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Housendo Honten Description

Housendo Honten is a renowned Japanese confectionery and dessert shop located in Kyoto, Japan. This establishment has been selected as one of the top 100 dessert shops in the prestigious 'WEST Hyakumeiten' ranking for 2023. With a rating of 3.64 out of 5 stars and 92 reviews on Tabelog, Housendo Honten has gained a loyal following of dessert enthusiasts.

What sets Housendo Honten apart is its dedication to traditional Japanese sweets, known as wagashi. These delicate and artfully crafted confections are made using time-honored techniques and high-quality ingredients. The menu at Housendo Honten features a wide variety of wagashi, including dorayaki (sweet pancakes filled with red bean paste), yokan (jellied dessert made from red bean paste), and matcha-flavored treats. Each wagashi is meticulously prepared to ensure a perfect balance of flavors and textures.

The interior of Housendo Honten exudes a sense of tranquility and elegance, with traditional Japanese decor and furnishings. The serene atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for enjoying these exquisite sweets. Whether you are a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply have a sweet tooth, Housendo Honten is a must-visit destination in Kyoto for an authentic and delightful wagashi experience.

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Housendo Honten Overview


21 Shimogamo Kashiwabechō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto 606-0815


+81 (0) 75-781-1051


10 minute walk from Matsugasaki Station (Exit 1).

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Tue: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Wed: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Thur: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Fri: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM-5:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available



Housendo Honten Reviews

Housendo Honten Google Average Rating



Was looking forward to enjoying Japanese desserts at this cafe but we were disappointed to find out that the cafe is closed every Wed and Thu. Only the shop was open. So we just ended up buying a few items.


I received the special warabi mochi, which is made only after receiving an order and can only be tasted in the store because it quickly goes past its ripeness. You can enjoy your time relaxing while looking at the quaint building and Japanese garden. This time, I ordered warabi mochi and chilled zenzai, and was able to respect the elegant and delicate handiwork of the craftsmen and appreciate the value of living in Kyoto.


It feels a little intimidating, but the atmosphere is quiet and I like it. I bought Akazayamochi. Each piece costs 180 yen including tax.
Akazaya mochi is similar to Acharya mochi. This is also light and has an elegant taste.
There seems to be a cafe nearby, so I'd like to go there. The staff is also very friendly and I would like to go to this store again.

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