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Valentine's Day Special

[2024] A variety of chocolate specialty stores are also available! Recommended Chocolate Sweets in Kyoto

Tis the season to miss sweet and tasty chocolates. You will probably have more opportunities to buy chocolates as gifts for your loved ones, as well as for Valentine's Day or as a reward for yourself.
The local editorial department has picked up some of the best chocolate sweets in Kyoto! Try a little different chocolate sweets from the usual, including specialty stores.

1.[Tasteful Arondissement expressing Paris by "ATELIER PAGES KYOTO" / in front of Kyoto City Hall

Chef Teshima, who opened his own restaurant near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and is now active in France, has opened his first restaurant in Japan.ATELIER PAGES KYOTO]. Named after the units of the administrative divisions of Paris, Arrondissement depicts Parisian landmarks and parcel numbers, and is a highly finished chocolate that creates a harmony between ingredients and chocolates in the mouth.

atelier paju

Arondissement 12 pieces, 6480 yen


  • Atelier Paje Kyouto
  • 412-3 Shimomaruya-cho, Kawaramachi Higashi-iru, Oike-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Short walk from "Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae" subway station.

2.Ai no Kahori's rich chocolate terrine that envelops you in tenderness / Tambaguchi

Ai no Kahori is owned by Aijun, who honed her skills at a famous patisserie and in Canada. The store was created with the hope that visitors will be filled with the sweet aroma of sweets and feel happy. The chocolate terrine is richly flavored with Valrhona couverture chocolate and accented with kneaded orange peel.

Ai no Kahori Exterior

Chocolate terrine 550 yen per cut *Sale period February 10 (Sat.) to 14 (Wed.), 2024 (sales will end when all are gone)

Aino Kahori

  • 1-21 Mibu Matsubara-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 10 minute walk from JR Tambaguchi Station

3.Melty raw brownie holes at East42st NEW YORK BROWNIE, which inherited the legendary recipe / Shijo-Karasuma

East42st NEW YORK BROWNIE] has taken over the brownie recipe that has become a hot topic among star chefs in New York. Based on the legendary brownie, the brownie is richly baked with the addition of chocolate to create a rich and smooth texture.Melty Raw Brownie Whole. Sold in a round box with a classical design.

east42s-newyorkbrownie exterior
East42st NEW YORK BROWNIE Raw Brownie Hall

Melty Raw Brownie Whole 3,000 yen


  • East 42nd Street New York Brownie
  • 373, Sakai-cho Gankin-cho, Takoyakushi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4 minutes walk from Exit 14 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
    10 min. walk from Subway "Shijo Station".
  • Tel.075-708-8092

4.TREEE'S" dark green tea truffle chocolates with a pastry chef's flair.

TREEE'S is a botanical green tea sweets brand whose concept is "ENJOY THE GREEN. The sweets created by patissier SIN are attracting attention for their beautiful and innovative designs. The chocolate truffles are made only with organic Uji matcha green tea, couverture chocolate, and whipped cream, and are rich in flavor and melt in your mouth.


TREEE'S KYOTO Oano Cha Truffle Chocolate Leaf Edition 2808 yen


  • Trees Kyouto

5.[dari K]Chocolate truffles with fruity cacao / Nijo Castle area

Sanjo-based chocolate specialty store dari K is introducing a new Valentine's Day product for 2024: chocolate truffles based on the concept of delivering the bounty of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, where cacao is grown. The three types of truffles (Classic, Lime Fermented, and Kashu-Milk) have different tastes and aromas depending on how the cacao is fermented and the ingredients used, making each box a delightful discovery every time you put it in your mouth.

dari K
dariK truffle chocolate

Cacao-scented chocolate truffles -Sulawesi Selection- (6 pieces) 2916 yen

dari K Sanjo Main Store

  • Dalkey Triple Junction
  • 63 Kamigawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 8 min. walk from Subway "Nijojo-mae Sta.
  • Tel.070-5265-6460

6.[Fashionable chocolate monaca at Chocolaterie HISASHI / Higashiyama

[This chocolate specialty store was established by Mr. Ono Hayashi, who won many prizes during his tenure at Club Harrier, including first place in a world competition. The showcase is decorated with chocolate bonbon chocolates and other chocolate sweets incorporating seasonal fruits and Japanese ingredients, including the Mona Chocolat, a crispy monaka with a blend of white and bitter chocolate and savory hazelnut cream.

Chocolaterie HISASHI
Chocolaterie HISASHI mona chocolat

Mona chocolat 486 yen. Tastes great with coffee.

Chocolaterie HISASHI

  • Chocolaterie Hisashi
  • 166-16, Isi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 7 minute walk from Higashiyama Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-744-0310

7.[ORI SHIKI] Bonbon chocolates like jewels / Nishijin

Oori SHIKI is a patisserie based on the concept of "weaving together various ingredients like Nishijin brocade. The owner-chef's specialty chocolate confections are all made with great taste and skill. The bonbon chocolates, which are exciting just to look at, come in a wide variety, including those made with Kyoto ingredients and combinations of ingredients.

Ori Shiki
Bonbon chocolates from SHIKI

Bonbon chocolates from 280 yen per piece. About 16 flavors are available to match the season.


  • Shih-chi
  • February 05, 2022 open
  • 1-529 Sasayacho, west-iru, Chiekoin, Sasayacho-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4-minute walk from the bus stop "Imadegawa Jofukuji"
  • Tel. 075-748-0949

8.[Healthy ganache sandwich cookies from COCO KYOTO / Nishioji Oike

Specializing in bean-to-bar and raw chocolate with the concept of "Nourish your mind and body with cacao. No white sugar, no gluten, and sweetened with low GI natural sweeteners.The ganache sandwich cookie with the "Ganache" on it is a harmony of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and crispy cookie. Individually wrapped in elegant pink packaging, each cookie can be given out one at a time.

coco ganache sandwich cookie

6 ganache sandwich cookies, 3,200 yen


  • Coco Kyoto Honten
  • 15-3 Nishinokyo Sanjobocho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 3 minute walk from Nishioji Oike Subway Station
  • Tel.075-874-4870

9.[Chocolatier Double Sept's selection of one-of-a-kind chocolates / Karasuma

Chocolatier Double Sept is a chocolate specialty store located a little south of Shijo Yanagiba. In addition to the standard milk and caramel chocolates, there are always 25 to 30 types of chocolates, such as Kyoto-style Kujo leeks, garam masala, etc. The price range is reasonable, starting at 200 yen per piece. The price range is also very reasonable, from 200 yen per piece.

Chocolatier Double Sept
Chocolatier Double Sept's seasonal assortment of 6 chocolatier carrées

An assortment of six seasonal chocolat carrées sold online for 1,600 yen. At the store, you can choose 6 chocolates of your choice and have them put in a box. Boxes are +200 yen.

Chocolatier Double Sept

  • Chocolatier Double Set
  • TS Bldg. 1F, 141 Aino-cho, Shijo-sagaru, Yanagibaba-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 minutes walk from Exit 12 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel. 075-341-7739

10.Bonbon chocolates from Madame Delluc Kyoto Gion store, refined from the packaging.

Madame Delluc Kyoto Gion is the first store in Japan of Madame Delluc, a long-established chocolate store that holds the title of the oldest of Belgium's royal chocolatiers. The chocolates are carefully made with carefully selected ingredients, such as the fantastic cacao Criollo, pure butter, and hand-selected pecan nuts.

Madame Delluc Kyoto Gion store
Madame Delluc's Rosine verte

Rosine verte (4 pieces) 2160 yen. Choose four of your favorite products from about 30 varieties, including MyLady, which is smooth and has a mellow cacao aroma, and Blanche, which has the best match between the aroma of hazelnuts and white chocolate.

Madame Delluc Kyoto Gion store

  • Madame Druc Kyoto Gionten
  • 435-1 Kamibentencho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 2 minutes walk from bus stop "Higashiyama Yasui"
  • Tel.075-531-2755

11.Ganache chocolates with small artwork at Maribel's Kyoto flagship store / Sanjo

As the first overseas branch of Maribel, which has its main store in New York, this popular store attracts fans from all over Japan. The store offers a wide variety of sweets using its cacao, including ganache chocolates, gelato, and cookies. When you open the blue box, you will be greeted by a richly flavored art ganache with a message on each piece.

Maribel Kyoto Main Store
Maribel Chocolate

Blue Box (9 pieces) 6,200 yen. Select your favorite ganache from a wide variety of flavors (only for in-store purchase).

Maribel Kyoto Main Store

  • Maribel, Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Nakagyo Ward, Yanagibaba-dori Sanjoshitaru Tsuchiya-cho 83
  • 7 min. walk from Subway "Karasuma-Oike" Exit 5
  • Tel.075-221-2202

12.Mini terrine with rich aroma of matcha green tea [Mar Blanche Kakaa 365 Gion Branch], Kyogon Petit / Gion, Tokyo

For the 2024 Valentine's Day season, the chocolatier produced by Kyoto Kitayama Marre Blanche, which produces the long-selling Kyoto souvenir "Cha no Kwa" (green tea langdosha), is introducing the smooth-tasting mini terrine Kyo-ippon Petit (milk green tea). The rich flavor of the tea spreads in the mouth as if one were drinking o-no-cha, allowing one to enjoy the depth of Uji-Shirakawa's matcha green tea.

Malebranche Kakaa 365 Gion store
Mar Blanche Mini Terrine Kyo-ippon

Mini terrine Kyo ippon Petit Milk Onoicha (4 pieces, 1728 yen and up) *Only available for a limited time and will be gone as soon as they are gone.

Malebranche Kakaa 365 Gion store

  • Malebranche
  • 570-150, south side of Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 5-minute walk from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station
  • Tel.075-551-6060

13.Bonbon chocolates at raw chocolate specialty store [Cacao ∞ Magic] / Ginkakuji area

A rare store in Kyoto specializing in raw chocolate. Raw chocolate is made using only organic raw cacao and natural sweeteners, without any dairy products, preservatives, or emulsifiers, and is made at temperatures below 48 degrees Celsius. Their standard bonbon chocolates have a rich aroma of cacao and a smooth melt-in-your-mouth texture, as well as a refreshing aftertaste that disappears as if it had never existed.

Cacao ∞ Magic
Bonbon chocolates from Cacao ∞ Magic

Raw chocolate bonbon chocolates, 4 pieces, 1944 yen. Flavors include vanilla bean, maca, mayan magic (5 spices), orange & chia seed

Cacao ∞ Magic

  • Cacao Magic
  • 41-1 Ishibashi-cho, Jodoji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 minutes walk from bus stop "Ginkakuji-mae".
  • Tel. 075-757-8914

14.Gion Tsujiri's chocolat mou, a tea specialty store specializing in Uji green tea

Gion Tsujiri, an Uji tea specialty store established in 1860, has come out with rich matcha chocolates that are perfect for Valentine's Day gifts. The chocolat mou (1,490 yen), which is popular every year, is a Japanese chocolat containing 3 pieces each of matcha and hojicha. The luxurious chocolates are decorated with gold leaf and look like precious stones.

Gion Tsujiri Chocolat Moo

chocolat mou: 1,490 yen

Gion Tsujiri Co.

  • company with capital participation by a foreign corporation, e.g. Gion Tsuchijiri
  • 573-3, south side of Gion-cho, Shijo-Dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
  • 3 minutes walk from Exit 7 of Gion-Shijo Station, Keihan
  • Tel. 075-525-1122 (10:00 - 16:00 except Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
*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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