Apr. 26, 2017 UPDATE

Bunnosuke Chaya Honten ― Main store

- 文の助茶屋 本店 -
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Try warabi-mochi and amazake in a space that recreates a traditional Japanese cafe
This amami-dokoro or traditional Japanese café is situated roadside with a view of Yasaka Pagoda. The gate in front of the shop is impressive. When you come through the gate, you’ll find a pretty little garden. Inside the shop are tons of Japanese dolls and other very Japanese-style decorations crowded around, making for a really fun atmosphere. This space recreates what an old-style Japanese café might have looked like. Everything is handmade at the shop with carefully selected quality ingredients— you should be sure to try the warabi-mochi and the amazake.
Warabi mochi
Warabi mochi / ¥490
Amazingly tender, melts in the mouth. Kinako (roasted soy flour) is savory and sweet at the same time. Be careful when eating because the kinako dusting has a tendency to scatter onto clothing and other surfaces.
Amazake / ¥490
The shop has been making this drink with the same techniques since its founding. The ingredients include only sweeteners that are really good for you, like rice and malt sugars. The mellow sweetness and the mouth-feel of the rice are just right. There is no alcohol in this drink so children can certainly enjoy it too.
Shiratama Anmitsu
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Shiratama Anmitsu / ¥760
This dish has tons of adzuki beans that have just the right amount of sweetness. Not too sweet and just the right-sized portion, so you will be able to finish the whole dish without feeling like it’s too much.
Otafuku manju
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Otafuku manju / 1pieces ¥100
The springy dough and anko (coarse sweet red bean paste) are perfectly matched in these manjyu steamed buns. These buns are made with a prayer for good fortune to come to those who buy them. They make wonderful souvenir gifts.
How to Order

If you enjoy drinks made with rice then you should order Amazake. Add one sweet food item to your order and that should be plenty.

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The shop has many sweets packaged and ready to be taken home. If you are not terribly hungry, you might want to order just a drink and take some sweets home for later.
3.8 food3.5 service3.5 atmosphere4.5
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.8 food3.5 service3.5 atmosphere4.5
You will want to take a good look at all the ornaments decorating the shop! There are lots of interesting items!
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Bunnosuke Chaya Honten ― Main store / 文の助茶屋 本店
Category Wagashi (Japanese Sweets)
Phone +81 75-561-1972
Address 373, Yasakakamimachi, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0827
Directions Take city bus to Kiyomizu-dori, about 6 minutes’ walk east (east of Yasaka Pagoda)
Open Hours 10:30 ~ 17:30 (L.O. at 17:30)
Reservations Reservations accepted by phone.
Closed Irregular holidays
Notes Between 15:00 ~ 16:00 may be too crowded to get in.
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
No English menu.
Menu Japanese only
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 30 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Separated (Non smoking in the store)
URL1 http://www.bunnosuke.jp/eccube/

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