When I visited Kyoto this New Year, just before getting in Shinkansen to Tokyo, I popped into a small Japanese style cafe at Kyoto Station.
And I had a wonderful little treat.
This yellow round thing is Nama-Yatsuhashi, with Kinako powder sprinkled over.
The black small cup on the left is Kuro-Mitsu, the Japanese sweet syrop.
The brown cup on the right is Japanese tea.
The most famous Japanese sweets for travelers to Kyoto is YatsuHashi.
YatsuHashi is a kind of cookies, seasoned with cinnamon.
When it is served unbaked, then it is called Nama-YatsuHashi, as Nama means raw or fresh.
It is soft and delicate. Happy!
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