Take a break in Arashiyama with some Japanese sweets

Hourandou Togetsukyo Honten - Main store

Hourandou Togetsukyo Honten - Main store
Hourandou – Togetsukyo main store is located just off of the south end of Togetsukyo bridge. This shop is a wonderful place to sit back and take a break after touring around Arashiyama. On the second floor of the shop is the eatery. You will be taking off your shoes upstairs and then enter a tatami room lined with 10 tables of 4 seats each. The calm ambiance will help you eliminate some fatigue you may have gotten from all the walking. Horandou specializes in beans and Warabi mochi, a Japanese c...moreonfectionary made with warabi root starch, sugar, and water. You will be able to identify the shop by noticing the blocks of Warabi mochi being cut and prepared or boxing in front of the store show window.
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I like to watch the Warabimochi being cut, powdered, and prepared for packaging at the show window. The staff here are very nice and helpful. It's very nice to try out the products before you purchase them. You will be amazed at how soft Warabi mochi are! It's a unique Japanese confectionery that common in Japan but not so much around the world. I recommend you try it if you are interested!
Togetsu Parfait
1Must Eat !
Togetsu Parfait / ¥756
Togetsu Parfait consists of three types of Warabi mochi with vanilla and green ice cream. If you feel that Warabi mochi is bit too challenging to try for the first time, why not try the parfait that have familiar and irresistible taste of ice cream that compliments pieces of Warabi mochi.
Black beans and roasted tea
2Must Eat !
Black beans and roasted tea / Free
The staff will bring out some black beans and roasted tea right after you are seated. Simple black beans have sweet taste that goes well with tea. These make a great nutritious snack! Look for them in the shop downstairs so you can buy some for later.
Fresh Warabi mochi with green tea
3Let's Try !
Fresh Warabi mochi with green tea / ¥756
Three types of Warabi mochi are included: kinako (roasted soy bean), matcha (green tea), and black sesame with bamboo charcoal. Pour some molasses over them for added sweetness according to your liking. The black sesame Warabi Mochi is made by mixing bamboo charcoal. They are the most unique ones out of all and an interesting one to try!
Saku Saku Wasabi Mame
4Let's Try !
Saku Saku Wasabi Mame / ¥378
Have you tried wasabi flavored peanuts before? Try some Wasabi flavored peanuts! These are sweet peanuts with the kick of wasabi creating a great medley of flavors. At the shop of Horandou on the 1st floor, you can try most of the products before purchasing them so you can make sure to purchase only the things you like. There are arrays of different flavor beans, peanuts, and Warabi mochi. Many domestic and international visitors purchase them as souvenirs.
How to Order & Eat
How to order & eat
- Order Tips -
There is a sit-in place on the first floor where people can take short breaks. If you want to be seated on the second-floor tatami room, let the staff know at the entrance. Say “Second floor please,” or

“Nikai Onegaishimasu”

Hourandou Interior Photo 1
Hourandou Togetsukyo Honten - Main store
Categories Wagashi(Japanese Sweets)
Phone +81 75-864-7573
Address 57-2 Arashiyama Nakao Shita-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Directions ・7-minute walk from Randen Arashiyama Stn
・7-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Stn
Hours 9am - 6pm
Reservations Accepted
Not accepted during busy season
Closed No regular holidays
Notes There are first floor and second floor sit-in spaces.
Price range
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¥432 ~ ¥864
Credit cards Accepted
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menu available
Menu Japanese, English
Languages spoken Japanese, Basic English
Number of seats 40 seats upstairs, 10 seats downstairs
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Hourandou Togetsukyo Honten - Main store +81 75-864-7573 ¥432 ~ ¥864 1/3

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