Enjoy seeing fresh Namagashi made right before your eyes at Tsuruya Yoshinobu
At Tsuruya Yoshinobu’s “Kayūchaya” you can enjoy freshly made Namagashi, rare even in Kyoto which has an array of Wagashi traditional Japanese sweets shops.
Namagashi are a type of Japanese wagashi sweet, which are beautifully designed and often contain fruit jellies or sweetened bean paste.
When you sit down at the counter, one of Tsuruya Yoshinobu’s skilled confectioners will show you the process of making the Namagashi, right in front of your eyes.
Seeing the ingredients called "Konashi" be turned into a beautiful dessert right in front of your eyes is a definite highlight of the Kayūchaya!
Also remember to pay close attention to the brilliant hand movements of the confectioner, as they are true masters of their trade.
On top of that, not only can you enjoy watching the sweets making process, you can also enjoy speaking to the confectioner themselves.
For anyone interested, why not try and ask them about their traditional Japanese Wagashi sweets.
In addition to the Kayūchaya, in the Oyasumidokoro restaurant next door, you can also enjoy the refined sweetness unique to long-standing Wagashi confectionery shops while taking in the beautiful greenery and pale white sand of the Chatei (Japanese tea room garden).