Sep. 20, 2023 UPDATE

Top 10 souvenirs everyone would like to get in Kyoto!

The best souvenirs in Kyoto! These souvenirs are going to make your mouth water before you can say Kiyomizu-dera!

Kyoto is famous for traditional Japanese sweets, but if you come from overseas, you may want to also try something different. In this article you can find about the best souvenirs Kyoto has to offer!

10Eyeglass Cleaning Cloth "Ofuki" made from Kimono Fabric 

This cleaning cloth is made by skilled craftsmen using silk material for kimonos in exactly the same way kimonos are manufactured, with the traditional Kyo-Yuzen dyeing technique. 
Easy to use as a cleaner for glasses, smartphones, or computer screens, it can be washed by hand when getting dirty. Yet, this is a one-of-a-kind fine piece that allows you to feel the touch of kimono and silk. It is a special, high-quality item that can only be purchased in Kyoto, and since it is very thin and not bulky, it is the perfect gift to take home for your loved ones!

Address Sekiya Dyeing Co. 259, Daimonchō, Kamigyo Ward, 602-8024 Kyoto
Open Hours 9:00~17:00

9Gion Marun’s cute sweets

Gion MarunGion Marun is in the famous sightseeing area of Gion, and it is a souvenir shop especially popular among young women. Their specialty is this “Chick Hozui,” Japanese marshmallows that are on the sweeter side of things. Many people come here just to see these cute chick-shaped marshmallows. 

8Crochet’s colorful Kyoto candy

CrochetThe colorful Kyoto candy at Crochet is very photogenic, sweet, and yummy! They are always popular, and they keep for a long time, and they look colorful and cute so they make for great souvenirs. 

Address 69 Ayanokoji-dori Tominokoji Higariiru, Shioya-cho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
Open Hours 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m. ※The open hours was changed.  12 a.m.–6p.m

7Kogetsu’s Senju Senbei

KogetsuKogetsu’s Senju Senbei’s are truly a classic souvenir choice, and even though they are called senbei, they are sweet and they have a matcha or hojicha filling. They are like Japanese cookies, and I feel like I could eat really many of them in one sitting. 

Address Kyoto Station BLD, 901, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8216
Open Hours 8:30am - 8:30pm

6Otabe’s matcha sweets

OtabeOtabe can be found in Kyoto Station, and they sell many souvenirs that use matcha in them. This matcha baumkuchen spit cake is an especially famous one, and it has just the right amount of matcha and sweetness. This matcha baumkuchen is great for those who like matcha, but even those who don’t should be able to enjoy it. 

Address Kyoto Station BLD, 901, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8216
Open Hours 9:00am - 8:00pm

5Sohonke Kawamichiya’s Flower-shaped cookies

Sohonke KawamichiyaI personally really like these cookies of Sohonke Kawamichiya. These cookies are very crispy and make a nice sound when you bite into them. These flower-shaped cookies are really cute, and have a nice taste of buckwheat to them; I recommend them! 

Address 550, Anedaitocho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8092
Open Hours 8:30~18:00

4Yoshimura Wagashiten’s gentle tasting Japanese sweets

Yoshimura WagashitenYoshimura Wagashiten is a new shop by the old and established Kameya Yoshinaga traditional Japanese sweets shop, and it only just opened in 2016. The concept of this shop is “Healthy Japanese sweets” and in accordance with this, all their sweets use only natural sweeteners and have a gentle taste. It is nice that they are not only good for your health but also taste sweet and delicious. 

3Hogyoku-do’s Fox senbei

Hogyoku-doHogyoku-do is a souvenir shop close to Fushimi Inari Shrine, and they are famous for their fox-mask shaped senbei cookies. The staff here are incredibly friendly, so be sure to visit this shop! 

Address 27 Fukakusa Higashi Ichinotsubo-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto city
Open Hours 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2Murakami Kaishindo’s Russian cakes

Murakami KaishindoMurakami Kaishindo is one of the oldest western-style sweets shops in Kyoto. They are famous for their “Russian cakes” which are cookies with jam in the middle. These cookies are soft, but still have a nice crisp texture, so they are really good. 

Address Tokiwagicho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-0915
Open Hours 10am - 6pm

1Patisserie Karan’s Nishigamo Cheese cheesecake

Patisserie KaranOur proud number one is Patisserie Karan! Their cheesecakes are really great, and many locals flock to this cake shop to get them. But their most famous cake is the Nishigamo Cheese, and while it may not make a very good souvenir to take back home, it is great if you have to give some souvenirs to people staying in Japan. Also, their orange flavored cake keeps for 10 days compared to Nishigamo Cheese, so you should also considering getting that if you want to take some back home with you. Just notice that these cakes don’t like high temperatures, so if you are planning on taking them back, come to Kyoto in winter. 

Address 15 Nishigamo Bonoushiro-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Open Hours 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Shiho[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]
All of these souvenirs taste delicious! You won’t regret buying them! I hope you will come to Kyoto and buy lots and lots of souvenirs! :)
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