Along Shirakawa River in Gion is a preserved historical area of traditional Kyoto wooden townhouses. It’s a marvelous spot with hints of history showcased through the structures. In the corner of this area is a dessert shop called, Gion-Komori. This is a popular place among local young people, tourists, and foreign visitors, for one can enjoy true Kyoto sweets in a historic Japanese setting. Guests are reminded that they are truly experiencing Kyoto when they visit this cafe.