Delicate Japanese tea dessert in long-established tea shop, Fukujuen
Kyo no Charyo - Fukujuen Kyoto Flagship Store/ 福寿園京都本店 京の茶寮
Located in Shijo where is one of the main shopping and business districts in Kyoto, Fukujuen Kyoto Honten offers high quality Japanese tea produced in Kyoto prefecture. On the 2nd floor, there is a cafe called “Kyo no Charyo” which serves various kinds of desserts, drinks and light meals made of Japanese tea. They are all very exquisite and delicate, and you may surely enjoy both the taste of sweets and their Omotenashi, the hospitality. The cafe gets a lot of sunshine and comfortable, so you ma...morey be relaxed between your sightseeing and shopping in Shijo area.
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1Must Eat !
Matcha Parfait with Matcha and Houjicha Jellies / ￥1,234
Sweet cream of Uji Matcha is used abundantly for this parfait and the bittersweet taste lasts long richly in your mouth. Fresh taste of Matcha and Houjicha, roasted green tea, jellies go perfectly well with mild mango ice cream and fresh fruits. You may be satisfied by its elegant taste of Matcha parfait and also by its quantity!
2Must Eat !
Matcha Chiffon Cake with Matcha Cream / ￥1,188
Look at this beautiful Matcha chiffon cake! Plenty of Matcha cream is put between and on top of the Matcha chiffon cakes. The chiffon cakes are very fluffy and match well with light and elegant Matcha whip cream. All the fruits such as strawberries, kiwi fruits, and pineapples are fresh and it would be even tastier if you eat it with ice creams.
3Let's Try !
Matcha Cappuccino / ￥720
For this Matcha cappuccino, Matcha called “Sangetsu no Shiro” sold in this shop is used. A bittersweet taste of Matcha are mildly blended with milk. You can taste it with and without sugar as you may enjoy different aromas. If you don’t put sugar, we recommend that you have small dessert that come along with Matcha cappuccino.
How to Order & Eat
There is the English menu written under the Japanese menu. As there are pictures shown above or next to the menu, it may be easy to understand what it may look like.
- Order Tips -
We recommend that you order “Matcha Parfait with Matcha and Houjicha Jellies” as you may surely enjoy the delicate taste of Uji Matcha.
Kyo no Charyo - Fukujuen Kyoto Flagship Store
|Address||Shijo Tominokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto 600-8005|
|Directions||10-minute walk from Shijo Station on Subway Karasuma Line|
11am - 7pm (L.O.6:30pm)
|Closed||January 1st/ 3rd Wednesday of every month (Except November) *Holidays would be changed|
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted|
|Good for||Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
There are staff who speak English in this café (not always in the shop). The English menu is written under the Japanese menu, so it may be easy to understand.
|Languages spoken||Japanese, English|
|Number of seats||31 seats||Private dining rooms||None|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking|