Enjoy "yokan" jelly at an established Wagashi (Japanese Sweets) shop with a beautiful garden view

Toraya-Karyo Ichijo

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Toraya-Karyo Ichijo
This sweets cafe is on the west side of Kyoto Gyoen and is operated by Toraya, a long-time sweets shop. While many cafes of this nature in Kyoto have wooden interiors based on traditional Japanese homes, this stylish shop resembles a sleek museum. The outdoor terrace has a beautiful garden and a storehouse that has been on the premises since olden times, as well as a small red tori gate. A little stream flows past, completing the scenic experience. The menu includes the store’s famous yokan jell...morey, as well as fresh seasonal sweets and green tea. As a shop with a loyal following through the years, you can bet the taste is excellent, too.
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You will be amazed at how beautiful the interior is! Enjoy an elegant reprieve from the day. Though this shop is a bit off the beaten path, it is well worth the visit.
Kuzu Jitate Mizu Yokan
1Must Eat !
Kuzu Jitate Mizu Yokan / ¥486
This item is a limited edition offered only at the Ichijo branch. The mild flavor, sweetness, and smooth mouthfeel are a delight.
Fresh seasonal sweets
2Must Eat !
Fresh seasonal sweets / ¥486~
Select from among six varieties of sweet. They are all as beautiful to behold as they are to eat. These sweets are made by hand in the storehouse at the back, which has been converted into a kitchen. The menu varies about every two weeks.
Matcha Glace
3Let's Try !
Matcha Glace / ¥713
This is iced matcha tea. The brisk bitterness pairs exquisitely with the sweetness of Japanese confections. You can also add syrup to taste.
Small Yokan
4Let's Try !
Small Yokan / 2pieces ¥519
Offered in kinako (soybean flour) and light brown miso varieties. This item will keep for one year, so it makes a good gift. A stone’s throw from the café is a store that sells this item in five varieties.
How to Order & Eat
Toraya-Karyo Ichijo How to Order & Eat

Toraya-Karyo Ichijo How to Order & Eat

Toraya-Karyo Ichijo How to Order & EatThe Japanese menu includes translations in English. *Note that not every item has been translated.
The signature Kuzu Jitate Mizu Yokan or Yokan are must-tries. If you already have a full stomach, then you can just enjoy a drink.
- Order Tips -
Some patrons may have difficulty chewing the Shiratama, mochi, and gyuhi(softer variation of mochi) because of their glutinous texture, so you can ask to have them pre-cut into smaller pieces.
Toraya-Karyo Ichijo Interior Photo 1
Exit Imadegawa Station and head south on Karasuma-dori, then turn right at Karasuma-Ichijo. You will arrive at this storefront after a short walk.
Toraya-Karyo Ichijo Appearance Photo
Toraya-Karyo Ichijo
Categories Wagashi(Japanese Sweets)
Phone +81 75-441-3113
Address 400, Hirohashidonocho, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 602-0911
Directions 5-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Imadegawa Station.
Hours 10:00 ~ 18:00 (L.O. at 17:30)
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Irregular holidays
Notes It is often crowded between 14:00 and 16:00 on weekdays and holidays.
Price range
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Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners
Good for Solo, Romantic
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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There is English on the Japanese menu.
Menu English
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 59 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Toraya-Karyo Ichijo +81 75-441-3113 ¥1,000~¥2,000 1/3

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