Traditional Japanese sweets are made with just 3 main ingredients: small red adzuki beans, sugar, and finely polished rice, yet somehow there seems to be an endless variety of different sweets. At Okage Yokocho near Ise Shrine you can visit a small traditional sweets museum, and see models of many different sweets, as well as Edo Era coins and various other exhibits. The name of the museum is Mochi-kaido Monogatari, which approximately means 'The story of traditional sweets'. Entrance to the museum is free. There are no English explanations, but there is lots to look at!
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I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page ha...