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Rice is at the core of Japanese cuisine and drink...
Follow the earthy aroma of roasting leaves to this specialist tea shop, where a machine in front churns out fresh hōjicha (roasted green tea) to be sold by the bag...
This old-style tea shop sells the best Japanese tea in Kyoto. Its matcha makes an excellent and lightweight souvenir...
If a flowering tree made of candy excites you, head to Murakami...
This under-the-train-tracks shopping mall focuses on artisan food and drinks from across Japan, including premium sake, soy sauce, sweets, teas and crackers – all great souvenirs and presents.
See (and sample) humble beans and rice whipped into pastel flowers at this award-winning traditional sweets shop, in business since 1935. There are blue door curtains out front.
Specialising in foods made from tofu, this shop and restaurant also sells amazake , the sweet milky sake drink, after which the neighbourhood shopping street is named.
Among the new restaurants sits this old stalwart, in business since 1624, and a must for history buffs and those with a taste for Japanese sweets.
This famous Sanjō-dōri gourmet supermarket has an outstanding selection of imported food and an excellent selection of wine.
Fine cake shop across from Megane-bashi; supplier to the Japanese imperial family.
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