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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...
Established in the 19th century, not too long after strangers in black ships started arriving on Japan’s shores, Meidi-ya specialises in higher-end groceries for foreign predilections...
Yamaya’s shelves are stuffed primarily with European wines, though there’s also a representative selection of American and Australian wines as well...
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.
One of many national convenience store chains in Japan, Lawson can be relied on for simple meals, drinks and myriad other daily necessities.
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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