, 02, 03, 04 and 09) pass close to the shop. The tourist bus stops nearby outside the Kawagoe Festival Museum. The nearest bus stop on the regular public bus routes is Ichibangai bus stop. No parking available, but Rakuda Coin Parking Plaza is a few minutes walk away.
8-2 Saiwaicho, Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture 350-0063