Traditional and innovational sweets putting smiles near Shisendo

Ichijoji Nakatani

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Ichijoji Nakatani
A popular Japanese confectionery/café in Ichijo-ji area offers both Japanese and western style confectioneries. The shop is about 6-minute walk from Shisendo, it’s an ideal place to stop by before or after visiting the temple. Nakatani mostly offers sweets, though there are also light meals of rice and Kyoto-style dishes available. It’s a shop also perfect for buying confectioneries to take home or for gifts. Trying a pastry t...morehat is a collaboration between Japanese and western sweets like Green tea tiramisu is a must! How about some colorful macaroons? Round macaroons at Nakatani consists of Japanese flavors that reflects four seasons such as Sakura (cherry blossom) for spring, Hakka mint for summer, sweet potato for autumn, and ginger for winter.
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A popular place to get sweets in Ichijoji and Shisendo area. What is great about this shop that offers traditional sweets is that they are creative in making tasty sweets that they collaborate Japanese with Western pastries. The green tea tiramisu is really good, you must try it! All of the pastries displayed looked so good, I will definitely go back to try more.
Green tea Tiramisu with hot coffee
1Must Eat !
Green tea Tiramisu with hot coffee / ¥780
Think of the commonly known tiramisu but with green tea instead of coffee. This tiramisu is creamy and airy, not too sweet and very soft in texture. It is made with soymilk, cream cheese, and Matcha syrup absorbed sponge cake. It is topped with fresh whipped cream and some beans for garnish. This Japanese style tiramisu is extremely popular that online orders for the larger size tiramisu are backordered. Only at the shop will you be able to get hands on it right away.
Decchi Yokan with Matcha
2Must Eat !
Decchi Yokan with Matcha / ¥650
Decchi Yokan is Nakatani’s specialty Japanese confectionary that is still continued to be made by the third generation owner. Keeping the old methods of making Decchi Yokan, it consists of red beans and chestnuts steamed to thick gelatin like texture. Although there are several different meanings for “Decchi,” however, in this shop the phrase is used as a dialect of Northern Kyoto referring to “mixing of flour.” The Yokan is wrapped with bamboo leaf and then steamed.
Buy Pie Daifuku to-go in a box
3Let's Try !
Buy Pie Daifuku to-go in a box / ¥780 for 4 pieces
Another excellent creation of Japanese and Western collaborated pastry are these Pie Daifuku. Daifuku is a Japanese pastry consisting of Mochi and red bean feelings. A crusty pie crust wraps the round Daifuku creating a unique texture with buttery crust and sticky Mochi. For limited time during winter season, sweet potato filled Pie Daifuku are also available.
4Let's Try !
Kyoto’s zoni soup with mochi / ¥1,000
Ichijoji Nakatani offers a limited special set menu (¥1,000) from the end of September. It comes with Kyoto’s zoni soup, or “soup with mochi”, red steamed rice, sesame tofu and boiled seaweed. Zoni soup made with white miso is a winter delicacy in Kyoto, so you must eat it at least once! The soup has such ingredients as chewy mochi, taro, carrot and radish in it. Two thumbs-up!
How to Order & Eat
How to Order & Eat 1 Ichijoji Nakatani

How to Order & Eat 1 Ichijoji Nakatani

How to Order & Eat 1 Ichijoji NakataniAs noted on the table, please order a drink when you order a pastry.
- Order Tips -
Check out the pastry display before ordering.
ichijoji Nakatani Interior Photo 1
Appearance photo 1 Ichijoji Nakatani
Ichijoji Nakatani
Categories Wagashi(Japanese Sweets)
Phone +81 75-781-5504
Address 5 Ichijoji Hananoki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Directions ・5-minute walk from Eizan train Ichijoji station
・1-minute walk from Kyoto city bus Ichijoji Kudari Matsu-cho stop
Hours 9:00am - 7:00pm (L.O. 6:00pm)
Reservations Accepted
Closed Wednesdays
Notes Nakatani is a popular shop. Lines are often formed during busy season.
Price range
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Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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No English menu, however pastries are seen in the display
Menu Japanese
Languages spoken Japanese
Number of seats 25 seats
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
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