Food culture


Miidera Chikaramochi main store

Restaurant Matsukiya

Mii-dera Chikaramochi was founded in the second year of the Meiji era and is the birthplace of Mii-dera Chikaramochi, a product that has become famous in Otsu. The shop is named in honor of Musashibo Benkei, the immensely strong man who dragged Mii-dera Temple's bell to Mt. Hiei. The traditional handmade technique used to make Mii-dera Chikaramochi has been passed down from generation to generation and has become known for its simple, rustic hometown taste. Chikaramochi is a fresh, made-to-order mochi which uses honey and a green soy bean powder topping. The mochi does not contain any additives or preservatives.

ADDRESS Otsu, Shiga Hamaotsu 2-chome, 1-30
TEL 077-524-2689
FAX 077-525-8365
OPENING HOURS 7.00-18.30
HOLIDAY No scheduled holidays
MAIN SALE LOCATION Hamaotsu Main Store, Meitengai Otsu Station, Biwako Hotel, Otsu Prince Hotel, Miidera Fugetsudo, Biwako Onsen Koyo, Meishin Otsu (down line to Kyoto, Osaka, Nishimiya, Okayama) service area
MAIN PRODUCTS Mii-dera Chikaramochi - 315 yen (3 pieces)
Mugirakugan Kotokeshiki - 735 yen (10 pieces)
Otsu Kotobukihama - 735 yen (34 pieces)