It is no exaggeration to say that Ohmachi is the biggest Japanese sweet (Dagashi) shop in Japan. Ohmachi is best described as a large and marvelous warehouse full of surprisingly well-organised stacks of sweets of all shapes, colours, and flavours sold at a gaspingly low price. Nostalgic for some and fun for everyone, this candy wonderland has sweets that span from the once very popular ones back in the mid-20th century to those sold today in the everyday convenient shops.

So grab that tiny colourful basket at the entrance,maybe even a couple of them, and do not hesitate to grab anything that tickles your fancy or curiosity!  A shellfish with chocolate inside? Why not! Pumpkin flavoured mochi (sweet rice cake)? Take two of them! You can be sure that many of these products can only be find here.

After strolling around the alleys of sweets, be sure to have a look at the festival corner with its many traditional stalls packed with festival toys. If you have never had the chance to go to a local festival, this is your chance to get a feel of one. Ohmachi truly offers a great opportunity to get to know the Japanese culture in a different and delicious way!

/ Price & Opening Hours

Opened every day of the week
Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday from 9am to 5pm
Closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (from 30/12 to 3/1)

Location

Ohmachi Sweet Shop

1373−5 Osafunecho Higashisue, Setouchi, Okayama 701-4262

Access

By public transport:

Okayama station to Osafune station 30 min, then 10 min by taxi.

By car:

40 min from Okayama city. Take the Blue Line, then get off at Oku-Ushimado exit. Turn right and go straight for 3 km.

Free parking available.

Website (only in Japanese):
http://www.ohmachi-site.co.jp/