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  • Demachi Futaba
    Shopping
    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.
  • Shogoin Yatsuhashi Sohonten
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shougoinsannouchou 6
    "Situated a short distance west of the Shogoin Temple, this is the main shop of a long-standing yatsuhashi cinnamon rice flour confections shop which was established in 1689. Using choice cinnamon, rice flour, and other select ingredients, the shop slightly changes the balance of ingredients used in its recipes depending on seasonal conditions to ensure its yatsuhashi always have the same great taste. The shop also still uses mixing kettles made in the early Showa period, continuing to make its treats the old fashioned way by hand. In addition to the standard ""Shogoin Yatsuhashi,"" the shop sells raw yatsuhashi and a variety of seasonal yatsuhashi flavors. The shop also makes and sells new products such as the ""Kaneru,"" yatsuhashi curled up into churro-like sticks."

    京で八つ橋と言えば、聖護院さんです。門跡寺院の名前を取って、八つ橋総本店はお寺の近くに店を構えています。昔ながらの店構えで、大きな提灯や暖簾が目を引きます。焼かない生八つ橋も人気ですが、普通に「八つ橋」と言えば、焼いたものでしょう。

  • Urushi no Tsunesaburo Manshuin-michi Kobo
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Ichijojihigashiuracho 43-15
    This lacquerware shop faces the road between Manshu-in Temple and Sagimori Shrine. It is popular for offering many affordable authentic lacquerware items such as their lacquerware lipstick mirrors and small lipped lacquerware bowls. Lacquerware is an industrial art that combines aesthetics with a practicality well suited for the climate of Japan. You are certain to enjoy the beauty that lacquerware trays, bowls, and accessories can bring to your life.
  • Ebisuya Kahee
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    7 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Shimogamomatsubaracho 13
    This roasted rice cake shop is located near Shimogamo Shrine. The name of their famous Yakimochi roasted rice cakes comes from the legend of Tamayori-hime associated with Shimogamo Shrine. They are made by stuffing rice cake with coarse sweet red bean paste made from Tanba Dainagon adzuki beans and roasting both sides until golden brown. The roasted exterior of the soft and springy rice cake has an enjoyable texture and flavor while the coarse sweet red bean inside has a light and refined sweetness.

    下賀茂神社前のバス停からすぐ。 郷ひろみがウエンツ君においしい焼き餅があるよとここに来て、ここの焼き餅を紹介したんだそうです。 郷ひろみがどれだけ京都に詳しいんだか知りませんが、あれれ。予想以上にけっこううまい。これはなかなかの穴場だと思います。

  • LAMARTINE
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Shimogamonishibayashicho 22
    This stylish cake shop opened in 1998. It pursues originality in everything from the combination of ingredients, the balance of its flavors, and the shapes of its cakes. We recommend their original iramisu, a masterpiece that has remained a perennial favorite since it was first sold in 2002.

    下鴨神社に来たならば絶対に立ち寄ってほしいケーキ屋さん。 お店の入り口がすりガラスで、中が見えずなんとも入りづらいですが…重厚でオシャレな扉をひとたび開ければ洗練されたケーキたちがズラリ! 京都には本格パリスタイルのオシャレな有名店が沢山ありますが、こちらのお店も負けず劣らず。そしてまちなかの有名店に比べると値段もお手頃! おススメはタルトオフロマージュ。サクサクのタルト生地に、濃厚なチーズ…たま...

  • Housendo Main Store
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    3 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Shimogamokashiwabecho 21
    A Japanese-style confectioner that makes a limited quantity of daily treats. The owner of the shop personally travels every year to the Tanba region to ensure they use the highest quality Tanba Dainagon red beans and black beans. Their Kyoto Rakuhoku confection made with simmered Tanba Dainagon red beans offering a low-key sweetness and their Miyako-no-Tsuki confection made with carefully prepared red beans and hardened Agar can only be purchased at the Main Store.

    久しぶりに会う祖母への手土産に、水羊羹・豆かんてん・加茂葵を箱に詰めていただきました。 加茂葵はお茶受けに最高で、ほっと一息幸せな気持ちになれます^_^ 「宝泉堂」はテイクアウトのみなのですが、簡単なお接待(お茶とお菓子)もあり、ちょっとした心遣いが嬉しいです。 イートインもできる「宝泉」では、わらび餅やぜんざいをいただいたことがありますが、わらび餅はトロトロ、ぜんざいも程よい甘さで美味しいです...

  • BAIKAL Shimogamo Honten
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    12 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Shimogamo Rakuhoku High School Bus Stop Mae
    This confectionary shop offers baked sweets including original cakes, cookies, anniversary cakes, bridal gifts, dream cakes, and more. The shop, which specializes in authentic French sweets, was founded in 1955. Its carefully-made sweets have been beloved for decades. In addition to year-round items and items made with seasonal ingredients, the shop also offers popular limited-time-only sweets incorporating seasonal festivities such as Tango no Sekku (Children's Day) and Halloween.

    Popped in for cake because we couldnt resist the tempting display. Two perfectly delicious light textured beautiful pieces of confectionery. The lady was so very helpful carefully boxing them up...

  • Shibakyu
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    12 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Oharashorinincho 58
    Long beloved as a local delicacy the shibazuke pickled vegetables are an Ohara tradition that is now one of the three famous Kyoto pickles. Along with shibazuke this shop also makes and sells other pickled vegetables made with carefully selected seasonal vegetables as well as Kyoto Tsukudani (preserved foods boiled in sweet soy sauce). Their seasonal Fukinoto Miso is incredibly popular.

    I have thought that shibazuke, vegetables chopped and pickled in salt with red shiso, is made of cucumbers, but shibazuke in this shop is made of eggplants. Whatever it is made of, shibazuke in this...

  • Bakery Shirakawa
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    3 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Kitashirakawakubotacho 64
    This venerable bakery near Kyoto University was established in 1928. The cozy shop's shelves are lined with familiar classics such as cream-filled rolls, curry bread, and croquette sandwiches. Most of the loaves of white bread on display have already been sold. The bread is said to be so popular as to be nearly impossible to buy without ordering it in advance. A perfect balance has been achieved between the crust of the bread, which becomes more savory the more you chew it, and the middle, which has silky smooth texture that becomes enjoyably crispy and light when toasted.

    絶品。 その一言に尽きます。 耳はカリッとしているのに中はもっちりふわふわ。 焼きたては当たり前だけど次の日になっても全然味が落ちない!パサつきもない! パン好きでかなりのパンを食べ回りましたがこんなキメの細かな食パンは初体験でかなり驚きました! 調べてみたら、どっちの料理ショーの特選素材で使われたり、日本のパン職人5人に選ばれたり、有吉とマツコのかりそめ天国で撮影されたりと、まぁ雑誌やらテレビや...

  • Yamanaka Abura-ten
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    9 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku Shimodachiuridori Chiekoin Nishiiru Shimomaruyacho 508
    A shop that specializes in oils that first opened in the latter years of the Edo period, sometime between 1818 and 1830. They continue to sell oils that have been and still are an essential part of daily life including oils for votive lights, cooking oils, and oils for hair and skin care. The stately building maintains its outwards appearance from when the shop was first founded and has been registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan as well as an important scenery structure of Kyoto. Despite only selling Japanese oils they still offer a wide selection including their Tamajime Shibori Sesame Oil which has the pure taste and scent of sesame, their Cottonseed Cooking Oil which imparts a gentle flavor to fried foods, and their Fragrant Peanut Oil which can add a savory scent to Chinese cuisine and salads.

    丸太町知恵光院バス停下車徒歩で5分くらいです。この辺りは昔平安宮内裏だったとか。水車があったり築100 年の町家があったりと見どころ多しです。店内には多種多様の油があり食用油はテイスティングができます。高めの値段ですが値打ち物なので贈答品に良いです。近くに姉妹店で食事もできます。

  • Shioyoshiken
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku
    A long-standing confectioner that first opened in 1882 and has been making confections that convey the charm of Kyoto ever since. They continue to make delicate Japanese confections that show the passing of the seasons in accordance with the 24 divisions of the luni-solar calendar year. Their most famous confection is their Juraku steamed bun, made with a unique flavored dough and stuffed with red-bean paste that was once solely for the Jurakudai palace, which has been made by Shioyoshiken since their founding. It has a gentle flavor with a moderate level of sweetness. Their treats, which also express the seasons through their shapes, colors, and imprints, are also a feast for your eyes.

    歴史を感じさせる立派なお店は晴明神社の近く。電車の駅からは少々歩きます。 店内も伝統的なつくり。陳列棚には主菓子、干菓子が綺麗に並べられています。 初めてなので、ご主人と相談して代表的なお菓子を買いました。正午を回ったくらいでしたが、一部は売切れ。予約した方が確実だと思います。 菊日和。白餡が入った餅菓子です。餅の薄さと餡の上品さが際立っています。茶道をしている義父が感心していました。 山...

  • Harris Science Hall Doshisha Gallery
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku Imadegawa-dori Karasuma Higashiiri Doshisha University Imadegawa Campus
    A museum that introduces you to the ambitions of Nijima Jo, the founder of Doshisha University, and the history of the university. Their permanent exhibit focuses around six themes, the Progress of Doshisha, the Ideology of Nijima Jo, Doshisha of Today, Doshisha's Place in the World, and J. N. Harris and Doshisha. The collection has gathered nearly some 20,000 documents since the museum's founding. This includes a storage room called the Nijima Storage dedicated to nearly 6000 articles related to Nijima Jo and the founding period of the University (the contents of this storage room are kept private). The institution has long been used by Doshisha University as a location for physics and chemistry lessons. The brick built Harris Science Hall, completed in 1890, has been designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan.
  • Kaishintei Main Store
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku Teramachi Dori Imadegawa Agaru Omotecho 35
    The only shop specializing in boar meat in Kyoto City. Located just a six-minute walk from Demachiyanagi Station, this shop has a nostalgic atmosphere and offers fresh boar meat and venison. Because of their careful bloodletting process their boar meat stands out for avoiding the strong smell that boar meat usually possesses. A lot of locals stop by to get the crucial ingredient for their boar meat hot-pots, a necessary staple during the Kyoto winters. The shop was founded in 1916 and is open for a limited period between November and March in accordance with the boar hunting season.
  • Toyoukeya Yamamoto
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku Shichihonmatsu Dori Ichijo Agaru Takigahanacho 429-5
    This venerable tofu shop has been dedicated solely to craft of Kyoto-style tofu since it was established in 1897. Its name stems Toyokebime-no-kami, the god of food and the enshrined deity of the outer shrine of Ise Grand Shrine. The shop's diverse selection includes more than 15 varieties of tofu alone, including momen-dofu (firm tofu), which can be found in any Japanese kitchen, as well as their honyuzu-dofu (yuzu citrus tofu), goma-dofu (sesame tofu), aojiso-dofu (green shiso tofu), and kuromame-dofu (black soybean tofu). Because each variety has a different firmness, texture, and flavor, customers can enjoy finding the tofu that matches their tastes. The shop also sells sweets such as soy milk pudding and soymilk yogurt, namafu (raw wheat gluten), which can add flair to any dish, soy milk face soap made with 100% organic soy milk, and other products.

    こちらのお豆腐やおあげは、本当に美味しくて家族みんなが大好きです。本店近くには、こちらの製品を使ったゆば丼などを出すレストランもあるし、お豆腐おあげなら、イズミヤや大丸でも買えます。地方発送もしてくれて、送られた方は、必ず京都の美味しいお豆腐に感動してくれます。

  • Tawaraya Yoshitomi Main Store
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    12 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku Muromachi-dori Kamidachiuri Agaru
    A confectioner that first opened in 1953 and now has three directly managed shops and six distributors across Kyoto City. They continue to make traditional Kyoto confections while striving ever further to create better treats searching for a candy enlightenment. One of the shops stand out confections is their Famous Kyoto Unryu treat. Each is made by hand with the finest large Tanba Dainagon red beans and shaped to represent a dragon riding atop a cloud. The flavor of the red beans and the gentle mouthfeel only possible with freshly made sweets makes for an exquisite harmony. Their dried candies and confections made to resemble the changing of the seasons are a treasure to be viewed and ideal for souvenirs or gifts.

    丸太町今出川から徒歩で5分ほど北へ室町通りにあります。「雲龍」はこちらの看板商品であまりにも有名な高級和菓子ですが「八重」というおまんじゅうが意外と美味しいんですよ。1個110円とお安くなってます。阿闍梨餅に飽きたらこれをどうぞ。

  • Sawai Shoyu Soy Sauce Main Store
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    14 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku Naka Chojamachi Dori Shinmachi Nishi Iru Nakanocho 292
    A white walled storehouse with a classic Kyoto townhouse appearance. This soy sauce shop is easily marked by the large wooden signboard standing by the entrance. It's a long-standing store that has been making soy sauce with a focus on domestic ingredients and traditional tools and techniques ever since its establishment in 1879. Recommended is their Whole Soybean Twice Aged Soy Sauce in which soybeans and wheat are added to finished pure soy sauce and allowed to ferment a second time. Their two-year fermented soy sauce is perfect not just for fish or meat dishes but for any meal that you want to give a deeper flavor. Their products are sold in glass bottles to prevent a changing of flavor.

    We found extraordinary soy sauce at “Sawai Shoyu Honten” near the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. In this old house, surrounded by delicious aromas, we got a tasting session of 5 different preparations, so...

  • Sasayamorie
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kita-ku Kinugasatenjinmoricho 38
    This Kyo-gashi (Kyoto sweets) shop is located across from the Shikichi-jinja Shrine, also known as the Waratenjin-gu Shrine, which is well known as a place to pray for safe childbirth. Established in 1937, the shop makes its own Kyo-gashi brimming with seasonality using carefully-selected materials of the highest grade. The shop's flagship confection is its Ubumochi, which features rice cake that is as soft as a baby's cheek mixed with koshian (strained red bean paste) and amanatto (sugared red beans). This refined Japanese sweet exudes the savory aroma of kinako (roasted soybean flour) as soon as you open the package. Other products include their Hirano no Sakura, a yokan (sweet jellied red bean paste) flavored with a hint of cherry blossom liqueur, as well as their Aya chestnut pies, and their Rokuon, which are stuffed with tsubuan (coarse red bean paste) made with Tanba-dainagon adzuki beans grown in Kyoto. The shop's Kyo no Yasuragi assortments, which include all four of these items, make excellent gifts.

    和菓子専門店ですが、既製品ではなくちゃんと手作りの和菓子を扱ってるのが良いです。特に自家製のあんこを使ったよもぎ大福は、自家製ということで既製品との味のちがいをかなり意識して作ってる感じがします。普通のかしわ餅なんかもあるので、よもぎが苦手な人にはそちらでも良いかもです。

  • Mikuraya
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kita-ku Shichikukitadaimoncho 78
    This Japanese sweets shop was opened in 1947. They offer a wide array of treats, from their famous Tabiyakko cookies made with plentiful black sugar from Hateruma, to fresh sweets and yokan bean jelly, monaka filled wafers and warabi mochi jelly. Their flagship product Tabiyakko got their name from the idea of a travel (tabi) snack, and the name from a servant (yakko) for a procession of daimyo lords, and they have a soft, crumbly consistency. They're made with flour, eggs and sugar, and baked to create a texture somewhere between boro cookies and castella cake. Their goods make perfect gifts, especially when wrapped in their paper featuring designs from Nihonga painter Insho Domoto.

    京都の御倉屋さんへ訪問。 夕ばえと旅奴を買いました。 どちらも美味しかったです。 少し甘めです。 また、行きたいです。

  • Kyoto Baked Cheesecake.com
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kita-ku Kamigamoazekachicho 45-1
    This shop sells delicious cheesecakes with a nostalgic flavor that will soften and even the hardest heart. It makes and sells baked sweets and other confections such as their Simple Cheesecakes, which have been the shop's flagship product since it opened in 1999, as well as cookies, pound cakes, roll cakes, and seasonal fruit tarts. The shop does not freeze any of its products, assuring that its fresh-baked flavor is preserved. Their cheesecakes, which are made with French cream cheese, are notable for their refreshing flavor. Their baked cheesecake assortments, which include one slice of six different varieties of cheesecake, make excellent souvenirs.

    These are the most delicious cheese tarts that Ive ever eaten. Even better than the ones from Pablo!

  • Kamigamo Handicraft Market
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kita-ku
    This regular handicraft market event is held every fourth Sunday of the month. The venue is found along a stream, on the grounds of the Important Cultural Asset Kamigamo-jinja shrine. There are about 250 shops, selling a wide variety of items like accessories, fabric knickknacks, pottery, woodcarving, fresh produce, baked goods and bread. This event's biggest feature is the venue, surrounded by beautiful natural scenery and historic, culturally valuable buildings. Since it takes place on Sundays, it's not unusual to see brides and grooms in the midst of Shrine Weddings.

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