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Tenjindou

天神堂
Area North
Category Cafe / food / Wagashi

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Tenjindou is a Japanese sweets store, quietly situated just outside the eastern gate of the Kitanotenmangu Shrine. As you may be able to guess from the word “yakimochi” written in big letters on the curtains and signboards in the store, Tenjindou has preserved the flavor of their signature yakimochi, or cooked rice cakes, for many years. The store was founded in 1952, during the Showa era, giving it over 60 long years of sweet-making history. Although the anko (sweet bean paste) -filled rice cakes are very basic desserts, their simple goodness is so popular they are adored by kids and grown-ups alike. Since the yakimochi are especially popular with visitors to the Kitanotenmangu Shrine, the store is known as a representative of the surrounding neighborhood.

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At only 100 yen apiece, these yakimochi are a steal! Their unevenness adds to their homemade simplicity, and their golden-brown color makes them look even more delicious. Plus, they are packed with smooth, sweet anko.

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Visitors to Kitanotenmangu, locals, and other tourists, buy these treats up one after another.

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You can also sit and eat your sweets inside the shop. Or enjoy your snack with a cup of tea - a perfect combination.

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When all the sweets made that day sell out, the store closes. So we recommend you get here early to secure your Yakimochi.

Address 687 Shakenagayacho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
京都市上京区今出川通御前通東入社家長屋町687番地
Tel 075-462-2042
Open 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Access 6 minute walk from Keifuku Kitano-Hakubai-Cho Station
1 minute walk from City Bus Stop Kitano-Tenmangu-Mae
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