8 colorful, handmade ohagi (Japanese sweet rice balls)


A small shop on an off-street in Gion. Try the ohagi, handmade by the elderly proprietress. The main specialty of this shop is that there are eight different kinds of ohagi. While all of them feature the same sweet anko(bean paste) and soft mochigome(sticky rice), there are eight different designs. Besides the typical azuki and kinako (roasted soybean flour), ume and black sesame flavors are also available. Just looking at how colorful they are is enjoyable. There are only seven seats in the who...morele place, so you may have to wait. We recommend taking it to go if you can't wait.
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While Kyoto has many shops that sell ohagi, this is the only one with such colorful ohagi! Make sure to visit sometime during the day; the proprietress really puts her heart into making it every day. As the ohagi have no preservatives, they get hard the next day. Make sure to eat it ASAP if you take it to-go!
Matcha and ohagi
1Must Eat !
Matcha and ohagi / ¥700
Choose the ohagi you want from eight different types. The ohagi are all handmade and are not made in advance. They're small enough for anyone to eat easily. Eat them using a special elongated tool that comes with it. Feel free to eat it with your fingers if you have trouble using it. The matcha is weakly bitter and easy to drink, and goes well with the sweet ohagi.

*The ohagi in the picture are azuki and ume.
Ohagi 8-color set
2Let's Try !
Ohagi 8-color set / ¥1,390
A luxurious set featuring all eight types of ohagi. Its appearance is quite lovely.We recommend ordering it in a group of 3-8 and sharing. It's more fun to share.
*This picture shows a to-go order.
How to Order & Eat
Otafuku How to Order & EatThe menu is in Japanese only. If you're not sure what to order, go with the standard azuki. If you wish to try a variety of ohagi, get the 8-piece set.
- Order Tips -
If you want it to-go, say:

"Mochikaeri de Onegaishimasu."

(To-go, please.)
Otafuku Appearance Photo
Categories Wagashi(Japanese Sweets)
Phone +81 75-561-6502
Address 564-24, Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0811
Directions 10-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station.
Hours 10am-18pm
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Thu,4th Wednesday of every month
Notes We recommend arriving as early as possible, as the store closes once the ohagi is sold out.
There are eight kinds of ohagi. The white azuki is 200 yen each; all others are 170 yen each.
Azuki:Standard product. Is fairly sweet for azuki.
Kinako:Especially popular with women. The scent of kinako wafts through the air.
Black sesame:The sweet black sesame and anko go well together.
Aonori:The saltiness and rocky scent of the aonori(dried green seaweed) complements the sweetness of the anko well.
Ume(pickled plums):The sourness of the ume goes surprisingly well with the anko.
Green ume:A bit more sour than ume. Recommended for ume lovers.
Wild rice:Wild rice is full of nutrients, and is nice and crunchy.
White azuki:The white azuki has a less sweet, refreshing flavor.
Price range
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Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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No English menu
Menu Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 7 seats
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Otafuku +81 75-561-6502 ¥170-¥1,390 1/3

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