Soy sauce which Makes Sushi and Japanese Food Taste Miles Better!

Sawai-shoyu Honten ― Main store

/ 澤井醤油本店
Sawai-shoyu Honten

This shop, nestled away in a quiet residential area near the Kyoto imperial garden, has been making and selling Soy sauce for around a hundred years. One part of this building, which still produces Soy sauce, has been made into a shop where the products are lined up on display along with genuine cedar barrels that are actually used in the production of Soy sauce and an aromatic fragrance fills the air. The Soy sauce made at 「Sawai-shoyu Honten」 is made with the same pain...morestaking process as ever, giving it a delicious and luxurious flavor that will add an extra layer of deliciousness to your own cooking or even store-bought sushi.

Our Comments
Popular in Kyoto
Must-visit shops and spots for all first time tourists to Kyoto.
Highly Recommended
Top shops and spots loved by our editors and highly recommended to be listed on your itinerary.
Well Worth a Visit
Less known but widely loved by both tourists and locals. Recommended if your schedule permits.
Good for Fans
Hideaway shops and spots of worthwhile destination. Recommended if you are keen on these genres.
For Enthusiasts
Very popular among enthusiasts on these genres. Not always suitable if you are not particularly interested.
This is definitely a store for lovers of both Japanese Cuisine and Soy sauce! I recommend you get a smaller sized bottle because the big ones are really heavy.
Soy-sauce for sushi sasimi
Recommend !
Soy-sauce for sushi sasimi / 100ml ¥430 150ml ¥530

A deliciously rich Soy sauce matured for two years that’s just perfect for sashimi, coming in a delightfully shaped and designed bottle.

Recommend !
Dressing / ¥650

An original dressing made with Soy sauce, coming in three flavors: The refreshing “Sesame”, “Italian” (perfect for marinades), and the strongly soy-sauce flavored “Japanese-style.” Try it with salads!

Nishijin-weave Tote Bag Set
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Nishijin-weave Tote Bag Set / ¥3,200

This tote bag, made with Kyoto’s traditional Nishijin weaving method and embroidered with a cute floral design, comes packed with our recommended Soy sauce and other products for cooking Japanese food.

Soy sauce Rusk
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Soy sauce Rusk / ¥420

A deliciously crunchy rusk with a rich Soy sauce flavor, in a small package that makes it just perfect for snacking on the go or as a souvenir gift!

How to buy
Sawai-shoyu Honten How to Buy

We recommend you ask our store attendants to help you choose the best Soy sauce for you. If possible, try our male owner, as he can answer your questions in English!
- Shopping Tips -

As many of our products are in glass bottles, please take care not to drop them!

Sawai-shoyu Honten Appearance Photo
Sawai-shoyu Honten ― Main store
Categories Seasonings
Phone +81 75-441-2204
Address 292,Nakanocho,Kamigyo-ku Kyoto-shi,Kyoto,602-8072
Directions 12-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Marutamachi Station.
Hours 9:00 ~ 17:00
Closed Sunday, public holiday
Price range
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¥500 ~ ¥2,000
Credit cards Not accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Has some English-language writing.
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
Shipping services Not accepted
Sawai-shoyu Honten ― Main store +81 75-441-2204 ¥500 ~ ¥2,000 2/3

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