Ajime koshou (pepper)

This red pepper is a native variety and special produce of the Nakatsugawa City area which has been cultivated from long ago. It is called “Ajime koshou” since it looks like Ajime dojou (or a type of loach) which inhabits the Tsukechi River which flows through the city. Koshou means pepper in Japanese. The fruit is thin and long, with a pleasantly spicy flavor. When harvested young, it can be eaten fresh as the spiciness is much less.
○ Main cultivation area
Nakatsugawa City (former Fukuoka Town)
○ Harvest period
July to November
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Road Station Hanakaido Tsukechi
Tsukechi-cho, Naktsugawa City

Address8581-1 Tsukechi-cho, Naktsugawa City[Map
Phone Number0573-82-2000
Opening Hour9:00~18:00
HolidayFirst and Third Tuesday (or following day if a national holiday falls on Tuesday)
Parking Capacity210 cars
Access Approx. 35 minutes by car from Chuo Expressway "Nakatsugawa IC"
Take a Kitaena Bus from JR Chuo Line "Nakatsugawa Station", get off at the "Wakamiya-mae" bus stop and walk approx. 10 minutes
A dressing sauce with a unique spiciness which boosts your appetite
The spiciness of Ajime koshou is 3 to 5 times hotter than standard red pepper. The dressing sauce using Ajime koshou enhances the taste of steamed vegetables, boiled tofu, cold tofu, etc. and whets your appetite.
Service periodAll year round
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