The New Kyoto Sightseeing Standard: Sake and Sweets at Kyoto Jidai Matsuri-kan Toni Toni
Kyoto Jidai Matsuri-kan Toni Toni is a multiplex that opened in December 2017 to help people learn about Kyoto's culture through the Jidai Festival. It has approximately 30 shops, including eateries and souvenir shops, as well as the first outlets of brands that are likely to become Kyoto specialties. A costume rental shop is slated to open in March 2018, and the Grand Opening is scheduled for June 2018. It will clearly become an even more festive space than it already is! ＜This information is from "Kyoto Walker 2018 Spring", which is now on sale.＞
Jingu Sake Bar always has eight different sake that are offered to shrines and temples like Kinkaku-ji Temple, as well as snacks. Heian Fukuzake - a Junmai Ginjo (pure unfiltered sake) that is only available at Toni Toni - comes in two sizes, both of which are served in special sake containers. They are great as gifts or as take-home souvenirs to help you remember your trip.
Put into Mino ware containers, the Bonsai Tiramisu at Patisserie EN KYOTO have already become the talk of the town for their social media worthy looks. The main ingredients are all sourced locally, and its carefully orchestrated flavor is fantastic.
Enjoy food made with the quintessentially Kyoto ingredient - fu (wheat gluten) - at Manafu. The colorful Dengaku that has a high-end restaurant flavor and the Matcha Kinako Maron An that is a truly novel fu sweet are offered in the shape of ice cream bars, which are perfect for walking around with.
The Beppin Parfait at KYOTO BEAUTY is full of soy cream and ice cream. You can add one super food to it, such as cacao nibs, making it popular among customers knowledgeable on beauty.
The Okara Snowballs by Amaimon Kyuzaya have a fantastic texture when they fall apart in your mouth and are perfect as gifts.
[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 03.06.2018]
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