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[2023] Now is the Season! 8 Popular Sweet Potato Sweets in Kyoto

The ho-ho-ho sweet potatoes that we crave in the fall. In this issue, we introduce a selection of sweets made from sweet potatoes in season. From ice cream and parfaits from specialty stores to baked sweet potatoes from farms that grow their own sweet potatoes, there is a full lineup of authentic sweet potato sweets. Enjoy the rich, sticky sweetness.

1.[Imo-pippi. Fushimi Inari branch], where you will be enchanted by the silky purple sweet potato paste / Fushimi Inari

This store specializes in "kokumitsu-aged yaki-imo," a sweet potato with a sugar content of more than 50 degrees Celsius and a sticky texture, characterized by the overflowing honey. In addition to yaki-imo, you can enjoy a wide variety of sweet potato sweets made from the honey-aged yaki-imo, such as yaki-imo brûlée and 1mm silk thread purple sweet potato and ice cream, which have become a hot topic on SNS.

Sweet potato pippi.

1mm silken threads of purple sweet potato and ice cream: 1,400 yen. The purple sweet potato paste, which is as delicate as a silken thread and about 1mm in diameter, is a perfect match with the rich vanilla ice cream. The sight of the purple sweet potato being squeezed out like a shower in front of your eyes after ordering has become a hot topic on SNS!

Sweet potato pippi.

Imo-pippi. Fushimi Inari Store

  • Imo pippi. Fushimi Inari Ten
  • February 24, 2023 open
  • 15-13 Fukakusa Aurigawa-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Keihan "Fushimi Inari Station"
    3 minutes walk from JR Inari Station
  • Tel.075-748-6008
  • Eat-in allowed

2.Parfait at Tsunekichi Imoya, which concentrates the charm of sweet potato sweets / Gion, Tokyo

This sweet potato sweets specialty store relocated from Takatsuki, Osaka to Gion in 2023. The new menu item, the sweet potato parfait, is a delightful way to enjoy a small selection of popular items, including jokichi sweet potatoes. The sweetness of the same sweet potato differs so much depending on how it is cooked! You will be able to rediscover the high potential of sweet potatoes.

Tsunekichi the Younger

Omo-imo Parfait 1,200 yen. New menu with a little topping of popular items such as jokichi sweet potato, sweet potato chips, sweet potato kenpi, cold baked sweet potato, etc.

Tsunekichi the Younger

Tsunekichi the Younger

  • densely populated area
  • February 15, 2023 open
  • 570-262, South side of Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from bus stop "Higashiyama Yasui"
    10 minutes walk from Keihan “Gion Shijo Station”
  • Tel. 075-585-4439
  • Eat-in allowed

3.Enjoy a relaxing moment with a footbath and tsuboyaki sweet potato sweets [Mikazuki Tsuboyaki Imo Café] / Fushimi Inari

A café attached to a footbath salon [Arashiyu] where you can enjoy sweet potato sweets and drinks. The sweet potatoes are matured in a warehouse where the temperature and humidity are thoroughly controlled. You can enjoy sweet potato ice cream with ice cream on top, honey butter and honey on top, and other sweet potato arrangements.

Mikazuki Tsuboyaki Imo Cafe

Tsuboyaki Imo Ice Cream 880 yen. The combination of the baked sweet potato and ice cream is perfect. Add the Japanese toppings of molasses and soybean flour for a gentle taste!

Interior view of Crescent Moon Tsuboyaki Imo Café

Mikazuki Tsuboyaki Imo Cafe

  • Mikazuki Tsuboya Kiimo Cafe
  • 36-8 Fukakusa Kaido-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 3 minutes walk from JR Inari Station
  • Tel.075-277-6665
  • Eat-in allowed

4.Enjoy free combinations of sweet potato daifuku at Shimizu Kyoto Matsuiyamate Store / Matsuiyamate

This store offers a variety of sweet potato sweets made from carefully selected sweet potatoes that have been aged for more than 40 days. You can enjoy a wide variety of sweet potato sweets, such as the sweetened, densely baked sweet potato that is quickly deep-fried at a high temperature and covered with plenty of honey, or the sweet potato daifuku (sweet potato cake wrapped in a sweet potato wrapper) that you can freely combine with other sweet potato sweets, along with tea and Japanese black tea selected by a tea master to match the sweet potato.

High-grade sweet potato confectionery shimizu

Wrap It Yourself Sweet Potato Daifuku: 1,000 yen. A combination of your favorite ingredients with our special sweet potato paste, wrapped in a soft Gyuhi rice cake. Enjoy any combination you like!

High-grade sweet potato confectionery shimizu

High-grade sweet potato confectionery SHIMIZU Kyoto Matsuiyamate

  • Public Attention Attention-Free Sissi, Cortezuma Mazda Yamatte Point
  • January 15, 2023 open
  • 55-9 Kinmeidai Chuo, Yawata City, Kyoto, Japan
  • 13 minutes walk from JR Matsui Yamate Station
  • Tel. 075-200-7363
  • Eat-in allowed

5.Let's go buy baked sweet potatoes from "Kyoto Charles Farm", which has gone to the extreme / Kyotanabe

This is a popular yaki-imo specialty store in peaceful Miyamaki, where fields of rice paddies spread out. The owner, Mr. Matsumura, who learned about sweet potatoes and yaki-imo directly from Mr. Yoshio Matsumoto, a master yaki-imo hermit in Ibaraki Prefecture, handles everything from growing the potatoes to baking them himself. The yaki-imo he is particular about is characterized by its large size and overflowing with honey, and once you try it, you will never forget its unforgettable taste.

Kyoto Charles Farm

Yaki-imo (baked sweet potato): 220 yen for 100 grams of sweet potato, baked slowly for two hours to make it sticky and sweet, and dripping with honey. 300 to 600 grams per piece.

Kyoto Charles Farm

Kyoto Charles Farm

  • Kyoto Charles Farm
  • December 14, 2022 open
  • 33-1 Miyamaki Yamada, Kyotanabe City, Kyoto, Japan
  • 15 minutes walk from "Kintetsu Miyazu Station" of Kintetsu Railway
    15 minutes walk from JR Miyamaki Station
  • Tel: None
  • Eat-in allowed

6.[Tsuboyakiimo Kyoto Yamashina Zento] An exquisite collaboration of sweet potato and soy milk ice cream / Yamashina

The owner, Noriko Tamura, who learned the know-how at a popular tsubo yaki-imo store [Koujin] in Gifu Prefecture, runs this yaki-imo store with her son, Sora, and their family. In addition to the rich tsubo yaki-imo, which is baked slowly in a Tokoname-yaki pot, the sweet potato soy milk ice cream parfait, available only from April to November, is also popular.

Tsuboyaki sweet potato Kyoto Yamashina Zento soy milk chilled sweet potato parfait (large)

The 500 yen sweet potato soy milk ice cream parfait (ice cream single) is available only from April to November. Moist sweet potato paste and fresh cream are combined with light corn flakes and sweet potato chips in the mouth, creating a delightfully different texture on the tongue!

Tsubo Yaki-imo Kyoto Yamashina Zento Exterior

Tsuboyaki sweet potato Kyoto Yamashina Zento

  • Tsuboyakiimo Kyoto Yamashina Zento
  • June 5, 2022 open
  • 14-1 Shinomiya Daishogun-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 1 minute walk from Keihan Shinomiya Station
    8 minutes walk from JR "Yamashina Station"
  • Tel.080-5320-6240
  • Eat-in allowed

7.The rich flavor is irresistible [Kyoto Imoya Imo to Yasai, Shijo Kawaramachi Branch] sweet potato/Kawaramachi

Mr. Nakamura, the representative of the company, won the runner-up prize in the National Yam Grand Prix 2022. Focusing on the sweet potato, which is ideal for building a healthy body, he produces sweet potato sweets that also satisfy the soul, such as the super-honey sweet potato with concentrated sweetness and the honey sweet potato sandwich made with sweet baked sweet potato and Hokkaido cream sandwiched between bread.

Kyoto sweet potato seller

Choukoku-honey sweet potato, 880 yen per piece. Based on Beniharuka baked sweet potato, the patissier's ingenuity has created a richer, more delicious flavor. The large size can be enjoyed by several people if cut into pieces.

Kyoto Imoya Potato and Vegetables Shijo Kawaramachi store exterior

Kyoto Imoya Potato and Vegetables Shijo Kawaramachi

  • Kyoto Imoya Imoto Vegetables Shijo Kawaramachiten
  • July 15, 2022 open
  • 511-2 Higashimachi, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 3 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel.075-463-7682
  • Eat-in not allowed

8.[Konishi Potato] Rich gelato and sweetness of sweet potato / Fushimi Inari

Konishi Imo has been in business for more than 70 years and is still loved by local residents as "the place to go when you think of a potato shop." Since 2019, they have collaborated with a popular gelato store in the Sanjokai shopping district, Premarche Gelateria, to sell gelato made without animal products and a university potato parfait that brings out the natural sweetness of potatoes.

Konishi Potato Gelato and Sweet Potato Parfait

Gelato and sweet potato parfait topped with soft college potatoes, 700 yen. Gelato available in 5 types including Silk Sweet, Roasted Rice Caramel, Coffee & Dates, etc.

Konishi potato

Konishi potato

  • Konishiimo
  • 30 Enokibashi-cho, Fukakusa Inari, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 3 minutes walk from Keihan "Fushimi Inari Station"
  • Tel.075-641-5629
  • Eat-in not 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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