Gion & Kiyomizu Temple SweetsSep. 17, 2015 UPDATE
Colorful confectionary with a subtle sweetness


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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 wit...moreh sugar. The store delights older people and young women alike.

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If you’re not sure what to get, buy one Shoro and one packet of some other colorful sweet that you like the look of!
Recommend !
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
Recommend !
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.

Hana kurabe
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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
Matsubaya How to Buy Wagashi (Japanese Sweets) vary in price, depending on the volume. They come in bags or boxes. We recommend that you buy bags for personal use and boxes as gifts.
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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.

Matsubaya Appearance Photo
Categories Sweets
Phone +81 75-561-1090
Address 572-3, Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0074
Directions 3-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station.
Hours 10:30~20:30
Closed Irregular holidays
Notes Since the store only has one or two sales clerks, they like to minimize the time spent on orders.
Price range
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¥1,000 ~ ¥3,000
Credit cards Not accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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No information in English is available.
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
Shipping services Not accepted
Matsubaya +81 75-561-1090 ¥1,000 ~ ¥3,000 2/3

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