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Finding the “Kawaii”in Inuyama

Finding the “Kawaii”in Inuyama

Inuyama Station

About 13-minute walk

No.1

vinculum leather

Try your hand at leather crafts at a townhouse leather workshop

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This Inuyama leather workshop in a renovated 100-year-old townhouse sells hand-made leather products and also offers try-it-yourself experiences where you get to make small leather items. The “simple course” requires no reservation, so you can make cute leather items like key chains and hair accessories in a short time while you’re sightseeing. It’s also a great option for kids and parents to try together.

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About 3-minute walk

No.2

Tofu Cafe Urashima

How about some healthy dishes prepared with a long-established
tofu shop’s premium tofu?

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This long-running tofu shop is the house the owner grew up in, and its hand-made tofu dishes are extremely popular. You can try “kinome dengaku”, which has a moreish fragrance of miso, and “Tamatebako Lunch” (limited availability), which comes with a side dish and rice. The cafe also offers healthy desserts made with soymilk, and is an ideal place to stop for a break while taking a stroll around town.

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About 3-minute walk

No.3

Mamekichi Honpo

Pick up the perfect souvenir at this bean confectionery specialist

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This shop is filled with colorful bean confectioneries. The most popular item is the "umebishi-mame", which is made by kneading plums into a crispy dough. If you try it, you're bound to get hooked.

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About 3-minute walk

No.4

Yumekobo Ouan

A shop that sells hand towels and all kinds of other general goods that
show off the very best of Japanese handicrafts

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The shop boasts a line up of more than 100 kinds of items, including original hand towels themed on Inuyama and hand towels from the “Nijiyura” brand, which combines “chusen”, a traditional production method passed down from the Meiji period, with the creator’s own individuality and new sensibilities. Ouan also sells general goods which represent the very best of Japanese handicrafts.

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About 2-minute walk

No.5

Yoshikawaya

Plenty of fresh seasonal fruits! Castle town desserts

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A shop that sells soft ice cream and fresh juice. The much-loved parfaits are bursting with fresh, delicious fruits of the season. All the fruit is brought in and sliced on the day, and the milk for the vanilla soft ice cream has also been carefully selected so its just right. “Wanmaru-kun hotcake”, which bears Inuyama’s mascot character, Wanmaru-kun, is one thing you should definitely try while walking around Inuyama.

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About 10-minute walk

Inuyama Station

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