This machiya (townhouse) cafe is located where an imperial palace once stood during the Heian Period. Specifically, the cafe stands at the former location of the ryokiden, one of the seventeen main pavilions of the imperial palace and the place where the imperial court held dances and feasts. Guests can feel the elegant history of the location while enjoying set meals and sweets prepared with oil from Yamanaka Cooking Oil Co., a venerable Kyoto oil dealer. The cafe's most popular item is its tonkatsu set meal, which features a crispy fried cutlet of Shimanto pork. The secret of their popularity is the use of high-quality oil, which gives the cutlets a refreshing taste without any unwelcome greasiness. One of the cafe's popular desserts is the surprising combination homemade vanilla ice cream topped with oil.
Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku Jofukuji Dori Shimodachiuri Agaru (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)
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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.