Hitsuji-no-kaze

  • Bakery Bakery
  • Vegan
    ( 8 reviews )
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183 Kamikatsura Kitanokuchichō, Kyoto, Japan, 6158212

Vegan bakery making all kinds of breads. Uses Japanese flour, all handmade, spelt flour bread available, no refined sugar, all beet sugar. Relocated from Sagahirosawa, Minamino-cho 12-2. Closes around dusk or when sold out so call ahead. Open Wed-Sat 9:00am-6:00pm.

8 Reviews

First Review by TakaTaxi

All round fantastic! - Edit

I went there to get some baking for breakfasts and ended up chatting to the people there for ages. They were so lovely. And there baking itself was delicious!! I had a banana custard roll and a chocolate roll and they were delicious!! I am looking forward to breakfast tomorrow!!

If you're going out to Arashiyama take the 11 bus and go a few stops past Arashiyama to the Hirosawa Goshonouchicho stop. It's an easy walk back to Arashiyama from there or you could catch the bus back.

Pros: Yum!! so many options - if I was staying somewhere

Cons: None

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wahooo ! go there !! - Edit

it's heaven !!

the owners love to improve their english and speak with travellers... we stayed one hour talking with them about everything.

their breads are really good, I love the chocolate one and my boyfriend liked the machta tea one.

We tried the noodle sandiwch which was good as well.

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Great Bakery! - Edit

We were so delighted to find this place on our way to Arashiyama area. The owners are very friendly and make conversation with the customers. Everything we purchased was amazing! We couldn't believe how delicious everything was and wanted more! Highly recommend the Banana Cream, Matcha, and Yakisoba Roll.

Pros: So Delicious!, Friendly Owners, On the way to Arashiyama

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Wasn't open when it said it would be - Edit

I was so SO excited to come here and it was closed when it said it would be open. Pretty frustrated right now. :(

Pros: Sounded good?

Cons: Closed when it said it would be open

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Vegan heaven!! - Edit

Where do I start?!
This bakery is the best place ever!! The food is amazing, everything we had was 10/10, the fluffiest bread I've ever tasted. We tried the pumpkin pizza, banana filled bun, walnut and fig bun and chocolate filled bun. The banana and pizza were our favourite (not taking anything away from the chocolate!) The owners were without a doubt the nicest people we have come across in Japan, we were sad to leave them! Soooo helpful in every way possible and just lovely to spend time with. We wish this place was closer to our motel. Vegan or not, you must visit this place!

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THE BAKERY OF DREAMS - Edit

I created a HappyCow account solely to review this wonderful, glorious bakery. Thank god for Happy Cow for helping me find it and thank god for the beautiful Mom and Pop owners of this establishment for OPERATING PARADISE ON A DAILY BASIS. Dropped less than $30 USD for 2 of everything in the place (an absurdly good deal) which included YAKISOBA BREAD, BANANA CREAM BREAD, MELON BREAD, TWO DIFFERENT KINDS OF PIZZA (?!?!?!) CAROB CREAM BREAD, SWEET POTATO BREAD, and my personal favorite--- MATCHA CREAM BREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! absolute insanity. (and so much more!!!) All vegan and all carefully made with love. Do yourself a favor- book a one-way to Kyoto ASAP and find residence close to the bamboo grove (where this humble shop is conveniently located by!)
xoxoxo,
@theboundlessbanana

世界で一番美味しいです ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-28

Pros: Endless Selection, Wonderful, Kind Staff, Did I mention the VEGAN MATCHA CREAM BREAD?

Cons: I don't live in Kyoto.

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So Good - Edit

We heard about this bakery after staying with the owner's daughter on airbnb. The owner, is a self taught baker who produces a wide variety of delicious vegan sweets and breads on site.

If you're visiting Kyoto, you are likely to visit Arashiyama. This is halfway between Uzumasa and Arashiyama stations on the JR line.

This is an amazing find in Kyoto, you won't be disappointed. e

Pros: Friendly owner, Affordable prices, Delicious

Cons:

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Vegan, Natural Fermentation and 100% Japanese - Edit

Kyoto is a city where you can find many good bakeries. But I give NO.1 rating to "Hitsuji-no-kaze" (literally means "Wind of Sheep" in Japanese) for the following reasons: 1. They add no yeast, even natural one. Their breads are all naturally fermented, which creates such a gentle and subtle taste. I love the simplicity of the taste those breads have. 2. The stuffing is peerless too. They use safe and natural ingredients all deliberately grown by Japanese local farmers. For example, they have various cream stuffing, utilizing soy bean powder (Kinako), organic decaffeinated cacao powder, 100% naturally grown green tea powder and so forth, all of which are so delicious. 3. The bakery is run by a kind Japanese couple who are so friendly and creating a warm and relaxing atmosphere in the shop where they have a couple of seats for those who like to eat in with a cup of coffee, tea or herbal tea. I really recommend anybody, whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian, to stop by "Hitsuji-no-kaze" for a lunch or snack break and taste carefully made breads only available here.
Updated from previous review on Saturday May 14, 2016

Pros: Naturally fermented, Organic and safe ingredients, Unparalleled stuffing and breads

Cons: Sold out quickly, Limited production

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