Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten-Main store/ 鍵善良房 本店
This long-running store, located in Gion's arcade shopping street, has a history of around 300 years. You can spot it by its large red shop curtain. You really get a sense of the shop's age from the old cupboards, tables and paintings inside. Sweets are sold at the entrance and in the rear there's a café. "Kuzukiri," a popular order at the café and one of the shop's specialties, is made to order. Why not drop in and relax when you're tired from walking around Gion?
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Comes in a green two-level vessel. The upper level contains Kuzukiri, a smooth and chewy noodle-shaped sweet made with arrowroot and water, cooled with ice water. Below it is a mildly sweet brown sugar syrup to dip it in.
Slightly sweet tea, with a refined bitterness. Put a little syrup in if you're after something sweeter.
|Address||264, Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0073|
|Directions||3-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station.|
9:00～18:00 (Hot drinks served from 9:30 onwards)
|Closed||Monday (Open on holidays, closed the day after)|
|Notes||On holidays and weekends, there may be quite a wait and queues may form.|
¥1,000 ～ ¥2,000
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners|
|Good for||Solo, With Friends|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
No English menu.
|Languages spoken||Japanese only|
|Number of seats||60 seats||Private dining rooms||Nothing|
|Non smoking / smoking||Nothing|