Toraya Ichijo 京都一条店

Much more than a pastry

 

In the immediate vicinity of Kyoto's former Imperial Palace, the Toraya house, one of the most prestigious pastry shops in the archipelago, has been offering delicate swagashi in its tea room and shop on Ichijo Street since 1628.

 

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A wagashi break

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A historic brand

Founded at the end of the Muromachi period (1336-1573) in Kyoto, the Toraya house has served the Imperial House since the reign of Emperor Go-Yōzei (1586-1611). Established in the United States and France since 1980 , it is one of the oldest pastries in Japan. His shop on Ichijo Street is four hundred years old. Historical sources attest to the existence of a Toraya store in this same location since 1628 ! Although the company's headquarters moved to Tokyo at the very beginning of the Meiji era (1868-1912), following the transfer of the capital, Toraya pastry has its roots in the former imperial capital.

 

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The Toraya Ichijo store a stone's throw from the former imperial palace

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Toraya Karyo Ichijo Teahouse

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A tea in all serenity

If you visit the old palace, we advise you to go to the shop or the tea room. Both never cease to awaken your five senses! The current configuration in three places is the work of the architect Hiroshi Naitô . In 2009, this enthusiast of wood renovated the shop and set up the tea room and its art gallery. Faithful to its precepts, Naitô places wood at the heart of the project for a refined aesthetic in total harmony with the intense sensory experience offered by Japanese pastries. In the shop windows, the wagashi are like jewels or works of art in a museum .

 

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Enjoy the Toraya Karyo Ichijo Teahouse Garden in All Seasons

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A little haven of peace

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Toraya Ichijo Art Gallery

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Sweets in all seasons

But what should you taste in these places? The Toraya house keeps its promise perfectly; that of pleasantly stimulating your five senses. The menu is renewed frequently following the rhythm of the seasons . These seasonal sweets are to be enjoyed with an excellent matcha tea , as sparkling as one could wish, whose bitterness blends perfectly with the subtle flavors of Japanese pastries. The kuzu jitate mizu yokan (jellied confectionery with red bean and arrowroot roots from the Yoshino Valley) are the specialty of the Kyoto brand. During the summer period, opt for a delicious kakigori ice cream . Nothing like cooling off!

 

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The sweets of the Toraya house

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Refreshing break at the Toraya Karyo Ichijo tea room

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Chestnut Anmitsu

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