Tasty and cute
Small sweet gifts
to share the flavors of Kyoto.

There are many kinds of beautiful Japanese sweets crafted by hand by artisans using techniques handed down for many years.
While keeping the delicateness and gorgeousness of their look,
there are up-and-coming sweets which go beyond the limits of Japanese sweets created through integrating novel ideas and different cultures.
Pick stylish Kyoto sweets as small gifts, which will surely delight whoever you bring them to.

A novel pudding with a refreshing aftertaste combines Japanese and Western elements.

A long-established Japanese-style confection store in a building designed in the image of a traditional Kyoto townhouse. The third-generation heir and his patissier wife created the Soymilk pudding 10 years ago from a desire to make sweets that combine Japanese and Western flavors and ingredients. It has become the store’s specialty. Silky green tea tiramisu is also popular, and orders are rushing in.

Ichijoji Nakatani
5, Hananokicho, Ichijoji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
TEL: 075-781-5504
Open: 9:00 - 19:00
Closed: Wednesday (No scheduled holidays in November)

European techniques are combined into good-old-days traditional kyoame candy.

A specialty store of new kyoame candy. Keeping the traditional method of combining sugar and thick malt syrup and boiling them down, European techniques are added to create colorful new sweets. The candies include Maillot jaune, Nadeshiko-temari, and Hana-asagi (540 yen each), but these are just a few of the sweets on offer. About 50 kinds of candies including seasonal limited items are always showcased at the store.

Crochet Kyoto
69, Shioyacho, Ayanokoji-tominokoji-higashi-iru, Shimgyo-ku, Kyoto
TEL: 075-744-0840
Open: 10:30 - 19:00
Closed: No scheduled holidays

Tastes just as good as it looks! A bean-jam pancake arranged with fresh cream.

A Japanese-style confection whose name combines the name of a well-known confectionery oboro and zuiun, which means “auspicious cloud”. Its specialty is about 8 cm-high, the voluminous fresh cream dorayaki with plenty of cream inside. The mild bitterness of maccha arouses your appetite, and the gentle sweetness of ogura fills your mouth. Both are popular staples of the menu.

43-1, Shichikukamitakedonocho, Kita-ku, Kyoto
Open:9:00 - 19:00

By whipping in air to finish it, delicate and dense chocolate is created.

A well-known store representing Kyoto and loved by chocolate lovers all over the country. The specialty truffles are made by the female chocolatier truly reproducing a recipe handed down from a French chef. Delicate couverture chocolate and cream are combined finished by a particular process that leaves them light and airy inside.

416-5 1F, Dainichi-cho, Gokomachi-dori-shijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
TEL: 075-256-0200
Open: 11:00 - 18:00
Closed: Wednesday

A new form of a Japanese-style confection created through collaboration with a patissier.

The confectionery brand born from a collaboration between a patissier, Remi Fujita, and Kameyayoshinaga, a long-established store founded in 1803 and a much-talked about brand. Anmitsu, mitsumame is a sweet which arranges a traditional Japanese summer dessert into a cubic, bite-sized sweet especially loved by women. A set of uji-maccha, kuromitsu, and mitsumame-mikan flavors.

17-19, Kashiwaya-cho, Shijodori-aburakoji-nishi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
TEL: 075-221-2005
Open: 9:00 - 18:00
Closed: Open throughout the year

A creative and beautiful Japanese-style confection born of a unique evolution of the sweet jelly of adzuki beans.

A new development of Umezono, a sweet parlor famous for mitarashi-dango, skewered rice dumplings in a sweet soy glaze. The specialty of this store is an azuki bean jelly formed with kanten gel and a type of bracken-starch named Kazarikan. Fruit flavor is included in the kanten gel, and topped with fresh cream and other ingredients. Kazarikan using seasonal fruits such as sakura in spring, mango in summer, grape in autumn, and apple in winter are in the lineup throughout the year.

11-1, Fujinomori-cho, Murasakino-higashi, Kita-ku, Kyoto
TEL: 075-432-5088
Open: 11:00 - 18:30
Closed: No scheduled holidays