Enjoy "yokan" jelly at an established Wagashi (Japanese Sweets) shop with a beautiful garden view
Toraya-Karyo Ichijo/ 虎屋菓寮 京都一条店
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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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.
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.
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.
How to Order & Eat
The 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.
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.
|Address||400, Hirohashidonocho, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 602-0911|
|Directions||5-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Imadegawa Station.|
10:00 ～ 18:00 (L.O. at 17:30)
|Notes||It is often crowded between 14:00 and 16:00 on weekdays and holidays.|
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners|
|Good for||Solo, Romantic|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
There is English on the Japanese menu.
|Languages spoken||Japanese only|
|Number of seats||59 seats||Private dining rooms||Nothing|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking|