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5x450.pngShioyoshiken Sweets Shop in Nishijin

Nishijin — in the north-western part of the city-- is home to many workshops making traditional Nishijin textiles. In this quiet neighborhood of craftsmen, there stands a classic-looking confectionery shop whose entrance is adorned with long black noren.

The Shioyoshiken confectionery shop sells many kinds of traditional sweets — from unbaked manju cakes that often are served during tea ceremonies to colorful dry sugary candy. Although it was only founded in 1882, which is not that old by Kyoto standards, still the shop has a wondrous feeling of history and tradition.

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