Gion Tokuya (ぎおん徳屋)
This cafe featuring Japanese-style sweets located in Gion’s Hanamikoji-dori Street is well-known as a place where lines can form. Its famous product is the Tokuya’s Hon Warabimochi, made with domestically-produced hon-warabiko (bracken starch) and refined Japanese sugar. Despite its jiggling appearance, the appeal lies in its smooth, thick texture that melts in the mouth. The Omatcha’s Hon Kuzumochi, which uses real Yoshino-produced kuzu and high quality matcha green tea, is also popular and one can try a mix of that with the Hon Warabimochi. In addition, they also offer sweets that bring out the delicious taste of the raw materials such as zenzai (red bean soup) and shaved ice made with tea. One can fully enjoy their Japanese sweets that make the most of the ingredients’ flavors amidst a pure Japanese atmosphere. The closest station is Gion-Shijo Station.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachiminamigawa 570-127 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)
12:00-18:00 (finished as soon as sold out)
Review of Gion TokuyaTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Extremely friendly and helpful staff.
- Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachiminamigawa 570-127 [map]
- 12:00-18:00 (finished as soon as sold out)
- Irregular holidays
- Parking Lot
- Not available
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Not available (all seats are non-smoking)
- Vegetarian Menu
- English Menu
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.