It is said that Ryushotei Nishimura was founded in the late Edo period (1603-1868) as a teahouse to entertain visitors to Senso-ji Temple. This was in the first year of the Ansei Era, more than 160 years ago. It was named Ryusho-tei because it accepted offerings to Kinryuzan Sensoji Temple. To my surprise, Hiroshige Ando’s ukiyo-e “Kaminarimonzenzu” depicts a teahouse with a signboard of Nishimura.
Located in front of Kaminarimon (Kaminarimon Gate), a 2-minute walk from The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon and a 1-minute walk from Exit 2 of Asakusa Station on the Ginza Line, Nishimura is an easy stop while sightseeing.
The most popular products
Ryushotei Nishimura’s signature product is chestnut-flavored mushi-yokan. The surface of the yokan is covered with large chestnuts, and the beauty and power of the yokan are unbelievably eye-catching. It is also a good choice as a souvenir.
In addition to standard items such as daifuku, chamanju, and dorayaki, seasonal sweets such as mizuyokan (sweet bean jelly) for the summer season and ohagi (rice cakes) for the Ohigan holiday are also popular. The monaka, with its savory skin and filling made to order, is also very tasty!
Hotel staff recommendations
Our hotel staff recommends the hagoromo (literally meaning, robe of feathers), which is a fluffy confectionary with a soft texture. The fluffy sponge dough is sandwiched between apricot jam and cheese butter. We also recommend the ryu monaka, which is made to order and filled with red bean paste.
Try it at The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon
The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon is now accepting reservations for the Accommodation Plan with Assorted Japanese Sweets Box, which includes hagoromo from Ryushotei Nishimura and a variety of other Japanese sweets from famous Asakusa stores.
For details of the plan and reservation, please see below.
*For the latest information on business hours, holidays, etc., please contact the store directly.