This is an old store that was established over 250 years ago, and it is located in front of Ichi no Torii (the first torii gate) at the foot of Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine. The store is famous for its "Hashirii-mochi rice cakes," which are made by wrapping strained bean paste in soft Habutae-mochi rice cakes.
When founded in Otsu in the middle of the Edo period in 1764, the founder Iguchi Ichirou Uemon Masakatsu started business by making anmochi-rice cakes using the "Hashirii" spring water. Hashirii spring water was so famous that it was even used for Emperor Seimu’s first bath. Hashirii-mochi rice cakes are shaped after a sword, in honor of the story of Sanjo no Kokaji Munechika, who was a swordsmith in the Heian period who forged his inscribed sword in Hashirii spring water.
At the adjoining cafe, you can enjoy the rice cakes with some matcha and sencha green tea sourced from Yawata.
- 19 Takabo Yawata, Yawata City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Walk 2 minutes from Iwashimizu Hachimangu Station on the Keihan Main Line
- Business Hours
- - 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Final café order at 5:00 p.m.)
- Closed: Mondays (Closed the following day when Monday is a national holiday)
- Hashirii Mochi (5 pieces): 750 yen (tax included)
Hashirii Mochi Matcha Tea Set: 700 yen (tax included)
Hashirii Mochi Sencha Tea Set: 500 yen (tax included)