Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Kyoto? The shrines, the temples, the tea and snacks! Well, if you’re looking for snacks to take back from Kyoto, we have just the list for you.
The former capital of Japan until 1869, Kyoto is the largest city of Kyoto Prefecture. Home to beautiful natural parks, several Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, along with some more metropolitan areas, Kyoto is a popular tourist destination and cultural hotspot.
Kyoto is also a great place to pick up both miyagegashi, or souvenir snacks, and wagashi—traditional Japanese confections. Since Kyoto Prefecture is centered on what was once the historic imperial capital—with an important landmark still being the Kyoto Imperial Palace—traditional foods and cooking methods continue to influence the local cuisine.
Experience a blast from the past with a traditional sweet or go for a popular tried-and-true treat. Whether you prefer your snacks crispy, chewy, or jelly-like, check out this list of some of our favorite iconic Japanese sweets that hail from Kyoto.