Kagizen Yoshifusa is a traditional sweet shop in the heart of Gion with a serene tea room where you can enjoy traditional sweets with cups of thick matcha tea.
Sure, there’s a Starbucks in Gion. We assume you know what the coffee tastes like there: it’s good and it’s convenient. But did you come all the way to Kyoto just to try yet another frappucino? Just across the road from this worldwide chain, you’ll find one of Kyoto’s oldest and most esteemed tea and sweet shops.
In the front room, you can see the artistic creations on display, but discerning Kyotoites quickly make for the serene tea room in back, where they can enjoy some of the shops famed sweets accompanied by a thick cup of perfectly whisked matcha tea. All in all, it’s our favorite place for a pick-me-up in Gion.
For more Kyoto Japanese Tea and sweet shop choices, see our Best Japanese Tea and Sweet Shops in Kyoto page.
264 Gion machi Kita gawa, Higashiyama-ku
Non-smoking area: Yes
5min walk from Gion Shijo Station, Keihan line
Official Website (Japanese)
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Kagizen Yoshifusa is located in Kyoto’s Southern Higashiyama district. See our complete list of things to do in Southern Higashiyama, including places to eat, nightlife and places to stay.
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