Sep. 10, 2020 UPDATE
Oimatsu - Kitano- 老松 北野店 -
There is an English menu in the back of the store. It is usually not displayed, so please ask to the staff. Staff speak a simple English, so please feel free to ask any questions.
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Delicate Japanese sweets that you may feel the sense of beautiful Kyoto
Established in 1908, Oimatsu has been indispensable Japanese sweets shop for people in Kyoto. What is remarkable for Oimatsu is that they offer seasonal sweets such as Natsukanto, summer orange jelly, Yuki-shibori, mashed sweet potatoes for winter and so on. As you see the sweets in Oimatsu, you may picture the scenery from all the sweets- sometimes it is like a mountain, ocean, and snow. Ingredients are carefully chosen and some of the names of the sweets come from Portuguese as they first brought sugar candies to Japan. Oimatsu also offers an experience class for making Japanese sweets together at their store, so you may enjoy both the taste of the sweets and experience of making them while learning the history of Japanese confectioneries and technique of creating your own sweets!
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【Kitano shop】 9:00am - 5:00pm 【Arashiyama shop】 Weekdays:10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday,Sunday,Holiday:9:00am - 5:00pm
￥500 - ￥3,000
VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted
If you would like to try making your own wagashi, the Japanese confectioneries, there is an experience class at the store. It is held above two guests and takes about one hour. You can choose a time either 10:00am or 1:30pm. Please reserve it 10 days before by phone (Staff speak simple English).