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  • Kasagiya
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    4.5
    66 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Masuyachou 349
    A café founded in 1914 located along the stone steps of Ninenzaka in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. The menu remains virtually unchanged since the café was first opened, maintaining historic, handmade flavors. Said to have been a favorite of Taisho period painter Yumeji Takehisa, the interior is reminiscent of this era and is both unusual and somehow nostalgic. The café’s specialty is its sanshoku hagi-no-mochi, which gives diners the chance to enjoy three varieties of ohagi rice cakes filled with sweet red bean paste. The Kyoto Zenzai, a sweet red bean soup, is also a favorite of patrons thanks to its delicate deliciousness. In summer, the most popular item is the tokusei shiruko shake, cooled sweet red bean soup with rice flour dumplings.

    This is a little tea house, serving authentic Japanese snacks, mainly made up from red beans & macha. The price is very reasonable and the cosy ambience gives a nice break from the crowd & seemingly...

  • Rakusho
    Gourmet / Alcohol
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    A café located along Nene-no-Michi next to the Kodai-ji Zen Temple in Kyoto City. The shop’s signature kusa warabi mochi (sweet starch dumpling made with rush grass) is frequently featured in television programs and magazines. The melt-in-your mouth mochi rice cakes, made with heaping spoonfulls of matcha powdered green tea from (Kyoto) Uji’s Marukyu-Koyamaen, is topped with a hearty helping of kinako roasted soybean flour. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy a cup of green tea while gazing out over the café’s splendid Japanese garden from inside the shop. Countless fans from all over the country come to dine here at this must-visit tea house that is worth getting in line to enter.
  • Kagizen
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    4.5
    205 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa 264
    This long-standing Japanese confectioner located in the Gion shopping district in Kyoto City was first established during the mid Edo-period. Their confections are made with carefully selected ingredients and tools which continues to offer the same carefully preserved flavors. Their specialties include their sugar sweet that looks like a chrysanthemum flower as well as the Kuzukiri which uses Okinawan brown sugar and arrowroot from the Morino-Yoshino-Kuzu Honpo. Kuzukiri is also offered in the teahouse tucked away on the first floor. They also have affiliated stores in the Gion area including the modern styled ZEN CAFE and the Kodai-ji Temple shop.

    Got all excited by what was in the counters in the store that fronts the street . Sorely disappointed, what you get is expensive traditional deserts. Going noodles or gelatinous cubes seasoned with...

  • Gion Koishi
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    4.5
    69 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa 286-2
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in Gion-machi Kitagawa which was founded in 1936. The shop is famous for its Kyo-ame, Kyoto-style hard candies made according to a traditional method passed down since its establishment, and the shop sells a variety of other delicious items, such as the seasonal “Gion saijiki,” candy, a different flavor of which is offered each month. The shop also offers sweets made with a “secret” brown sugar cane syrup from the adjoining café.

    whenever you are in the Gion area of Kyoto and need a break to rest your legs as well as grab a quick bite and refreshment - then Gion Koishi is your place.Great value for money too

  • Saryou Suisen Karasuma Oike Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Kimbukichou 461 Karasuma Medical Mall 1F
    A Karasuma Oike café serving a variety of matcha green tea sweets. The café also offers lunch items like five grain rice with a tofu hamburg steak loco moco and a tofu skin chow mein udon with Japanese apricot crepe rice. The café also serves a riche matcha latte capped by 3D foam art. The design changes daily.
  • Saryo Tsujiri Main Store
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    4.5
    248 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Shijyodori Gion-cho Northern side 573-3 Gion Tsuji-cho head office 2.3 F
    A café opened in 1978 with the aim of sharing knowledge and the experience of tea with younger generations by Gion Tsujiri, a producer and seller of high class Uji tea founded in the city of Uji in 1860. In addition to uji matcha green tea, the café also serves green tea sweets, drinks, and light meals like matcha soba noodles. Visitors can also buy souvenirs here, like shiratama anmitsu (flour dumplings in syrup) and matcha jelly.

    Popular Japanese green tea dessert restaurant known for green tea flavored ice cream, sponge cake, jelly drinks as well as long queue. It tasted pretty well but the question is whether it is worth...

  • Tsuruya Yoshinobu IRODORI
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujichou 8-3JR Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit 1F Asty Road
    A new shop in Hachijoguchi, Kyoto Station launched by Tsuruya Yoshinobu, a Kyoto sweets shop renowned for such products as its yuzu mochi rice cakes. In addition to sweets found no place else, the shop also sells knickknacks such as kaishi (traditional writing and decorative paper). A portion of the drink menu at the adjoining café is available for takeout.
  • Toraya Confectionery Kyoto Ichijo Branch
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    4.5
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku Ichijyo street Karasuma Nishi-ing Hiroshi-dori-machi 400
    A café and sweet shop located in a quiet residential area west of the Kyoto Imperial Palace following Ichijo Street. Here visitors can enjoy sweets on a site from which Toraya provided confections to the Imperial palace since before 1628. The shop’s shelves are lined with books on Japanese culture and patrons are free to read them. There is also a direct shop on the Karasuma Street side.

    Toraya Karyo is a very peaceful dessert shop. Youll find the takeout dessert shop on the main road but will need to turn in and walk a bit in the alleyway to reach the sitdown dessert shop. Step in...

  • Tsujiri Kyoto Branch
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shi Higashiyama Ward Shijyori Yamato Oji Nishi Nakano 215
    A café and shop located in the Gion Shijo neighborhood operated by the venerable Uji tea shop Tsujiri. The café area serves drinks and sweets made with matcha green tea. The shop area sells high quality tea leaves, tea bags, and sweets such as matcha rusks.

    Ive had Matcha ice cream before, many times. However, this one is far better than any. The texture is firm and velvety and the taste is rich and consistent. I ordered the extra concentrated Matcha...

  • Oimatsu Arashiyama Branch
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    4.5
    47 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sagatenryujisusukinobabachou 20
    A Japanese confectionary shop founded in 1908. The shop is located on the site where senbei rice crackers are said to have first been produced in Japan after the priest Kukai brought the technique back from T’ang China. At the adjoining Genian tea house, patrons can enjoy real warabi mochi bracken starch dumplings prepared to order.

    This place was recommended from our AirB&B hosts in Arashiyama. Its a nice for a lunch stop as we did. The duck udon was the most delicious. We also had Tofu & eel udon between us.

  • Ippuku Chaya
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Omurokomatsunochou 28-1
    A café and sweet shop located in front of the main gate of the Ninnaji Temple. The owner served as the eighth caretaker of the cherry trees at the Ninnaji Temple and in turn the café offers a variety of cherry blossom-related menu items such as sakura dango cherry blossom dumplings. There is also a concert hall in the back where the owner’s B’z cover band performs, making the café a favorite gathering place for local B’z fans. The owner also operates a women’s share house.

    Маленькое и какое-то домашние местечко. В меню из основных блюд было, только одно. Но надо признать, вкусное. Пока ждали заказ, в храме Ninnaji что напротив начался праздник. Любопытное зрелище)

  • Umezono Kiyomizu Store
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu Dynasty Saka 339-1
    A café and sweet shop located on Sanneizaka, the approach leading to the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The shop offers an abundant variety of shaved ice flavors, zenzai sweet bean soup, warabi mochi bracken starch dumplings, anmitsu syrup-covered sweet beans, and other tasty treats. The shop’s famed dango sweet dumplings are made according to the same method first used when the shop was founded in 1927. Characterized by their grill marks and salty-sweet sauce, they are also available for takeout.

    This is the right address for connoisseurs of traditional Japanese quality desserts. Good tea time joys can be found all over Kyoto but if youd like to sample a variety of mochi, dango & Anko and...

  • Otanien Tea Store
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Imagumanonaginomorichou 7
    An Uji tea specialty shop a 10 minute walk from Tofukuji Station located along the road leading to the Chishakuin Temple and the Sanjusangen do. In addition to Uji tea, the shop also sells nama chocolate and other sweets made with matcha green tea which are frequently featured in various media. Parfaits and soft serve ice cream made with Uji tea are served in the café corner and classes conducted by Japanese tea instructors are also held in the shop.

    小売り店に飲食スペースを作られたようなお店です。シンプルなお茶が美味しいです。付け合わせの小せんべいも店頭で販売されています。周囲に休憩できるようなお店がないので東福寺や泉涌寺観光のあとに休憩できるありがたいお店です

  • Kanoshojuan tetugakunomichi kyotochashituto
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    4.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Sakyo Ward 2-1 Waka Oji

    Very good location for a lunch or a dessert I really enjoyed my lunch there. Very tasty lunch set with various Japanese dishes for 3000 ¥. Even if service is a bit slow, it worth to go there to eat...

  • Gion Komori
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    4.0
    83 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Gion Shinbashi Motoyoshicho 61
    Sweet shop and café located in Gion Shirakawa at the intersection of Shirakawa-minami Dori street and Shinbashi-dori street. The shop offers sweets made with select ingredients such as Tokachi dainagon adzuki beans roasted only in sufficient amounts for the day each morning and kudzu with anmitsu syrup made with Yoshino kudzu to order. In addition to standards such as warabi mochi bracken starch dumplings, anmitu sweet beans in syrup, ice cream, and zenzai sweet bean soup, the shop also serves dinstinctive choices such as matcha green tea bavarois parfait. Visitors can buy sweets for souvenirs and even mix and match selections.

    Popped by for parfait and wara mochi and hell yeah, it was amazing. Delicate and delicious. The store would bring you back in time with the traditional atmosphere. Love it.

  • Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto Station Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Ward Karasumaru Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salokoji Town Subaco/JR Kyoto Isetan 3F
    Suvaco JR Kyoto Isetan is a mall located just in front of the west ticket gate at Kyoto Station. Located on the third floor of this building, this is the Kyoto Station location of Nakamura Tokichi, a venerable tea shop founded in 1854. In addition to selling tea, the shop also offers sweets made with green tea and meals such as green tea soba noodles and matcha udon noodles in the adjoining café. Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto Station Branch NEXT on the second floors offers tea and soft serve ice cream for takeout.
  • Shimizu Ippoen Kyoto Main Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Honkawarachou 665
    A direct sales shop and café operated the Shimizu Ippoen Japanese tea specialty shop located at the intersection of Higashi Oji-dori Avenue and Shiokoji Street close to the Sanjusangen do. The shop offers a variety of Japanese-Western fusion sweets designed to go perfectly with the shop’s 17 tea varieties, from standard baked sweets and green tea to a hoji roasted green tea tiramisu matched with an oolong tea roasted by the actual grower. The relaxed Japanese modern atmosphere of the shop also makes it a great place to take a break in between sightseeing.
  • Nishiki Mochitsukiya
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Higashiuoyachou 175
    A mochi rice cake specialty shop located in Nishiki Market. The shop sells fresh mochi pounded the old fashioned way with a mortar and pestle using habutae glutinous rice grown by specially contracted farmers, mochi filled with beans and mugwort, an-mochi sweet bean rice cakes, and mochi-gashi rice-cake sweets. The in-shop café space serves zenzai sweet bean soup and other sweets, grilled mochi with a variety of toppings, Kyoto-style light-brown miso zoni soup, and bento box lunches containing a variety of delicious foods from the Nishiki Market.

    Very simple restaurant with a shop stand at the front serving outstanding noodles with a mochi twist. They have Mochi wrapped in seaweed, Mochi topped with peanut butter/sesame sauce and Mochi...

  • Cafe Tawaraya
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Kamigyo ku Teruyuki Norita Ogawa Nishi Le Le Baeksa Higashi cho 592
    A café operated by and adjoining the Ogawa location of the Kyoto confectionery shop Tawaraya Yoshitomi, famed for its “unryu” bean jam cakes, a Kyoto specialty. The café is located on Teranouchi-dori Avenue diagonally opposite the Hokyoji temple. Patrons can enjoy anmitsu jelly with syrup, mitsumame beans in syrup, matcha green tea, and fresh Japanese sweet sets in the café’s quiet dining space which seats up to eight people. The café also serves simple, seasonal sweets which harness the innate flavors of the ingredients involved such as shaved ice and zenzai sweet bean soup.

    堀川寺之内を西に入った、俵屋吉富さんのお店併設のお茶処。 京都らしい細ーい路地を抜けると、上品なたたずまいの茶ろんが現れます。 本当に小さな場所でされているので、四組くらいのグループで行ったら一杯かな?という印象。でも、もし空いていたら、そこは本当にゆっくり寛げる最高な喫茶室になります。 中で食したのは、一回目が春で桜の形をした可愛らしい和菓子とお茶のセット、二回目は夏で上品なみつ豆セット。一流の...

  • Umezono Sabo
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Murasakinohigashifujinomorichou 11-1
    Umezono Sabo is a sister store to the old Japanese sweets cafe Umezono which opened in 2016, located along Kuramaguchi-dori Street about a seven-minute walk from Horikawa-Kuramaguchi bus stop. They make use of the Kyoto machiya (old townhouse) feel to create a relaxed retro atmosphere. At the second-floor teahouse, one can try Japanese black tea and green tea together with “Kazari-kan.” This is made by kneading red bean paste with vegetable gelatin and bracken and arranging like a Western sweet with fruits, nuts and fresh cream. This feast for the eyes is a new generation Japanese sweet, also available as a takeout and souvenir.

    かき氷はラベンダーと蜂蜜のシロップがかけてあり、中におしるこ、葡萄と梨をそえたものでした。ふわっとラベンダーの香りがして優しい味です。 かざり羹は抹茶を選びました。なめらかな舌触り、しっかりとした抹茶の香りと生クリームとの相性もよく甘すぎず大人のスイーツという感じです 天窓や梁が見え趣のあるスペースです

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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