7 Selected Bakeries in Kyoto City to Enjoy Specialty Breads

These are specialty bakeries in Kyoto, the hottest battleground of bakeries in Japan. Each bakery uses particular ingredients and techniques to bake fresh bread. How about trying one of them for your breakfast and lunch? Find your favorite!

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1. Bakery Walder


Bakery Walder is very popular in Kyoto where there area many bakeries. There are various kinds of bread in a small store. Garlic baguette is especially popular among several kinds. Its garlic taste is so addictive that you will want to eat it many times. When you want to eat delicious hard bread, you should go to Bakery Walder.



Address: 1F, Highmart Fuyacho, 452, Sakaicho, Rokkaku-sagaru, Fuya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

2. MASH Kyoto


MASH Kyoto has various kinds of specialty bread. Baguette is made by aging and fermenting in low temperature for a long time, so it takes advantage of ingredients and has fragrant smell. Kyoto-style breads are sold there, for example, bread using Kujo green onion, butterfly motif cream-filling bread, and Hana-no Iroha with violet on top. It is a specialty bakery where you can enjoy the look and taste of elegant Kyoto bread.

Open: 8:00-19:30

Closed: Tuesday, 1st and 2nd Wednesday

HP: mashkyoto.com (Japanese Only)

Address: 568 Toro-ch0, Takatsuji-sagaru, Higashino-toin-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

3. Boulangerie Rauk


Boulangerie Rauk is a very popular bakery in Kyoto. Its baguette is used in a popular Italian restaurant. Among their lineups, California Uji was awarded the Best Technology Award in the International Bread Contest. It contains California walnuts and red beans, and the dough is kneaded with matcha. While being elegant, it also has sweetness, so it is a great savory. Every bread is made with particularity, satisfying you with its look and taste.

Open: 7:00-18:30

Closed: Thursday

Address: 422-2 Fukumoto-cho, Nanajo-sagaru, Nishi-Toin, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

4. Germer 


Germer decored in a very stylish manner. Inside the store, you can select your favorite bread and a delicious wine that goes well with the bread. Croissant has crispy taste with superb butter flavor. It has a variety of breads, such as Campagne using lemon and walnut and popular bacon epi. There are also dishes other than bread, and this is the only bakery restaurant in Kyoto where you can enjoy bread and wine.


Closed: Monday, 2nd and 4th Tuesday

Address: 48, Ginkakuji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)


5. Orenopan Okumura Karasuma Main Store 


Orenopan Okumura is a popular bakery produced by a famous French restaurant Okumura in Gion, Kyoto. Melon bread using plenty of Uji matcha is popular. Its outside is crispy, and inside is soft and fluffy. There are various matcha-based bread, and popular breads such as strawberry pain de mie. There are always 30 different types of freshly baked bread.

Open:7:00-18:30, 7 days a week

HP: www.kyoto-okumura.com (Japanese Only)

Address: 1F, Kojima Building, Karasuma Nishi-hairu, Nishikikoji dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

6. Le Petit Mec Oike

Le Petit Mec Oike is a restaurant-like bakery with stylish atmosphere based on black. There are various types of bread favored by many adults. The sandwich using fresh and  ingredients carefully selected by French chef has various kinds and is very popular. There are terrace seats where you can eat bread. Its atmosphere and the look of bread is stylish, as if you were in a foreign country. 

Open: 9:00-20:00,  7 days a week

Address: 1F, Viscaria Mitsuki, 186, Myokakuji, Oike-noboru-sita, Koromonotana-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyot-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

7. Flip up

Flip up is especially famous for bagels. There are various types of bagels such as plain, cheese and chocolate. In addition, there are superb bagels such as apple caramel and milk, which should satisfy bagel fans because they are not available in other bakeries. The dough is springy, so once you eat a bagel of this bakery, you will be addicted by it, and won't be satisfied with other bagels any more. 

Open: 7:00-18:00

Closed: Sunday and Monday

Address: 292-2 Takoyakushi-cho, Muromachi-higashi-hairu, Oshikoji, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

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