end May - end July
Hoba-maki is a seasonal treat in Kiso.
At the season of fresh greenery, you will see many stores selling Hoba-maki. (Confectionery store, roadside stations)
It is a steamed dumpling made of sweet bean paste inside soft mochi wrapped in Japanese magnolia leaves. The taste differs in each store, it is fun to compare.
Come and enjoy the mochi with a flavor of magnolia.