Tamba chesnuts are a traditional product in Kyoto Prefecture whose history is as long as other well-known Kyoto traditional vegetables. Tamba chestnuts are from the Tamba region, which includes Kameoka, the Funai region, Ayabe, and Fukuchiyama. It’s said that in the old days of the Edo period (1603-1868), Tamba chesnuts were used as offerings, when the chesnuts were also accepted in place of the annual rice tax. Using these Tamba chestnuts, Adachi Otoemon crafts specialty dessert terrines and pound cakes here in Fukuchiyama City. Cross sections of the desserts reveal large, whole chestnuts, which are combined with the wasanbon Japanese refined sugar from the Sanuki region and flavourful cultured butter to create an exquisite product. You can really enjoy the chestnuts as they make up more than two thirds of the weight of this luxurious dessert. Additionally, the shop building was previously the residence of the Matsumura family, built during the Taisho (1912-1926) and Meji era (1868-1912) and is designated as one of Kyoto Prefecture’s Tangible Cultural Properties. Other than the chestnut terrines and chestnut pound cakes, there are also other baked goods, cream puffs, and gelato available.
- 44-18 Naiki, Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Train: From JR Fukuchiyama Station's north gate, cross the main road in front of the station, to the east. Cross at the "Naiki 1-chome" intersection north of Fukuchiyama Castle Park. At the median strip, turn right 981m from Fukuchiyama Station.
Car: Approximately 11 minute drive (6.2km) after the Fuckuchiyama IC exit on the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway, then follow National Route 9. At the Higashibori intersection turn right on to Prefectural Route 55.
- Business Hours
- 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closed: New Years day (1/1)
- Space for regular-sized vehicles: 10 (Price: Free)
- Foreign Language Support
- Japanese language only