Though Kyoto is a city fully expressing the traditional and cultural aspects of Japan, Kyoto is also known as a highly competitive marketplace for chocolate. The city renowned for tradition and manual work attracts both domestic and foreign chocolate makers.
There exist more than 30 chocolate shops within Kyoto City. Most of these shops express “Wa (Japanese style)” to their fullest extent, both externally and internally. In other words, the exterior and interior design of these shops aren’t entirely western, however, depicting the fashion unique to Kyoto.
Themes of the chocolates made in Kyoto also links back to the local tradition, as there exist many chocolates with the flavor of matcha.
Chocolates in Kyoto are worth trying, and thus, you may want to taste different chocolates served by different chocolate shops in Kyoto.