Kashiya Yokocho Candy Alley Travel Guide

Kashiya Yokocho Candy Alley
Eat your fill of traditional Japanese sweets from over 20 sellers lined along this sugar-lover’s playground.

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In the historical Little Edo district of Kawagoe, Chef Yoshinori Togawa invites diners into a private dining experience over a traditional Japanese irori grill. Enjoy a multisensory experience with fine ingredients like Tokorozawa beef and abalone.
Lunch: ¥15,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000

Wagyu Yakiniku Mikoto

With every seat in a private room, Kawagoe yakiniku specialist Mikoto is the ideal place to celebrate special occasions. Local wagyu beef is selected down to the finest detail, from marbling to thickness to the way the knife enters each slice.
Lunch: ¥5,000-25,000
Dinner: ¥5,000-25,000

Chinese Noodle Yotsuba

Think outside of the box with the out-of-this-world ramen combos at a Saitama ramen laboratory.
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
Dinner: ¥1,000-1,999

Those with a sweet tooth will find it difficult to peel themselves away from this sugary street in Saitama. Known at Candy Alley, it’s packed with vendors hawking all kinds of sweet treats both traditional and modern. You’ll find traditional wagashi sweets filled with bean paste, cakes made from sweet potato, rice crackers sprinkled with sugar, boiled sweets, deep-fried cookies called karinto, and much more!

There’s enough to discover among the 20 stores that you’ll first want to fill your stomach, then a bag or two to take home as well. Even if you’re not that into sweet food, it’s worth taking a stroll down the short alley just to get a feel of the charming old-Japan atmosphere. The street has been a hub for candy production since the Meiji era, and still retains much of the historic feel of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Kashiya Yokocho is a little out of the way, located in the northwest of Saitama City, but buses here run from several of the major stations. For true candy lovers, that little hurdle won’t sound like a big deal at all.

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