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  • Demachi Futaba
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi, Kamigyo-ku Ichimachi-dori Imadegawa Kamiru Aerosecho 236
    Located along Kawara-machi Street, this Japanese confectioner was founded in 1899. Their famous “nadai mamemochi” features red bean jam and red peas wrapped in freshly-made mochi. It has been around since the founding, and is a standard Kyoto souvenir, popular enough to see people lining up to get some.
  • Tsukimochi-ya Naomasa
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Kiyamachisanjou Crow
    This venerable wagashi (Japanese sweet) shop was founded in 1804. First operating in a time when only fresh (not preserved) sweets could be made, the shop created baked sweets filled with sweet red bean paste and has continued to craft Kyoto treats in line with the times beloved by the masses. In addition to its titular geppei rice cakes, the shop offers a wide selection of fresh sweets. Particularly popular are its warabi-mochi cakes made with real warabi (bracken) starch; the sweet red bean paste, perfect with a cup of green tea, and the melt-in-your-mouth texture is exquisite. Sanjo Station is the closest station to the shop.

    三条木屋町から高瀬川沿いに上がるとあるわらび餅の有名なお店です。購入しなくても風情のあるお店を拝見するだけでも話のタネになります。店内は米を蒸す匂いがします。和菓子は種類がたくさんあるので、迷います。今回はホテルの部屋で、夜食かデザートに食べようと思って行きました。結局、購入したのは、名物「わらび餅」になりました。「わらび餅」は、普通に想像するものとは違って、柔らかなお餅で餡を包んであります。餡は...

  • Shichimiya Honpo
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 2-221
    This spice shop first opened some 360 years ago as a tea house for visitors to the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The tea house became renowned for its “karashi-yu,” hot water sprinkled with chili powder, and this eventually led to it becoming a shichimi (traditional hot Japanese seven spice blend) specialty shop. Today, the shop sells a variety of foods with a focus on shichimi, sansho (Japanese pepper), and ichimi (cayenne pepper).

    清水寺に向かう参道にあって、いつ行っても国内外の観光客でごった返している人気のお店です。ノーマルな「七味」がお勧めで、お土産にも大変喜ばれる一品です。今回は横浜で暮らす姪っ子たちと一緒に行きましたが、気に入ってお土産用に買いこんでいました。

  • Baikoudo
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Imagumanohouzouchou 6

    夏はかき氷やパフェ、冬はホットケーキが人気のお店です。 ホットケーキは単品とドリンク付のセットがあります。 小倉バターはこぼれそうなほどたっぷりの小倉あんとバターで、絶妙なハーモニーの美味しさでした♪

  • Kameya Yoshinaga
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku 17ju Kashiwa-cho Oishioji Nishi Entry 17-19
    This Kyoto sweet shop located in the Kashiwaya-cho neighborhood of Shimogyo Ward was founded in 1803 under the renowned Kameya Ryoan sweet shop. In addition to year round products and seasonal sweets, the shop also holds classes on making fresh Japanese sweets provided by confectionary artisans (reservation required; interpretation in English and Chinese available).

    A unique dessert experience in Kyoto. At first, the place looks as fancy as a jewellery store. It will intrigue you enough to stop and have a look. Each Wagashi looks like a master piece and tastes...

  • Sokyudo Shisendo Tea Shop
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijouji Next to Shogendo
    A well-established tea shop next to Ichijoji Shisen-do, their famous “hato mochi” takes the “koma-bato” of Miyake-hachimangu Shrine as its motif. There are three flavors: white prune, matcha tea, cinnamon. You can enjoy some either in the shop, or get some as a carry-home gift.
  • Chocolat BEL AMER Kyoto Bettei
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Sanjyutsu Sakaiicho Higashi Ille north Masaya-machi 66
    A chocolate shop located in the Masuya-cho neighborhood of Nakagyo Ward along Sanjo Street. Aiming to create chocolate suited to Japanese tastes, the shop carefully scrutinizes the ingredients used and carefully controls storage temperatures and humidities, selling a variety of individually crafted chocolate confections. The Chocolate Bar, located on the second floor, serves sweets, beverages, sake, and champagne.
  • nikiniki
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Shijounishikiyamachi Northwest gate
  • Nakamura Tokichi Main store
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    Kyoto Ujishi Uji Ichiban 10
    Situated in Uji, the main location of the venerable Nakamura Tokichi tea shop founded in 1854. The café serves a variety of teas such as top class bessei hatsumukashi matcha green tea, green tea sweets, and light meals such as tea soba and match udon noodles. In addition to selling famous teas, the shop also holds classes on grinding powdered matcha and making green tea.

    30 minutes wait time was worth for these dishes in Uji. 2 minutes walk from JR Uji station. (just across main road)

  • Nishiki Takakuraya
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nishiki Koji Teramachi Nishi Into 289-2 Higashi Univ.
    A Kyoto pickle specialty shop located just to the east of the Nishiki Market, the “Kitchen of Kyoto.” The front of the shop is overflowing with wooden barrels in which fresh seasonal vegetables delivered from farms each morning are pickled in fermented rice bran. The diverse variety of pickles the shop offers in step with the seasons, such as suguki in December and daikon around New Year’s reflect the seasonal culture of Kyoto. Visitors can also sample pickles at the shop front.
  • Kyoto Narita Kamigamo Main Store
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Kamigamoyamamotochou 35
    A Kyoto pickle specialty shop founded over 300 years ago in 1804 located just to the east of Kamigamo Shrine. The shop’s signature suguki pickles are a variety of turnip pickled via lactic acid fermentation using just salt. Together with pickled sliced radish and shibazuke pickled eggplant, suguki is considered one of the three most popular varieties of Kyoto pickles. The shop also sells other foods like tsukudani, dishes boiled and preserved in soy sauce.
  • Cacao Market by Marie Belle
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Tokiwachou 165-2
    A chocolate shop located close to Gion-Shijo Station. The shop's cocoa beans are cultivated in the founder's native Honduras. After careful selection, they are imported directly into New York and roasted. From farming to production, every step is performed in-house. Although focusing on selling chocolate by volume, the shop also offers takeout and has an eat-in space which serves chocolate drinks.
  • Awamochidokoro Sawaya
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    35 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Kamigyo-ku Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine Nishiiru south side
    A Japanese confectionary shop located near Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, a Shinto shrine dedicated to scholarly pursuits. A venerable shop founded in the Edo period, the current owner is the shop’s 12th. The shop’s famed awa mochi millet rice cakes are made fresh with just-roasted foxtail millet pounded and mixed with mochi which is then covered with koshian strained sweet bean paste and kinako roasted soybean flour. Takeout is available but patrons can also enjoy freshly pounded foxtail millet in the shop as well.

    有著三百年歷史現今已經傳到第12代的粟餅所澤屋 粟餅所澤屋一直都是我的心頭好,只要有機會到北野天滿宮這帶晃晃,就一定會過來吃個粟餅再離開

  • Eirakuya Main Store
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachi-doru 4-street east east side
    A shop founded in 1946 at Kawara-machi Shijyo which sells both tukudani foods preserved in soy sauce and confections. Selling both sweet and salty foods, the shop’s bite sized shiitake mushroom tukudani and kohaku jelly are its most popular items in these respective categories. Whether sweet or salty, all of the shop’s products are made with select ingredients by artisans with experience cultivated since the shop first opened. The shop is adjoined by a café which serves beverages, parfaits, anmitsu syrup covered sweet beans, and seasonal items.

    Came here with husband for a break while kids are in Pokemon Center in Takashimaya playing ga-ole. I have long wanted to try japanese desserts. I have heard of course its not too sweet but delicious...

  • Malebranche Kiyomizuzaka Branch
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 2-256
    This is the Kiyomizu-zaka location of the Malebranche chain of confectionary shops, which has its flagship shop near Kitayama Station. Kiyomizu-zaka Street is the approach to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The shop offers a variety of exclusives not available anywhere else including Malebranche’s Cha no Ka with limited-edition packaging. These high quality matcha-flavored langue de chat cookies are made with Uji tea, a classic Kyoto souvenir.
  • Crochet Kyoto
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Ayakoujitominokouji Higashi Shiya Town 69
    A Kyoto hard candy shop located on Ayanokoji-dori Avenue. The shop creates and sells new style Kyoto hard candies that combine traditional Kyoto candy-making techniques with Japanese and European colorings. Each of the colors and combinations of colors in the shop’s rainbow lineup of “Shiraginu-temari,” shion,” “Antoinette,” “art deco,” and other sweets have a meaning.

    京都の中心部河原町や錦市場から歩いていけるところにある飴屋さんです。飴玉はとてもかわいく、いろいろな味がありギフトにもおすすめです。

  • Morika
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sagashakadoufujinokichou 42
    A venerable Saga tofu shop founded in the Ansei era of the late Edo period. The shop is located close to the Seiryo-ji Temple, famed for its Saga Gautama Buddha Hall, in the Saga Shakado Fujinoki-cho neighborhood. The shop’s tofu, made with carefully selected soybeans and underground spring water, is used to make the boiled tofu at a variety of famous restaurants, including Chikusen on the grounds of the Seiryo-ji Temple and Seizan Sodo on the grounds of the Tenryu-ji Temple. The shop’s delicious tofu has even appeared in the works of Yasunari Kawabata and Ryotaro Shiba.

    あるレストランのシェフに勧められたゆずが入った木綿豆腐440円一丁購入。にがりの入っていない塗布で嵐山に納めていると店員は言っていた。水を変えればもう1日保つとかきわれた。ホテルで水を変えられず帰宅。夕飯に冷奴頂いた。後味ににがりに似た何かが口の中に残る。大豆の味はあまりしなかった。醤油が合う。

  • Jumondo
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    18 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Tamamizuchou 76
    A Japanese confectionary shop located close to the intersection of Yasaka Street and Higashi Oji-dori Avenue. The shop's name is derived from the fact that one plate of sweet dango dumplings cost jumon (10 mon) during the Hoei period, a time when the jumon sen coin was minted. The shop's specialty is its suzunari dango, two sets of three small two millimeter in dimeter dango dumplings skewered on a bamboo skewer split in two. In addition to a set of five, the shop also offers a mixed set of five different varieties and sets which come with a drink and other sweets.

    We tumbled into this tiny sweet shop/cafe by accident whilst walking between attractions in Eastern Kyoto. It has some 12 seats at most. It serves warm/toasted Japanese sweets with tea or coffee...

  • Shoraku Kyoto confectionary store
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Arashiyamamiyanomaechou 45 Matsuo Taisha Shrine 30 meters south of Monzen
    A Japanese confectionary shop founded in 1968 located close to Matsuo-Taisha Station on the Hankyu Arashiyama Line just about 30 meters to the left from the great torii gate at the Matsunoo Taisha shrine. The shop sells regular and seasonal sweets such as the “Okusaga,” made with Japanese mugwort and selected as one of the top 100 most delicious foods in Kyoto by the Kyoto Prefectural Food Industry Association; the “Taisha-saka manju” bun made with sake; and the “Kyo-ohagi” rice ball made with Japanese chestnuts.

    12種類の京おはぎはどれも個性豊か。全て、よもぎと栗入り。 生地は柔らかく、口に含めばよもぎの香りが広がり、さらに美味しい栗の甘みが加わります。

  • Senmaizuke Honke Daito Fuya-machi Main Store
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kuya-machi 510 Masuya-machi descending through the Nishinomiya Kochi
    A venerable Kyoto pickles shop located along Fuyacho-dori Street south of the Nishiki Market. The shop was founded in 1865 to sell pickles made with Shogoin turnips and other vegetables made by Oguroya Tosaburo, a former cook for the Kyoto Imperial Palace whose pickles had come to be renowned throughout court. His pickled sliced radish, dubbed “senmai-zuke” (“thousand slice pickles”), were extremely popular and this shop is thus the originator of this dish which is now a standard part of Japanese cuisine.

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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