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Ajyarimochi Honpo Mangetsu阿闍梨餅本舗 満月

Japanese Confectionery

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.


Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Mall Small Road Imadegawa Koulu (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757914121


Review of Ajari Mochi Hompo Mangetsu

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Reviewed:2016/09/29 Must visit if you love Japanese sweets
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...
Reviewed:2015/11/26 Delicious red bean pancake
If you are visiting Kiyomizu-dera temple, do look for this dessert shop located along the slope as you descent from the temple. They sell Kyotos famous red bean pancake. The freshly-baked warm red...
Reviewed:2019/11/08 鞍馬からの帰りに出町柳駅から徒歩で

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Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Mall Small Road Imadegawa Koulu [ map ]
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
Wednesday, Irregular holidays
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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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