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Obusedo Honten

A veteran shop selling the rich and delicious traditional, chestnut treats for over 100 years in Obuse, the home of chestnuts in Japan.

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Set in the Obuse, the birthplace of chestnut treats in Japan, this long-standing confectionery has been selling chestnut-based goodies ever since the Meiji Period. Just like its start over a century ago, this shop continues to serve up traditional chestnut goodness made with pure chestnut paste, with treats like Kuri-kanoko, chestnut yokan, rakugan and more. Each treat is made without any additives, just chestnuts and sugar for a smooth chestnut paste that keeps in all the delicious flavor.

Inside the shop you’ll even find an eat-in space to try the delicious treats. In addition to freshly made chestnut treats, there’s even a Japanese food course with seasonal ingredients that update every month.

One especially recommended treat is the Matcha and Yokurigashi set for 700 yen, which comes with matcha green tea and your choice of seasonal chestnut treats, like namagashi, kuri-kanoko, chestnut yokan and more. In the summer there’s an extra special shaved-ice with house-special chestnut sauce, and in the fall there’s Kuri no Yoshin “Phoenix”, made with fresh chestnuts only available in fall, as just a few examples of their seasonal specials. No trip to Obuse is complete without a stop here.


  • A veteran chestnut sweets shop founded in the Meiji Era.
  • Home to delicious, traditional sweets made with a chestnut paste made only from pure chestnuts and sugar.
  • Cozy eat-in space located within the shop.
  • Taste a wide range of freshly made chestnut treats like seasonal Namagashi, Kuri-Kanoko, Chestnut Yokan and more.
  • Seasonal menu includes an exciting rotation of treats like shaved ice or mont blanc made with newly harvested chestnuts.


  • Exterior


  • Interior café space

    Interior café space

  • Chestnut yokan (Available all year)

    Chestnut yokan (Available all year)

  • Kuri Kanoko (Available all year)

    Kuri Kanoko (Available all year)

  • Kari-no-yama (Available Sept. to Oct.)

    Kari-no-yama (Available Sept. to Oct.)

  • The Seasonal Special (3,000yen and up) even comes with chestnut steamed rice.

    The Seasonal Special (3,000yen and up) even comes with chestnut steamed rice.


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
808 Obuse, Obusemachi, Kamitakaigun, Nagano
Open every day
Business Hours
Chestnut sweet sales: 9:00am-5:00pm (may vary by season)
Café hours: 10:00am-4:00pm
Restaurant hours: 11:00am-3:00pm
1,000 yen
(1) approx. 10 min. walk from Obuse Station on the Nagano Electric Railways
(2) approx. 15 min. drive after exiting the Suzaka-Naganohigashi IC on the Joshin-Etsu Expressway.
(3) approx. 7 min. drive on the Shinchu Nakano IC on the Joshi-Etsu Expressway.
(4) approx. 5 min. drive from the Obuse Smart I.C. on the Joshin-Etsu Expressway.
Credit Cards
Accepted (Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express)
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)