Kyoto: Where History Meets Culinary Riches

Located on Japan's main island, Kyoto Prefecture is a place of rich history and diverse cuisine. Known as the ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto is home to many historic temples and gardens and is steeped in traditional Japanese culture. Nurtured by the clear waters of the Kamo and Katsura Rivers, Kyoto's specialities, sweets and sake have earned a national reputation for their quality and taste. Kyoto, with its deep history and rich gastronomy, is a unique place where you can enjoy the essence of old Japan and modern tastes at the same time.

Why Are Kyoto's Foods So Delicious?

The unparalleled taste of Kyoto's foods is rooted in its unique geographical conditions. Surrounded by mountains, the Kyoto Basin benefits from a climate that offers moderate rainfall and abundant sunlight. Additionally, the clear waters from the Kamo and Katsura Rivers provide ample water resources, ideal for food production. These natural conditions impart a distinct flavor and high quality to Kyoto's foods.

Delicious foods from Kyoto

Gion Tsujiri

Gion Tsujiri is one of the oldest tea shops in Japan, located in Gion, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. It was founded in 1860 and has a history of more than 160 years. Gion Tsujiri is known for its high-quality Uji tea, and its name is widely recognised in the tea ceremony world.
Its main products include traditional Japanese teas such as matcha, sencha and hojicha, each made from carefully selected tea leaves with a deep flavour and rich aroma.

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Langdosha ‘chanoka’

Made from carefully selected tea leaves and other Uji teas from Uji Shirakawa, Kyoto.
From a standard Kyoto sweet to world-class quality.The dark green tea used is original for the Chanoka. The tea leaves are carefully selected and mixed to produce a tea with the most suitable colour, taste and aroma. Using the chef's skills and the five senses, the tea leaves are baked into a melt-in-the-mouth langue d'ocha and sandwiched between two layers of original white chocolate with a rich milkiness.

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JOYOSHUZO Sake Brewery

JOYOSHUZO Sake Brewery's sake is made entirely from rice suitable for sake brewing and brewed in small batches using soft water pumped up from 100m below the brewery. The quality of the pressed sake is also thoroughly controlled to suit each type of sake, including no filtration, bottle heating and cold bottle storage.
Enjoy the original flavour and fresh aroma of the sake, which you will never get tired of drinking.

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Ogawa Coffee

Ogawa Coffee began making coffee in 1952 in this city of tradition and enterprising spirit. Since then, we have been constantly pursuing the world-class ‘authentic’ taste, honing our aesthetic sense and skills with pride as ‘Kyoto's Coffee Craftsmen’, supported by Kyoto's aesthetic sense and sensitivity cultivated over a long period of time.

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Kochi Prefecture's rich agricultural products