There is a bakery in the Takarazuka area that is super popular, Pannell.
They often sell their bread at department stores and the lines for them are usually really long.
Recently I stumbled upon one of their shops in Nakayama.
They don't let you take photos in the store, so I'll just have to tell you about their amazing cash register. It scans the bread and shows you exactly what you bought on the screen.
Now, the cashier can't ring you up wrongly, as is sometimes the case at other places.
I like how their receipts tell you exactly what you bought too.
Their maple donut...chock full of walnuts.
The bacon asparagus bread...which had more bacon than asparagus.
And their fruit milk bread was delicious too! I'm thinking of making french toast with the rest of this loaf.
I'm glad we got to try these and that they have a close location for us to visit more often.
Closed Mondays and 2 Tuesdays, check their website for more details (Japanese only).