Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honpo, Kyoto – Providing traditional Japanese confections for over two centuries!

Last update :
Written by Editorial department

Kyoto may no longer be the capital of Japan, but it has been named Japan's capital of culture—and for good reason! If you're looking to indulge in some confections that have stood the test of time, we can help you. Izutsu Yatsuhashi's hard-baked senbei (or rice crackers) are an edible piece of Kyoto you can bring back for your friends and family. Popular for their subtle cinnamon flavour, there are few Japanese who haven't heard of these tasty confections!

Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honpo has already been around for over 210 years, and business is still booming! The traditional Kyoto-style confectionery’s main store in Gion, Kyoto is visited by countless tourists daily.

Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honpo’s Gion main store
Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honpo’s Gion main store

Located across from the famous Minamiza kabuki theater on the first floor of the Kitaza Building, you'll find Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honpo’s Gion main store. Step inside and feast your eyes on a wide selection of tradition confections—that includes Izutsu Yatsuhashi too, of course! Be sure to give the raw yatsuhashi “Koto Sugata” a try while you’re there because you can’t get it anywhere else!

After a long day of shopping and sightseeing, we urge you to visit Izutsu Chaten in the same building. Refuel your body with soba noodles, a rice bowl, etc. on the first floor, then head up to the second floor to enjoy a cup of tea with a parfait or other sweets.

Izutsu Chaten
Izutsu Chaten

Just step outside the #8 exit of Keihan Electric Railway's Gion-shijo Station, and you should have no trouble finding it. Experience Kyoto with all five senses by visiting Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honpo!

Basic information on [Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honpo’s Gion main store]

Shijo-agaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Business Hours
Open throughout the year
URL (Japanese)