Sawai Shoyu Honten


use it for boiling soybeans and adding flavor


old sign with brand


mini bottle is available


Since 1879, this soy sauce shop have been in business in Kyoto. They continue making the premium quality soy sauce by tradirional methods still using wooden barrels, caldorons and firewood. The method has been passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. Their light color soy sauce is useful for traditional Japanese meals which is pleasing to the eye, as well as to the palate. The old building is also preserved because it’s very important for the taste of soy sauce that nonocular aspergillus oryzae has lived in wooden rooms. It would be interesting to visit a specialty store.


Sawai Shoyu Honten
292 Nakano-cho Kamigyoku Kyoto-shi Kyoto Japan, 602-8072
Tel +81-75-441-2204
open 9h-17h Mon-Sat, 10h30-15h30 Sun & National Holidays
Regular holiday is not fixed


Photo:Hanako Kimura
Text:Takami Miyamoto


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