Muraoka Sōhonpo

Sweets in Karatsu

Yōkan (sweet bean-paste gelatin) is the speciality of this lovely corner shop. It comes in different colours and flavours (traditional red bean, apple, kabocha squash etc), and is served by itself, in dumplings or even in ice-cream bars.

The maker, based here in Saga Prefecture, has its Karatsu shop located at the end of the Gofukumachi shopping street.