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Let's Cool Off of During the Hot Summers in Kumagaya

 

Hello, A.A. I am Saitama Prefecture Tourist Department Staff.
In Saitama’s city of Kumagaya, once had the hottest temperature recorded in the Japan. The summers in Japan are sweltering,
I lose my appetite each year.
So, I will introduce to you the renowned “Yukikuma”, to fight that summer heat.              
 
What is Yukikuma? Yukikuma is a sweet thinly shaved ice desert. The moment it enters your mouth, it melts quickly.
Here in Kumagaya, there are more 20 different shops offering our exclusive sweet, each with their own flavors. I will show off two shops to you now.

 

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Kizaki-ya

This shop is located near the Menuma Shodenzan Mountain Temple, in the northern part of Kumagaya. You can take

a 30 minute bus ride from Kumagaya station, to the Menuma Shodenzan Bus stop for only 460 yen!

 

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Go down the stairs at the North Gate, go straight and take the #6 Bus.

 

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Get off at the Menuma Shoden Mae Bus Stop.

 

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Get off the bus, walk down the road and the shop is on your left.

 

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   In this Japanese-themed shop, there is a calm composure-like feeling, where everyone can enjoy, from lovers, to friends, and even alone.

 

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Yogurt-berry (500yen)

Mixing together yogurt, blueberries and a homemade jam, as a sauce for the flavor. When you take a bite, you will instantly

notice the sweet fragrance of the blueberries, and the sour taste of the yogurt, will spread throughout your taste buds. 

 

Ume Ice (Plum Flavor) (400yen)

Handmade plum syrup and jam used as flavoring for this ice treat. While you eat, the syrup’s sweetness comes from below the ice changing

the taste. After eating this delicious treat, you can enjoy visiting the Sacred Shoden Mountain.

 

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Address

1513, Menuma, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama, 360-0201, Japan

Google Map

https://goo.gl/maps/yUUfg9EnLrk

 

Kimura-ya

 

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Just a 5 minute walk from the Kimura-ya Station

 

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The third traffic light from the station, take a left and walk about 20 meters, and the shop is to your right.

 

Sakura-mochi(680yen)

Kimura-ya’s “Sakura-mochi Yukikuma is a fan favorite!

Sakura mocha is Japanese sweet that looks like cherry blossom pedals.

 

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The Sauce made from a condensed milk base, with thinly sliced salted cherry blossom leaves.

 

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Also, comes with Shiratama (Rice flour dumpling) and Anko (Bean paste).

Producing a nice and resilient texture. We have many other Yukikuma flavors,

so come and try any flavor that you like.

 

 

Address

2-20, Tsukuba, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama, 360-0037, Japan

Google Map

https://goo.gl/maps/z85D7y36cBN2

Kumagaya Tourist Center (English)

http://www.oideyo-kumagaya.com/en/

Yukikuma(Japanese)

http://www.city.kumagaya.lg.jp/kanko/meibutsu/yukikuma2017.html