Downtown SeasoningsFood SouvenirsOct. 22, 2015 UPDATE
Yuzumiso, with the fragrance of citron, in lovely jars


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This long-established shop was founded about 300 years ago. Its specialty is Yuzumiso, which it sells packed into charming pottery jars shaped like citrons. Yuzumiso is a unique condiment made by adding citron and several other ingredients to miso (fermented soybean paste). It features the rich flavor and aroma of citron (yuzu), but elegant sweetness. It goes very well on steamed vegetables, rice, or bread. You will also enjoy the look of this store, where you’ll find the atmosphere of old Japan...more from the days when it first opened.
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At the store you can get a simple descriptive brochure in English! And be sure to have a look at things inside the store, like the water well and its ancient turning axle.
The pottery can be re-used after the miso is eaten, so it is highly recommended as a souvenir!
Yuzumiso in a wooden box
Recommend !
Yuzumiso in a wooden box / 130g ¥900│200g ¥1,350
The wooden box version is less expensive than the pottery. Yuzumiso pairs well with warm rice, warmed seasonal vegetables, or grilled fish. We recommend smearing it on bread instead of jam. The flavor is strong, so a little goes a long way. Best eaten within 30 days when kept at room temperature.
Yuzumiso in a pottery
Recommend !
Yuzumiso in a pottery / 60g ¥2,600│220g ¥3,600│510g ¥6,700
The Yuzumiso is sold in beautiful, attractive pottery, suitable as a gift. Best when eaten with 40 days of opening, as it lasts longer than the wooden box version.
*From the front, 60g, 220g, 510g sizes
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Akadashi-miso / ¥620
This miso is used when making Akadashi (red broth) miso soup. You can use it to make a mellow miso soup that is salted to perfection.
It is best when eaten within five months, stored under refrigeration.
The signboard
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The signboard
The signboard was created by Rosanjin Kitaoji, a painter and calligrapher who is famous in Japan and abroad. It's a valuable work and it decorates the store.
* The signboard outside is a replica.
How to buy
Yaosan How to BuyIf you plan to eat it at home, try the wooden box version. If you plan to give it as a gift, the pottery version is recommended. We also offer sets of Yuzumiso and Akadashi miso.
- Shopping Tips -
When you enter the shop, the clerks will let you taste a little Yuzumiso. You should buy it only after deciding that you like the taste. But just looking at the store’s interior will give you a feeling of history.
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Categories Seasonings, Food Souvenirs
Phone +81 75-221-0318
Address 270, Kurumayacho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8185
Directions 1-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Karasuma Oike Station.
Hours 9:00~18:00
Closed Thursday, Sunday
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 ~ ¥2,000
Credit cards Not accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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No English menu.
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
Shipping services Not accepted
Yaosan +81 75-221-0318 ¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000 2/3

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