Toro "Mochi no Ie" (Abekawa Mochi) | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Shizuoka Station 

[Toro "Mochi no Ie" (Abekawa Mochi)]

Soft mochi with fragrant kinako has been a Tokaido specialty since the Edo period

Freshly made mochi (rice cake) dusted with kinako (soybean flour) would be served in tea houses in Abekawa, which flourished thanks to its gold mines. When Lord Ieyasu visited the area after retiring from his position of shogun, he was presented this mochi and told it was "Abekawa no kinako mochi", or "mochi dusted with Abekawa gold". Ieyasu was much taken with it, and one story has it that he called it "Abekawa Mochi". It also makes an appearance in the Edo-period best seller, Tokaidochu Hizakurige. The confectionery became a Tokaido specialty, thanks in no small part to the fact that it used white sugar, which was very valuable at that time in Japan. You can enjoy ones dusted with kinako and others wrapped in bean curd together in a set.
Address 5-15-3 Toro, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka
Phone +81-54-283-1663 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Holidays Every Monday and Friday
* There may be holidays due to maintenance and inspection etc.
Price Abekawa Mochi 650 yen per plate
Mori-soba set 1,000 yen
Access Take the Shizutetsu Justline bound for Toroiseki from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, and alight at "Toroiseki".

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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