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Yatsuhashi, Cinnamon sweets from Kyoto
If you get a chance to visit Kyoto, you can find Yatsuhashi here and there at almost every souvenir shop.

It is one of the best known regional products of Kyoto. Yatsuhashi is a small delicate sweet that is flavored with cinnamon. It is made from glutinous rice flour, sugar and cinnamon. There are two types; Baked (similar to senbei) and Raw(unbaked yatsuhashi). Nama(raw) yatsuhashi has a soft, mochi-like texture and is often eaten wrapped around red bean paste. Today, they come in a variety of different flavours such as green tea, chocolate and strawberry. Please try it yourself once.