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 Keigetsudo Confectionery Shop

Although this shop does not have noren, the traditional wooden sign with the shop name written in calligraphy serves a similar purpose. In fact, Keigetsudo on Teramachi Street is said to be the oldest western-style cake shop in Kyoto.

Before the capital was moved to Tokyo, in 1869, Keigetsudo had been a manufacturer of crowns for the imperial family, but it transformed itself into a cake shop during the early years of westernization. Old-fashioned roll cakes and fresh cream cakes are lined up deliciously in the shop window.

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