The old sweets store Gion Tsujiri sells green tea and operates on two floors. They offer matcha and matcha sweets made with high-quality Uji tea from Kyoto and Uji, places which are famous for green tea. The store has a clean and calm atmosphere. Their menu includes parfaits and shaved ice that use matcha, syrup-covered anko (bean jam), and also has light meals like soba, etc. You can enjoy the delicious taste of matcha in various different forms. This is a popular store that has lines all day long during weekends and holidays and sometimes they are an hour long. It is better to come visit when you have some extra time.
The most popular item on the menu. It uses a total of 11 different types of ingredients, such as sherbet, cream, and jelly that uses matcha, etc. It allows you to enjoy a variety of textures and sweet flavors.
This is a limited-time menu item that is available from around April until September. It has exquisitely sweet tasting adzuki beans on top of shaved ice. Choose between "green tea syrup", "Condensed milk syrup", and "half and half" for the honey.
You can add it to set courses from the order menu. I recommend people drink “Matcha” if they are hesitant to try or are new to bitter flavors.
Of course, you can put it in your own bottle with hot or cool water and take it with you in order to drink at home. They have a total of 6 types of tea including green tea and roasted green tea, etc.
|Category||Matcha / Green Tea|
|Address||573-3, Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0074|
|Directions||8-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station 5-minute walk from Keihan Gion Shijo Station|
|Open Hours||10:00～22:00 (Last order at 21:00) Last order on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 8:30 p.m.|
|Notes||There are often lines all day on weekends and holidays. On weekdays it gets crowded after lunch at 2:00 p.m.|
¥1,000 ～ ¥3,000
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
|Good for||With Friends|
English menus and Chinese menus available.
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese only|
|Number of seats||72 seats|
|Private dining rooms||Nothing|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking|