Warabi Mochi's supple texture, matcha aroma, and dainty sweetness make it a real favorite


The shop is along Nene No Michi, a tourist spot near Kodaiji temple. Their specialty is Warabi Mochi.
one of unique characteristics of Rakusho's Warabi Mochi is that it includes high-quality matcha. The texture is supple and it melts in your mouth. When you bite into it, the matcha aroma is released. The amply sprinkled roasted soy flour adds a faint sweetness. The warabimochi is also available as a take-out so you can eat it in your hotel. The shop's interior looks like an old Japanese-style h...moreouse. Very Japanese. It even has a tatami mat room to sit in. Don't miss the Japanese garden within the shop's grounds. where you can see large carps swimming in the pond.
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Although Kyoto has many shops selling Warabi Mochi, Rakusyou's Warabi Mochi is different and special! The texture and taste are unique and you can get it only at this shop. Although it is a little difficult to pick up the soft and supple Warabi Mochi, bringing it to your mouth is part of the fun. Looking at the food display in front of the shop is also interesting.
Warabi Mochi
1Must Eat !
Warabi Mochi / ¥720
Made with high-quality matcha and bracken starch. The texture is soft and supple. Being only slightly sweet, makes it easy to eat. We usually use a large toothpick to eat it, but it might be a little difficult. Be careful not to scatter the roasted soy flour covering the Warabi Mochi.
Green tea
2Must Eat !
Green tea / ¥620
Moderately bitter green tea. With such a nice aroma, even people who are not that fond of green tea may be able to drink it. Since it goes well with Warabi Mochi, drink a little at a time and enjoy it together.
*Available as a set with Warabi Mochi. (¥980)
3Let's Try !
Take-out (Warabi Mochi) / Szize ¥540 Msize ¥864 Lsize ¥1,340
The Warabi Mochi is packed in a box that you can take back to your hotel. Or you can eat it on the shinkansen train with tea or coffee. The roasted soy flour is piled on so be careful not to spill it. It keeps for two days.
How to Order & Eat
The Japanese menu includes English, Chinese, and Korean.
Besides in Warabi Mochi, matcha is also found in Green tea sponge cake which is also recommended. Green tea sponge cake is available for take-out as well.
- Order Tips -
You must order at least one item. If you are not so hungry, choose from a wide selection of drinks and take a break.
Rakusyou Appearance Photo
Categories Wagashi(Japanese Sweets)
Phone +81 75-561-6892
Address 516, Washiocho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0072
Directions 10-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station
Hours 9:30am-6pm
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Irregular
Notes The shop is busy all day on weekends and national holidays. If you do not have time to eat inside, best to buy the take-out warabi Mochi. There are shops in JR Kyoto Station that sell warabi Mochi. However, they will likely sell out late in the day.
Price range
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Credit cards Not accepted
Good for With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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The Japanese menu includes English, Chinese, and Korean.
Menu English
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 50seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
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