“Agriculture , looking ahead 100 years.” Let’s go to the “Small vegetable shop Saka no tochu Soil”!

Of course, a greengrocery is a store mainly sells vegetables and fruits. But, the number of greengroceries in Japan has recently been decreasing because of increasing of supermarkets and convenience stores. Meanwhile, there is a nice greengrocery based on the concept of “Agriculture , looking ahead 100 years.”

It takes one minute from Kyoto Station by Kinki Nippon Railway to get to Toji Temple Station. and about 5 minute walk from the Station , you can see ”The small greengrocery Saka no tochu Soil” of a stylish and nice atmosphere .






There are variety of colorful vegetables in the shop .Those are all cultivated carefully making best use of their fertile soil. Most of the farmers associate with Saka no tochu is new farmers. They’re farmers who don’t rely on chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and are working on the environmentally friendly farming. It’s more difficult than expected to grow crops practicing such farming style. It is said that many of them would give up because their harvest is often results in small and unstable under the bad farmland conditions .so that it is difficult to find the market.

Saka no tochu sells vegetables by online shop and the real shop to deliver such vegetables of ” small amount and unstable but delicious” to many people. Besides vegetables, fruits in season and seasoning, snacks made carefully, etc. are arranged inside the store. Saka no tochu soil would like to support challenge of the new farmers. They say, “We would like to increase the number of farmers who practice the sustainable farming.” They have a lot of passion about environmentally friendly and sustainable agricultural development and extension.





I saw the Hisui eggplant for the first time in my life. It was very soft and melty! It’s recommended to bake and eat it.
Vegetables grown by a farmer full of challenger’s spirit are not only unique in taste, but are also in shape and color! Please look for the vegetables you like.

Vegetables grown by a farmer full of challenger’s spirit are not only unique in taste, but are also in shape and color! Please look for the vegetables you like.



  • The Small greengrocery Saka no tochu Soil
    ADDRESS: 京都市南区西九条比永城町118-2 / 118-2 Nishikujo-hieijocho, Minami-ku, Kyoto
    OPEN: 10:30am-7pm (from Oct.: 11:30am-6pm)
    CLOSED: Thuesday, Second Mondays every month, year-end through New Year holidays (from Nov.12: Tuesday, Sunday, Second Mondays every month)
    E-MAIL: soil@on-the-slope.com
    TEL: 070-5347-0831
    FAX: 075-200-9774
    http://www.on-the-slope.com/english

    ACCESS:
    Take a local train of Kintetsu train Kyoto Line for “Kashiwara-jingumae”for about one minute. Get off at Toji Station.
    (There is the ticket gate of Kintetsu just across the central gate of Shinkansen Central Gate in Kyoto Station.)
    It’s about 5 minute walk from Toji Station.



    The information is current as of August 2017.

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東谷しおり/Shiori Higashitani
東谷しおり/Shiori Higashitani

日本/龍谷大学 社会学部/出身が愛媛県なので、観光客目線で京都のオススメスポットを紹介します♪ーーーJapan / Ryukoku University department of sociology / I'm from Ehime. So, I will introduce the recommended spot in Kyoto from a tourist perspective.