Sep. 11, 2018 UPDATE

Marun - Gion store

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Eye-catching colorful candies in jars make great souvenirs!
The main attraction in this store is the candies! Just looking at all the colorful candies on display is very exciting and they certainly will bring out the kid in you. Candies are in cute jars making them not only good for eating but for looking as well. There are variety of flavors and shapes of candies here. Besides candies, Marun also offers other items such as bottles of sake brewed in Kyoto, Tenugui towels, and key chains. Marun is a store you do not want to miss where great souvenirs can be found!
Temari Dama
Temari Dama / ¥476
“Temari Dama” meaning hand ball in Japanese, are the inspiration for these round candies. Traditionally Temari are colorful hand balls made with threads or fragments of old kimono. These Temari Dama candies are very popular with fruit flavors of lemon, mandarin orange, apple, strawberry, melon, and grape.
Sushi Box
Sushi Box / ¥821
The sushi in these boxes are actual candies that are edible! It’s such a fun way to share Japanese culture through these boxes of sushi. Very popular among visitors from abroad, these make great souvenirs to take home. Note that the chopsticks, leaf, and soy sauce cruet are not edible. Everything else is sweet candies you can enjoy!
Ramune Boshi
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Ramune Boshi / ¥432
You may know Ramune as the fizzy drink in glass bottle with a glass ball inside. Similar in taste, these sweet and tart Ramune candies have been enjoyed by kids through multiple generations and are considered as classic old-fashioned candy. These blue red and white Ramune candies have specks of colorful sugar crunches and the star shapes make them so cute and very fun to eat.
Japan's smallest and world’s smallest Konpeitou
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Japan's smallest and world’s smallest Konpeitou / ¥411
“Konpeitou” are another classic Japanese sugar candies. The Konpeitou candy making method was introduced to Japan from the Portuguese in early 16th century. Colorful sugar candies are attractive to the eye and the ones in this store are made amazingly small! Check out the Japan’s smallest Konpeitou, which are incredibly small compared to regular-size ones. Even smaller than the Japan’s smallest Konpeitou are the world’s smallest Konpeitou. Looking at these candies will leave you with a question. How in the world are these teeny-tiny candies made!?
How to buy
Although some candies have an explanation of flavors by them, many items do not. If you are interested in the flavor of a certain candy, ask the staff, “What flavor are these?” or

“Nani aji desuka?”

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Gift wrapping is available.
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This shop is by Shijo-dori Street that is lined with souvenir shops. By the entrance there are girly looking souvenirs like konpeito in glass bins and candy that made me want to enter the shop. But beside this in the back they also have sake and craft beer made in Kyoto, and spices made of Kyoto-like ingredients, so I am sure you will enjoy shopping here!
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From outside, Marun doesn't look that interesting, but the most interesting stuff is in the back in this store. In the back they have locally brewed beer and sake, and different kinds of salts. This place should prove useful should you need some souvenirs!
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Marun - Gion store / 祇園 まるん
Category Sweets
Phone +81 75-541-8300
Address 245 Gion-machi Kita-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi
Directions 2-minute walk from Keihan Gion Shijyo Stn.
Open Hours 11am - 7pm (varies by month)
Closed No regular holidays
Notes Note that the minimize charge on credit card payments are ¥1,080.
Price range
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners / Accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Ask the staff for more details as product signs are in Japanese.
Information English information by few items.
Lanuages spoken Japanese
Shipping services Shipping service available for domestic only
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