Apr. 19, 2017 UPDATE

London-ya

- ロンドンヤ -
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Only ¥54 Japanese sweets long loved by locals
Listen to the sound of making a bite-sized original Japanese pan cake by an exclusive machine in front of the Shop, London-ya which is among the shops at Shin-kyogoku shopping street. They have been offering only one sweet, London-yaki with white beans cream in the castella since the end of the second world war in 1945. The reason why the sweet was named “London-yaki” is that using English words was a trend at the time since a lot of people from overseas visited Japan including Kyoto. So they gave it the name, London-yaki without any concerns. As it has been really long-loved by locals, over 3,000 pieces are sold surprisingly. You can buy just one piece of it for ¥54. Try to strolling the shopping street while eating!
London-yaki
1Recommend!
London-yaki / ¥54 for 1
Spongy texture with creamed white beans is fairly light! Since it is not made with any dairy products, it can be stored for 2 -3 days at room temperature even in summer. It is so nice for a first-timer for Japanese sweet!
A pack of preserved type
2Recommend!
A pack of preserved type / ¥1,620 for 15 | ¥1,836 for 21
If you like this sweet, we highly recommend buying preserved ones which is packed individually. It can be stored for 2 weeks. You can bring it to your country as a souvenir of Kyoto. The shop offers a pack of 15 pieces or 21. Enjoy the taste of Kyoto sweets in your hometown!
An exclusive machine
3Check it out!
An exclusive machine
The machine for making the sweet can be seen with a sound of pressing. The sweet is sold over 3,000 pieces per day. On the New Year’s day, around 13,000 pieces are sold! Take a photo of it with you.
How to buy
Please in a queue to buy.
- Shopping Tips -
the shop offers you a plastic bag to take away
3.8 goods3.3 service3.5 fun4.5
Price
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Shiho
3.5 goods3.5 service3.0 fun4.0
Inside the Shingyokoku Shopping Arcade, by Nishi Tenmangu Shrine, there is London-ya. This shop was founded after WWII and they sell a rare treat called "Castella Manju London-yaki"The London-yaki is really small and cute, and one fits right in the palm of your hand. There is a lot of white bean paste inside the London-yaki and it's really good! You can buy them only one at a time, so if you get hungry while strolling the arcade how about buying one?
Sampo
4.0 goods3.0 service4.0 fun5.0
It is fun to look at the machine that makes the sweets this little shops sells. It just keeps on making them… looking at it is mesmerizing. One small pancake is ¥54 so it won't break the bank.
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London-ya / ロンドンヤ
Category Sweets
Phone +81 75-221-3248
Address 565, Nakanocho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8042
Directions 1-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Stn. (Exit 9)
Open Hours 10am - 9:30pm *It opens until 10pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and a day before a public holiday.
Closed Open everyday
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Easy to access The staff don’t speak English, but it is good to just tell them how many you want.
Information Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
Shipping services Not accepted
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