This Store on the Gion Tour Route Sells Delicious Wagashi (Japanese Sweets)

Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten-Main store

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Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten-Main store

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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The big vessel with the Kuzukiri in it leaves quite an impact! That alone is worth seeing. I really recommend you try the Kuzukiri for its unique wobbly texture!
Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten-Main store
1Must Eat !
Kuzukiri / ¥950

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.

Fresh Sweets
2Must Eat !
Fresh Sweets / ¥380
Beautiful sweets made with Japan's four seasons as a theme. The fresh sweet in the photograph is named "Autumn Sky."
Green tea (colded matcha)
3Let's Try !
Green tea (colded matcha) / ¥500

Slightly sweet tea, with a refined bitterness. Put a little syrup in if you're after something sweeter.

4Let's Try !
Ohimosan / 1piece ¥180│10pieces ¥2,000│15pieces ¥2,900│20pieces ¥3,800

A sweet made with sweet potato, butter, and cinnamon. Perfect for green tea or coffee.

How to Order & Eat
Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten-Main store How to Order & EatKuzukiri is our top recommendation. You can get free barley tea to go with it, but we recommend you try it with matcha or green tea.
- Order Tips -
Choose one fresh sweet from a selection of six. The shop assistant can explain about each kind of sweet, but if you can't understand well then you can just pick whichever you like the look of!
Kagizen Yoshifusa HontenーMain store Appearance Photo
Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten-Main store
Categories Wagashi(Japanese Sweets)
Phone +81 075-561-1818
Address 264, Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0073
Directions 3-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station.
Hours 9:00~18:00 (Hot drinks served from 9:30 onwards)
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Monday (Open on holidays, closed the day after)
Notes On holidays and weekends, there may be quite a wait and queues may form.
Price range
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¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners
Good for Solo, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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No English menu.
Menu Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 60 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Nothing
Other English leaflets
Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten-Main store +81 075-561-1818 ¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000 1/3

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