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Evolving! Delicious donuts in Kyoto

[2023] Evolving! 12 delicious donuts in Kyoto

Featuring recommended donut shops in Kyoto, selected by our local editorial staff. There are doughnuts you will want to eat every day, healthy doughnuts, and doughnuts that look great in photos! Why not find a store that suits your taste in terms of sweetness and mouthfeel?

1.Coffee stand where you can enjoy the pairing of coffee and donuts [HOO] / Takeya-cho Abura-no Koji

This is the second store of the popular coffee stand [loose kyoto] on Kiyomizu-zaka run by brothers. The doughnuts served here are the yeast type, characterized by their soft and chewy texture. There is also a café space on the second floor, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee of your choice, such as a home-roasted blend, single origin, or latte, paired with a doughnut, while taking a break from coffee.

HOO donuts

This custard donut costs 350 yen, with a slightly salty dough and custard filling that is not too sweet. Small and easy to eat size


  • Fu
  • 467-3 Hashimotocho, Doriyukoji Nishiiri, Takeyamachi, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 7 minute walk from Subway Nijojo-mae Station
  • Tel.070-2228-0100
  • Eat-in allowed

2.A store specializing in creme brulee doughnuts perfect for eating on the go [DONUTSTAND Arashiyama Store] / Arashiyama

The second store of the creme brulee doughnut specialty store [Brulee Kyoto] has three types of creme brulee doughnuts on standby, perfect for eating on the go. The dough for the base doughnut is made from 100% organically grown soy milk. The dough is made with a different blend of soymilk depending on the season and fried using a unique method so that it does not become greasy, resulting in a hearty yet light finish that is not heavy. The doughnuts are a delightful triumvirate of fluffy, crispy, and melty. Especially on summer days, the luxurious creme brulee doughnut ice cream (550 yen) topped with vanilla ice cream is the most popular item.

creme brulee doughnut

(Left) After caramelizing, a generous amount of matcha is sprinkled on the surface of the creme brûlée donut, giving it a bittersweet flavor that adults will love. 450 yen (Right) There's plenty of custard in the center of the donut. Crème brûlée donuts are caramelized and finished in front of your eyes for 350 yen.

Exterior view of DONUTSTAND Arashiyama

DONUTSTAND Arashiyama store

  • Donut stand Arashiyamaten
  • Inside Randen Arashiyama Station, 20-2 Zorocho, Saga Tenryuji, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Directly connected to Randen “Arashiyama Station”
  • Tel.050-1133-2180
  • Eat-in not allowed

3.Colorful and cute deco donuts [TWO SEVEN-O DONUTS] / Kitano Shiraume-cho

This doughnut specialty store is a hot topic of conversation for its chewy texture made from kneaded potatoes and cute decorations that lift one's spirits. Because they are less sweet and easier to eat than they look, regular customers range from 1 year old to 90 years old, making them popular among people of all ages. The menu changes with the seasons, so you can enjoy encountering new doughnuts every time you visit.


Donut contents, types, and prices change depending on the season, so be sure to check the SNS for updates!



  • Two Seven Oh Donut
  • 3-chome Nishimachi, Ichijo-dori Gozen Nishiiri-ru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 5 minutes on foot from Randen "Kitano Hakubaicho Station"
  • Tel: None
  • Eat-in not allowed

4.Soft doughnuts from a unique bakery [dough] / Gosho Minami

Located south of Kyoto Gyoen, this bakery [dough] is a bakery that shines with individuality, featuring mainly hard breads. In addition to a variety of breads with rich flavors, we also recommend the three types of doughnuts that are available at the store from 11:30 a.m. The custard and chocolate bombolone is filled with cream, but is easy to eat. The cinnamon sugar doughnut is simple but irresistible with a hint of sweetness and a light, fluffy texture.


From left: Bonbolone Chocolate with cocoa and hazelnuts, 310 yen. The light bonbollone custard with labneh cheese is 310 yen. The simple cinnamon sugar doughnut, 260 yen, is light and lightly sweetened.


  • dough
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Nakagyo Ward, Fuyacho-dori Marutamachi Shimoru Funayacho 424
  • 10 minutes walk from Subway Marutamachi Station
  • Tel.075-212-5036
  • Eat-in not allowed

5.Popular chunky doughnuts [Hitsuji] / Marutamachi

sheep (Ovis aries)

Natural yeast plain donuts (cinnamon, soybean flour, wasanbon) 270 yen, chocolate donuts 291 yen, germinated brown rice and millet sugar donuts 270 yen

This popular doughnut store offers about 20 varieties of doughnuts that take advantage of the light and fluffy texture of natural yeast and two types of rich sprouted brown rice dough. Many fans enjoy the simple and gentle flavor of the doughnuts, which can be eaten in small portions. We recommend taking them out and eating them in Kamogawa. Check it out because there is often a line of people waiting in line even before the store opens.

sheep doughnut

Inside the store lined with freshly fried doughnuts. Eat-in area has 3 seats by the window.

sheep (Ovis aries)

  • 355-11F, Ootachi-cho, Tominokoji-dori Isikawa-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Approximately 7 minutes walk from "Marutamachi" subway station
    7 minute walk from Kawaramachi Marutamachi bus stop.
  • Tel. 075-221-6534
  • 11:00-18:00
  • Eat-in allowed

6.Kisetsu no Neiro doughnuts/Kisetsu no Neiro] / Iwakura

A baked confectionery and donut store like a hideout nestled in a residential area. Mr. Hattori, a former patissier, wanted to enjoy making snacks with his children, so he started baked sweets that can be easily mixed by hand. There are always 10 kinds of baked sweets available, ranging from 150 yen to 450 yen, and 6 kinds of doughnuts. The baked sweets and doughnuts, made with carefully selected ingredients such as ancient wheat and beet sugar and using only plant-based ingredients, have a gentle flavor and delicious taste.

Kisetsu no Neiro's donuts

Plain-flavored donuts with plenty of sweet malt 230 yen

Inside Kisetsunoneiro

neiro donut/kisetsu no neiro

  • Neiro Donut/Kisetsunoneiro
  • 650-65 Hase-cho, Iwakura, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 min. walk from bus stop "Kaminagaya
  • Tel. 075-703-7201
  • Eat-in allowed

7.You can enjoy doughnuts made from fruits picked in the soba area [Oyawanowa] / Utano

In June 2022, he opened this store near his mother's orchard in Utano. The shop offers sweets and drinks made from fruits harvested in the orchard, and its most popular item is handmade doughnuts. The homey and gentle taste made with butter makes you want to eat them every day. The donuts are deep-fried in rapeseed oil from a long-established cooking oil store in Kyoto, and are crispy and firm to the touch, just like cookies. The crunchiness is further enhanced when cooled. Also of note is the new "0-second doughnut" frozen doughnut.

Oh no ②

(Left front) Raspberries from an orchard right next to the store are used to make this raspberry cake. 180 yen (Right front) The dough is kneaded with matcha green tea and then covered with matcha icing. 180 yen (Top) Soft dough made with beans from Kyoto-based coffee bean store UPʼS. The sweetness of the dough and the bittersweet flavor of the coffee are a perfect match.

Appearance of Oyasato (2)

Oh no ②

  • round wind, seat wind, and dragonfly nets
  • 15-1, Utano Nagao-machi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 min. walk from Utano Sta. on the Randen Line
  • Tel.070-8414-2478
  • No eat-in (benches available)

8.Fun to see and eat [koé donuts kyoto] / Shinkyogoku

A doughnut specialty store based on the concept of an interactive doughnut factory. It opens at 9:00 a.m., so it can be enjoyed as a morning treat. Inside the store, both adults and children can watch the doughnuts being made right in front of them, which is an exciting experience for both adults and children. The shop uses fresh eggs and milk from Miyama, organic wheat, and other ingredients that are organic, naturally derived, and locally produced for local consumption, making it easy on the body.

koé donuts kyoto donut melt strawberry

Donut Melt Strawberry, 980 yen for eat-in only. The moist texture of the dough soaked in special syrup is new.


koé donuts kyoto

  • Koe Donut Kyoto
  • 557 Nakanocho, Shinkyogoku-dori Shijo-kamiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 2 minutes walk from exit 9 of Hankyu Kyoto Kawaramachi Station
  • Tel.075-748-1162
  • Eat-in allowed

9.Doughnut Cafe nicotto&mam] / Karasuma Oike

The doughnuts are made without eggs or milk, using natural yeast and rice malt, and have a soft and light texture. The doughnuts are characterized by their gentle flavor made with carefully selected domestic ingredients and production methods, and are filled with the desire to bring a smile to everyone who eats them. They make the perfect gift for your loved ones, so be sure to stop by.

Donut Cafe nicotto&mam

Donut contents and types may change depending on the season.

The bright white and orange interior allows you to see the cooking process and smell the sweet aroma.

Donut Cafe nicotto&mam

  • Donut Cafe Nicot & Mum
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Nakagyo Ward, Kurumayamachi Dori Oshikoji Road
  • 2 minutes walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Station
  • Tel.075-223-3630
  • 11:00-18:00 *Close when all donuts are gone.
  • Eat-in allowed

10.KamoDONUT & coffee] / Horikawa shopping street, a place where you can enjoy choosing a coffee to deliver to your loved ones.

The shop offers about 40 types of doughnuts to provide customers with the fun of choosing from. In addition to simple, standard doughnuts and cute-looking arranged doughnuts, customers can also look forward to encountering seasonal products. You can also eat in and enjoy freshly made doughnuts with coffee from Kawataro in Ohara, Kyoto. Choose from a variety to share.


(Left) Custard Whip filled with custard cream and whipped cream ¥190 (Right) Cream Frost filled with milky cream on a chocolate donut ¥220 (Back) Lemon Cake sprinkled with refreshing lemon peel ¥200


Find your favorite donuts in the showcase!

Kamo DONUT & coffee

  • Kamo Donuts & Coffee
  • 28 Masuya-cho, Nishi-horikawa-dori desui-agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
  • 8 minute walk from Horikawa Marutamachi bus stop.
    15 min. walk from "Marutamachi" subway station.
  • Tel. 075-432-7770
  • 9:00 - 20:30
  • Eat-in allowed

11.You can enjoy colorful yet healthy doughnuts [NAYAMACHI DONUTS Kimi ni, aruga] / Fushimi Momoyama

This shop stands out from the crowd with about 20 kinds of colorful and fashionable looking doughnuts. The secret of their popularity is not only their gorgeous appearance, but also their healthy manufacturing process that uses only the finest ingredients. The dough is made from rice flour or brown rice flour, and the glaze that brightens the doughnuts is made without coloring agents. The toppings are all natural, including superfoods, dried fruits, and nuts.

NAYAMACHI DONUTS You can have it.

Kimi ni nata, accented with the flavor of coconut and the crunchy texture of petit seeds, is 310 yen. Other items include the bright green tea of SHUHARI, topped with a cute white ubu-arare, just for you, for 310 yen.

NAYAMACHI DONUTS You can have it.

  • Nayamachi Doughnuts for you
  • 106-7 Naka-Yuzukake-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 7 min. walk from Fushimi Momoyama Sta. of Keihan Co.
  • Tel. 075-606-1134
  • Eat-in allowed

12.Tofu donuts made by a tofu shop established over 80 years ago [Yamashita Tofu Donut Shop] / Muko City

As you approach the store along Nishikuni Kaido, you can smell the sweet smell of fried food. Elderly people with carry bags in tow and mothers with babies stop by one after another to visit this popular store. Everyone wants to try the doughnuts made with Hokkaido wheat, Tanegashima raw sugar, and homemade soy milk, which the 83-year-old Yamashita Tofu Shop began making 17 years ago. Some fans say, "I only eat doughnuts here! We are so happy to have fans who say, "I only eat doughnuts here!"" says the wife of the fourth generation owner, Hiromi Sasaki, standing in the store, smiling as she hands out the doughnuts she is so proud of.

Yamashita Donuts

Soy milk doughnuts start at 105 yen per doughnut. Plain, green tea, chocolate-covered, etc., the showcase has about 6 varieties that change daily.

Outside of Yamashita Donuts

Yamashita Tofu Donut Shop

  • 5 Kishinoshita, Terado-cho, Muko-city, Kyoto, Japan
  • 5 min. walk from Hankyu "Higashi Mukouka" station.
  • Tel. 075-754-7572
  • Eat-in allowed

13.A space where you can relax with hip-hop [Groove Doughnuts] / Kameoka

The casually placed vinyl records and turntables, as well as the selection of music playing, also make guests' hearts skip a beat. The case is lined with about 10 types of doughnuts, including plain, honey-glazed, and other standard doughnuts, toppings such as bacon, honey, and mustard and peanut banana, and cream doughnuts with pistachio and rare cheese. Take off your shoes and enjoy the exceptional taste of the doughnuts while looking out over the countryside.


(Front left) Peanut butter and banana chips with a rich banana aroma are both made in house. (Back) Plain dough made from Hokkaido flour and deep-fried in rice oil, coated with homemade caramel sauce: 280 yen.

Inside the groovedoughnuts store

Groove Doughnuts

  • Groove Donuts
  • 22, Okujo Sugawa, Hietano Town, Kameoka City, Kyoto, Japan
  • Bus from JR Kameoka Station
    3 minutes walk from bus stop "Okujo
  • Tel: None
  • Eat-in allowed
*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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