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Desserts: Japanese Sweets

Kotoimo Honpo Description

Located in Kyoto, Kotoimo Honpo is a charming restaurant that specializes in traditional Japanese sweets and confections. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, this establishment offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other dining establishments in the area.

The menu at Kotoimo Honpo features a wide variety of delectable treats, including wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) and other sweet delicacies. Each dish is meticulously crafted with the finest ingredients and showcases the artistry and precision of Japanese culinary traditions. From delicate mochi filled with sweet bean paste to beautifully decorated seasonal desserts, every bite is a delightful experience for the senses.

What truly distinguishes Kotoimo Honpo is its commitment to preserving and honoring the rich heritage of Japanese confectionery. The restaurant takes pride in using traditional techniques and recipes that have been passed down through generations, ensuring that each sweet creation is an authentic representation of Japanese culinary culture.

Whether you're a fan of Japanese sweets or simply looking to indulge in a unique culinary experience, Kotoimo Honpo is a must-visit destination in Kyoto. Immerse yourself in the world of traditional Japanese confections and savor the flavors of this beloved cuisine.

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Kotoimo Honpo Overview


2-1 Sagatenryūji Tateishichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto 616-8375


+81 (0) 75-864-1212


5 minute walk from Arashiyama Station (Keifuku Line)
10 minute walk from Saga-Arashiyama Station (JR San'in Main Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Mon: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Tue: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Wed: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Thur: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Fri: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Sat: 9:30AM-6:00PM

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Restaurant Features

Take-out Available


Kotoimo Honpo Reviews

Kotoimo Honpo Google Average Rating



This shop sells many things: dango, potato, and meat skewers. What I was after is the grilled beef tongue. The smell was irresistible and people just simply lined up for it. The beef tongue is quite salty but it is freshly made and flavorful. The only caveat is that in a cold day, it can get cold easily so eat them quickly.


My wife and I picked up dango and a beef tongue skewer before heading to the bamboo forest. The dango was soft and chewy and the sauce was perfect. Great snack to pick up around the area, open early.


There are a bunch of negative reviews here about eating short ribs and things like that. This is clearly a desert store. They serve ice cream.

More importantly they make tofu ice cream and honestly its quite nice. Get's the job done. You won't pay more than JPY500 so the prices are just fine. It's a pleasant place to stop before walking into the bamboo forest.

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