A traditional delicacy only available in Kyoto
There are many tasty foods in Kyoto originating from Kyoto, but the rice cake from Demachi Futaba wagashi (Japanese sweets) shop is one of our favorites. The shop is only a 5 minute walk from Demachi Yanagi station, but it’s loved by locals and visitors so if you are visiting on a weekend. be prepared 20 to 30 minutes before being served! To avoid the crowds, you can also buy them at malls such as Kyoto Isetan and Kyoto Takashimaya in limited numbers. Nowadays, most local specialties from all over Japan can be purchased through the Internet, but Demachi Futaba’s rice cakes are still an exception. Made fresh daily, you can only get them in Kyoto!
Simple ingredients, genuine taste
The ingredients to make the cakes are: sticky rice, potato starch, flour, azuki beans (red sweet beans), sugar, and salt! It’s completely vegan friendly. The rice cake is very soft and the sweet beans paste and the salty rice cake go so well together. The chunky red beans add some extra fun texture in your mouth. It’s not too sweet, and you’ll probably appreciate them better with some Japanese green tea than coffee. They are not recommended as souvenirs, because they don’t stay fresh very long. Grab some and eat them down by the famous Kamogawa River for a real Kyoto moment!
236 Seiryucho, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto-city, Kyoto Pref.