Suggested Model Course
For people like you, we’ve handcrafted a model course perfect to maximize your enjoyment in the area. The course is based on the “golden course” used by locals when they visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and its surrounding areas. We’ve carefully selected the best and most interesting shops, organizing them in an efficient way for you. Give the course a try!
You are also certain to set your eyes on some other interesting shops while traveling around. The district is also dotted with countless other small and wonderful shops. If time permits, open the doors to some of these and take a peek inside - unexpected delights are surely waiting for you.
Oimatsu protects and passes down long-standing tradition and offers Japanese confectionery workshops. Make a reservation in advance if you are interested in making Japanese confectionery!
Every udon and soba item on the menu is delicious and made with carefully selected ingredients, but the approximately 1cm-wide Ippon Udon has been popular since long ago as the area’s specialty product. This single cylindrical noodle is boiled for about an hour and sells out in the early afternoon on some days. Try to visit early if you can.
A traditional Japanese confectionery shop established in the 1600s. The shop interior is a cozy one with a strong traditional atmosphere. Visitors can eat fresh awamochi made by wrapping a luxurious piece of anko (red bean paste) in a mochi exterior made of awa (foxtail millet). This mochi has a lighter taste than traditional rice mochi - try it out and you should be surprised by the texture. Those who like Japanese anko should certainly stop by this establishment.