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Gold leaf ice cream of Hakuichi
Ishikawa

Hakuichi in Kanazawa is Selling Literally “Gold Leaf Ice Cream”!

Have you ever seen or eaten "Gold leaf ice cream"? This unique ice cream is produced by the local shop "Hakuichi" located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. You will be surprised to see the large square gold leaf covers almost the whole ice cream!

Higashi Chaya Street
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First, have you ever heard of Kanazawa city in Ishikawa prefecture, which is located at central Japan and faces the Sea of Japan? Thanks to the bullet train “Hokuriku Shinkansen” started in 2015, the access from Tokyo to Kanazawa became much easier, which attracts more tourists than before. It takes about 2hours and a half by Shinkansen.

Actually, Kanazawa accounts for more than 98% of all gold leaf production in Japan. You can get many items and souvenirs related to gold leaf, such as cosmetics, plates and chopsticks. Furthermore, you can find a very unique thing.

Gold leaf ice cream of Hakuichi
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Hakuichi (箔一) which is one of the famous gold foil companies in Kanazawa sells very unique menu “Gold Leaf Ice Cream.” It looks extremely gorgeous as the whole gold leaf sheet is used in 1 normal size ice cream. It is overwhelming to see the gold leaf is put on the ice cream just in front of your eyes!

Gold leaf ice cream of Hakuichi
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Gold leaf ice cream of Hakuichi
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The taste of the gold leaf is not that distinctive, the ice cream itself is creamy, slightly sweet and delicious. Surely you will feel like you are noble people or celebrity! It is worth trying at least once for your memory of your trip.

Gold leaf ice cream of Hakuichi
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The price of the gold leaf ice cream is JPY 891 (including tax), a little bit higher than usual ones as you may be able to imagine. The one with golden powder is JPY450 (including tax). I hope you enjoy this unique gold leaf ice cream!
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Hakuichi – Kenrokuen

Address: 2-10, Kenroku-cho, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa prefecture 920-0936

Access: 1 minute walk from Kenrokuen-shita bus stop

Opening Hours: 9:00am ~ 5:00pm

Website: Hakuichi

 

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Hakuichi – Higashiyama

Address: 1-15-4, Higashiyama, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa prefecture 920-0831

Access: 5 minutes walk from Hashibacho bus stop

Opening Hours: 9:00am ~ 6:00pm

Website: Hakuichi

**Please note that eating while you are walking along ‘Higashi-Chayagai’ street is prohibited. Please eat inside the shop as there is a resting place at the corner:)

 

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