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Gion Matsuri in Kyoto – One of Japan’s 3 Greatest Festivals

A Festival that Spans a Full Month with Over 1100 Years of History. This article will introduce “yoiyama” and “yamaboko junko,” two of the top events during the month-long festival. The “Kyoto Gion Matsuri Yamaboko Gyoji” is a registered UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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

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!