The world’s first Anko Bar, AOYA CAMPAGNE, which opened in July 2023 in Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture, is gaining attention. It has been featured on Zip and Zawatsuku! Friday, and seems to be crowded with customers. Let me introduce you to the location, menu, and online shop of AOYA CAMPAGNE, the Anko Bar in Oyama City.
The building of AOYA CAMPAGNE in Oyama City was designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Just that is worth a visit. It is known for being a unique building that blends well with the rural landscape and provides a comfortable space.
Address: 116-1 Hagishima, Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture
Business Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Restaurant Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Although there is a drive-thru, it will be temporarily suspended.
Anko Galette: At AOYA CAMPAGNE, you can choose your favorite anko to sandwich between a galette. It’s fun to create your own original galette by combining different types of anko. Price: 1,200 yen (tax included)
Fried Monaka: Crispy fried Monaka with sesame oil. The anko used is “Erimo Shojo” from Tokachi, Hokkaido. The salt adds a nice accent.
Limited Edition Chestnut Monaka “Kuma”: This is a high-end Monaka perfect for gifts. It is a luxurious Monaka with whole chestnuts in Hokkaido-produced anko with a light sweetness. Price: 550 yen per piece (tax included)
Anko Cube: This is a baked confectionery made by filling a square and round-shaped butter castella with three types of anko: smooth, grainy, and white. Each shape represents a different meaning: “Chrysanthemum Water” symbolizing longevity, “Mandarin Ducks” symbolizing a happy marriage, and “Auspicious Clouds” symbolizing an abundant harvest.
Hatomugi Sablé: Oyama City is known for being the top producer of hatomugi (pearl barley) in Japan, and they sell sablé cookies made with hatomugi. It is a gluten-free baked confectionery. They also sell items like An Dango, An Ohagi, and Pudding.
Can you do takeout from AOYA CAMPAGNE?
Yes, they have takeout options available. You can take out the popular Anko Galette, Fried Monaka, Anko Cube, soft serve ice cream, and smoothies.
Can you order online from AOYA CAMPAGNE?
Unfortunately, they do not offer online sales.
What are the reviews for AOYA CAMPAGNE, the Anko Bar in Oyama City?
It has become a very popular spot due to being the world’s first Anko Bar and being designed by Kengo Kuma. It is often crowded, especially on weekends. The restaurant also tends to have a waiting list on weekends, so it’s better to go early or visit on weekdays. Although the prices are a little high, people are generally satisfied with the spaciousness of the Kengo Kuma-designed building. Dogs are also allowed on the terrace.
However, many people have mentioned that the place often sells out quickly. If you really want to try the galette, it’s best to go early.