Nakai Shunpūdō

Sweets in Yoshino

You can watch the chef make kuzu (arrowroot gelatin) sweets in the shop window here – it's kind of like magic as the kuzu transforms from starch to edibles (a simple English translation explains the process). Then try it as kuzumanju (filled with bean paste) or kuzukiri (sliced into noodles and dipped in black honey) in the bright, airy contemporary cafe.