Butcher that is a pillar of food culture in Fushimi
There are 7 shopping streets in Fushimi, each within walking distance from each other. Furoyamachi shotengai is one of them. has been a pillar of this street's food culture for 70 years. It started business soon after the World War II. The expansion of Okada Shokuhin Center shops, which sold various food besides meat, throughout Fushimi proved them as the frontier for supermarket business in the area. Today, a butcher is run by this couple who has taken over the business from their parents, in this single shop where it had originally started their history. They are the butcher of the community. It is a shame not to try them out even if you are a passer by tourist. is popular for their fried-on-the-spot croquette, beef cutlet and chicken cutlet. Meat prepared to be deeply fried, awaiting for that moment. They fry after getting the order.
Kushi-katsu, fried food on a stick, is 140 yen each. There are foreigners living in Fushimi that has become a great fan of them and they often bring tourists with them. The owner's wife speaks good English too. You can eat out here with cold tea that they offer as complementary. If you visit this shop, don't miss meeting the 91 year old mother of the owner.
'There were tough moments when I was young, but now that I am old, I am grateful that I get to enjoy my life traveling' She kept on repeating how happy and lucky she was that I had been there to put an article of the butcher. I must thank YOU! It has been my most pleasure.
<Onikuya-san, Okada Shoten> Address: 1-1-2 Houkicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto (map) Hours: 10:00-18:30 Holiday: Friday