Yume-ichi tea house
Enjoy cuisine made by Asuka ingredients while enjoying the fresh, calm air
Yume-ichi: the Souvenir Shop of your Dreams
April 13, 2017

At first glance, the ground floor looks like a fairly typical souvenir shop but covers just about all your bases - for starters, they have several varieties of local dried noodles, soy sauces, miso, teas, super cheap vegetables, ceramics, vegetable-dyed scarves, cookies, and some tasty red/black rice. Talk about making souvenir shopping easy! The second floor is a good place to stop for lunch between visits to the nearby tumulus and a temple. Curry rice is a no-fail option, but their house special is Asuka nabe, which reportedly dates from over 1300 years ago. In its earliest incarnation it reputedly contained milk, honey and miso. It’s a dubious claim to culinary fame for Asuka, but Yume-ichi’s version, chock-full of vegetables with a chicken broth base flavoured with miso and finished with milk, manages to be light, healthy and warming.

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The restaurant mainly serves kodaimai (ancient rice) and vegetable dishes using abundantly the ingredients grown in the village. The view of the Ishibutai Park produce the comfortable moment with the green environment and the scent of wood. Inside of the restaurant is filled with calm atmosphere with the tableset made from wood of Asuka. The fresh wind, the rays of sunshine, the seasonal flowers... You can enjoy the seasonal menu with the nature of Asuka.

Yume-ichi tea house

Yume-ichi tea house


●154-3 Asuka-mura Shimasho Takaichi-gun, Nara pref. 634-0112
●Hours/11:00 - 16:00 (Sat., Sun., national holidays : 11:00 - 17:00)
●Holidays/Closed on the year-end and New Year holidays
◆Access/Second floor of Asuka Yumeichi. From Kintetsu Kashihara-jingu Station or Asuka Station, take Nara-Kotsu bus. Shop located immediately after getting off at "Ishibutai" bus stop.

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Sightseeing course including Yume-ichi tea house

Nearby spot information

Asuka yume-ichi (market)
The local ancient rice and seasonal vegetables are great for souvenir!
Ishibutai Tumulus
The ancient tomb with Japan's biggest horizontal stone chamber structure
Tanzan Jinja Shrine
The only thirteen-storey wooden pagoda in Japan has an overwhelming presence
Nara 6kannon ~ Asuka · Yoshino · Tonomine ~ A healing trip in Nara<Asuka/2>【One-day trip】
Feel the wind of ancient Asuka through cycling
Tachibanadera Temple
One of the seven temples built in the countryside that is associated with Prince Shotoku

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