聖護院八ッ橋 (Shogoin Yatsuhashi) Kit Kats (Kyoto)

I hardly ever post about Kit Kats I haven’t actually tried, but I was having a look at the Japanese Kit Kat website the other day and simply had to share these ones:

Shogoin Yatsuhashi Kit Kats

(聖護院八ッ橋) Shogoin Yatsuhashi Kit Kats

Anyone who has ever visited Kyoto should know what ‘yatsuhashi’ is – it’s the most popular traditional food souvenir. In the picture above, you can see these wafer-like things – they’re yatsuhashi. Yatsuhashi, named after a Japanese musician called Kengyo Yatsuhashi in 1689, used to be sold on the approach to a temple called Shogoin, and got the nickname ‘Shogoin Yatsuhashi’. These Kit Kats appear to have broken-up yatsuhashi inside the chocolate, which I can only imagine must taste amazing – kind of like a traditional version of cookies and cream.

I wonder if anyone reading this blog has been lucky enough to try Shogoin Yatsuhashi Kit Kats?


8 Comments on “聖護院八ッ橋 (Shogoin Yatsuhashi) Kit Kats (Kyoto)”

    • Haikugirl says:

      You didn’t know dry yatsuhashi?! I had nama first, but people would always buy the other one as omiyage!🙂

      I miss nama-yatsuhashi so much! I could just eat a whole box of it right now! Hehe.

      • Akihiro says:

        Yes, it’s a bit shame, but real didn’t know about Yatsuhashi until today. But My colleague from Kyoto told me that she has never bought both Yatsuhashi and Nama-Yatsuhashi in her life. In her opinion, they are much more like Omiyage for tourist so most of Kyoto people might never bought them for themselves. It’s surprised me, but I kind of understand that. For example, Tokyo Banana is quite famous Omiyage from Tokyo, but I have never bought it for myself.

  1. Leah says:

    These are, hands down, the BEST Kit Kats I have ever had. They taste just like Yatsuhashi in chocolate form. I was skeptical at first, but these are first on my list every time I go to Kyoto!

  2. Jellebelle says:

    Where do u even buy these things? (I’m in Kyoto btw)


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