Popular mamemochi made from fresh sticky rice and simple red bean paste at Demachi Futaba
This Japanese sweets shop is located near the Demachiyanagi stop on the Keihan Electric Railway. It is so popular that there are lines every day. The most popular item is the mamemochi, which has been produced with the same recipe since the shop’s founding. Red bean paste is stuffed into freshly-made sticky mochi rice. Many customers come from far and wide to sample these wares. About fifteen employees man the busy shop behind the showcase of sweets. You mustn’t miss their swift maneuvers and tag team action.
Mamemochi / ¥175
The red bean paste inside the mochi bun has a mellow, simple taste. The texture of the large bean granules is also great. These should be eaten as soon as possible. The mochi has no preservatives, so it will harden if left out.
Ohagi / ¥175
This sweet features steamed sticky rice wrapped in mildly sweet red bean paste and made into a ball. The texture is toothy and springy. It goes well with green tea.
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Kurimochi / ¥195
An item available only in fall. Inside are large chestnuts that are shipped in directly from farms. The taste and aroma of the chestnuts pairs well with the red bean paste. *Demachi Futaba sells a varying assortment of seasonal items.
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Enjoy the mochi by the banks of the Kamogawa River. / Free
Just one minute from the shop is the Kamogawa. When the weather is good, you can sit out on a bench or right on the lawn and take in the view. Eating a sweet dessert seems to enhance the scenery even more.
How to buy
Select the item you wish to purchase from the store window. Note that there is no signage in English. If you wind up waiting in line, make sure to have your wallet ready so you can pay when it’s your turn.
- Shopping Tips -
All of the sweets, including the mamemochi, are good for only that day. You can eat them while you stroll or bring them back to your hotel for a snack later. If you visit the shop during the later hours, many items will have sold out, so we recommend going earlier.
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Demachi Futaba / 出町ふたば
|Category||Sweets, Food & Drinks To Go|
|Address||236, Seiryucho, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 602-0822|
|Directions||5-minute walk from Keihan Line Demachiyanagi Station.|
|Closed||Tuesday, 4th Wednesday (Open on holidays, closed the day after), New Year holidays|
|Notes||There are endless lines every day. You may have to wait 30 minutes. If you get there early, you may have first crack.|
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
No English menu.
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese only|
|Shipping services||Not accepted|