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Demachi Futaba

#1 of 103 Dessert in Kyoto
#14 of 11,810 Places to Eat in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
City Center
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236 Seiryucho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0822, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-231-1658
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08:30 - 17:30
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Wed 08:30 - 17:30
Fri - Mon 08:30 - 17:30
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Porvoo, Finland
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 40 minutes of waiting in line, it was worth it. Never had so good mochi in my life. Even if you don't know much japanese or speak it at all you won't have any problems. The staff knows little bit of english. Or use sign language.

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Thank soppu
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were definitely the only non-Japanese people in line which means you know it's going to be good but also presents some challenges. We got by with just pointing and holding up the number of fingers we wanted of each "flavor" which means we guessed on what we were getting it. Between their "main" one, matcha, and cinnamon mochi, the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

It was so good! I'm screwed now! Cinnamon mochi! Gah! I rode my bike back in the am the next day to get it one more time before living, but it was closed! So sad!

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Thank Frogslide
Kyoto, Japan
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Here you can find the best mamemochi in town (and beyond). There's almost always a line but it's worth the wait. Professor Yukawa, the first Japanese Nobel prize, used to love this shop. If you feel like something sweet and you are in Demachiyanagi area this is the place to go.

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200 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

In this Mochi-based sweets store is no eat-in space, but you should take the Mochis away and try these at the river side in a sunny day. Best hit is Mame-Mochi( Mochi containing read bean paste and cooked black bean), which all the Japanese customers are standing in line for. Location is close to Demachiyanagi Keihan Railway Station, next to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

The mochi at Demachi Futaba are legendary, and rightly so. The staff package up the delicious morsels at a frenzied pace behind the counter but still the place will be evident by the queue stretching down the street. These mochi are extremely substantial and not over sweet. Grab a few and take them to eat at the riverbank near Demachiyanagi... More 

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Thank prettyshake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Visited around 2PM on a weekday, there was no line but I think that the stock for that day is running out soon. Ordered their famous mamemochi, and even though I don't like red bean, this was exceptional. The mochi was very very soft, and the red beans were perfect for it. The outside was a bit salty, but the... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

We walked from our Ryokan and locate this store as recommended by Tripadvisor. Worth to give a try as the whole item is full of red bean. Red bean lover, you should give a try.

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大阪市
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

To go only. Reasonable Japanese traditional sweets. Worth to try!!

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

Featured in Tamako Market anime series by Kyoto Animation (2013). Mochi as good as it should be. Closest train station: Keihan Railway's Demachiyanagi Station under Kawabata Street along the Kamo River. Check out also Demachi arcade nearby (featured in Tamako Market and Uchoten Kazoku TV Anime series).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 17:30
Monday
08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:30
Friday
08:30 - 17:30
Saturday
08:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Seiryucho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0822, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-231-1658

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Staying in City Center

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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