Downtown SweetsMay. 19, 2016 UPDATE
Only ¥54 Japanese sweets long loved by locals


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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 g...moreave 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!
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Since the machine of making a sweet of London-ya catch my eyes, I walked close to the shop to look carefully without any thinking for the first time I visited. The sweet is reasonable unbelievably. You would get it even though you are not planning to buy. The machine works during the opening hours, so please visit and watch the machine moving!
London yaki
Recommend !
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!
Recommend !
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!
Check 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
London-ya Appearance Photo
Categories 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)
Hours 10am - 9:30pm
*It opens until 10pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and a day before a public holiday.
Closed Open everyday
Price range
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Credit cards Not accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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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
Languages spoken Japanese only
Shipping services Not accepted
London-ya +81 75-221-3248 -1/3

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