Gion & Kiyomizu Temple CafeJan. 29, 2016 UPDATE
Smooth and healthy! Fresh ice cream made with kinako


In the middle of Gion there is a stone-paved street by the name of Hanami-koji. A nearby narrow alleyway hosts Kyo-Kinana, which specializes in ice cream made with kinako (roasted soybean flour). The kinako used in their ice cream is made from high-quality nutritious soybeans grown locally in Kyoto. There are absolutely no chemical additives such as food coloring or preservatives used in any of the ingredients. Eggs are also not used, which brings the fat content down significantly. With each he...morealthy bite you can enjoy the mild sweetness and smooth texture of the ice cream. At the first floor counter you can have a quick taste of the ice cream freshly made on the same first floor. Those with a bit more free time and those who would like to choose items from the various menus should take a seat at a table on the 2nd floor. You can also get some ice cream for take out.
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You can enjoy every bit of the ice cream as you taste the flavor of the kinako and its mild sweetness.
It is even delicious in winter!
They even sell cups of ice cream to go so people can take it back to the hotel. Ice cream are placed in a box with dry ice for 360yen per cup.
Customers can choose from 6 flavors of ice cream.
1Must Eat !
Kinana Sanshumori / ¥800
This is a 3-scoop set of ice cream including two flavors available all year along with one flavor only available for a limited time.
Highly recommended for people who want to try a few flavors at the same time.
*The variety of ice cream changes daily.
*The following flavors are pictured from left to right:dark molasses, rum raisin, and match.
Dekitate KINANA
2Must Eat !
Dekitate KINANA / ¥360 *1st floor counter / stand-up style
Freshly made ice cream in its soft form before being stored in the freezer are served on the 1st floor.
The ice cream reaches guests in the best tasting form possible.This is highly recommended to customers coming for the first time.
*The varieties of ice cream available change daily. Tea not included.
*This item cannot be eaten outside of the restaurant.
*If you make an order on the 2nd floor you can buy two scoops of ice cream for 600 yen.
3Let's Try !
Berry Berry Kinana / ¥1,100
This parfait includes yogurt, raspberries, blueberries, and one of three varieties of ice cream: plain, kurogoma (black sesame), or matcha (green tea).
Enjoy a variety of flavors with more than enough sweet deliciousness to keep you satisfied.Take care not to miss a single drop as you eat this parfait with the long, slim spoon.
How to Order & Eat
Kyo-Kinana How to Order & Eat
There is also an English menu available. Hot tea is included when you order form the ice cream menu.
- Order Tips -
If you are ordering from a table, make sure each person orders one at a time.
Make sure you enter only after your entire party has arrived. (You cannot have a guest join you after you are seated).
Kyo-Kinana Interior Photo 1
Kyo-Kinana Appearance Photo
Categories Cafe
Phone +81 75-525-8300
Address 570-119, Gion-machi, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, 605-0074
Directions ・7-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station
・10-minute walk from Hankyu Line Kawaramachi Station
Hours 11:00am-7pm(LO 6:30pm)
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Irregular
Notes They are often crowded from 2pm. – 5pm. They are crowded all times of day during the summer, and there are often lines. They may be less busy right after they open at 11am.
Price range
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Credit cards Not accepted
Good for With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menu is available
Menu Japanese, English
Languages spoken Japanese, Basic English
Number of seats The stand-up counter on the first floor fits up to 6 guests. The 2nd floor tables have 26 seats available
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Kyo-Kinana +81 75-525-8300 2/3

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