The café started in 1854 when the Black ship (foreign ship) came to Japnan and it was the end of Edo period.
Therefore, Umezono has a long long looong history than any other cafeterias of this type.
This one in Asakusa has a lot of space for those who want to buy as a gift. For those who want to eat in the cafeteria, first they have to buy their ticket from the machine that is on the left side. It is better to decide what to eat before coming in the cafeteria. They have some sample dishes in the showcase in front.
You will feel at ease to see the Japanese-style goods.
They have some bamboo trees and some stone statues in the entrance and in the back of the room. There are 12 table seats.
As you can imagine, there are a lot of female customers. The age doesn’t matter, females love sweets and they just keep chattering!
I found some visitors from Hong Kong and they seemed to enjoy their sweets.
Cream anmitsu is a kind of Japanese confectionery, which is mitsumame dessert (boiled beans, cubes of agar gelatin, and other delicacies with molasses poured on) covered with bean jam.
It didn’t take any time! I was surprised to see how big it was!!
The bowl has the logo of Umezono.
The red bean paste used in this cafeteria has a subtle taste.
The brown sugar tastes rich like it has a long history. Mmm, delicious!
The gyuhi* was bigger and more tender than any other that I have seen before
Gyuhi is a kind of rice cake that has soft skin made of (steamed) refined rice flour and sugar.
They used some pieces of pineapple and mandarins, I think they are canned foods.
Maybe they don’t have so much preference for fruits.
After walking around in Asakusa, you can relax and enjoy delicious sweets in this Umezono, which has a long history.
I could see that a lot of people came to buy sweets as a gift or for them. Oh, sweets of the old shop are very popular.
|1-31-12, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo|
|2 min walk from Asakusa station|
|Wednesdays and 2 days a month (Randomly)|