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Yumochi at the Yumochi Honpo Chimoto Main store.

Moist and glutinous texture like clean skin after a bath. “Yumochi" is a popular souvenir of Hakone and has been selected as one of the best confections in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Japanese sweet (wagashi)

Yumochi is the signature product of Chimoto, a Japanese confectionary store in Hakone-Yumoto that has been in business for over 70 years. This soft rice cake is made by kneading egg whites and glutinous flour from Japanese mochi rice, and filled with finely chopped Yokan (sweet bean jelly), which resembles rocks from the Hayakawa River that flows through Hakone.

Yumochi is also called "Japanese marshmallow" because of its softness, similar to one’s skin after soaking in a hot spring. Its delicate texture is delightfully fluffy and melts on the tongue making it quite addictive. It has been selected as one of the designated sweets of Kanagawa Prefecture.

It is available at the Ekimae-dori and Taki-dori main stores in Hakone-yumoto town, as well as at the Lusca Odawara store, and at some Takashimaya and Sogo department stores.

Highlights

  • A traditional Japanese confectionery store in Hakone-Yumoto, established over 70 years ago.
  • The Yumochi has been selected as one of the best confections in Kanagawa Prefecture.
  • It has a delicate, fluffy texture that melts in your mouth.

Photos

  • Each item is carefully wrapped in bamboo bark by craftsmen.

    Each item is carefully wrapped in bamboo bark by craftsmen.

  • Its soft texture is like one’s skin after a hot bath.

    Its soft texture is like one’s skin after a hot bath.

  • A box package for gifts

    A box package for gifts

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Details

Product name in Japanese
箱根銘菓湯もち本舗 ちもと「湯もち」
Company
Chimoto
Price
260 yen/item, 1400 yen for a package with five items, 2750 yen for 10 items, 4100 yen for 15 items, 5450 yen for 20 items
Available shops
Chimoto stores, some department stores such as Takkashimaya and Sogo.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)