A variety of colorful, handcrafted confectionery
The 150-year-old wagashi (Japanese confectionery) store Kanshundo Higashi is a short walk from the popular Kiyomizu temple and Sanjusangen-do sightseeing locations. The old, mainly wooden interior welcomes you with a distinctively Japanese atmosphere. All of the store’s wagashi is handmade by skilled craftspeople. You can watch them working at the back of the store. They use high-quality ingredients and water, and follow traditional recipes that have been handed down through generations. Higashi (a type of dry wagashi) is especially popular among overseas visitors thanks to its colorful variety and eye-catching appearance. Alongside mochi (rice cakes), manju (sweet bean paste wrapped in mochi, etc.), and senbei (rice cookies), you can also find unique wagashi invented by the store. The wide range of confectionery on display is enough to make anyone happy. The store also offers wagashi-making workshops. We recommend booking these in advance, as they are very popular.