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Shopping Spots in Around Ginkakuji Temple Area

  • Sokyudo Shisendo Tea Shop
    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.
  • Hyakumanben Tedukuri-Ichi (handicraft market)
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Tanakamonzenchou 103 inside Chikusaji temple
    This is a flea market held on the grounds of Hyakumanben Chionji Temple in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City selling hand-made goods. The market is held on the 15th of every month. In addition to selling handmade everyday items, there is also a variety of homemade bread, cakes and sweets on offer. The market began with only a few stalls but has expanded over the last five years and now exceeds 450 stalls. The stalls in the market are decided by lottery each month, so you may not be able to find the same stall as the month before. Many customers enjoy the market casually seeking a once in a lifetime encounter.
  • Ajyarimochi Honpo Mangetsu
    46 Reviews
    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...

  • Ryokujuan Shimizu
    32 Reviews
    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.


  • Ohara Fresh Vegetable Market
    16 Reviews
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Oharanomurachou 1012
    This is a direct sales store in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto. This market sells fresh vegetables grown in the nearby Ohara area, and various rice cakes made from mochi-rice. Every Sunday the market teems with vendors selling their homegrown produce. The market diner offers homemade breakfast okayu porridge and oyakodon.


  • Kyoto Chidoriya (Ginkakuji Branch)
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojikamiminamidachou 65-1
    Kyoto Chidoriya has been dealing in make-up, beauty products and Japanese-style accessories for geiko (geisha) and maiko (apprentice geiko) since its founding in 1949. Its directly owned Ginkakuji Branch is located along Shishigatani-dori Avenue in Jodoji Kami-Minamida-cho. It sells skin care products made from carefully chosen and blended ingredients, including a unique face powder made from arrowroot, along with other beauty care items and Japanese-style accessories.
  • Hohohoza (Jodoji Branch)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojibambachou 71 High Nest Building 1/2 F
    Hohohoza is a bookstore in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward. It was formerly called Gake Shobo, but it moved and reopened with a new name. The first floor features new publications and miscellaneous times, as well as gallery space for exhibitions. The second floor features used books and miscellaneous items, and it is frequented by booklovers as a place where one may find an exciting rare book.
  • Kaze no Yakata
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojikamiminamidachou 67
    Kaze no Yakata sells mobiles in a shop located along the Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward. The building, constructed in a mixture of Japanese and Western styles with a glass front, is packed with mobiles of all kinds, standing ones and hanging ones that sway gently in perfect balance. In addition, the shop sells a lot of themed items typical of Kyoto, such as kinu temari, ornamental balls made of silk thread. The shop also sells seasonal decorative items.
  • HMV Kyoto Qanat Rakuhoku
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto Sakyo
  • Shogoin Yatsuhashi Sohonten
    22 Reviews
    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."


  • Urushi no Tsunesaburo Manshuin-michi Kobo
    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
    7 Reviews
    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。

    2 Reviews
    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
    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.
  • BAIKAL Shimogamo Honten
    9 Reviews
    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
    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.
  • Bakery Shirakawa
    3 Reviews
    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...

  • Ichijyoji Nakatani
    37 Reviews
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijoujihananokichou 5
    The Ichijyoji Sagari-matsu is the site of a famous pine tree under which the renowned swordsman Miyamoto Musashi defeated a challenger. The nearby Ichijyoji Nakatani tea house and sweet shop has made and sold the Ichijyoji Temple’s famous decchi yokan bean jelly for three generations. In addition to Japanese sweets like shisen mochi rice cakes, the shop also sells Western-style confections prepared by the shop’s proprietress-to-be. The shop’s silky matcha green tea tiramisu is particularly popular and has been featured in the media. The café area serves drinks and sweets as well as a selection of light meals.

    圓光寺によって朝ごはんを食べていないことを思い出して、こちらに伺いました。 和菓子洋菓子がメインですが、京都味噌のお雑煮と小鉢と豆ごはんのセットをいただきましたー。さらにコーヒーとタルトをいただき大変満足です。お店は多少忙しないですが、味は美味しかった。

  • Kato Jun Pickles Shop
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Sakyo Ward Nijo Ohashi Eastern entrance 165-2
    This is a tsukemono (pickled vegetables) shop operating near Nijo-ohashi Bridge in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. Though they have local teahouses and restaurants as customers, its reputation has spread to those in the know via word of mouth since there are no other branches. The tsukemono has a light flavor and is made with seasonal vegetables grown on the owner’s farm. Popular items include winter’s Senmai-zuke (pickled sliced radishes) and spring’s Chirimen Nanohana (silk crepe rape blossoms), and tsukemono matching with each season appears in the storefront.
  • Lawson Shogoin
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Shogoinsannocho 9

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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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