7 Must-Buy Matcha Sweets in Kyoto

Kyoto’s Best Matcha Souvenirs

If you are a Matcha (fine green tea powder) lover, you may already know which city in Japan produces the best Matcha products.

Yes, the famous historic city, Kyoto is also known for the delicious and quality Matcha products. There are numbers of cafes/ traditional teahouses in Kyoto where you can taste delicious and authentic Matcha drink/desserts. But don’t you wanna take these back home?? Matcha flavoured sweets are also hugely popular and it’s a part of the trip to get some delicious souvenirs before ending your trip in Kyoto.

In this article, I’d like to share with you some of greatest souvenir sweets from Kyoto, but only focused on “Matcha flavours”!! Check out my “7 Must-Buy Matcha Sweets in Kyoto!”

1. Koime no Matcha Chocolate by Nakamura Tokichi


Nakamura Tokichi (中村藤吉) is a long-established green tea house, founded originally in 1854. This trustworthy tea house now offers variety of sweets/desserts made with “Kyoto’s finest Matcha”. Try their significant rich Matcha chocolate (Koime no Matcha Chocolate) . Nothing beats simplicity!

Price: 690 yen (6 pc)~

2. Tsujiri no Sato by Gion Tsujiri

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Gion Tsujiri (祇園辻利) is one of most famous traditional tea houses in Japan, with over 150 years history, and it’s very popular that people queue up to buy sweets very often. Their latest top selling product is Tsujiri no Sato (つじりの里), which crispy thin rolled cookie is filled with rich Matcha cream.

Price: 648 yen~ (8 pc)

3. Kyo Baum

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Kyo Baum (京ばあむ) is a baumkuchen cake made with the dough mixed with Kyoto’s finest Matcha&Sencha tea powders and Tonyu (Soya Milk). This has been the best selling sweets in Kyoto for the past years and easy to find at many souvenir stores in the city.

Price: 1,490 yen~

4. Cha no Ka by MALE BRANCHE

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Male Branche (マールブランシュ) is a confectionery shop based in Kyoto, offering delicious sweets made with Western and Kyoto style. Their best selling item is Langue De Chat cookis called Cha no Ka (茶の菓), which harmonize the bitter Matcha biscuit and the sweet white chocolate amazingly!

Price: 450 yen (3 pc)~

5. Uji Matcha KitKat

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Whoever visits Japan, this famous sweets could already be on their shopping list, so if you visit Kyoto, don’t miss their limited KitKat with Uji Matcha flavoured by the famous tea maker, Itoh Kyuemon.

6. Uji Matcha Butter Sand by Itoh Kyuemon

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Established in 1832, Kyoto’s famous teahouse, Itoh Kyuemon produces a range of sweets infused with the finest quality matcha. The Uji Matcha Butter Sand is a top-selling sweets, matcha cookies filled with smooth matcha butter cream and chopped black beans. You can enjoy the texture of the cookie and cream, and the rich flavour of the matcha.

Price: 1,150 yen (5 pc)~

7. Kyo Ujicha Popcorn by Nishiki Ichiha


Nishiki Ichiha (錦一葉) is a popular tea house located in Nishiki Market where variety of Matcha desserts can be enjoyed. Their best selling take away snack is popcorn available in 3 different flavours: Kyo Uji Matcha, Hoji Tea, Genmai Tea. Non-oil popcorn is coated with sweet and bitter tea paste and has unique, crunchy yet delicate taste 🙂

Price: 770 yen (80g)~

Have you enjoy the list?? Japan has so many souvenir products that we sometimes get confused which one to buy. So save this list and keep these sweets in your minds! They are all great taste guaranteed according to many websites in Japan 🙂

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