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Yoshidaya Youkan Honpo

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Yoshidaya Youkan Honpo Description

Yoshidaya Youkan Honpo is a traditional Japanese confectionery shop located near Tobu Nikko Station in Tochigi. Specializing in wagashi, or Japanese sweets, this establishment offers a delightful array of treats that are both visually appealing and delicious. The shop's interior exudes a charming and authentic atmosphere, with displays of beautifully crafted sweets that showcase the artistry and precision that goes into making each piece.

One of the standout items on the menu is their signature youkan, a traditional Japanese sweet jelly made from red bean paste, agar, and sugar. The youkan at Yoshidaya Youkan Honpo is known for its smooth texture and rich flavor, making it a popular choice among locals and visitors alike. In addition to youkan, the shop also offers a variety of other wagashi, each carefully crafted to perfection. Whether you are a connoisseur of Japanese sweets or simply looking to indulge in a cultural culinary experience, Yoshidaya Youkan Honpo is a must-visit destination that sets itself apart with its dedication to preserving and sharing the art of traditional wagashi.

Yoshidaya Youkan Honpo Overview


903-1 Nakahatsuishimachi, Nikko, Tochigi 321-1402


+81 (0) 288-54-0009


19 minute walk from Tobu Nikko Station

Operating Hours

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

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Yoshidaya Youkan Honpo Reviews

Yoshidaya Youkan Honpo Google Average Rating



Nikko's mizu yokan is both delicious and hard to beat.
The strained bean paste makes it not too sweet, yet juicy so you won't get tired of eating it.
Perfect for souvenirs.
However, be careful as water will leak if you lay it down.


A Japanese sweets shop in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture.

"Yoshidaya Yokan"

There are many yokan shops in Nikko.

All of them are long-established stores.


I wanted to eat some before entering the hot springs, so I bought 5 bottles of Nikko Mizu Yokan (820 yen). It had a watery, smooth texture and was easy to eat. Please note that it must be refrigerated. I found out later that it was a shop that looked like something you'd see in a tourist brochure. They also sold bite-sized yokan, so it might be a good place to eat while walking.
Parking available.


This is Yoshidaya, a long-established Nikko Yokan shop.
After visiting Toshogu Shrine, the weather was nice, so I was overwhelmed by the atmosphere and stopped by on my way back to Tobu Nikko Station on foot.


Yoshidaya Yokan Honpo is a long-established Japanese confectionery shop located in Nikko City.
Founded during the Bunka era of the Edo period (1804-1818), the company manufactures and sells Nikko Mizu Yokan.
Mizuyokan is made using Nikko's famous water and carefully selected materials, and is created using traditional manufacturing methods and special techniques.
It was very delicious.

Yoshidaya Yōkan Honpo is a renowned traditional Japanese confectionery shop located in Nikko City.
Established during the Edo period, between 1804 and 1818, they specialized in the production and sale of Nikko Mizu Yōkan, a type of water-based sweet jelly.
Their Mizu Yōkan is crafted using Nikko's pristine water and carefully selected ingredients, following traditional methods and meticulous craftsmanship.