Wagashi, Japanese sweets, are usually made from plant ingredients, therefore not too sweet like their Western counterparts. They are pretty healthy in fact, as long as you do not eat too much, of course.

There are a variety of Wagashi available throughout Japan. If you are interested in knowing more about them, please go visit the following sites:

1. Photos of Wagashi

2. Wagashi Maniac

In Kimotsuki Town, there are a number of Wagashi stores. Though they are usually small stores run by a family, they produce their own sweets, using local ingredients.

This is Yabusama Manju, made by Futagawa Confectionery store in Koyama section of the town.

Ichigo-daifuku are filled with sweet red beans and fresh strawberries. Japanese sweets are usually served with green tea.