Apr. 27, 2020 UPDATE

Our food picks for a picnic under the cherry blossoms in Kyoto

Here are some take-out options perfect for a cherry-blossom Hanami picnic in Kyoto!

When spring comes and it starts warming up, everyone naturally wants to start getting outside, right? In those times, let's grab ourselves an Onigiri rice ball and a sandwich stuffed with specialty goodness and have a Hanami picnic!

This time we have compiled a list of take-out places the Sharing Kyoto members have tried and recommend.

We have divided them into the categories of "Onigiri", "Bread", "Lunch box · delicatessen" genres!

▼ Onigiri Rice Balls

▼ Bread

▼ Lunch Boxes · Delis

[Onigiri Rice Ball]

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These “Tenmusu” are Onigiri rice balls topped with Tempura, hand made by a chef who studied at the Famous Japanese restaurant "Gion Sakagawa" in Gion.

The Tenmusu, with their made-for-each-other fluffy, copper Hagama cooked rice and carefully selected seasonal ingredients have a quality that reflects the chef's abilities and a flavor you can't get anywhere else.

As the Tempura is first dipped in sauce, it's moist and goes deliciously with the well suited rice.

The Tenmusu are slightly smaller than ordinary Onigiri rice balls, so they are perfect as a snack when drinking or when you are a little hungry.

【Store Information】


ENG: 340 Tenjinmaecho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyotos-shi

JP: 京都府京都市下京区天神前町340 松原通, 西洞院西入

Opening hours: 10:00 - 14:00 / 16:00 - 21:00

Closed: Tuesday

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/2YoovdUyZBk


At Aoonigiri, you can enjoy "LIVE Onirigi" as the store owner makes order made iron Hagama cooked Onigiri rice balls right in front of you.

The freshly made Onigiri are perfectly warm and exquisitely fluffy. The rice gently falls apart in your mouth as soon as you bite in. The balance between the filling and the rice is also exquisite.

There are more than 20 kinds of Onigiri, from the standards to ones original to this store, so please try a mix of different ones!

【Store Information】


ENG: 39-3 Jodoji Shimominamida-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi

JP: 京都府京都市左京区浄土寺下南田町39-3川沿い

Opening Hours: 11:30– Evening / When sold out

Closed: Mondays and open on public holidays. Irregular holidays also possible

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/pfNJSRD784y

3Seimaijo Cafe Fujiwara Rice Shop

At Seimaijo Cafe Fujiwara Rice Shop, which is managed by someone whose main job is a rice dealer; you can enjoy Onigiri rice balls made with simply good rice.

As the rice used in the adorably round, handmade Onigiri is high quality, it has the special quality of being able to be enjoyed cold too.

Not only the rice, but they are particular about the ingredients they use as well. For the dried plum, they use homemade dried Umeboshi plums.

The "only sometimes made" Ohagi (made by steaming glutinous rice mixed rice, rolling it into a ball so the rice grains remain intact and packing azuki paste around it) are deliciously sweet with a faint natural sweetness from the rice. If you are lucky enough to happen upon it, definitely try it out!

【Store Information】


ENG: 60 Mibumorimachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi

JP: 京都府京都市中京区壬生森町60

Opening Hours: 12:00 – Around 18:00

Closed: Sunday and public holidays

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/CwWmjoSQssv



LAND sandwiches are order-made, so you can enjoy freshly made sandwichs! There's a menu written on a blackboard next to the register, so please order by choosing what fillings and bread you would like. Being able to customize a sandwich to what you like is amazing!

It takes about 5 minutes for them to make your sandwich after you order. The balance between the filling and the bread of the freshly made, warm sandwich they bring out from the kitchen is exquisite and tastes so good!

What you want to have with such a sandwich, a good cup of coffee. The beans are from Kyoto home-roasted specialty coffee shop "WEEKENDERS COFFEE".

【Store Information】


ENG: 128 Kameyacho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi

Postcode: 602-0854

JP: 京都市上京区荒神口通河原町東入ル亀屋町128

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00

Closed: Wednesday and Thursday

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/KVRSfnLNwwL2


fiveran is a bakery that uses 100% domestic flour and is particular about the use of non-harmful ingredients.

As they cherish "Keeping sugar down as much as possible and drawing out the taste of the wheat", one bite and you'll taste the natural sweetness and umami of the wheat! The bread's also soft and chewy and is satisfyingly filling.

Since you can try most of the bread at the store, please try different ones and find your favorite!

【Store Information】


ENG: 377 Ennogyoja-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi

Postcode: 604-8174

JP: 京都府京都市中京区役行者町377

Opening Hours: 9:00 – 19:00 (Open only as stocks last)

Closed: Tuesday and the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/rkfTPbtJDuu

3Dai’s Deli and Sandwiches

Dai's Deli and Sandwiches' hand-made sandwiches and salads made with fresh vegetables picked in Kyoto's Ohara and Miyama are of course delicious, but they also look amazing too!

They look so amazing that you get excited just looking at them.

There is also a really good looking deli inside the store as well, but what we really have to recommend is this store's sandwiches, whose thickness will satisfy all your flavor and nutritional needs.

These sandwiches are full of seasonal vegetables and specialty ingredients and even though they are healthy, will leave you feeling satisfied.

【Store Information】


ENG: 95-1 Tsuchiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi

JP: 京都市中京区柳馬場通六角上ル槌屋町95-1

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 20:00

Closed: Never

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/nHUNncN6KQJ2

[Lunch Boxes · Delis]


At this store, LINDENBAUM, which deals in side dishes made from pork, such as home-made sausage, ham, and terrine, you can buy two types of lunchboxes. The first is a Quiche Lunchbox Set with a "mini salad, side, mini sandwich, and a quiche main ", the second is a Soup Lunchbox with a "mini salad, side, mini sandwich, and a soup main."

If you ask at the store, they will warm the soup from the Soup Lunchbox up for you. When you enjoy the soup hot, both your mind and body will be warmed by the flavor. This lunch box is great for early spring, when it's still a bit chilly!

※ Please note that the lunch boxes are sold from 10: 30

【Store Information】


ENG: 41-6 Higashi Maruta-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi

JP: 京都府京都市左京区東丸太町41-6

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00

Closed: Wednesday and twice a month on a different day.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Pgg63LyDV562


When you enter garnish, the store is lined with French delicacies.

Each one is carefully prepared, and with the option of take-out, you can easily enjoy authentic French cuisine. When you get your food to take away, they also give you ice packs in the bag, so it will be okay even if you to take some time going places!

garnish's delicacies are beautifully colored, so adding even just one extra item, your picnic or Hanami will become instantly more vibrant.

How about enjoying an outing with a bottle of your favorite wine?

【Store Information】


ENG: 33-2 Murasakino Nishigoshodencho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi

JP: 京都府京都市北区紫野西御所田町33−2

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 20:00

Closed: Tuesday and 1 Wednesday a month

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xicfiBMhqbm

Yumemi[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]
The stores and items here were recommended by the Sharing Kyoto staff with confidence! Definitely, use this as a reference the next time you're going on a picnic or having a Hanami!
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