Colorful confectionary with a subtle sweetness
This sweet shop is located near Hanamikoji Geisha District and the attractions of Gion. The interior and exterior of the store are free from garish decoration, which is in keeping with the ambience of old Kyoto. The store’s specialty is Shoro. Shoro is a traditional Japanese sweet made from sweet bean paste (anko) wrapped in sugar. These charming little candies come in three colors. Matsubaya stocks many other types of colorful Japanese sweet, all delicately flavored with sugar. The store delights older people and young women alike.
Shoro / ¥896 ～
Shoro have a soft but crunchy texture. Crispiness combined with subtle sweetness make these snacks very moreish. They pair well with green tea.
Miyako no utage / ¥700
These are jelly sweets coated in a layer of sugar. Different shapes are available, depending on the season. The left packet is a summer version (containing watermelon). The right packet is for fall (containing persimmon fruit).
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Kohaku / ¥648
Kohaku are bite-sized pieces of jelly. Like Miyako no utage, they are coated in a layer of sugar. Kohaku are ideal if you are feeling a bit peckish.
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Hana kurabe / ¥610
These snacks contain sweet azuki beans that have not been ground into a paste. You will love their natural bean texture.
How to buy
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There are also assortment packets that contain two types of sweet. For example, you can by a packet of Shoro and Miyako no utage.
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Matsubaya / 松葉屋
|Address||572-3, Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0074|
|Directions||3-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station.|
|Notes||Since the store only has one or two sales clerks, they like to minimize the time spent on orders.|
¥1,000 ～ ¥3,000
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
No information in English is available.
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese only|
|Shipping services||Not accepted|