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In Kyoto you can enjoy tasty Tofu. When you bite it in, the juiciness of soy fills your mouth and melts. Tofu is made all over Japan, but it has become a specialty of Kyoto because Kyoto has abundant clean underground water suitable for making Tofu. On this “Kyo no kotabi”, you can enjoy the stories of “why Tofu is popular with travelers” and about water that is deeply related to making Tofu. If you want to enjoy Tofu, why don’t you join our tour?



1Nikenchaya Nakamurarou

The established in the last years of Muromachi period.What is “Denraku” Tofu? Denraku Tofu has been famous since the Edo period.

  • Address:Kyoto Higashiyam-ku Gion-cho inside of a gateway to Yasaka Shrine
  • Open:11:30~14:00 17:00~19:00
  • Closed:Thursday (if it is holiday, this shop opens)
  • Access:・Three minutes on foot from bus stop at “Gion”
    ・12 minutes on foot from Hankyu Kyoto Line,Kawaramachi station
    ・12 minutes on foot from Keihan Main Line ,Gionshijo station
  • Website:

2Yasaka Shrine

Kyoto’s groundwater is necessary for make Tofu. If you travel around this shrine and temple, you can find famed mineral water.

  • Address:Kyoto Higashiyama-ku Gion-cho Kitagawa 625
  • Point:Worship is free (a receiption corner opens from 8:00~18:00. On January1st~3rd, it opens from 7:00~24:00)
  • Access:・Get off city bus at “Gion”
    ・Five minutes on foot from Keihan Main Line, Gionshijo station
  • Website:

3KOUDAIZJI kanaamitsuji

It’s traditional technique to make Tofu

  • Address:Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Kodaiji South Gate communication Shimogawara east Nyuru Masu-ya cho 362-5
  • Open:10:00〜18:00
  • Access:・5minutes on foot from bus stop at Higashiyamayasui
    ・12 minutes on foot from Hankyu Kyoto Line,Kawaramachi station
    ・12 minutes on foot from Keihan Main Line ,Gionshijo station
  • Website:

4Kamo tofu kinnki Kiya Machi

Let's buy the Kyoto tofu with Tofu in town

  • Address:Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto Agaru three-chome Kiyamachi through Matsubara Tenno-cho, 142
  • Open:9:00〜18:00
  • Access:5-minute walk from the Hankyu Kyoto Line "Kawaramachi" station
  • Website:

English translation by Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

Kyoto iitoko (Kyoto good places) web” is the information board for all those who are interested in Kyoto.
There you can find information about places to eat, to buy souvenirs, and see attractions and seasonal events.
For foreign tourists, “Kyoto Short Trip College Edition” is the multilingual board translated by the students of the Multilingual
Shops Group in Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.
We I'll strive to expand our college edition henceforth.

This information is correct as of November, 2012.