Inside the shop the shopkeeper is always baking fresh fox cookies, so there is always the sweet smell of cookies in the air. If you got some fox cookies, take this chance to also see how they are made. The way the skillful shopkeeper makes the cookies is a highlight of the Hogyokudo visit. Be sure to see it!
The cookies you buy are wrapped in cute wrapping paper like this. The package that is closest to the camera contains fox cookies, and look at the white string on it: you can pick the package up with the string! How convenient. These nostalgic Hogyokudo souvenirs are a great thing to take back home with you. (The fox cookies are good for 3-4 months from the day they are bought.)
Here I am demonstrating the correct way of taking pictures with the fox cookies.
The shopkeeper who stands outside servicing the customers and selling the cookies is a bit of a celebrity. The way she politely and warmly serves each and every customer is heartwarming. Many people even take pictures with her, and I’m sure that taking a picture with her would become a great memento of your trip to Kyoto (we also took a picture with her!).
|Address||27 Fukakusa Higashi Ichinotsubo-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto city|
|Directions||A 5-minute walk from JR, Nara line, Inari Station. Right by Keihan Fushimi Inari Station.|
|Open Hours||7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Closed||Open every day.|
The shopkeeper will use gestures to serve you politely.
|Lanuages spoken||Simple English.|