Tuesday, April 13, 2021

takeno to ohagi

The other day on Instagram, my friend told me about the double sakura (yaezakura) that bloom at Sakurashinmachi...thank you!

Since we were already out of the house, we made a special trip to check them out.

The whole street is lined with these yaezakura trees, so glad we were able to see this!

One place that I have had bookmarked in this area is Takeno to Ohagi.

It is a tiny shop that makes ohagi.

They are so popular that when they first opened they would sell out within the first half hour of opening!

I stood in line for 40 minutes to purchase these.

Apparently they have 7 flavors daily...so I purchased one of each.

Koshian (smooth sweet bean paste), sakura (pink), fava bean (green), berry (pink/mauve swirl), pumpkin & apple (yellow), tsubushian (chunky sweet bean paste), coconut & lemon peel (white).

These were delicious! not overly sweet.

The price for each varied but total for this was 1860 yen (tax included).

Definitely for special occasions, I'm glad we got to try this and will be back whenever I need a special gift for someone.

Takeno to Ohagi

1-21-11 Sakurashinmachi

Setagaya, Tokyo

Phone: 03.6413.1227

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Hours: 12:00-18:00 or earlier if they sell out


Anonymous said...

my grandma used to make bota mochi but they weren't anywhere as pretty as these. Only 2 flavors too. an and kinako. These look so good. that street is so pretty too

K and S said...

hopefully you can check out this area next time you come V!

Take care.

Rowena said...

40 minutes worth waiting for just looking at the pic!

K and S said...

almost too pretty to eat Rowena, almost:)

Take care

KirkK said...

That really looks like something the Missus would love.

K and S said...

Kirk I think she might like this too :)

Take care.

K said...

Ooh love both the sakura and the ohagi!

K and S said...

yet another area to visit next time you come to Japan K!

Take care.