- 1 Chome-12-5 Asagayaminami, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 9 minute walk from JR Asagaya Station, 4 minutes from Tokyo Metro Minami-Asagaya Station
- 03-3311-5916 (Japanese only)
- 10:00am - 6:00pm, closed Tuesdays
- http://www.asagaya.or.jp/map/8han/eitarou.html (external link)
- Staff speak Japanese only
Traditional Japanese Sweets Made by a Wagashi Master!
[updated August 2022]
Eitarou is a wagashi (Japanese sweets) shop in the Asagaya Pearl Center shopping street. Asagaya‘s shopping arcade is well-known for it’s Japanese sweets, with many famous shops along the route. Eitarou is located after the roof above the street ends, after taking the right where the shopping street splits. It is well worth the walk as this shop has been around for many years and the sweets are crafted by a true master of the art. You can even learn the craft directly from him if you are interested!
For a truly unique experience, be sure to book a wagashi sweet-making workshop at Eitarou in Asagaya. The delicate craft of wagashi-making began in the Edo period, but is now a rare specialty skill. The knowledgeable owner has been fine-tuning his craft for over 60 years and can teach you many different styles and techniques. Create seasonal-inspired wagashi using colorful anko (sweet bean paste).
Even if you don’t have time or interest in the workshops, these all make great souvenirs!
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