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(chou bun ya)

Choubun-ya is a hidden gem located in Kyoto, Japan. It is a long-standing Japanese spice specialist that has been in operation since 1885. With over a century of history, Choubun-ya has become a popular destination for travelers seeking an authentic taste of Japanese culture.

The store is located near the famous Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine, one of Kyoto’s most important shrines. Choubun-ya’s proximity to this shrine has helped to establish its reputation as a destination for both tourists and locals alike.

The shop’s specialty is in blending spices to suit individual tastes. Customers can visit Choubun-ya and ask for their preference of spices, and the staff will expertly mix and blend different spices such as sansho Japanese pepper, hempseed, chili pepper, mustard, sesame and more, based on the customer’s taste.

This unique approach has earned Choubun-ya a loyal following of customers who come back time and time again to try out new blends of spices. The store also offers pre-made spice blends that have become popular with tourists looking for a unique souvenir to take back home.

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