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Japanese Confectionery Spots in Kyoto Area

  • 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.

    Went here because its the model store for Tamako Market. There is no queue when we went there. There's a lot of mochi disolayed. We only tried the mame daifuku , unfortunately we did not like it but...

  • 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.

    表のウインドウのお菓子のディスプレイに惹かれて入店してみました。 栗蒸し羊羹に黒糖のカステラが合わさっていたり、珍しいお菓子がありました。 地元の人も買いに来ていました。

  • 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.
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Shijounishikiyamachi Northwest gate
  • Awamochidokoro Sawaya
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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.

    京都市営バスで北野天満宮前バス停でおり北野天満宮に参拝する前に、先ずはバス停近くの澤屋さんで軽く腹ごしらえ。粟餅はオーダーの後に作ってるれるからなのか、柔らかい中に粒々を感じる独特の食感を味わえます。きな粉もあんこも甘さ控えめなので、私のようなおじさんでも無理なく食べる事ができました。

  • 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。

  • Jumondo
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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.
  • 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.

    松尾神社のそばにある有名な和菓子屋さんです。 カラフルなおはぎの中から選んだおはぎは、よもぎ系。ヨモギの強い香りと真ん中に栗。見た目も味わいも両方とも楽しめます。

  • Notonojo Inafusa Yasukane
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    Kyoto Ujishi Uji Renge 11
    A Japanese confectionery shop situated in the middle of the approach to the Byodoin temple in Uji. The shop was granted special permission in 1853 to use its trade name, a title normally only usable by secretaries of the rank of “jo,” by the Ninnaji Temple. The shop sells sweets made according to family recipes such as cha dango sweet tea dumplings, monaka bean jam wafer cakes, sweet bean jelly, and thick “Kisenyama” senbei rice crackers.

    夜の平等院で紅葉狩り。その帰りに寄りました。実はここの茶団子が好きで何度も行ってます。 今夜も通りすがりの地元のおばちゃんが、ここの茶団子が一番美味しいんやでと言ってました。 自分もそう思います。地味なお店ですが、お客は沢山。 54個入りは750円。注文してから詰めてくれます。 家に帰ってお茶と一緒にいただきます。 濃い緑色とお茶の香り。ほんのりした甘さです。 54個は多いと思う方がい...

  • Matsuya
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Shin-Karasumaru Nijo Raille
    A venerable Kyoto confectionery shop founded in 1888 located on Shinkarasuma-dori Avenue north of Nijo Street north from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station. The shop’s “funairi,” steamed eggs and flour mixed with light-brown miso an bean paste, is a year-round favorite. The shop also sells decorative Japanese sweets reflecting the current season. The summer-only “kingyo” (“goldfish”) is a goldfish-shaped sweet bean jelly swimming in ume liqueur-flavored jelly, a delight for the eyes as well as the mouth.
  • Sohonke Hogyoku-do
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusaichinotsubochou 27-7
    A shop located along the approach to the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine which invented the Inari senbei rice cracker. The shop’s famed kitsune senbei (Inari senbei) are baked one at a time using an iron in the shop’s work space. The shop’s bell-shaped suzu senbei, containing a fortune slip inside, have been popular souvenirs to bring back after a visit to the shrine since the shop was founded.
  • Honke Owariya
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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.

    Very traditional place to enjoy a bowl of udon, no pretentious, no luxurious, just plain udon. I had a seat upstair and quiet.

  • Ajyarimochi Honpo Mangetsu
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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...

  • Kyoto Candy Hoshodo
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi Tsutomu Yoshikawa Kamiru Kusoin-cho 679
    A venerable candy shop founded in 1897 located on Teramachi-dori Avenue in Kyoto City’s Nakagyo Ward. The shop’s candies, made with old fashioned way by slowly stewing sugary mixtures in a copper pot directly over a fire, are colorful and glossy. The shop sells a variety of candies in attractive jars sure to make great gifts, including candies containing 40 individually hand-crafted stripes, candies modeled after marbles, and “amezaiku candies which bear the face of the “Otafuku,” a traditional image of an ugly, old woman. The shop’s handmade throat drops and seasonal wine candies are also popular.
  • Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honpo Gion Main Store
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama Ward Kawabata Line 4 rue Le
    This venerable sweet shop and café founded in 1805 is famous for its Izutsu yatsuhashi dumplings, one of Kyoto’s most popular souvenirs. The restaurant is known as the originator of the yugiri, a favorite kabuki sweet and predecessor to the tsubuan coarse sweet bean paste-filled yatsuhashi. In addition to Izutsu yatsuhashi, the shop sells a variety of Japanese sweets perfect for giving as souvenirs and gifts, including cinnamon and matcha green tea-flavored yuko and the kotobukuro yatsuhashi variety, inly available here at the Gion location. Inside the shop there is a rest space where customers can take a break from sightseeing and enjoy their purchases. Closest station: Gion-Shijo Station.

    プライドの高い京都人らしい 同業者に裁判沙汰を起こした 変なお店の本店? くだらなすぎる。こんなくだらない争いに 付き合わされる裁判所も気の毒だ。 でも美味しいので、残念です。

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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Shichikukamitakedonochou 43
    This Japanese sweets shop located in the Kita Ward of Kyoto City in Kyoto Prefecture is famous nationwide, which is why its Nama Dorayaki, which has been shown on TV and other media, sells out soon after the shop opens. Nama Dorayaki is a new type of dora-yaki sweet with several centimeters of fresh cream in addition to red bean paste sandwiched in between two sponge cakes. There are three flavors of ogura (sweet adzuki bean), matcha, and kuro-goma (black sesame) available, and the combination of red bean and cream that is not overly sweet is outstanding. In addition, they also sell popular Japanese sweets such as Oboro, which is koshi-an (fine-grained sweet bean paste) covered in warabi-mochi (bracken-starch dumpling), and Kuri-Mochi Mikasa.
  • Yatsuhashi-an&Shishu-yakata
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Nishikyougokunishikoromodechou 36
    This hands-on workshop facility is in Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City. Guests can try their hand at making various sweets such as yatsuhashi (reservations required). Visit the free second floor Kyoshishu Museum to take in delicate and beautiful embroidery with different themes. There's also a Kyoto themed souvenir shop that's popular with tourists.

    団体で観光バスで利用しました。HPを見ると、税込2160円の料理でしたが、天麩羅が冷えてしまっていた以外は良かったと思います。湯豆腐の豆乳鍋は酒粕がはいっているのか、只のお湯ではなく下味がついており美味でした。量も十分でした。一階はお土産、二階は刺繍作品の展示があり大変見応えがありました。

  • Sentaro Daimaru Kyoto Shop
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shijokyo-ku Shijo-dori Takakura Nishi Entrance Sale Nishimachi 79 Daimaru Kyoto B1F
    This Japanese confectionery store is in the first floor basement of the Kyoto Daimaru department store in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City. This sweets shop, specializing mainly is azuki beans, sells Botamochi and Gozonjimonaka, which are popular carry home souvenirs. Many visitors come during the Gion Festival and purchase the limited time IchimaiSasachimaki as well.
  • Ryokujuan Shimizu
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Yoshidaizumidonochou 38-2
    This konpeito candy shop is a 10-minute walk from Keihan Electric Railway's Demachiyanagi Station in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City. They have more than 50 types of konpeito, including limited-time items made with seasonal fruit and vegetables. Lots of tourists come for their Ultimate Konpeito, a popular souvenir that they only make once a year.

    京都の伝統の製法で金平糖を作る老舗のお店です。昔ながらの製法で作るので一人でたくさんは買えないのですが、お土産用に使えそうな小袋の商品はすぐに売り切れて午後にうかがっても手に入りにくいようです。確実に購入するにはかなり前に注文しておく必要があるそうです

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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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