Daiyasu, the Tsukemono store additive-free for over 110 years
Selling Tsukemono (Japanese pickles), Daiyasu Gion first opened its doors on the souvenir laden street between the Gion Shijo station and the Yasaka shrine in 1902.
Over those 110 years of business, Daiyasu have proudly set themselves apart with their use of purely home-grown ingredients in what they call “All made in Japan.”
The artisans at Daiyasu use a selection of vegetables sourced from farms across the country and pickle them in foodstuff-derived extract and dashi stock.
As all of Daiyasu’s products are additive and preservative-free, they are a safe choice as souvenirs for friends and children.
In this article, we will showcase a few products which can be stored at room temperature, meaning you don’t have to worry about how long you walk around with them.
Even if you’re new to Japanese tsukemono style pickles, we’d love to invite you to challenge yourself and give them a try, as they are almost entirely different from the western pickles you’re likely used to. We also recommend you try these Japanese style pickles with the sake that sold at Daiyasu.
A few products do change seasonally; however, over 100 different varieties of Japanese pickles color the shelves at any one time.
You can taste test most things, so definitely challenge yourself and give any vegetables you’ve never seen/never tasted a try and see if you can find a new favorite.