Shogoin Yatsuhashi (Shogoin Yatsuhashi Sohonten) | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Shogoin Yatsuhashi (Shogoin Yatsuhashi Sohonten)]

A traditional confection of Kyoto handed down for 320 odd years

Yatsuhashi, a Japanese confection of Kyoto molded into the shape of a Japanese stringed instrument called a "so", was first sold in 1689 at a tea shop in the woods of Shogoin Temple. Shogoin Yatsuhashi is an establishment that has preserved the tradition. This simple confection is carefully handmade by adding cinnamon to a dough of rice flour and sugar. The traditional taste is being passed on in changing forms; in the 1960's, an uncooked type of yatsuhashi with red bean jam inside it was sold, and in the Heisei period, Cannelle rolls were launched.
Posted photos Main Shogoin Yatsuhashi, related to the famous "so" player Yatsuhashi Kengyo
Three photos Upper left Hijiri containing red bean jam made with adzuki beans produced in Hokkaido, upper right The store front has a historical appearance, lower A fresh coffee flavor with a new bitterness has been added as the new face, Cannelle
Address 6 Shogoin, Sanno-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-752-1234 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Holidays January 1st
Prices Shogoin Yatsuhashi (24 pieces) 540 yen
Hijiri (10 pieces) 540 yen
Shogoin Nama Yatsuhashi (40 pieces) 540 yen
Cannelle (12 pieces) 540 yen
Access Take the Kyoto City Bus bound for Higashiyama-dori Kitaoji Bus Terminal from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Kumano Jinja-mae" and walk for approx. 2 minutes.
* Travel time by bus is only an estimate. The bus may be delayed or be suspended according to traffic conditions, etc.

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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