A cafe with colorful sweets run by an old Japanese “wagashi” confectioner

Nijo-Wakasaya Teramachi

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Nijo-Wakasaya Teramachi
Opened in 2013, “Nijo Wakasaya” is run by a Japanese confectioner's shop with a history of almost 100 years. The first floor offers takeout wagashi (traditional Wagashi (Japanese Sweets) ), while the second floor features a cheery cafe often filled with women. Most customers come for the kakigoori - Japanese shaved ice. Along with seasonal flavors, they also serve a colorful kakigoori which comes with five different types of syrup. The cafe offers a seasonal selection of fresh sweets and green t...moreea, allowing customers to really experience Japanese seasons. Rest your travel-weary feet and relax with the gentle sweetness of Japanese wagashi or the refreshing chill of Japanese shaved ice.
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If you eat the kakigoori too fast, you may get a headache. You can buy wagashi sweets on the first floor, but make sure you choose something with a long shelf life if you're shopping for gifts.
Shaved ice Five Kinds of syrup
1Must Eat !
Shaved ice Five Kinds of syrup / ¥1,512
This do-it-yourself kakigoori comes with 5 types of syrup which change with the seasons. Try adding the syrups one at a time to see how the flavor changes. You can also add toppings of sweet red bean paste or ice cream.
Japanese cake & Japanese tea
2Must Eat !
Japanese cake & Japanese tea / ¥972 ~ ¥1,080
A set of green tea, a fresh sweet, and dry sweets. They can be chosen separately from another menu that the shop attendant brings. The menu features around six options, from standards to special seasonal sweets, which can also be purchased on the first floor. The dry sweets can be eaten by themselves, even without tea!
3Let's Try !
Yakiimo / 3 pieces ¥669 | 5 pieces ¥1,080 | 10 pieces ¥2,160
The thin shell of these manjuu dumplings hides a mildly sweet red bean paste filling. Smooth and moist, these perfectly sweetened dumplings come in three varieties, including strained red, coarse red, and white bean paste.
4Let's Try !
Furosen / 1 pieces ¥216│6 pieces ¥1,404│10 pieces ¥2,376
Open the bowl, fill with hot water, and watch this turn into thick, perfectly sweetened kudzu starch soup. The three varieties available include “Pure white kudzu soup”, “Green tea flavor” and “Red bean soup flavor” which has little bird shaped crackers. They can be purchased individually, and make great presents.
How to Order & Eat
Nijo-Wakasaya Teramachi How to Order & Eat

Nijo-Wakasaya Teramachi How to Order & EatEnglish menu with photos are available. When you're ready to order, just press the button on the side of the table to call a shop attendant. You can also ask for the bill using the button and pay at the table.
- Order Tips -
If you’d like to know what syrups are featured in the kakigoori, justsay to the shop attendant -
“Syrup no syurui-wo Oshiete kudasai.”
(Please tell me what types of syrup you have.)
Nijo-Wakasaya Teramachi Appearance Photo
Nijo-Wakasaya Teramachi
Categories Wagashi(Japanese Sweets)
Phone +81 75-256-2280
Address 67, Enokicho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-0931
Directions 5-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station.
Hours 9:00 ~ 18:00
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Wednesday
Notes Waits can stretch up to one hour on holidays. The cafe is less crowded from morning-afternoon.
Price range
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¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, etc.
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menus available.
Menu English
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 20 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Nijo-Wakasaya Teramachi +81 75-256-2280 ¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000 1/3

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