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