Japanese confectionery shop in Nara

Updated: March 01, 2024 09:43 AM

Nakatanidou is located in Nara (City in Japan), Japan. It's address is 29 Hashimotocho, Nara, 630-8217, Japan.

29 Hashimotocho, Nara, 630-8217, Japan

MRJH+QH Nara, Japan

+81 742-23-0141

Check Time Table for Nakatanidou

Monday10 AM to 7 PM
Tuesday10 AM to 7 PM
Wednesday10 AM to 7 PM
Thursday10 AM to 7 PM
Friday10 AM to 7 PM
Saturday10 AM to 7 PM
Sunday10 AM to 7 PM

Questions & Answers

Where is Nakatanidou?

Nakatanidou is located at: 29 Hashimotocho, Nara, 630-8217, Japan.

What is the phone number of Nakatanidou?

You can try to calling this number: +81 742-23-0141

What are the coordinates of Nakatanidou?

Coordinates: 34.681943, 135.8288995

Nakatanidou Reviews

Ariane Jacob
2023-10-31 00:03:59 GMT

Never miss this if you will go to Nara! 😊 It is such a unique and fun to experience witness how they make the dough of the mochi.

The mochi is so fresh and have a red bean filling inside. It is not sweet and quite small so better have more than 1pc. 😂

They are doing the show quite often, I guess like once per hour or even lesser than an hour. Just make sure you have the best spot! 👌🏼

K Yeo
2023-11-28 15:42:50 GMT

Wow, we walked past this shop by chance on the way to Nara Park and saw the ladies efficiently making this excellent rice cake with red bean filling. They looked so tempting that we just have to get one to try. Warm, fragrant, sweet rice and red bean paste. The powder coating was also excellent. This is definitely a must-try when you go to Nara Park.

Service was brisk and friendly too. Enjoyed watching them at work. (This is a late review. Came here in April 2023.)

Ing Kien Wong
2023-11-22 14:46:01 GMT

One of the must try shop for their music. Loved by the locals and travellers. You can find it in the YouTube too for their mochi making process. Although we missed it, we still get a chance to taste their mochi. The price is affordable, portion is big and really delicious. It's just beside the main shopping district.

Eileen Neo (Sgsohotleh)
2023-12-24 09:07:03 GMT

More than the showmanship, the mochi is really fluffy, soft and delicious! It’s very entertaining and funny watching the team performing and massaging the dough! The texture of the mochi is good, sweetness of the red bean just nice, and affordable, at 180Yen! The shop will consistently have queue so it’s hard to miss.

Hooke Wando
2024-01-27 05:17:30 GMT

The iconic mochi pounding shop - worth watching a demonstration live if you’re in Nara, and literally a 5-10 min walk from the deer park anyway.

The demos are scheduled for every 30 minutes but staff add extras when they see the crowd building. Might be worth camping if you get the chance as the roadside curb isn’t spacious.

Mochi are made fresh and you can eat on the spot or package to go. Generous red bean stuffing. Dough is chewy though the matcha may not be obvious to taste.

There are dustbins here. Toilets are further away though.

2023-12-29 18:38:29 GMT

Don’t forget to watch the legendary mochi pounding show and buy a box of mochi at this place when in Nara!

Not only was it fun to watch, the mochi is actually extremely tasty. It’s freshly made, and the red bean filling and soybean powder topping was 10/10 🫘 !

Terry Tjan
2024-01-04 04:39:52 GMT

Probably the most crowded place in nara compare to the nara park. People are lining up just to see the mochi pounding experience. Overall mochi pounding runs every 30min, the mochi is soft and fluffy with huge amount of red bean paste inside. The most outer layer of mugwort powder is nice.
Must try mochi in nara.

Brian Yim Tam
2024-02-19 15:28:10 GMT

There's two lines - one to watch the mochi being made, which happens according to a fixed schedule.

We only bought the mochi - you can choose between fresh ones from the tray to eat on the spot, or boxed ones to take away. Both of them are 180 yen per mochi.

They were great and chewy in texture, with a red bean filling that's not too sweet, and lightly dusted with kinako flour on the outside. Worth a try!

Lei Z.
2023-12-03 07:56:36 GMT

There’s a line for takeouts, but it moves very fast. For 180yen, you can get a warm and soft mochi here, very tasty!

Maddie Hepner
2023-10-02 11:56:08 GMT

This place definitely lives up to the hype, the best mochi I’ve ever had! Super soft and chewy, great red bean paste and love the dusting of malt powder or something similar that they coat it with. So great.

Simon W
2023-10-22 15:59:12 GMT

This place is not just a trend, their mochi was actually delicious! Jusy a short walk from the station. Coincidentally we showed up right when they were filming their signature mochi hammering. We got the mochi filled with red bean and the mochi was perfect. We also tried some rice crackers which were also good but nothing special.

Highly recommend getting their mochi as this place is definitely worth the visit.

2023-12-11 03:52:57 GMT

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Calvin T
2023-10-13 11:36:40 GMT

Sadly the demonstration was over by the time we reached. But the mochi was deliciously soft, chewy and warm. Definitely one of the best and freshest mochi I have tried, still worth a visit if Nara's on your itinerary!

S. M.
2023-10-03 13:26:51 GMT

Delicious fresh mochi for 180 yen each. The bean paste filling isn't overly too sweet, which was nice. The outer mochi meat was really tender and soft and melts in your mouth. Was also lucky enough to witness the legendary mochi pounding show.

Aditya Proddutoor
2023-12-03 13:48:41 GMT

Amazingly tasty mochi! Made fresh and very fast moving. They have really only one product, so not much to think about or ask questions. Just stand in the line, tell them how many you want and pay! This is on the way to the Nara deer park, so you can't miss it. Just stop where there is a crowd and it will be this place 😀 they have demonstrations as well but we missed it by a few minutes.

Nicholas Pun
2023-11-09 01:20:44 GMT

Missed the mochi pounding but the mochi was still pretty good. Worth even if you make a brief stop just to try out a mochi. Super soft, chewy, and very tasty

Nicole Campbell
2023-11-02 17:33:47 GMT

I enjoyed everything! Watching them make it was so fun. Even watching the machine work was so interesting. The mochi is delicious! Soft and chewy with a nice flavor.

ridho ardhi syaiful
2023-10-11 01:47:28 GMT

It is best green tea mochi with red beans inside. They dont have certificate halal, but, i saw the review that said it is not contain any haram products. It also delicious and fresh. They just made 5 minutes before it.

But, because it is freshmade, so it just stand for one day. If you far away from Tokyo you cant take to your city.

It is old traditional shop, but the front liner how to speak english well.

Maggie Ng
2023-11-18 09:40:39 GMT

absolutely blown away by this seemingly unassuming thing. i mean - i’d seen countless videos of the viral mochi pounding online.. but it is NOT just another insta-famous grub. literally the best mochi of my life?! the chewiness of the green tea flavored skin, sweetness & earthiness of the red bean, with that kinako/soybean powder dusted on the surface. every mouthful of this combination was pure joy - i wish i could ship boxes back to my home country.

2023-11-22 01:56:18 GMT

fun experience to witness the dough show. The show time will be written, so if you want to see the show, be there early and make sure you get a good spot for your Instagram videos! The mochi is super soft, and the red bean paste inside pairs well with the overall texture.

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Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture, Japan. As of 2022, Nara has an estimated population of 367,353 according to World Population Review, making it the largest city in Nara Prefecture and sixth-largest in the Kansai region of Honshu. source

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