Purin specialist shop “Nikko Purin Tei” releases new Nikko-standard souvenir – the gold leaf purin

16.September.2017 | FOOD

“Nikko Purin Tei,” a shop located in Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture specialising in Japanese ‘purin’ or ‘pudding,’ are now selling soft cream topped with gold leaf to commemorate 4 years since the gorgeous “Yomeimon” of Nikkō Tōshō-gū, a Shinto shrine in Nikko, underwent renovation and opened to the general public.


Renovation of “Yomeimon,” the main gate of Nikkō Tōshō-gū started 4 years ago as part of the Heisei Renovations. It reopened this year in March.

The ‘kinpaku’ or ‘gold leaf’ purin is designed around the spectacular Yomeimon. The traditional full-bodied purin is made using milk and eggs from Nikko and is on top of which sits a refreshing yet rich soft cream topped with gold leaf. The gold leaf turns it into a luxury soft cream purin. Priced at an affordable ¥500, only 10 will be sold each day.


As well as the purin, they are also selling sweets and smoothies using strawberries picked in Tochigi Prefecture and more. They are stocked with plenty of delectable perfect as a souvenir from Nikko. The shop itself was renovated from an old Japanese residence and now also has a café space. If you’re sightseeing around Nikko then it’s a great place to stop by and relax to let the fatigue of travel melt away.


If you’re heading to Nikko, then make sure to arrive at the shop early to get one of the 10-a-day gold leaf purin soft creams.



Kinpaku Purin

Price: ¥500 (tax incl.)

Note: Limited to 10 per day

Shop: “Nikko Purin Tei” (日光ぷりん亭 ) (Address: 1017 Kamihatsuishimachi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture)

Hours: 10am-5pm

TEL: (0288)25-6186

Website: http://nikko-pudding.jp/