Ajyari-mochi is famous japanese sweets in Kyoto, and one of the best Japanese sweets I think.
Ajyari-mochi is named because they resemble the conical wicker hat worn by “Ajyari ” (in English Acharya) doing the 1000-day circumambulation at Enryaku-ji temple on Mt. Hiei.
You could get Ajyarimochi at shops of Mangetsu (Maker) or department store.
One of the shops is located at Sanneizaka “産寧坂” near Kiyomizu temple “清水寺”.
address: 605-0862 3-315 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto
They sell several size of package.
Here are small box and just 1 piece.
There are 5 pieces in 1 small box.
This box is original design of this branch.
They say “Kyoto Kiyomizu Sanneizaka branch(京都清水産寧坂店)”
The painting is also original. Maybe it’s Kiyomizu-temple.
It looks nice.
The face of Ajyarimochi is simple.
It says ajyarimochi “阿闍梨餅” and Kyoto’s sweets “京銘菓”
Inside of the package, there is Ajyarimochi like pan cake.
The skin is bit sticky and inside the skin there is red bean paste.
It’s so nice.
This has a good texture.
Skin and red bean jam are great balance.
If you like Japanese sweets and don’t haste red bean jam,
Ajyarimochi is MUST to eat in Kyoto!!
Name: Ajyari-mochi “阿闍梨餅”
Price： 108 JPY / 1piece
Where you can buy: Mangetsu shop in Kyoto, Department store (Mainly in Kyoto, sometimes in Tokyo or Other city)
Best befor: in about 4days
[as of Oct. 2015]