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Akafuku Honten

#1 of 10 Dessert in Ise
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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26 Uji Nakanokiricho, Ise, Mie Prefecture
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+81 596-22-7000
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The red been dessert is actually really sweet, but the tea accompanying it neutralise it. Great view to the river.

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Thank Patricia S
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718 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Akafuku is certainly the most renowned snack in Ise, and all Japanese know its name. It is very simple and made with glutinous rice and red beans. In Akafuku Honten you can taste Akafuku just for $2. It is chapter than taking a cup of coffee.

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Thank Kimitaka S
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2016

They are open from 5 am, so visit early, before zillions of tourists rush in with huge sight seeing buses around midday. If you are lucky to visit there on the first day each month, they have limited-edition sweets besides their usual Akahuku-mochi. People make a line to buy them to go, unbelievably from more than one day before! But... More 

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Thank jane0210
Tokyo, Japan
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This famous local sweet is a must try. The sweet beans are smooth and taste delicious with the fresh soft mochi. This sweet taste delicious with Japanese tea.

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Thank Tokyo6806
Hong Kong, China
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113 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Their specialty is red bean dessert (red bean paste covering mochi instead of the usual other way round) and red bean soup. It taste quite nice, not too sweet. Its half self serve, you order and pay, and get a number with your receipt, find a place at the partial indoor (the seat is heated) or outdoor area and your... More 

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Thank fionayyy
Japan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Enjoyed the Japanese rice cake(mochi) with red beans!! The mochi was very soft and the red beans wasn't sweet than I expected. I bought the 2 mocha box for gifts. You can buy a bigger box but I liked the smallest one. Good to give to friends at work. You think you can't eat it but you when know we're... More 

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Thank Hart-sims
Singapore
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249 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We got there at 7.30am in the morning and walked right in to have our red bean snack and tea set. Besides us was only a handful of other guest, which made the experience really pleasant and "uncrowded". We got the full attention of the staff there who were friendly and warm. Nice sipping hot tea on a cold morning... More 

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Thank BertSG
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

It's so gooooood! There's a separate line if you just want to buy boxed goods and the line moves super fast. I would buy more if I knew how good it was going to taste.

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Thank Wonderwall356
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This is a well-known mochi shop in Ise. Prime corner location and packed with people. Their mochi is a variant of creamy-smooth red bean paste with three finger indentations encasing a rice cake center. Since it was crowded on the day we visited, we bought a couple of the already gift-packed boxes home as souvenir. The mochi is not overly... More 

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Thank OutForALongLunch
Barcelona, Spain
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254 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013 via mobile

I recommend not only buying these sweets made of rice but also have them there with a cup of tea. The place is very nice to have a break and relax. It's also quite cheap, 280 yens (about 2 euros something depending on the change) for 3 pieces and a cup of tea. As I said, it's a must

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Uji Nakanokiricho, Ise, Mie Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Mie Prefecture  >  Ise
  • Phone Number: +81 596-22-7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?