Japanese Fortune Cookies

The Chinese Fortune Cookies that can be had all over the World , except in China and Japan , at Chinese Restaurants , are really Japanese Fortune Cookies . You can read more details in this Japan Times article . Or can watch this Adam Ruins Everything short clip on the matter .

I was able to find two shops selling the Japanese Fortune Cookies ( Omikuji Senbei or Tsujiura Senbei ) around Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine . Matsuya is close to Fushimi Inari Station on the Keihan Main Line . Matsuya has a web site and it is possible to order the cookies through the site , though it is all in Japanese . Matsuya is open from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM . The other shop I've found is Souhonke Inariya , mentioned in the Japan Times article . Souhonke Inariya is located adjacent to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine . It is open from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM except on Thursdays , when it is closed .

The Fortunes inside the Cookies are written in Japanese , though at Souhonke Inariya it is possible to place orders for Cookies with the Fortunes written in either English or Chinese .

The main ingredients in the making of the Japanese Fortune Cookies are : Flour , Sugar , Miso Paste and White Sesame Seeds . Matsuya has a new version of its cookie in which Ginger is added giving a spicy flavor to the cookies . 

The cookies can be bought in packages of 5 or 10 cookies . They cost the same price at Matsuya and Souhonke Inariya , which is 450 Yen for the package of 5 cookies and 900 Yen for the package of 10 cookies .