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Wasanbon School Nishikiya (Traditional Candy Shop)

Wasanbon craft activity near Kotohira-gu Shrine

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  • Wasanbon and wooden moldsWasanbon and wooden molds
  • Wasanbon makingWasanbon making
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  • Tasting freshly made wasanbon with matchaTasting freshly made Wasanbon with Matcha

Wasanbon is a type of sugar traditionally produced in the eastern part of Shikoku, mainly in Kagawa and Tokushima Prefecture. The characteristics of Wasanbon are a unique flavor and fine particles that melt smoothly in your mouth. The name "Wasanbon" derives from the confectionary process, where sugar is polished three (san) times on a tray (bon).
In the craft activity, Wasanbon is mixed with water, kneaded well and put into molds. Half-dried Wasanbon has a supreme flavor that can only be enjoyed on the spot by class participants.
After the activity, you can take your Wasanbon home in a beautiful box. Why don't you give it to someone as a souvenir?

Basic Information

Address 696 Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa
Telephone Number 0877-75-3264
Website Visit Website (Japanese only)
Business Hours 9:00 - 16:00
Closed Open all year round
Fee Wasanbon craft activity: 1,480 yen per person
Time Required 40-50 minutes
Directions 7 minutes walk from JR Kotohira Station
15 minutes from Zentsuji IC by car
Parking 20 large buses, 25 passenger cars
Notes Capacity: 2-40 people

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