Leaf KYOTO Delivered by Leaf, a local information magazine!


  • LINE
  • FaceBook
  • twitter
Kyoto Charles Farm

Akihiro Matsumura, owner of the restaurant. Born in Osaka City. Worked at a public medical institution as a civil servant. His involvement in food at the nutrition department led him to develop an interest in healthy food, and he grows sweet potatoes without using pesticides and makes baked sweet potatoes.

A new store in Kyotanabe City that specializes in yaki-imo is the talk of the town [Kyoto Charles Farm].

December 14, 2022 open

A yaki-imo specialty store has appeared in the peaceful Miyamaki area where fields spread out. As soon as it opened, it became a hot topic of conversation, attracting sweet potato lovers from all over the Kansai region. The owner, Akihiro Matsumura, handles everything from growing sweet potatoes to baking them himself.

Kyoto Charles Farm

I quit my job as a salaried worker to become a farmer, and now I grow sweet potatoes without using agricultural chemicals. I chop the wood myself and roast the sweet potatoes in a special kiln," he says. Mr. Matsumura, a rare Kansai man who learned all he knows about sweet potatoes and yaki-imo directly from his master, Yoshio Matsumoto, known as the Yaki-imo Hermit in Ibaraki Prefecture, produces large sweet potatoes that are overflowing with sizzling honey.

Kyoto Charles Farm

I think baked sweet potatoes are a simple and eternally loved food. I think it tastes better because it is baked slowly under an unstable flame. The fire does the work," he says. Once you try this unforgettable yaki-imo, you will never forget it.

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 of sweet potato per piece.

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
  • 12:00-18:00
  • Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (or the following day if Monday or Tuesday is a national holiday)
  • Eat-in allowed
  • Parking available
  • https://www.instagram.com/kyoto_chaleurfarm/
  • PHOTO/Emi Masuda, TEXT/Maho Nomura
*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.


Feature articleFeature article

Featured eventFeatured event


Site guide