Snack Shop's Expressive Daruma Biscuits Combine Flavor, Fun


Snack shop's expressive daruma biscuits combine flavor, funSome appear to be angry, while others look deadpan or scheming--but they all taste good, tantalizing the taste buds with a subtle sweetness.
The Fuku-daruma (lucky daruma-shaped) biscuit has become so popular lately that stock is running out. But the snack is strongly recommended for those who can get their hands on it when in the ancient capital.

The biscuits, along with a wide variety of "arare" and "okaki" crackers, as well as pea and bean snacks, are available at Honke Funahashi-ya.

The long-established confectionery shop, which is housed in a sturdy wooden structure, is known for its signature "Koto Goshiki-mame" (five-colored sweetened peas from Kyoto).

You are sure to be welcomed by Hirohisa Tsuji with a smile. The stylish-minded, fourth-generation owner can sometimes be caught listening to his favorite rock tunes.

Address: 112 Sanjo Ohashi-Nishizume, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto.

Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.