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Tamausagi Honten


Tamausagi Honten Description

Tamausagi Honten is a charming Japanese sweets shop located near Amagatsuji Station in Nara. Specializing in traditional Japanese confections, this cozy establishment offers a delightful array of wagashi, or Japanese sweets, that are as visually appealing as they are delicious. The menu features a variety of treats, including the popular kinako dango, a sweet dumpling coated in roasted soybean flour, which is a must-try for those with a sweet tooth.

The interior of Tamausagi Honten exudes a traditional Japanese ambiance, with tatami mat flooring and low tables where guests can sit and enjoy their sweets. The attention to detail in both the presentation of the sweets and the decor of the shop creates a serene and authentic dining experience. Whether you are a wagashi enthusiast or simply looking to explore the world of Japanese confections, Tamausagi Honten offers a unique and delightful culinary journey that sets it apart from other dessert establishments in Nara.

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Tamausagi Honten Overview


6-4 Amagatsuji Nishimachi., Nara, Nara 630-8023


+81 (0) 742-41-6610


1 minute walk from Amagatsuji Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Thur: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Fri: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Sat: 9:00AM-6:00PM

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Tamausagi Honten Reviews

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This is a kinako dango specialty store located in Amagatsuji, Nara. When I heard the name of the place Amagatsuji, I couldn't figure it out at all, so I entered it as the station next to Kintetsu Yamato Saidaiji.
The menu is pure and only ``Kinako Dango''. There's a lot of care put into it, and I still can't forget the excitement I felt when I took a bite. The small shiratama dumplings are covered in soybean flour that is unbelievable. Any special technology? According to research, it seems that the shiratama is soaked in a secret honey and then sprinkled with soybean flour. Will it turn into a lump of soybean flour on the street (in a good way)? All the necessary steps are done by hand, and each kinako dango is only 100 yen. I will definitely buy again.


●Terrible price increase
Prices have gone up quite a bit in recent years. As I know, the price has been raised little by little, and the price has increased by 30 yen. 70 yen → 100 yen. The taste is delicious, but I feel like 100 yen is a bit too much. It becomes firmer over night, so it tastes best the day you buy it.

●Ai Kago
Ai Kago, who is from Nara, came to an event in Nara, and she said, ``When I come back to Nara, I always eat Dangosho dango, and even when I was in Mo Musume, I gave them to the members.'' That's what he said.

●Branch store
I can't tell the difference in taste between Tamausagi and Dangosho. Is there really a difference? Both are the same, so try the one closest to you. It's right next to a station where only local trains stop, and it's a narrow road that makes it inconvenient even by car.

By the way, is it the main store? Head family? I went to Dangosho in Yamato Yagi within the past six months, and it was cheap at 90 yen.


This is a shop that specializes in skewered dango topped with soybean flour. There are no other products. Only quantity selection is required. Although it has been in business for about 20 years, the deliciousness continues the tradition of the master, Dangosho. The chewy dango is made with slightly sweet soybean flour. It goes well with tea and coffee. Depending on the time, you may be able to watch the dango being made inside the store. I compared it with "Dangosho". The dango has a strong chewiness and feels a little hard. The soybean flour is a little sweet. 85 yen per bottle. It's 10 yen more expensive than Tamusagi-san. You can't tell by looking at it, but it's slightly larger. Cash only. Parking available. Corona measures: Disinfecting alcohol installed.

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