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Genuine Japanese Confectionary Inherited Over One Hundred Years

Mt. Kai-Komagatake is located in northern part of Yamanashi prefecture, and it is selected as one of the hundred most celebrated mountains in Japan. The mountain consists of beautiful white granite and because of that, it produces famous water of Ojira River. And by the river, there is a Daigahara-shuku, a post-station town of Koshu-kaido road. Kinseiken Daigahara shop was opened in the Meiji Period more than one hundred years ago in Daigahara-shuku and still runs its business in an old Japanese style house that was used as an inn. Because of its tasteful construction, many tourists want to keep its feature in a photo.

  • Things they do care
  • Things they do care

    In the circumstance blessed with nature, they care about creating safe confectionary therefore avoid using food preservatives and artificial sweeteners. In order to get the most out of glutinous rice, they keep the usage of the method of making rise into gyuhi (carbohydrate) to a minimum. Although they cannot create many, all their products are handmade and carry the heart of the craftsmen who created them, and that makes their products taste even better. They insist on using local ingredients and use Rihokumai (rice of northern Yamanashi) and natural mineral water of South Alps.

  • Shingen Mochi (Shingen rise cake)
  • Shingen Mochi (Shingen rise cake)

    Shingen Mochi of Kinseiken is made only from strictly selected ingredients. Coat it with dark molasses and soy bean powder when you eat. You will never forget it.

Gokujo-nama Shingen Mochi (Supreme raw Shingen rise cake)

Gokujo-nama Shingen Mochi (Supreme raw Shingen rise cake)

It is made 100% from Rihokumai, premium rise of northern Yamanashi. And in order to make the most of rise flavor, they use only the half amount sugar of the ordinary Shingen Mochi. Because it is raw, it is sold only in the limited Kinseiken shops.

  • Mizu Shingen Mochi (Water Shingen cake)
  • Mizu Shingen Mochi (Water Shingen cake)

    Hakushu Town where Kinseiken is located in produces No. 1 amount of domestic mineral water, and because of the beautiful tasty water, there are whisky brewery and Japanese sake brewery nearby. Mizu Shingen Mochi is a simple water confectionary made only from water and agar. You cannot take it away nor make a reservation and they are consumed only by the customers who visited Daigahara shop on the day it is produced. It is sold only during summer in weekends. Many people are attracted with this fancy sweets and gather in Daigahara to make a line, and all Mizu Shingen Mochi are normally sold out in the morning.

  • Daiginjo sake lees cake
  • Daiginjo sake lees cake

    They used sake lees of Shichiken Sake Brewery to bake this sponge cake and created something new. Shichiken Sake Brewery is located in front of Kinseiken. Please do not miss this chance to taste this product created out of their joint work.

  • The shop which used to be an inn
  • The shop which used to be an inn

    You can sit at eaves of the shop and eat their confectionary. People who passed through the post-station town in old times may have taken a rest like that.

  • Kinseiken Daigahara Shop

    • Kinseiken Daigahara Shop
    • Address:2211, Daigahara, Hakushu Town, Hokuto City, YamanashiGoogle Map
      Access:Taxi (about 20 min from Kobuchizawa Station), bus (about 30 min from Nirasaki station)

      Parking lot:Available for free/Language:Japanese/Lavatory available/Open:9:00-18:00/Closed:Thursday/