A Hiroshima Orignal
Traditional Japanese confectionary in Honolulu since 1921.
As specialists in traditional Japanese sweets, we can be found daily in our kitchen making candies the same way our grandparents did: by hand.
We have classic flavors, such as daifuku and chimaki, but we also keep things fresh and fun with locally inspired, tropical flavors like coconut and lilikoi.
Similar to mochi, manjū is a bread-like pastry made with wheat flour instead of rice. There are many types of manju, but we specialize in traditional manju that are filled of anko, made from boiled adzuki beans and sugar.
We also make the traditional pounded rice type mochi. The pounded mochi is used mostly during New Years celebration as an ingredient in mochi soup or as Shinto type displays for good luck in the new year.
Established in 1921
The recipes for our sweet confections were mastered and perfected in Hiroshima, Japan by founder Asataro Hirao.
Asataro Hirao came to Hawaii in 1916, to work on the sugar plantations. After a few years, he started Nisshodo, partnering with his friends Mr. Tasaka and Mr. Baba. Asataro learned to make mochi from Mr. Tasaka, who relocated to Maui and established the famous Guri Guri Ice Cream store. After Mr. Baba left the business, Asataro opened his own branch of Nisshodo in about 1921.
Nisshodo Candy Store has been family owned and operated for nearly a century, proudly offering the good people of Hawaii the best traditional mochi varieties.
Some say our shop is hard to find, but we promise the taste is worth it!
1095 Dillingham Blvd Bldg I-5
Honolulu, HI 96817