Soba-horu: Cutely-shaped Cookies with the Scent of Buckwheat
The store has a three century long history of selling their famous treat, "Soba-horu," with a wooden construction that really gives the impression of its long history. Soba-horu are cookies made with buckwheat flower, with a faint scent of buckwheat and a crisp, crunchy texture. The flavor is simple and timeless, making them popular with all ages. There are two shapes of cookie on offer: flower-shaped and circular, and they come packaged in tins or bags. Pick whichever shape and container you like.
Mixed flower-shaped and round cookie bag / 90g ¥324│150g ¥540
A smart combo of both the flower-shaped and round cookies in a bag. Perfect for snacking while walking or for eating back at your hotel. Best consumed within 40 days of purchase.
Round cookies in a cylindrical container / 140g ¥540
The round cookies are smaller than the flower-shaped ones, and easier to pop into your mouth making them perfect for kids. Presented in a cylindrical container. Best consumed within 40 days of purchase.
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Flower-shaped and round cookie mix in a tin / 140g ¥648│190g ¥864│240g ¥1,080
The beautifully designed tin makes this mix perfect for presents. Both flower-shaped and round cookies are included. Best consumed within 60 days of purchase. *There are 10 varieties overall, with different contents.
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Tasters - round / Free
You’ll be offered a taster when you enter the shop. Try one to see if you like them before you make your purchase!
How to buyGreat for souvenirs because they last for a long time. Also available at the JR Kyoto Isetan department store linked to Kyoto station.
- Shopping Tips -
"Soba-horu" cookies include wheat, buckwheat, and eggs. Please ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.
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Sohonke Kawamichiya / 総本家 河道屋
|Address||550, Anedaitocho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8092|
|Directions||5-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station.|
|Closed||New Year holidays|
|Notes||There are only one or two shopkeepers, so a purchase may take time when the shop is crowded.|
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
No information in English is available.
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese only|
|Shipping services||Not accepted|