Wholesale District of Popular Cheap Sweets called "駄菓子/DAGASHI"
Mom-and-pop Candy Stores/駄菓子屋/Dagashiya
In Nishi-ku, there is a wholesale district of cheap sweets called "Meido-cho Kashi Tonya-gai/明道町 菓子問屋街".
In 1994, Nagoya City government changed town's name from Meido-cho to Habashita and Shinmichi,
but "Meido-cho" still remains as a name of the intersection and bus stop.
In this area, there were more than 600 cheap sweets stores (the number of stores is decreasing now)
and cheap toy stores (ex. bubble soap kit, water gun, etc.).
However after 1970s, many of them were driven to go out of business
because of the increasing of supermarket and covenience stores i
If you would like to buy cheap sweets in bulk, Meido-cho is one of the best places in Japan.
Even if you don't want to buy, touring this area must be fun to feel nostalgia.
| This dagashi set was scattered at the
kashimaki in the wedding event
|You can buy cheap sweets in small lots|
|2-5-1 Shinmichi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya||052-571-4660||Mon.-Sat. 8:00-17:30
|Sunday||They have over 1500 kinds of cheap sweets.|
|2-4-4, Shinmichi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya||052-571-0502||Mon.-Sat. 7:00-17:00||Sunday|
|1-26-4, Shinmichi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya||052-571-6984||Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00|| Sat,Sun
|Official website is here (Japanese)|
|2- , Shinmichi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya|
|2-20-18, Habashita, Nishi-ku, Nagoya||052-571-5651|
Get off at Sengencho 浅間町 Sta. on the Tsurumai Subway Line.
Take exit 3.