Imamiya Shrine Adjacent Mochi Dango loved for Over 120 Years
The sweet fragrance of “Aburi mochi” coming from Aburimochi Kazariya has invited visitors to the Imamiya shrine to sit down, relax and enjoy these traditional Kyoto sweets for the last 120 years.
Aburimochi Kazariya specialize in bamboo skewered and charcoal grilled balls of mochi (glutinous rice flour) which they lather with a white miso sauce.
These mochi treats also come with a side of Japanese tea.
As Aburimochi Kazariya is situated right out side the east gate of the Imamiya Shrine, which is dedicated to the deity of good health, they have all their bamboo blessed by the shrine. This in turn started a belief that their chargrilled mochi is good maintain good health. In addition, it’s believed that after this mochi you’ll be protected from sickness for the year.
As there are various seating options within the store, such as the terrace, Tatami (Japanese bamboo mat), and more, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your time.