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Demachi Futaba

) #1 of 135 Dessert in Kyoto #16 of 11,959 Places to Eat in Kyoto $$ - $$$
236 Seiryucho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0822, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-231-1658
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  • Excellent51%
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  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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$$ - $$$
236 Seiryucho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0822, Kyoto Prefecture
Neighbourhood: City Center
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great sweets shop with authentic Japanese sweets. Must have Mame-daifukumochi and also great seasonal sweets as well.

Thank Tetsuro T
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I first came in the afternoon, but I had to come again very early in the morning to get their limited autumn mochi with Japanese chestnut. But the 30-minute waiting was paid off. I can recommend this shop for those who want to try real...More

Thank kumako777
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I was attracted by the long queue in front of this shop when I firstly passed by. Demachi Futaba has been established for more than 120 years and they make very traditional mochi with some seasonal specialties. For example, they have yuzi flavour mocha during...More

Thank MokeyMok
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

After 40 minutes of waiting in line, it was worth it. Never had so good mochi in my life. Even if you don't know much japanese or speak it at all you won't have any problems. The staff knows little bit of english. Or use...More

Thank soppu
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were definitely the only non-Japanese people in line which means you know it's going to be good but also presents some challenges. We got by with just pointing and holding up the number of fingers we wanted of each "flavor" which means we guessed...More

Thank Katie N
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

It was so good! I'm screwed now! Cinnamon mochi! Gah! I rode my bike back in the am the next day to get it one more time before living, but it was closed! So sad!

1  Thank Frogslide
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Here you can find the best mamemochi in town (and beyond). There's almost always a line but it's worth the wait. Professor Yukawa, the first Japanese Nobel prize, used to love this shop. If you feel like something sweet and you are in Demachiyanagi area...More

3  Thank loteoc
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

In this Mochi-based sweets store is no eat-in space, but you should take the Mochis away and try these at the river side in a sunny day. Best hit is Mame-Mochi( Mochi containing read bean paste and cooked black bean), which all the Japanese customers...More

Thank ylft
Reviewed 7 September 2015

The mochi at Demachi Futaba are legendary, and rightly so. The staff package up the delicious morsels at a frenzied pace behind the counter but still the place will be evident by the queue stretching down the street. These mochi are extremely substantial and not...More

Thank prettyshake
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Visited around 2PM on a weekday, there was no line but I think that the stock for that day is running out soon. Ordered their famous mamemochi, and even though I don't like red bean, this was exceptional. The mochi was very very soft, and...More

Thank cfaa
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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jolie q
What days are you closed? How long does the sweets last?
12 October 2016|
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Response from Frogslide | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are closed Monday (at least that was the sad morning I ran back to get it and it was closed).
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Open Hours
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Seiryucho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0822, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-231-1658
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