The transport hub of Kyoto, JR Kyoto Station. Almost everyone coming to Kyoto starts their trip from this station, which is why there are all kinds of souvenir shops at Kyoto Station. If you read this article, you will find more about the most interesting shops and cafes of Kyoto Station!
The Senju Senbei of Kogetsu is one of the classics of Kyoto souvenirs. You have sugary cream inside the Senju Senbei, and the cookies sandwiching the cream are crunchy, and delicious! These cookies have a rather long best before date, so they are good as souvenirs.
They are sold in the shopping center below Kyoto Station, The Cube, so you can conveniently get some before you leave Kyoto.
Kogetsu - Kyoto Station Building Shop Street The CUBE
Next, Japanese sweets store called Tsuruya Yoshinobu Irodori that is located close to the Hachijoguchi exit in Asty Road. Irodori is a new brand by the old and established Japanese sweets shop of Tsuruya Yoshinobu, and while these new products inherit the skill and techniques used in making Japanese sweets, they are a new modern take on them.
Among these sweets, these amber sweets are especially popular among women. These pastel-colored sweets are delicious, and have that special Japanese sweets crunch. What is also interesting is that they have tastes like chamomile, rose, and jasmine; new tastes that would normally not be associated with Japanese sweets.
Besides the amber sweets there are also many other sweets you can only buy here at Irodori, and they are all stylish and cute! If you buy them for a woman, she is definitely going to be happy.
Tsuruya Yoshinobu IRODORI- Kyoto Station Asty Road
I want to also recommend this classic: the matcha baumkuchen spit cake of Otabe.
Otabe was famous for their nama yatsuhashi, the raw dough of the yatsuhashi cookies, but now it is also famous for their baumkuchen, and many other products. You can get all kinds of things here, so you could even finish your Kyoto souvenir shopping right here!
Otabe - Kyoto Station Building Shop Street The CUBE
Last I have the oh, so cute nama yatsuhashi of the popular Nikiniki! This is a brand by the old and established Shogonin Yatsuhashi Sohonten, and the designs of their sweets changes according to the season.
Since the dough is raw, the sweets need to be eaten the same day they are bought. These sweets might not make good souvenirs, but they look so cute I hope you will get some and take cute pictures!
nikiniki á la gare - Kyoto Station Asty Road
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