FUKU JU EN
FUKU JU EN is a Japanese sweets store established in 1970. The store sells seasonal confections made with dedication to the best texture and flavor, using only the finest ingredients.
Toyota no Momo Jelly (Toyota Peach Jello)
Toyota no Momo Jelly is a handmade jello made with local Toyota peaches harvested within the past year. Delicious peach bits are surrounded by jello made from fruit juice. Natural peach flavor is packed into the jello. Serve chilled.
You can order rice crackers, manju, and cakes with edible photos printed on them.
41-3 Shinkiri, Kazue-cho, Toyota City
|Toyota no Momo Jelly: \220
- Sold from early July to around the end of Obon period
|9:00-18:00 (last order)
|Available (cap. 4 cars)
|Sanchoku Plaza, Meglia Main Store, Green Center Miyoshi Store, Green Center Asahigaoka, A-Coop Unebe Store
[Carry only Momo Jelly]: Green Center Matsudaira Store, Sanage Senkajo
|Directions by public transportation
|20min walk from Mikawa-Kamigo Station of the Aichi Loop Line.
|Directions by car
|Approx. 11min (5km) southwestwards from Toyota-Higashi I.C. of the Isewangan Expressway.
FUKU JU EN Official Website (Japanese)
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FUKU JU EN page at the WE LOVE TOYOTA Marché Website (Japanese)
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Nichigetsu-Monaka Sohonpo Kawamuraya
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Tokuhon Manju Honpo
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