Asuka yume-ichi (market)
The local ancient rice and seasonal vegetables are great for souvenir!
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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Fresh vegetables and fruits, popular Asuka-mai (Asuka rice) and Kodaimai (ancient rice), specially processed food, and handmade goods - we have many intriguing items you might want to take a look at!

As the souvenir shop of Asuka, as well as the center of Asuka's sightseeing, we are waiting for your visit! Also, we have the rural restaurant "Yumeichi-chaya" on the second floor.

Asuka yume-ichi (market)

Asuka yume-ichi (market)


●154-3 Asuka-mura Shimasho Takaichi-gun, Nara pref. 634-0112
●Hours/10:00 - 16:00 (Sat., Sun., national holidays : 10:00 - 17:00)
●Holidays/Closed on the year-end and New Year holidays
◆Access/Near "Ishi-butai" bus stop, which can be reached from Kintetsu Kashihara-jingu station or Asuka station get off.

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Sightseeing course including Asuka yume-ichi (market)

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Yume-ichi tea house
Enjoy cuisine made by Asuka ingredients while enjoying the fresh, calm air
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
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Tachibanadera Temple
One of the seven temples built in the countryside that is associated with Prince Shotoku

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