Dec. 28, 2018 UPDATE
Story & Recommendation
Over 200-year old shop also appealing for new crowd
Many travelers are seen stopping at IRODORI for some Kyoto souvenirs before heading out on the train. “Modern Japanese” is the concept of this shop opened in 2015 by Tsuruya Yoshinobu, a long-running confectionery specialty shop. Over 200 years of experience of in Japanese confectionery brings high quality treats to this store. Some items are only available in IRODORI shop, so don’t miss it!
Kohakutou / 10 pieces ￥1,080
The texture of these sugar candies will give you a surprise. At first glance, it seems to be a box of hard candies, however the inside is gelatinized sugar candy with agar and herbal flavors that induces relaxations such as jasmine, chamomile, and lavender.
Ariheitou / 5 pieces ￥540
These are colorful hard candies designed as an image of notable areas of Kyoto such as Gion, Nishijin, and Uji. Using fine sugar, these are sweet and artful candies.
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Monaka / 5 pieces ￥1,080
Monaka are light wafers filled with sweet red bean jam. Great for gift giving! Also available are Monaka making-kit which comes with three different fillings that you could sandwich with wafers on your own. Monaka are also available to order in the café.
How to buy
The items are wonderfully displayed and easy to look around.
- Shopping Tips -
Check for the shelf time before purchasing as some confectioneries are to be eaten within few days.