Every Snoopy Fan Will Go Crazy Over Chocolates At These Kyoto Shops
Chocolate and Snoopy-what more could you ask for?
SNOOPY Chocolat, a chocolate shop based on the popular comic PEANUTS by Charles M. Shulz, opened two stores last October 9. One in Kyoto’s Kiyomizuzaka and another in Arashiyama.
For anyone who’s a fan of delicious dessert and kawaii characters, SNOOPY Chocolat is a must-visit. Here you can enjoy pure chocolate made from carefully chosen cacao paired with a mix of Japanese ingredients such as wasabi, kinako (roasted soybean powder), Japanese sake, and hoji tea.
The shop has a calm and chic exterior that’s representative of the traditional Kyoto style. The Kiyomizuzaka branch uses white as the main color based on white chocolate, while the Arashiyama Branch uses brown for milk chocolate. Try to keep calm once you step inside as you’ll be excited with all the Snoopy designs on the walls and floor. Don’t forget to check out the limited items in-store as all the products here are SNOOPY Chocolat original ones.
SNOOPY Chocolat Kyoto Kiyomizuzaka
2-252 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Open every day from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.
How to get there: It is a 20-minute-walk from Keihan Railway Kiyomizu Gojyo Station.
A big Snoopy welcomes you at the entrance of SNOOPY Chocolat Kyoto Kiyomizuzaka.
Spot Snoopy’s footprints on the tiles.
Tablet Chocolat (¥1,200)
There are small comics based on the themes of romance, friendship, love for family, and simple joys illustrated on the tablets chocolates. These would make great presents for someone you care for especially if you match the perfect comic to them.
Kiyomizuzaka Limited Tablet Chocolat (¥1,200)
Since it’s PEANUTS’ 70th anniversary in October 2020, the Kiyomizuzaka Branch will release a commemorative tablet chocolate with the illustrations of the first comic that came out on October 2, 1950. What a treat!
Chocolate Monaka (¥600 for 2 pieces)
This chocolate monaka (crispy wafers) has a motif of the SNOOPY Chocolat logo. Inside the crisp outer monaka part is chocolate cream. The chocolate comes in two flavors, milk and matcha.
Bonbon Chocolat (¥1,200 for 3 pieces; ¥2,300 for 6 pieces; ¥3,400 for 9 pieces)
Life is like a box of Bonbon Chocolat. In this case, you’ll know the different flavors like the original, caramel, kinako, wasabi, Japanese sake, hoji tea, and matcha. The white one with shiro miso flavor is Kiyomizuzaka’s limited flavor.
Look up and you’ll see Snoopy lying down.
Gelato and chocolate drinks are also available at the shop.
Double Cone (¥788)
On the edge of the cone is chocolate and colorful “Bubu Arare” (tiny baked rice crackers) which makes the gelato perfect for Kyoto.
There are some tables where you can enjoy your desserts and drinks.
There are a lot of walls with comic illustrations where you can take pictures. There is a Japanese modern garden at the veranda where Snoopy is made entirely of stones. Here you can relax and take photos for Instagram!
The garden seen from the eating space.
Original goods include mugs, tumblers, tote bags, and cooler bags. Stuffed toys made with comfortable cloth are also available in SNOOPY Chocolat limited colors. These are very cute with a SNOOPY Chocolat ribbon around their neck.
So many original goods!
There’s also coffee, great for those who don’t like sweet food.
(Front) Mobile Tumbler (¥3,600) and water-proof mug (¥1,400)
(Back) Lunch tote (¥1,500) is limited to Kiyomizuzaka Branch
SNOOPY Chocolat Kyoto Arashiyama
22-3 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobaba Town, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm.
How to get there: It is a 5-minute-walk from Keifuku Electric Railroad Arashiyama Station; a 15-minute walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station; or a 20-minute-walk from Hankyu Railway Arashiyama Station.
SNOOPY Chocolat Kyoto Arashiyama exterior
SNOOPY Chocolat Kyoto Arashiyama uses brown as the main color so it has a chic and calm atmosphere. It’s located in a place surrounded by temples and nature.
The shop has a calm interior using brown as the main color.
There are still more chocolate snacks to discover. Tablet Chocolate Japan uses a lot of Japanese ingredients such as wasabi, yuzu, shiso, sesame, kuromame (black beans), azuki (red beans), shichimi, and hoji tea. It’s a combination of cuteness and Japanese. The zing of wasabi and shichimi comes after the sweetness of the chocolate.
Tablet Chocolat Japan Matcha & Sesame (¥700)
Tablet Chocolat Complete Set (¥4,200) includes all the flavors.
Relif Chocolate (¥650)
Snoopy’s face is designed on this chocolate. The base is white chocolate and there are three flavors: strawberry, milk chocolate, and matcha. It’s a chocolate filled with smiles and happiness.
Crunch Chocolate (¥1,500)
The scent of shiso and matcha fills your mouth with the crunchiness. Hoji tea flavor is only available at Arashiyama.
(Left to right) Arashiyama Limited Tablet Chocolat (¥1,200), Wood Frame (¥800)
Speaking of limited offerings, the Arashiyama Branch will also release tablet chocolat for the 70th PEANUTS anniversary with the comic art when Snoopy first came out. It comes with a leaflet of comic art. You can keep it in a wood frame and hang it on the wall with the ribbon it comes with, too. Definitely a collector’s item, don’t you think?
Also don’t forget to check mobile tumblers, mugs, and lunch totes that are only available at Arashiyama.
(Front) Arashiyama Limited Mobile tumbler (¥3,600) and water-proof mug (¥1,400) and (Back) Lunch tote bag (¥1,500)
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (11 October 2019)