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Traditional Japanese Desserts: Exclusive Wagashi Experience in Kyoto!

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Wagashi means a traditional Japanese dessert. Try some wagashi in the most authentic part of Japan, Kyoto!

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Kyoto Saryo

Less than a minute walk from Kyoto station, this place serves beautiful confectionery. Their menu changes monthly, and you can eat the wagashi inside with green tea. Tea set is available from ¥1,029~1,543.
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nikiniki

Kyoto is well known for Yatsuhashi, a Japanese confectionery that is made of glutenous rice flour with a hint of cinnamon. They usually look pale pink, yellow or green, but what nikiniki offer is a completely different Yatsuhashi! It is a perfect gift as a souvenir.
Less than a minute walk from Kawaramachi station, No.5 exit.

Kagizen Yoshifusa (鍵善良房)

This place offers Kuzukiri-mochi. Kuzukiri-mochi is a shredded transparent chewy mochi made from starch that can be eaten with soybean powder and brown sugar syrup, and it is a must-try Japanese dessert. It is a perfect dessert for hot days in Kyoto. Their other dessert menu such as warabi-mochi (sweet mochi covered with kinako powder) and namagashi (japanese confectionery) is also recommended!

Just a 3 minute walk from Gionshijo station.

Sasaya Shouen (笹屋昌園)

This place serves the most astonishing warabi-mochi! Reservation is required in order to eat their soft, melty top-notch warabi-mochi, and it costs about ¥2,376. To make your Kyoto visit more special, why not try their exclusive dessert? Just a minute walk from Ryoanji station. Take out only!

Kotafuku (小多福)

Kotafuku is famous for their colorful home-made ohagi (a ball-shaped traditional Japanese dessert made with red bean paste covered with sweet rice)! It is a very sweet yet satisfying dessert, and surely you don't want to miss out. Flavors are also Japan-exclusive too.
Less than a 10 minute walk from Gion Shijo station.

UCHU Wagashi

If you are looking for a modern yet Kyoto like souvenirs, this is where you should go! This place offers the cutest Japanese candy! Just a 5 minute walk from Imadegawa station.

Lastly...

Kyoto has various wagashi cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy different types of wagashi. We hope you have found a perfect wagashi place in Kyoto!

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