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Shopping Spots in Gion / Higashiyama / Yamashina Area

  • Shichimiya Honpo
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    14 Reviews
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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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    4.5
    16 Reviews
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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♪

  • Kazurasei Roho
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Shijyodori Gion Town North 285
    The flagship Gion location of this shop founded in 1865 selling women’s haircare products, kanzashi hairpins, and hair ornaments. The shop carries hand carved Japanese box tree combs, ornate hairpins designed with seasonal motifs changed out monthly, and haircare products made with camellia oil gathered on the Goto Archipelago.
  • Uragu
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Miyakawasuji 4-297
    A stationary shop located in the Miyakawa-cho neighborhood of Higashiyama Ward selling postcards, writing paper, envelopes, and book covers. Situated inside a former tea house, the shop sells a wide variety of exclusively designed products. The shop name is a play on a verb meaning “to be happy” and the shop offers goods for conveying your happiness to your loved ones.
  • KYO-TO-TO Main Store
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Hoshinochou 93-28
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jumondo
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    4.0
    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...

  • Yayoi Main Store
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    Kyoto prefecture Kyoto shi Higashiyama ku Gion Shimogawara 481 Kiiii cho
    Walk south from the Minami-Romon Gate (south gate) of Yasaka Shrine in Gion to find Yayoi main restaurant close by. It is a restaurant offering Kyoto cuisine of preserved foods boiled in soy, focused around chirimen-sansho (dried young sardines with pepper) known as Ojako. The famous small fish dish was created when first generation shop owner Katsuji Nakanishi was feeling unwell and needed something that could be prepared in one pan. Inside the main restaurant there is also a cafe utilizing Scandinavian furniture. Here inside a traditional Kyoto sukiya-style building surrounded by chic Scandinavian furniture one can enjoy creative cuisine including ochazuke (rice with tea poured in) and ojako pasta.
  • Hararyokaku
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa 267
    This is a long-established store continuing since the Edo period selling condiments. Their most famous product is “Kuro Shichimi” (Black Seven Spice), the main ingredient being Sansho (Japanese pepper), with a combination of aromas and a complex taste, and as the name suggests, is black in color. A spice called “Gokosen” (roasted barley flour) is another specialty of the shop. It is a combination of seasonings such as dried citrus peel combined with salt which becomes a refreshing scented drink when dissolved in hot water. Gokosen is currently produced only at this shop.
  • Gion Tsujiri Main Store
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    4.0
    98 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Shijyodori Gion-cho Minami side 573-3
    This tea shop is a three minute walk from the Keihan Electric Railway Gion Shijo Station. Visitors can enjoy a variety of Uji tea and matcha confectionery in an elegant space. Since establishment in 1860, the store has been a specialist in Uji tea, offering “lifestyle with tea” in this ever changing environment. The inside of the shop has a clean and fresh atmosphere with a variety of products on the shelves on the side of the wall. There is a variety of those high quality green tea as gyokuro and matcha and confectioneries such as sweetened rice-flour cakes and sweets called Wa-Finanshe that are suitable as souvenirs from Kyoto as well.

    They have here lovely matcha icecream and a lot of choice, difficult to chose. The cakes are nice nad I certainly come back here.

  • Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honpo Gion Main Store
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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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.

    あまいものやさん 川沿いにあり 立地抜群 餡がうまい 宇治味もいい コーヒーもうまい 歌舞伎役者の写真みてたのしい お土産もあり便利

  • Kanshundo Higashi Branch
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    4.5
    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...

  • PASS THE BATON KYOTO GION
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    18 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Sueyoshichou 77-6
    This select recycle shop is located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto. In addition to old clothes and accessories, they also carry products through a collaboration with Dento Kogei and sell various other items. The interior is a renovated machiya (town house) with a traditional Japanese atmosphere, and has an adjoining cafe space called Tea and Sake room Tasuki.

    Excellent salon de thé .Great shave ice dessert with lemon meringue. Tea service was great and mochi desserts as well. great location in the Gion district. enjoy:)

  • Jouvencelle Sweets Cafe (Gion Shop)
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    34 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Yasakatorimae Minamichi Kiii-cho 482 Keiban Building 2F
    This sweets cafe is 100 meters south of Yasaka Shrine's southern gate. It's run by Jouvencelle, a Western confectionery. Guests enjoy sweets that call to mind the elegance of Kyoto's seasons, like their Taketori Monogatari with a dough mixed with Japanese chestnuts and black soybeans wrapped in a bamboo leaf and baked. Their popular Gion Fondue, available only at the Gion Shop, lets guests dip bite sized pieces of fruit, pancakes, and dango dumplings in a matcha chocolate sauce.

    We visited this cafe in the afternoon. it was not crowed at all, and there was no need to wait for seats. The matcha chocolate hot pot set was so good. After we finished all the sweets with dipping...

  • Cacao Market by Mariebelle Kyoto
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    41 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Tokiwachou 165-2
    Cacao Market by Mariebelle Kyoto is a chocolate shop near Gion Shijo Station. The founder of the business is from Honduras and carefully selects cacao beans from that country to be shipped to New York for processing. The company supervises the entire process, from growing the beans to creating the final product. The shop's main business is bulk sale of chocolate but customers can enjoy chocolate drinks and other treats on a take-out or eat-in basis.

    A little tiny chocolate dessert shop in Kyoto. They served best chocolate based dessert and gelatos. Dont miss their cafe that located in the basement about 15 meter away from the shop.

  • MALEBRANCHE Factory Outlet
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Yamashina-ku Otsukakitamizochou 30
    This sweets shop does not disappoint, and delivers hospitality particular to each of the four seasons while being particular about the ingredients used to partake deliciousness and mastering the skills of the chef rooted in Kyoto. This branch adjoins their workshop, and is one of their popular branches located near the Kyoto-Higashi Interchange that entices customers with their sweet scent.
  • Chingireya
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    Kyoto prefecture Kyoto shi Higashiyama ku Nawadori street Sanjo southern entrance Motomachi 372-1
    This store in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City deals in kodaigire (antique cuts of fabric). The shelves are lined with items made with yuzen dyed fabric, Nishijin textile, and indigo dyed cloth, including gamaguchi coin purses, business card holders, accessory bags for items like glasses, and more. It's always full of tourists and international customers looking for quintessential Kyoto souvenirs.
  • Kisshokaryo Kyoto (Gion Main Shop)
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    29 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Ishibashichou 306
    This Japanese and Western sweet shop in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City is about five minutes on foot from the Tozai Subway Line's Higashiyama Station. They offer a variety of sweets dusted with kinako soy flour that they roast themselves, including their Honwarabi Mochi and Scorched Kinako Parfait. The second floor is a cafe where you can enjoy their sweets on the spot.

    While the cafe was rather small, we were fortunate enough that there was a table available and we did not have to wait at all! Although we were initially unsure of what to order, we noticed that...

  • Kyoto Gion Anon (Main Shop)
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomotochou 368-2
    Anon has a long history of perfecting its techniques for making anko (sweet bean paste), and it uses this anko to develop new kinds of sweets. The store in, Kiyomoto-cho, Higashiyama Ward is located inside a remodeled machiya townhouse and includes a 29-seat eat-in space. It produces a wide range of Japanese-Western fusion sweets, including anpone, which takes grainy anko made with azuki beans from Tokachi in Hokkaido and a creamy filling made in-house from mascarpone cheese and combines them into a sort of sandwich.

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