Feb. 03, 2020 UPDATE

4 Must-try Valentine’s Chocolates in Kyoto! – 2020!

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means, cute Valentine-only chocolates!
Valentine

February 14 – You know what that means, Valentine’s day!

While Valentine’s day was originally a day to celebrate the Roman priest St. Valentine, it’s come to be synonymous around the globe with lovers swearing their love for each other and exchanging gifts, cards and flowers.


However, Japan as a unique Valentine’s tradition. Here people give chocolates to important people in their lives.

Because of this, many chocolate shops begin selling seasonally exclusive chocolates ahead of Valentine’s Day. And the stores in Kyoto are no exception. Coming to the city around this time, you’ll come across countless stores lined with brightly colored, love heart covered chocolates.


In this article, we’ll be taking a look at a few of the stores selling cute, yummy and Valentine-exclusive chocolates.

Kyoto is home to a ton of shops offering tasty chocolate, so we’ll also be using this article as an opportunity to fill you in on Kyoto’s great chocolate shops as well!


Salon de Royal Kyoto

Salon de Royal【Name】Coffret Les Amoureux


【Price】¥1,100 (inc. tax)


【Availabilty】January 19, 2020-February 14, 2020

*While stocks last


At Salon de Royal, you can get your hands on the Valentine’s day exclusive box of chocolates, Coffret Les Amoureux. This box contains three fruit and nut-filled chocolates. 

Established in 1935, Salon de Royal is a long-standing Chocolatier that offers appropriately high-quality flavors.


From left to right:


Apricot Amande – A combination of fruity, sour apricot ganache and mouther-watering chocolate almond praline.


Rubis Praline – A combination of berry ganache of fruity ruby ganache and crunchy praline made with a pecan tart.


Chocolat Orange – A combination of refreshing sour orange jelly and smooth, rich pistachio ganache.


Address Eng: 502 Kamikoriki-cho, Kyoto City, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto Prefecture, 604-0923, Japan Jpn: 京都府京都市中京区木屋町通り御池上ル上樵木町502 1F
Open Hours 11:00~19:00 Kawayuka deck hours: May~September | 11:00~20:00 (L.O. 19:30)



MARIEBELLE Kyoto

MARIEBELLE Kyoto【Name】IZAK ZENOU×MARIEBELLE


【Price】¥3,024 (inc. tax)


【Availabilty】January 22-February 14, 2020

*While stocks last


MARIEBELLE's Valentine-exclusive chocolates are an assortment of “art chocolates” designed by world-famous fashion illustrator, IZAK ZENOU.


Each of the chocolates acts as a tiny canvas telling a unique story through its gorgeous illustrations.

With a special message contained in every grain of cocoa, MARIEBELLE carefully makes these chocolates by hand, resulting in a beautifully flavorful chocolate ganache.


Clockwise from left to right:

CINDERELLA (Dulce de Leche), HEART OF FLOWERS (mint), LOVE THREAD (Madagascar) and STAINED GLASS (Hazelnut praline)


Address 83, Tsuchiyacho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8112
Open Hours 10:00 ~ 19:00



CACAO 365

CACAO 365【Name】Molten Cocoa Hearts


【Price】¥2,484 (inc. tax)


【Availabilty】January 15-February 14, 2020


At CACAO 365 Gion, you can pick up exclusive Valentine chocolate cakes!

Bang them in the microwave and you'll be treated to a thick, molten chocolate center.

*Remember to remove the transparent wrap around the cake before warming


In the two flavors of cake, dark and milk chocolate, you'll find that each contains their own unique sauce and aroma.

Give both flavors a try and have fun comparing the differences!


From left to right:


Milk Chocolate – A combination of milk chocolate, gianduja and apricot.

Dark Chocolate – A combination of dark chocolate, caramel and orange.


Address 570-150, Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0074
Open Hours 10am - 6pm



Chocolat BEL AMER Kyoto Bettei

Chocolat BEL AMER Kyoto Bettei【Name】Palet Chocolat Bonheur


【Price】¥1,728 (inc. tax)


【Availabilty】January 16, 2020-February 14, 2020

*While stocks last


Chocolat BEL AMER’s Palet Chocolat are 6 cm round chocolate disks made with special attention paid to the ingredients, thickness and chew of the chocolate. 

Very appropriate for Valentine's day, these limited time only Palet Chocolat feature love hearts galore.


Not only are each of the chocolates speckled with brilliant looking toppings, but they also have distinct flavors made to pair with the chocolate as well, including honey and yogurt. 

If you like fruits and chocolate and nuts and chocolate, then the Palet Chocolat Bonheur is for you!


Clockwise from top left:


Fraise Rose – A combination of strawberry-flavored white chocolate and rose-scented dark chocolate.


Mandian Heart Rouge – A combination of Framboise flavored ruby chocolate, nuts and dried fruits.


Miel Framboise – A combination of honey-flavored dark chocolate and framboise-flavored chocolate.


Cranberry Yogurt – A combination of yogurt flavored white chocolate and cranberries.


Caramel Orange – Caramel and orange flavored milk chocolate.


Address 66, Masuyacho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8111
Open Hours 10am - 8pm
Yumemi[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]
For me, Valentine’s means a chance to encounter extraordinarily cute chocolates! If you’re in Japan in February, then definitely give some of these limited time only special chocolates a look!
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