Sawai Shoyu Honten

Sawai Shoyu Honten, Kyoto: Address, Phone Number, Sawai Shoyu Honten Reviews: 4/5

Sawai Shoyu Honten
Speciality & Gift Shops • Historic Sites
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Neighborhood: Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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15 reviews
Very good

Sue R
Boonton, NJ506 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
The shoyu (soy sauce) from here is well-known in Japan, and it's delicious! Actually, there are several different soy sauces for different uses: sashimi/sushi, meats, vegetables. They also have some really yummy soy sauce candies--yes, candy! And also soy sauce flavored croutons--lots of other products made with their shoyu. The people who work here are very friendly and helpful, and they showed us the back area, where the sauce is made. I wish they shipped to the US...maybe some day.
Written March 30, 2016
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Ronald from Storvreta
28 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We found extraordinary soy sauce at “Sawai Shoyu Honten” near the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. In this old house, surrounded by delicious aromas, we got a tasting session of 5 different preparations, so different from the ones we find at home.
Very few words of English but the tasting of the soy said it all!
We could not visit the production unit, just received a scheme of the manufacturing process. OBS! They only take cash.
Written July 8, 2019
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