Aug. 28, 2020 UPDATE
Crochet – Kyoto Flagship Store
The staff can give explanations in basic English. While names are written in English, if you’re unsure what a flavor might taste like, feel free to ask to try it.
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Story & Recommendation
Kyoto Candy Crochet – A Novel Fusion of Kyoto Traditions and European Beauty
Crochet is a chic candy shop owned by an over 140-year-old confectioner that specializes in a traditional Kyoto candy known as Kyo-ame. Including those sold in their flagship store, all of Crochet’s “Kyo-ame” are made in their downtown Kyoto candy factory. While preserving the recipes and techniques handed down to them, Crochet makes their candy 100% by hand, giving them a “texture” and “flavor” that's simply not there in more commercially made ones. Crochet’s line of Kyo-ame candy is the result of a desire to bring together the techniques of beautiful European sweets and those that bring to life Japan’s unique flavors. It’s thanks to this marriage that Crochet's beautiful, great-tasting, and one of a kind Kyo-ame were born. Every flavor in Crochet’s line up of Kyo-ame features a different color, each with its own meaning. Crochet paid attention to the fact that people's thoughts, feelings and wishes have been expressed through color since ancient times. So, by giving each flavor its own color with a special meaning, Crochet, in turn, gives its candy their own unique stories. While the line up of unique colors and unusual names, such as "Hana Asagi" and "Maillot jaune," make choosing the candies exciting, the stories behind each of the candies gives them an added layer of allure. Of course, while you're able to buy each flavor individually, if you're thinking of getting a few for different people, then you can save a bit by getting them in sets of two, three or six. Also, Crochet sometimes sells limited-run seasonal Kyo-ame as well, so make sure to keep an eye out for them too.
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10:30 a.m.–7 p.m. ※The open hours was changed. 12 a.m.–6p.m
Irregular *Check the store’s website for details (Japanese only)
¥360 - ¥600 (excl. tax)
VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners / Accepted