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Many kinds of vegetables that have been eaten in Kyoto for more than 1,000 years

Kyoto, a prosperous center of Japanese culture since olden times. Unique vegetables have long been produced here, partly because the city is way inland and therefore a difficult place to get fresh fish, and partly because of the culture of vegetarian cuisine which grew up in the many temples and shrines. Kyo-yasai may take more time and effort to grow than many Western vegetables, but as a result many kinds of Kyo-yasai have unique and characteristic shapes and are more nutritious than general vegetables. Besides of course the role they play in the seasonal flavors of Kyoto, as represented by such articles as Shogo-in radishes, eggplants from Kamo and Horikawa burdock, Kyo-yasai are also a delight for the eyes.
Posted photos Main Kyo-yasai
Two photos Upper photo Kamo eggplant, lower photo Kyo-yasai Nishiki Kawamasa
 

Stores where you can purchase Kyo-yasai

● Kyo-yasai Nishiki Kawamasa
Address 597-1 Daimonji-cho, Tominokoji-dori Nishikikoji-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-221-3773 (Kawamasa Kyodai Shokai) (Japanese only)
Opening hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Holidays Every Wednesday
Price Horikawa burdock 2,800 yen for one, Ebi-imo potatoes 2,000 yen per kilo, Kamo eggplants 550 yen each
Access Take the Karasuma Line of Kyoto municipal subway from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 3 minutes, alight at "Shijo Station" and walk for approx. 10 minutes.
URL http://www.rakuten.co.jp/kawamasa/

updated on Apr 14, 2015

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