All the tourists will absolutely want to try matcha when they visit Kyoto. However, some may not have enough time to go to Uji. So if you are one of the tourists who is having this problem, you can buy most of, if not all of the famous matcha souvenirs at Kyoto Station! By buying all the souvenirs at Kyoto station, you can save your shopping time and get to spend more time fully enjoying the beauty of Kyoto! Today we are going to introduce the shops around Kyoto Station which sell matcha products!

One of the more famous stores

Nakamura Toukichi Nama Cha-colate

A famous shop where tourist will definitely go to eat when travelling to Uji. Besides desserts, there are many menus served at this shop such as Matcha soba, etc. This "Nama Cha-colate" has the taste of both Matcha and Hojicha, and is very delicious. Since the taste of matcha is quite rich, the Cha-colate isn’t too sweet. You find yourself eating piece after piece without control. It also goes well with tea!

Spot Information

  • Name: Nakamura Toukichi Kyoto Station Store
  • Address: Restaurant Street, JR Kyoto Isetan Store, Higashishiokoji-cho, Karasuma Koji Shiokoji Kudaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Access: Exit from the west exit ticket counter of JR Kyoto Station, the store is located in front of East Paradise 3F

Itohkyuemon - raw chocolate

This is also a famous shop for tourists. The raw chocolate is coated with matcha powder with a nice scent. Once you put it in your mouth, the chocolate will melt and bring you great satisfaction. The chocolate is so delicious because the balance between the taste of the cream and the matcha is perfect.

Spot Information

  • Name: Itohkyuemon Kyoto Station Mae shop
  • Address: 1F, 579, Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Access: 3 minutes on foot from JR Kyoto Station

A taste which can only be found in Kyoto

Kyogashidokoro Kongetsu ~ Hime Senju Senbei (Organic Matcha)

Japanese always purchase this product. It is made by using Uji Matcha that was organically cultivated. This crispy cookies are rich in a creamy taste and are slightly sweet. The matcha cream inside of the two biscuits is slightly bitter giving the sweet a nice balance of flavor. I would like to applaud “Bravo! Bravo!” to this amazing combination.

Spot Information

  • Name: Kyogashidokoro Kongetsu, Isetan Kyoto Store
  • Address: B1F, JR Kyoto Isetan, Higashishiokoji-cho, Karasumadorishiokoji Kudaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi.
  • Access: 2 minutes on foot from JR Kyoto Station


What good news for you that PRESS BUTTER SAND opened their branch in Kyoto Station. Limited time flavors are available here! If you come to Kyoto, you definitely don’t want to miss it. These sweets are made from both Matcha butter cream and caramel butter. The compatibility of the double layered cream and the cookie with a crisp texture is wonderful. Even the FUN! JAPAN staff who don't really like matcha were impressed with the taste.

Spot Information

  • Name: PRESS BUTTER SAND Kyoto Station shop
  • Address: South-North Passage, 2F, West Exit, Hagashishiokoji-cho, Karasumadorishiokoji Kudaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi.
  • Access: Exit from the west exit ticket gate of JR Kyoto Station, the shop is located on the left side of the Kyomeika/Meisaidokoro Miyako area.

New taste from the fusion of Japanese and western styles

Kyo Baum ~ Baumkuchen of Matcha and Soy Milk

This is Baumkuchen with repeatedly piled up soy milk and Matcha cloth that has a firm thickness. The outermost layer is Matcha chocolate. Even it looks sweet at first sight, you will find out that this baumkuchen is not as sweet as you thought. The combination of soy milk and matcha is not sweet or bitter and is a good balance. Besides, it is moist, soft and delicious, and the crispy texture of the matcha chocolate is interesting as well.

Spot Information

  • Name: Kyo Baum Kyoto Tower Sand Shop
  • Address: 1F, 721-1, Higashishiokoji-cho, Karasuma Dori Shichijo Dori Kudaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
  • Access: 
    • 4 minutes on foot from JR Kyoto Station Shinkansen central entrance
    • 3 minutes on foot from JR Kyoto Station central entrance
    • 2 minutes on foot from JR Kyoto Station east exit of the  underground 

Malebranche ~ Chanoka

The thick tea which is used in "Chanoka" is an original thick tea. Thus, it has a unique scent which is only found in this specific thick tea. Even though the sandwiched white chocolate is thick, it is neutralized perfectly by the bitter tea cookie taste. It is similar to the white chocolate cookie of the classic souvenir which is popular and purchased by many people who travel to Hokkaido, however, in a matcha flavor. It is a perfect flavor and so tasty. It is also perfect served with tea or coffee.

Spot Information

  • Name: Malebranche JR Kyoto Isetan B1 shop
  • Address: B1F, JR Kyoto Isetan, Higashishiokoji-cho, Karasumadorikoji kudaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi.
  • Access:  2 minutes on foot from JR Kyoto Station