Take a break in Arashiyama with some Japanese sweets
Hourandou – Togetsukyo main store is located just off of the south end of Togetsukyo bridge. This shop is a wonderful place to sit back and take a break after touring around Arashiyama. On the second floor of the shop is the eatery. You will be taking off your shoes upstairs and then enter a tatami room lined with 10 tables of 4 seats each. The calm ambiance will help you eliminate some fatigue you may have gotten from all the walking. Horandou specializes in beans and Warabi mochi, a Japanese confectionary made with warabi root starch, sugar, and water. You will be able to identify the shop by noticing the blocks of Warabi mochi being cut and prepared or boxing in front of the store show window.