Have a relaxing time before you get on a Shinkansen in Kyoto Station
Located inside of Kyoto Station Shinkansen gate, Housen offers Japanese desserts as a souvenir. Matcha tea with some Japanese sweets are available at the cafe next to the shop as well. Housen is a branch of "Housendo" in Shimogamo, Kyoto. Housendo was established in 1952 and they have been offering Japanese sweets mainly made by using high quality beans called “Tanba Dainagon Kuromame”. Their sweets are all healthy and you may enjoy the taste of high quality ingredients. As Housen is located inside of Kyoto Station Shinkansen gate, it is easy to access when you arrive at and leave Kyoto Station by bullet train. Please stop by to make a purchase of some souvenirs and also to have a relaxing time at the cafe next to the shop.
Shibori kurodaijyu / ￥1,300 (23g ×5 bags)
This product is made by using the high quality beans called “Tanba Kurodaizu” which is regarded as the best beans in Japan. The beans are simmered for long time to make them sweet and dried moderately. They are soft and you may enjoy the fine taste of sweet “Tanba Kurodaizu”. It has a shelf life of 45 days.
Kamo Aoi / 3pieces ￥600 -
When you see this Japanese dessert, you may notice the interesting figure. This figure comes after the pattern of a hollyhock which is the shrine crest of Shimogamo Shrine. This dessert was made as the main store “Housendo” is located right next to Shimogamo Shrine. Beans were made hard by agar. It has a shelf life of 14 days.
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Tasting of seasonal Namagashi and Matcha / ￥1,080
If you would like to spend a relaxing time before you get on a Shinkansen, a bullet train, you can have Matcha tea and Japanese sweets at the cafe next to the shop. Matcha tea was light and easy to drink as well as the Japanese sweets. They offer other kinds of drinks and sweets, so please feel free to ask the staff.
How to buyPlease bring the items to the cashier
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If you would like to taste Matcha tea and Japanese desserts, you can have a seat at the cafe next to the shop. There are other kinds of drinks and desserts as well.
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Housen - Kyoto Station Shinkansen gate / 宝泉 京都駅店
|Address||8-3, Higashishiokoji Takakuracho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto|
|Directions||Inside of Kyoto Station Shinkansen gate|
|Open Hours||Shop 8am - 9pm Cafe 10am - 8pm (L.O.7:45pm)|
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted|
English menu is available at the café next to the shop. There are some staff who speak English (not always in the shop).
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese, English|
|Shipping services||Not available|