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[2023] 12 Recommended Autumn Chestnut Sweets in Kyoto

We have selected 12 stores in Kyoto where you can enjoy sweets made with chestnuts, the taste of autumn.

Taste the autumn in Kyoto by comparing beautiful Mont Blanc, chestnut Japanese sweets made by long-established Japanese confectioneries, chestnut parfaits from popular western confectioneries, and more.

1.Chestnut and Kinmokusei parfait, beautifully filled with autumn ingredients [GION NISHI CAFE] / Gion, Tokyo

GION NISHI CAFE is an elegant cafe on the second floor of the Japanese restaurant Gion Nishi. At the counter, you can enjoy a beautiful parfait or coffee while watching the pastry chefs prepare the sweets. In addition to chestnuts and kumquatsina, the chestnut and kumquatsina parfait is beautifully filled with autumnal ingredients such as crunchy figs, homemade amanatto made with beniharuko (red bean), and compote of shin amaizumi (Japanese pear), which has a concentrated sweetness.

GION NISHI CAFE Chestnut and Kinmokusei Parfait

Chestnut and Kinmokusei Parfait 2,310 yen. Available until the end of November.


  • Gion Nishi Cafe
  • 21-2-2F Tsukimi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 2 minutes walk from bus stop "Higashiyama Yasui"
    10 minutes walk from Keihan “Gion Shijo Station”
  • Tel.075 -531-7724

2.Arashiyama Montblanc with a generous squeeze of delicate chestnut threads [Kyoto Kinnohana Saga Arashiyama Store] / Arashiyama

Specializing in sweets made from sweet potatoes and chestnuts [Kyoto Kinnohana Saga Arashiyama Store]. The Arashiyama Mont Blanc is a luxurious dish made of a roll cake filled with chestnuts, topped with a delicate string-like paste made of 100% chestnuts, which is squeezed out after receiving an order. Enjoy the harmony of the fluffy roll cake and the smooth Mont Blanc.

Kyoto Kinnohana Saga Arashiyama Arashiyama Mont Blanc

Arashiyama Mont Blanc 1000 yen

Kyoto Kinnohana Saga Arashiyama

  • Kyoto Kinnohana Sagarashiyamaten
  • 9-2 Saga Tenryuji Kurumamido-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Short walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • Tel.075-812-9878

3.Mont Blanc Tiger Parfait [SUGiTORA] / Kawaramachi, Tokyo

SUGiTORA sells sweets such as parfaits and gelato. This popular cafe is located in a back alley in Kawaramachi, a downtown area of Kyoto. The Mont Blanc Tiger Parfait is a gorgeous sweet with more than 10 different kinds of cream and pear gelato. The cute toppings, such as leaf langdosha and tiger cookies, will make you feel relaxed.

Sugitora Mont Blanc Tiger Parfait

Mont Blanc Tiger Parfait 1980 yen


  • tree cricket (Orectolobus cephalus, species of Indo-West Pacific spadefish)
  • 488-15, Nakasuji-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel. 075-741-8290

4.Chestnut terrine with three kinds of chestnuts [Adachi Otoemon] / Fukuchiyama

Adachi Otoemon sells baked sweets carefully made with the finest ingredients, just as a mother would make homemade sweets for her children. Their popular chestnut terrine is a luxurious pound cake with 400 grams of chestnuts out of a total weight of 650 grams. Three types of chestnuts are used: Japanese chestnuts, Marrone chestnuts (European type), and Andean chestnuts (Chilean type), so the taste is not monotonous and you can enjoy it all the way through without getting bored.

Adachi Onemon Chestnut terrine

Chestnut terrine 4,989 yen

Adachi Ondemon Kyoto Main Store

  • Adachi Metropolitan Police Department
  • 44-18 Uchiki, Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan
  • 5 min. walk from bus stop "Fukuchiyama-jo Koen-mae".
  • Tel. 0120-535-411

5.Mont Blanc mille-feuille parfait that pursues a balance of sourness and sweetness [Lion CAFE] / Yamashina

Enjoy light meals and sweets made with seasonal ingredients in a bright and warm atmosphere at Lion CAFE. The seasonal Mont Blanc millefeuille parfait is a gem that pursues a balance of sourness and sweetness. The parfait is beautifully decorated with autumnal delicacies such as Japanese chestnuts, Mont Blanc cream blended with Western chestnuts, and fresh grapes.

Lion Cafe Mont Blanc Mille-feuille Parfait

Mont Blanc Mille-feuille Parfait 1,800 yen


  • Lion Cafe
  • 74 Takehana Take-no-Kaido-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from JR/Keihan "Yamashina" station
  • Tel. 075-606-1710

6.Premium Mont Blanc with Tanba chestnuts like fine Japanese sweets [HISAYA CAFÉ] / Kiyomizu Temple

Mont Blanc specialty store located on the approach to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the birthplace of Hishaya, a roasted chestnut specialty store that has opened in various locations. The mont-blanc made with 1001 tons of Tanba chestnuts is just like eating a high-quality Japanese confectionery. With only 6 seats at the counter, you can watch the entire process of making mont-blanc right in front of you, giving you the feeling of being in a premier store.

Tamba chestnut premium Mont Blanc 1,380 yen. Inside, you can choose between matcha or hojicha ice cream. The combination of cream and ice cream that spreads in your mouth is exquisite.


  • Hisaya Cafe
  • 2-255 Shimizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 8 minutes walk from bus stop "Shimizu-michi".
  • Tel.075-533-0138

7.PREMIUM Mont Blanc with the aroma of three kinds of alcohol [Patisserie Rakugansha]/Karasuma

The PREMIUM Mont Blanc is made with marron ganache, crème fraîche with rum, and brûlée on a base of gâteau chocolat. The Mont Blanc is wrapped in a two-color marron paste, one with marron liqueur and the other with marron cream and brandy.

patisserie Rakusansha

PREMIUM Mont Blanc 918 yen

Patisserie Rakugansha

  • Patisserie L'Oraganza
  • 227-1 Fujiroku Bldg. 1F, Sanmonji-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 6 minutes on foot from Hankyu Karasuma Station
  • Tel. 075-708-3213

8.The autumn-only Mont Blanc is also a must-see! [patisserie arbre / Kyotanabe

A popular patisserie with a cute original design that is easy for parents and children to visit. The Mont Blanc is a crispy tart with a light marron cream topping, and the inside is filled with whole chestnuts stewed in astringent peel. The Mont Blanc is also available only in the fall and is made with Japanese chestnuts.

Mont Blanc 610 yen

patisserie arbre

  • Patisserie Havre
  • 77-5, Koudo Tsukanomoto, Kyotanabe City, Kyoto, Japan
  • 11 min. walk from Kintetsu "Okido" station.
  • Tel. 0774-65-3570

9.10-Minute Mont Blanc [Confectionery Workshop & Sweets Cafe KYOTO KEIZO] / Nijo Castle

[After 40 years of working at Blanc Blanc and other companies, patissier Mr. Nishida opened a cafe as the second stage of his life in the place where he was born and raised. The Mont Blanc, which has been talked about in various media, has a shelf life of 10 minutes after completion because the texture of the meringue inside the pastry changes as it becomes moist. Enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth goodness as much as you like.

Mont Blanc at Confectionery Workshop & Sweets Cafe KYOTO KEIZO

Mont Blanc 1078 yen

Confectionery Workshop & Sweets Cafe KYOTO KEIZO

  • Kakikobo and Sweets Cafe KYOTO KEIZO
  • 293 Gokucho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 5-minute walk from Subway Nijojo-mae Station
  • Tel.075-821-0303

10.Delicately woven Mont Blanc of rare Japanese chestnuts [Japanese chestnut specialty Saori] / Kiyamachi, Tokyo

A specialty store along the Kamo River where customers line up to get a numbered ticket. The "Nishikito Montblanc" is 1mm thin and looks like folded threads. The pastries are made to order, so you can taste the freshly made pastries. The genuine fresh cream made from raw milk produced in Hokkaido goes well with the Japanese chestnuts and enhances their mellow aroma.

Tanba chestnut and Japanese chestnut specialty Saori's Mont Blanc

Three types of Mont Blanc are available: "Sha" of the highest quality Tanba chestnut (3,080 yen), "Ro" of domestic Japanese chestnut (2,420 yen), and "Tsumugi" of domestic Japanese chestnut (1,980 yen).

Japanese chestnut specialty Saori

  • Waguori Senmon Saori
  • 170-1 Izumiyacho, Kiyamachi-dori Takatsuji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 5 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel.075-365-5559

11.The finest mamburan to be enjoyed in the area famous for chestnuts [Bio sweet's capocapo Kaho Kaho] / Kyotanba, Kyoto, Japan

This confectionery studio with a café is located in an attractive natural setting. [Visitors can enjoy sweets made with carefully selected ingredients such as butter and fresh cream from Yotsuba Dairy Industry. The monburan made from the finest Japanese chestnuts in Tanba, Kyoto, is irresistible with the rich flavor of chestnuts and the large Tanba chestnuts on top.

Kaho Kaho's Mont Blanc

One of the finest Tanba Japanese chestnuts, Monburan, Kyoto, 1,210 yen. Made from chestnuts that are fumigation-free and ripened in a constant-humidity refrigerator for two weeks.

Bio sweet's capocapo

  • Bio Sweets Kapokapo
  • 16 Sakahara Shogaki, Kyotamba-machi, Funai-gun, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 24 minutes by car from Kyoto Jukan Expressway “Tamba IC”
    22 minutes walk from JR Asuri Station
  • Tel.0771-84-0959

12.Popular Mont Blanc made with authentic French ingredients [Mar Blanche Kyoto Kitayama Honten] / Kitayama

The confectionery store [Kyoto Kitayama Mar Blanche] boasts of its unshakable popularity. The Mont Blanc with the aroma of marron paste and rum inside has been a specialty of the shop since its establishment in 1982. The combination of steamed chestnuts from Sabaton, France and the flavor of rum makes for a deeply flavorful dish. Be sure to taste the "real thing" of Kyoto, a genuine taste of Paris made in the Kyoto style.

Mont Blanc 638yen

Malebranche Kyoto Kitayama Main Store

  • Malebranche Today and Tayama Honten
  • Kitayamadori Botanical Garden, Kitayamamon, Kita Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Approximately 3 minutes walk from Kitayama Station on the subway
  • Tel.075-722-3399

13.Japanese monburi wrapped in roasted chestnut bean paste [Sasaya Iori Daimaru Kyoto Store] / Karasuma, Japan

Japanese monburan made by Iori Sasaya, a long-established Japanese confectionery store in Kyoto founded in 1716. The momburan, made by Japanese confectionery craftsmen, is popular for its mild texture and deep chestnut flavor. You can enjoy the taste of autumn in your mouth.

Monburan 4 pieces, 1728 yen (on sale from September to mid-January of the following year)

Iori Sasaya Daimaru Kyoto Store

  • Sasayori Ori, Maruyama Islands in the Northern Territories
  • B1F Daimaru Kyoto Store, 79 Tachiuri-nishi-machi, Shijo-dori Takakura-nishiiru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 1 minute walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station
  • Tel. 075-288-7033
*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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