Sep. 11, 2018 UPDATE

Shichimiya Honpo

- 七味家本舗 -
Providing Aromatic Spices for Centuries in Kiyomizu-dera Temple Area
Shichimi is a type of spice blend familiar among people of Japan often used to enhance flavors in Japanese cuisine. With 360 years of history, Shichimiya Honpo has been offering aromatic spices to local people for centuries in the Kiyomizu-dera Temple area. Back in the day, hot water with chili powder was kindly handed to those making a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple giving much needed warmth during cold weather. Distinctively blended Shichimi spices are the key product of this shop with its settle spiciness and aromatic flavors. Check out other products as well such as Ichimi (Japanese chili powder) and Sansho (Japanese green pepper powder).
Shichimi Packets
Shichimi Packets / ¥432 / 15g packet
This packet includes a blend of 7 spices: Tou Garashi (red chili peppers), white sesame, black sesame, blue perilla, hemp seeds, green lavers, and Sansho. Great to buy as gifts as they are easy to take back, hand out to friends, and spread the flavors of Japan! Enjoy its aromatic flavors of all 7 spices on variety of dishes like udon noodles, miso soup, spaghetti, and even on some grilled meat.
Wooden Bamboo Shakers + Packet of Spice
Wooden Bamboo Shakers + Packet of Spice / ¥1,242 ~
You may have seen these wooden shakers in noodle shops around Kyoto. Check out several different types sold in the store and get one to take home! Each shaker comes with a spice packet.
Salad Dressings
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Salad Dressings / ¥702
These salad dressings are only sold in this store. Choose from Shichimi dressing and Yuzu Ichimi dressing. Enjoy this delicious Japanese-style dressing for additional flavors for your salad!
How to buy
Ask for the shop information pamphlet written in English, Chinese, and Korean. The staff are very helpful and always willing to help.
- Shopping Tips -
No coloring or preservatives are used in the spices. Keep in mind that the spices are best used within 4 months of production.
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Shichimi is a special Japanese spice mix with seven types of spices, the main one being chili. I really liked all the different types of shichimi they had, and they even had shichimi shakers in the shape of a cradle which should work great as a souvenir.
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Shichimiya Honpo / 七味家本舗
Category Seasonings
Phone +81 75-551-0738 
Address 2-221 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0862
Directions ・7-minute walk from city bus Gojozaka Stop ・7-minute walk from city bus Kiyomizu-michi Stop
Open Hours 9am - 6pm *store may close earlier or later depending on the season
Closed Open everyday
Notes Store hours may change depending on season / night openings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Very helpful staff willing to help in languages other than Japanese
Information Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean
Lanuages spoken Japanese, basic Chinese, basic English
Shipping services Yes for domestic shipping
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