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Feb. 07, 2020 UPDATE

Murakami-Ju Honten - Main store

- 村上重 本店 -
Traveler Friendly
Although Staff don't speak English, they are very kind and friendly. So please feel free to ask any questions as they will try to answer by gesture!
Information
English but mostly Japanese
Languages spoken
Japanese only
914 6 --- 0 reviews
Feb. 07, 2020 UPDATE

Murakami-Ju Honten - Main store

- 村上重 本店 -
Traveler Friendly
Although Staff don't speak English, they are very kind and friendly. So please feel free to ask any questions as they will try to answer by gesture!
Information
English but mostly Japanese
Languages spoken
Japanese only
914 6 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Flavorful Senmai-zuke, pickled sliced radishes, derived simply from kelp and salt
Murakami-Ju Honten has been around for more than 180 years and their “Senmai-zuke”, pickled sliced radishes, has been the most popular pickle during winter season among people in Kyoto for long time. Well selected “Shogoin kabura”, turnip of Kyo-yasai which is one of the specifically certified vegetables grown in Kyoto is used for this “Senmai-zuke”. Turnips grown in Kameoka where the temperature difference is quite extreme are fine and delicate by its climate, and are pickled with kelp and salt carefully. Although "Senmai-zuke" of other shops are rather sour and sweet, “Senmai-zuke” in Murakami-Ju Honten is very light and plain but has a fresh flavor derived from kelp and salt. Murakami-Ju Honten is located in a back alley of Kawaramachi Street and you may feel the history of long-established store by its appearance.
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Details
Open Hours
9:00am - 7:00pm (Note: The store will remain open until 7:30pm on weekends and holidays)
Closed
None except January 1st to 3rd
Price range
¥1,000 - ¥5,000
Credit cards
VISA, MASTER, JCB / Accepted
Shipping services
Not available
Other
Simple English brochure is available at the shop
Please note that “Senmai-zuke” is on sale only winter season (from the late October to the end of March). Some other kinds of pickles are available throughout the year.
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