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Nyan is cute too! Cat sweets feature in Kyoto

The Latest in 2022: Cute Cats! 6 Cat Sweets in Kyoto

Did you know that February 22 is "Cat Day" and that the year 2022 is called "Super Cat Day" because of the number 2 in a row?
Introducing Kyoto's cat sweets that will make you smile, such as muffins with a squishy paw motif and cat papier-mâché-filled candies that make great souvenirs. Come and see the cute cat sweets that make the shop's unique personality shine.

1.Captivating the love of reading, cats, and sweets [Old books and tearoom: The heart of words] / Nishijin

A book cafe where you can relax and immerse yourself in the world of books, with old books lined up inside a machiya shop. The tatami-floored space overlooking the garden is lined with chabudai, and there's also a cat corner filled with railroad dioramas, travel books, and cat books. Their signature cat parfait features fine details such as the sesame seeds for the eyes to make every face look cute, and the white chocolate nose topped with azuki beans using a toothpick.

Old books and tearooms: The home of words

"Nyanko Parfait" 1375 yen. (Since seasonal fruits are used, the contents change depending on the season) Contains panilla ice cream cat, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, chiffon cake, yogurt mousse, and strawberry compote jelly.

Old books and tearooms: The home of words

  • Pepper and Sabou: The origin of words
  • 12-1 Tenjin Kitamachi, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 14 minutes walk from Kuramaguchi subway station, 1 minute walk from Tenjin Koen-mae bus stop
  • Tel: None

2.Many fans! [Confectionery Studio & Cafe Kitchii] Cat Financier/Uji

A cute confectionery store opened in a quiet residential area in Uji in October 2020. The owner, Ms. Komatsu, is in charge of production and sales. In addition to the animal-shaped financiers, which are so cute that it's a shame to eat them because each one has a different expression, the popular fruit tarts are also highly recommended.

Kashi Koubou & Cafe Kitchii

Animal Shape Financier, 150 yen each, has six kinds of animals on standby: cat, lion, bear, rabbit, mouse, and dog.

Kashi Koubou & Cafe Kitchii

  • Kashikobou & Cafe Kitchy
  • 62-17 Nishiura, Kokura-cho, Uji-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Kintetsu "Kokura Station"
  • Tel.070-3264-7725

3.Enjoy happy hour at [Oyatsu aoi], a nostalgic Japanese confectionery / Shichiku

I loved the wagashi my grandmother made. But after my grandmother passed away, I realized how important it was to spend time with wagashi," says the owner, Aoi Tsuchida. She has more than 8 years of experience in sales and production in Japanese confectionery stores, and opened the store in 2019.

Snack aoi no kitten monaka

Neko monaka" with a koban and beckoning cat, 250 yen. The red bean paste made from Dainagon azuki beans produced in Hokkaido is very attractive. Also available at Cafe Kokuan near Daitokuji Temple.

snack aoi

  • Asarum nipponicum (species of wild ginger)
  • 38-10, Shitake-Shitaono-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from bus stop "Shimokishimachi".
  • Tel: None

4.You can find cute paw muffins at [Neko no Te~Café~]/Around Ginkakuji Temple

A cafe run by a cat-loving family near Ginkakuji Temple. Although there are no cats in the store, the interior is full of cat love, with cat figurines, clocks, and photos of pet cats from people connected via SNS displayed. There is also a food menu that is filled with the cuteness of cats, such as the famous ``Nekonote Muffin'' and ``Nekono Oyatsu'', a set of taiyaki and yokan.

Cat's Te Muffin at Cat's Te Cafe

``Cat muffins'' with cute cat paw pads cost 500 yen each. There are two flavors to choose from: plain flavor with a strong buttery flavor and chocolate flavor. It's topped with seasonal fruits and fresh cream, and if you look closely, you'll also find cat chocolate. Drink set is 650 yen.

Neko no Te~Café~

  • Neko no Te~Cafe~
  • 88-1 Nishidacho, Jodoji, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 4 minutes walk from Ginkakujimichi bus stop
  • Tel.070-1780-2424

5.Playful cat stick chocolate from [Malebranche Kakaa 365 Gion store]/Gion

A chocolaterie produced by Kyoto's Western confectionery shop [Kyoto Kitayama Malebranche]. The chocolate that smells like Kyoto is appealing, expressing the craftsmanship culture unique to Kyoto with delicate chocolate. "Kakaa-chan Stick Chocolate" is available in three types: orange, caramel, and strawberry. Contrary to its playful and cute appearance, the cacao flavor and fruit taste are irresistible.

Kakaa-chan Chocolate Sticks from Mar Blanche Kakaa 365 Gion Store

“Kakaa-chan Stick Chocolate” 496 yen each. There's also a nice trick where you can get a gift box if you get a hit.

Malebranche Kakaa 365 Gion store

  • Malebranche
  • 570-150, south side of Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 6 minutes on foot from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station
  • Tel.075-551-6060

6.[Tengohachi] Kyoto candy set in cat papier mache paper that you'll want to collect/Nishijin

A shop run by Rakobo, which sells attractive handmade paper goods using traditional dyeing techniques. The store, which is a renovated workshop, is lined with paper miscellaneous goods that make you feel at ease with the gentle texture of Japanese paper and playful designs, and it's fun just looking at them. “Hariko Doll Kyoto Ame Set” includes 6 types of cats! You can enjoy displaying it even after eating it, so it makes a great gift for cat lovers.

Amagohachi Harikodoru Kyoto Candy Set Cat Odd Eye (Temari)

Hariko-Doru Kyo-Ame set" (with cat Odd Eye Kyo-Ame): 1,100 yen. Colorful Kyo-ame is packaged in a cute hariko box, a traditional craft.


  • Tenmihachi
  • 19-84 Nishinakasuji-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 1 minute walk from the bus stop "Senbon Nakatauri"
  • Tel.050-3776-6644
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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