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Yoshimizuen

吉水園
Area East area
Category Cafe / food / Wagashi

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Yoshimizuen is a long-standing Japanese confectionary shop established in 1864. It is at the intersection of Jingu-michi street and Sanjo-dori street in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city. The name derives from 'Yoshimizu Soan' (thatched hut located on the east of Maruyama park in the past), a location associated with 'Honen Shonin' (founder of Japanese The Pure Land School called Jodo-shu). Their specialty, 'Kyo-onna', is a rare treat made in brilliant colors through meticulous craftsmanship. Both the mild, delicate flavor and the appearance of these confections are delightful.

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This is 'Kyo-onna'. When you open the lid the beauty will take your breath away. The four partitioned spaces signify the four seasons, each of which is represented by two colors.

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They make them using various sweet bean pastes and coat them on all sides with brilliantly colored sugar crumbles.

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The package is simple, which makes the brilliant colors you see when you open it look even better.

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There is a tea-drinking space inside the shop where you can have both tea and confections together. There are a lot of tourist spots nearby, like Chion-in temple and Shoren-in Temple, so this might be a good place to stop by for a little break after sightseeing.

Address 157 Ebisucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
京都市東山区三条通白川橋東3丁目夷町157
Tel 075-561-0083
Open 9:30a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Closed - Monday
URL http://www.yoshimizuen.jp/
Access 3 minute walk from City Bus Stop Jingumichi
5 minute walk from Subway Higashiyama
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