Traditional Japanese Purin Shop Zenkoji Purin with Tearoom Opens in Nagano

01.July.2018 | FOOD

Zenkoji Temple is one of the most important and popular temples in Japan and one of Pure Land Buddhism. A new purin shop will open close by the temple. It will serve traditional style purin, a type of Japanese custard and caramel dessert, as well as being the first purin shop to have its own tearoom. It’s located in an old oil house that has been around for 280 years since the Edo Period.

The shop has both a tearoom and tea house garden, offering a traditional Japanese space for people to relax and enjoy their purin. Their goal is to let locals and tourists experience tradition with a twist.

 

The purin sold here uses carefully selected ingredients grown in the natural environment of Nagano. For example, the milk used―called Azumino Gyunyu―has a mellow and deep flavour to it.

Customers can also look forward to drinking tea such as houjicha made by people with great knowledge and experience that has accumulated over the years. They also do their best to make the purin fresh to order. As of now there are 5 different expertly made flavours available, so be sure to try them all!

 

■Information
Zenkoji Purin

Address: 170 Higashimachi, Nagano-shi, Nagano Prefecture

*5-minutes on foot from Zenkoji Temple

Opening Hours (Shop): 10:00am-5:00pm

Opening Hours (Tearoom): 12:00pm-4:00pm (Last Orders 3:30pm)

Website: http://zenkoji-purin.com/

 

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