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Traditional Sugar Molding Experience


Ⓒ Higashikagawa City  

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Appreciate the delicate sweetness and fancy patterns in the home of the confectioner’s sugar of choice

Higashikagawa City


Ⓒ Higashikagawa City


Higashikagawa City, in the eastern part of Kagawa Prefecture, is well known for wasanbon – a traditional fine-sugar confection made with locally grown canes. Wasanbon has a more delicate flavor than ordinary sugar with no additives and a more natural color. 

The traditional techniques used to make this sugar can be traced back to the Edo period (1603 - 1867). Wasanbon sugar is prized as an ingredient in traditional wagashi sweets or enjoyed as it is, molded, with no other ingredients. 


Ⓒ Higashikagawa City


At the Sanshu Izutsu House, you can experience molding the wasanbon sugars yourself. You can create wasanbon with the mold of your choice, with wooden molds with various shapes and some that reflect the seasons. Once you have made them, you can taste them right away. After admiring the beautiful patterns the wooden mold has made on the handmade treat, you can enjoy the delicate flavors as it melts in your mouth. The facility offers a box for your confections so that you can take them with you as souvenirs to share. Any person above the age of three can enjoy this activity.


Ⓒ Higashikagawa City | Sanshu Izutsu House



How to get there


From Takamatsu Airport, take the limousine bus for 40 minutes to JR Takamatsu Station. From there, take the express train to JR Hiketa Station. The facility is about 9 minutes on foot from the station.


2163 Hiketa, Higashikagawa-shi, Kagawa-ken



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