Kashi-ya Yokocho (Candy Store Alley)


This is a famous shopping district in Kawagoe that is lined with more than 20 traditional Japanese candy stores along a stone-paved road plastered with colorful glass chips. In this alley, you will find many candy stores carrying on the traditions of ancient confectioners, with their old-fashioned Japanese candies and cookies such as Hakka (mint) and Nikki (cinnamon) candies. You can even enjoy the savory smells of soy sauce as vendors make Dango (rice dumplings) and Senbei (rice crackers.) In 2001, this alley was selected as one of Japan’s “100 Scenic Scents” by the Ministry of the Environment.