Groceries Spots in Kyoto Area

  • 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)

  • Demachi Futaba
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    34 Reviews
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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.

    私的『京都で食べたい甘味』の不動のツートップです(もうひとつは今宮神社のあぶり餅)。似たような〇〇大福は各地にたくさんありますが、この「ひゃくパー餅でできてるんだぜ」などっしりとした重量感と豆の塩みが上品な餡とベストマッチです。出町柳駅方向に歩いてすぐの鴨川デルタ(賀茂川と高野川が合流する三角州)まで行って、大文字を眺めながら食べるのも最高です。餅だけに、早めに食べないと食感が落ちるのでご注意。

  • Miki keiran
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    61 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nishiki Koji Tsutomu Tominoku Nishi Inui Tokiya cho 182
    Miki-Keiran is a specialty shop selling the kind of rolled Japanese-style omelette seen during New Year’s celebrations in Kyoto. Located in the center of Nishiki Market, sometimes called the kitchen of Kyoto, the shop’s soup stock kombu has used Hokkaido Laminaria ochotensis kelp from the time of establishment. They use the traditional “Kyomaki” style of cooking, rolling from the front to the back and covering in plenty of soup stock. There is also a popular bread menu making use of the deliciousness of eggs, including the “egg yolk anko roll” with a special blend of three varieties of egg and “egg yolk red bean butter bread.”

    We had made conscious effort to seek out this shop famous for its dashimaki (omelet) made with kelp stock. After purchasing and eating along the sidewalk (in Japan, theres only designated spots to...

  • Honke Owariya
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    4.5
    164 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Kurumayachou Junichiro Niro
    Honke Owariya is a soba (buckwheat) confectionery shop located north of Kurumayacho-dori Street from Karasuma Oike Station. It has a long history dating back from the Muromachi period, and in 1465 moved from Owari to Kyoto as a confectionery shop. The shop is built with a charming wooden construction from the early Meiji period, and as it is in a place removed from the hustle and bustle one can enjoy a relaxing moment here. The signature dishes are “Hourai  Soba” made in the spirit of “buckwheat is a fortuitous food” and “Soba Mochi” which is a sweet made with soba flour.

    I came along here after visiting the Imperial Palace at around 4 PM and was able to get a seat no problem. The restaurant definitely has a nice vibe about it. The staff are very friendly and the...

  • Konnamonja
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Nishikikoujisakaimachi Turning corner Midomiya Town 494
    Fujino sells fresh Kyoto tofu nationwide. It operates as Konnamonja inside of Nishiki Market. The menu has a lot of items for walking tourists, with popular options including tofu and soy milk sweets such as soy milk ice cream and soy milk donuts. There are also tofu specialties including okara (tofu residue) and aburage (fried tofu). Sold only in winter, they also have “Kyoto hotpot sake lees stew” with soy milk and sake lees from Seishu Hakushika.

    Konna Monja is a cute store that specializes in soy products in Nishiki Market but they seem to be more well-known for their tofu/soy doughnuts! I wish I could have tried their soy ice cream (?) as...

  • Nakamura Tokichi Honten (Byodoin Branch)
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    4.5
    165 Reviews
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    Kyoto Ujishi Uji Renge 5-1
    Nakamura Tokichi is a Japanese-style confectionary in the city of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture. This venerable shop has its own onsite cafe overlooking the Uji River where customers can enjoy traditional sweets. In addition to ice cream and gelatin desserts made with powdered green tea, customers can also order green tea soba and udon noodles. The restaurant also offers take-out service. Due to its location near the Byodoin Temple, it is a popular refreshment stop for tourists on weekends and holidays.

    Best sweet restaurant in Uji. As you might know, Uji is the capital of matcha in the world. At Nakamura Tokichi Byodoin, they utilize matcha to its fullest extent. Try out the matcha kakegori, soba...

  • Marukyu-Koyamaen Nishinotoin Branch
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nishin-dong Gyeonggi-dake west side
    Marukyu-Koyamaen is an old tea shop formed in the Genroku period. With the motto “making tea with true elegance,” they have complete quality control from cultivation to production and offer a flavorful Uji-cha tea. At the Nishinotoin branch on Nishinotoin-dori Street near Nijojo-mae Station they sell matcha, gyokuro and sencha high quality green teas as well as confectionery containing matcha. At the joint-established teahouse “Genan” one can spend a relaxing time enjoying a tea and sweets set or perhaps a cake. 

    This tea house will not disappoint. The standard of tea was fantastic, as was their guidance about refilling your teapot and making sure you pour straight away. Was a tranquil getaway within Kyoto.

  • Eirakuya Main Store
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    41 Reviews
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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...

  • 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.

    京都の豆腐には絹ごし・木綿ごしの区別がなく,固さ的にはその中間の京豆腐というものだけが存在する。(夏季に期間限定でより柔らかな絹ごしを作る店があって,ここもその一つ)いつ行っても行列ができ観光客が名物の飛竜頭や厚揚げを飼っているが,その豆腐を食べてみれば,人気の理由がわかる。

  • Tamakitei
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    4.5
    92 Reviews
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    Kyoto Ujishi Gokashou Hirano 57-14
    This bakery is in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. The shopkeeper prepares the dough and makes amazing bread the whole day through with high-quality domestic, European, and Canadian ingredients, checking every stage along the way until it's finished. The inviting and relaxed wooden interior is always filled with smiling customers who come for the shop's huge variety of baked goods.

    Finding a bakery of such quality here was quite unexpected! The bread choice is wide and they also have products I didnt expect to find here. For instance, they have ciabatta, a typical italian...

  • Kanshundo Higashi Branch
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    33 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shi Higashiyama-ku Facing the Yamato Ojiri-dori front Chayamachi 511-1
    This Japanese sweets shop located in the Higashiyama Ward of Kyoto City in Kyoto Prefecture is famous for its Chaju-no-Utsuwa, an edible confectionary that is so elaborately made it is nearly mistake for a real chawan (rice bowl or tea cup). Instead of breaking it and tasting it as is, you can enjoy a rather different taste by drinking matcha green tea in the bowl. Their namagashi sweets modeled on the shape of flowers and sweet bean jellies are also popular. At the on-site teahouse, visitors can enjoy the taste of Japanese sweets including Japanese confections, anmitsu, and matcha parfait. With advance reservation one can also experience how to make Japanese confections.

    Can you learn to make Kyoto sweets in just over an hour ? Yes!--in this easy, oh so enjoyable Wagashi class. While the instruction is in Japanese, the pastry master is personable and informative via...

  • Gion Tsujiri (Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi Store)
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    55 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Ward Shimogyo-ku Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi Kyoto Hachijo Asty Road
    This is a tearoom in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City. This tearoom sells Kyoto's famous uji tea, as well as castella cake, tea crackers, and confections. This shop is not only endeared by the locals, but visitors come from afar to purchase their Kyoto souvenirs. Matcha and hojicha flavor softy creams are one of their dessert specialties.

    After dinner, we were looking for a place to get dessert. We found this place on the website but could not figure out how to get here. We were so lucky that when we asked a local couple how to get...

  • Murakamijyu Honten
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    30 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Nishikiyamachishijou Shoulomachi 190
    A venerable Kyoto pickles shop founded in 1832 located in the Sendo-cho neighborhood close to Kawaramachi Station. The shop creates Kyoto pickles which draw out the maximum flavor the ingredients involved using several varieties of carefully selected kombu kelp and adjusting the number of days of pickling and salt used in line with each ingredient’s inherent characteristics and the outside temperature and humidity. In addition to standards like Shiba-zuke (pickled eggplant and cucumber), the shop also sells limited time items made with seasonal ingredients.

    普段専門店でお漬物を買うことはおおくないのですが、きゅうりをかいました。なすも気になったのですが、柴漬けも気になり…。 接客も丁寧で、おいしくいただけたのでたまに買ってお気に入りのものを見つけようとおもいました。

  • Uchida Pickles Nishiki-Koji Branch
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nishiki Koji Tsuyoshi Yanagi Baba west entrance
    This specialty shop for tsukemono (Japanese pickled vegetables) located in Kyoto’s kitchen of Nishiki Market is a long-established business that opened in 1940. Both in the broad interior and at the storefront are barrels full of tsukemono made with seasonal vegetables and vegetables that are from Kyoto. There is a complete sampling corner which is loved by patrons since one can sample nearly all of their products. In addition to products for souvenirs and gifts, there are also many products that can be bought as needed by weight. The shop is bustling as it is loved not only by tourists but locals who shop there regularly. The closest stations are Karasuma Station and Shijo Station.

    友人からすすめられたわさび味の長芋の漬物を買いました。 わさび特有の辛さがあります。 辛い物が苦手な方には不向きかもしれません。 長芋はサクッとしていて食感が良いです。

  • Otabe Honkan
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Nishikujoutakahatachou 35-2
    As a result of opening a new store in 1966, the Tsubuan-iri Yatsuhashi Otabe they created became known throughout Japan as a Kyoto confectionery. Today, in addition to seasonal otabe (thin sheets of unbaked rice cake), they also sell ones with various flavors besides tsubuan (coarse sweet red bean paste). They hold factory tours as well as an otabe-making class. (Reservations are required)

    I went to see how do they do my favorite sweet in Kyoto while I was living there, the very famous otabe おたべ. But I went in the afternoon and the lady explained me that the factory was in activity...

  • MACCHA HOUSE Kyoto Kawaramachi
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    3.5
    73 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachi Dori 4 rice Yoneya Town rising 382-2
    This store specializing in matcha green tea is located in Kyoto's Shijo Kawaramachi, and among the nine branches they have opened mainly in Asia they provide an original menu that has arranged items reimported from the matcha green tea culture that has developed overseas. Known for using matcha from Kyoto's long-established shop Morihan, on off-days it is so popular that there will be lines several hours long. The most popular item is the matcha tiramisu, in which mascarpone cheese and sponge cake are placed into a masu (traditional square measuring cup) and given a sprinkling of matcha on top. The thick texture with the fragrance of the matcha makes for an exquisite combination and is one of their specialty sweets. The closest station is Kawaramachi Station.

    This is a quaint place. It cashes on on the tourist interest in Japanese tea houses in Kyoto, in the bittreish Matcha tea and the quick service of a Starbucks kind of cafe. It lies on the heart of...

  • Nakamuraken
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    91 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Katsurasaharachou 61
    This is a historic Japanese confectionery store established in 1883 located right where you disembark at the Katsurarikyu-mae bus stop. This confectionery carries on the meticulous historic method of sweets making, sparing no expenses and using only discriminatingly selected domestic ingredients only, including making the bean paste in an earthen hearth. The specialty, Mugitemochi, was historically eaten by the local farmers as a snack through which the name is derived harkening back to times when wheat was a trade commodity. In the store space is shared as tea cafe also. In the summer, somen noodles and shaved ice is on the menu, while in the fall and winter they serve sweet zenzai and oshiruko bean soup.

    Japanese Traditional sweets shop,dine in or take out Can even take out the shaved ice Best seats are right in front of the in-house garden Former Katsura detached palace is just cross the...

  • Kiyomizu Kyoami
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    23 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 1-262
    Kyoami is a confectionary located on the approach to Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. Its most famous item is cream puffs made with the same cinnamon-flavored dough used to make the traditional yatsuhashi. The pastry is not filled with cream until after the customer has ordered, and the combination of the delicate cinnamon aroma and the generous portion of cream makes these cream puffs a popular to go snack. The shop also has an eat-in space, where customers can relax while enjoying specialty coffee drinks and sweets

    small shop which sell choux, the speciality is maccha choux.. its quite a big piece with fillings you can choose.. try it when you visit Kiyomizu, Kyoto.

  • Fruit parlor Cricket
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Hiranohacchouyanagichou 68 - 1 Sunny Heim Kinkakuji 1F
    A fruit parlor located diagonally opposite Hirano-Jinja shrine Nishioji-dori Avenue. The founder, a trader working in the Kyoto Central Wholesale Market, opened Cricket out of a desire to share the delicious fruits of the world. Cricket serves seasonal fruits carefully selected by fruit pros in ways that make them even more delicious. The shop is particularly famous for its fruit jellies, made with whole oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and other fruits served in their own rinds, perfectly encapsulating their flavor.

    Cricket offers fruits in many forms, and they are all wonderful! We have tried the lemon berry frozen fruit pops, the mixed citrus pops, the fresh grapefruit juice, and even a superb affogato (a...

  • Ajyarimochi Honpo Mangetsu
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    50 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Mall Small Road Imadegawa Koulu
    A venerable Japanese confectionery shop founded at the end of the Edo period located in Kyoto City’s Sakyo Ward. The shop is famous for its ajari mochi rice cakes, a popular and standard Kyoto souvenir. Resembling the conical wicker hats worn by ajari, the term for a Tendai Buddhist high priest, these elegant sweets consist of a hearty helping of an sweet bean paste stuffed inside a thin, chewy skin of mochi pounded glutinous rice. The shop’s signature mangetsu, a sweet once officially provided to the Kujo prince clan, is also popular and is only sold on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.

    Mangetsu is a traditional Japanese confectioner popular with Japanese tourists and their Ajari Mochi is a well known omiyage loved by Japanese. Located near Kyoto University, this shop is on a quiet...

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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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