Dec. 28, 2018 UPDATE

Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten-Main store

- 鍵善良房 本店 -
This Store on the Gion Tour Route Sells Delicious Wagashi (Japanese Sweets)

This long-running store, located in Gion's arcade shopping street, has a history of around 300 years. You can spot it by its large red shop curtain. You really get a sense of the shop's age from the old cupboards, tables and paintings inside. Sweets are sold at the entrance and in the rear there's a café. "Kuzukiri," a popular order at the café and one of the shop's specialties, is made to order. Why not drop in and relax when you're tired from walking around Gion?

Kuzukiri / ¥950

Comes in a green two-level vessel. The upper level contains Kuzukiri, a smooth and chewy noodle-shaped sweet made with arrowroot and water, cooled with ice water. Below it is a mildly sweet brown sugar syrup to dip it in.

Fresh Sweets
Fresh Sweets / ¥380
Beautiful sweets made with Japan's four seasons as a theme. The fresh sweet in the photograph is named "Autumn Sky."
Green tea (colded matcha)
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Green tea (colded matcha) / ¥500

Slightly sweet tea, with a refined bitterness. Put a little syrup in if you're after something sweeter.

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Ohimosan / 1piece ¥180│10pieces ¥2,000│15pieces ¥2,900│20pieces ¥3,800

A sweet made with sweet potato, butter, and cinnamon. Perfect for green tea or coffee.

How to Order

Kuzukiri is our top recommendation. You can get free barley tea to go with it, but we recommend you try it with matcha or green tea.

- Order Tips -
Choose one fresh sweet from a selection of six. The shop assistant can explain about each kind of sweet, but if you can't understand well then you can just pick whichever you like the look of!
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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
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This Japanese traditional sweets shop is close to Yasaka Shrine and is easily recognized from the red brick building it is located in. Kagizen Yoshifusa is famous for their kuzu strarch noodles. The kuzu starch noodles are white and so thin you can almost see through them, served refreshingly cold with brown sugar they are really yummy! Right by the shop entrance there is showcase for souvenirs, so after having some kuzu starch noodles you can buy some souvenirs before you head home!
3.5 food4.0 service3.0 atmosphere3.5
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.5 food4.0 service3.0 atmosphere3.5
Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten-Main store / 鍵善良房 本店
Category Wagashi (Japanese Sweets)
Phone +81 075-561-1818
Address 264, Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0073
Directions 3-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station.
Open Hours 9:00~18:00 (Hot drinks served from 9:30 onwards)
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Monday (Open on holidays, closed the day after)
Notes On holidays and weekends, there may be quite a wait and queues may form.
Price range
¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners
Good for Solo, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
No English menu.
Menu Japanese only
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 60 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Nothing
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