Nov. 14, 2017 UPDATE

Yojiya Café Ginkakuji Store

- よーじやカフェ銀閣寺店 -
Enjoy Japanese afternoon tea while you look at a beautiful Japanese garden at Yojiya Café Ginkakuji
Yojiya is a brand from Kyoto famous for their blotting paper and other cosmetics popular with both Japanese and foreign tourists alike. Besides their cosmetics, they have also opened a café with an authentic Japanese garden close to Ginkaku-ji Temple in eastern Kyoto. The café is close to the Philosopher’s Walk, and it’s in a traditional Japanese style house that has tatami mats on the floor. There is something nostalgic about the café, and you feel surrounded by interesting history when you sip your tea. Their most famous menu item has to be their matcha cappuccino that has their logo on it as latte art. They also have Kyoto-style traditional Japanese sweets, so this is a great place for some afternoon tea. They also sell souvenirs, so this is a great café to drop by when sightseeing around Ginkaku-ji Temple.
Special Yojiya matcha cappuccino
Special Yojiya matcha cappuccino / ¥670 (including tax)
Yojiya’s matcha cappuccino uses matcha from Uji, and while it has the distinct bitterness of matcha, it also has the sweetness of the milk that balances it all out. This cappuccino is not only delicious, but it also has Yojiya’s logo on it, and this is what makes it so special and it’s also the reason why this cappuccino is so popular.
Matcha with ice cream and sweet red bean paste
Matcha with ice cream and sweet red bean paste / ¥770 (including tax)
You have vanilla ice cream in matcha, and when it melts it makes this treat taste almost like matcha latte. This is a match made in heaven – the bitterness of matcha with the sweetness of ice cream. You also get red bean paste that tastes sweet but has that nice taste of azuki beans to it. The three colored mochi balls are also a nice addition and have just the right amount of chewiness. You have also the Yojiya logo on the lid of the cup too, making it look really elegant.
Red bean wafer and green tea set
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Red bean wafer and green tea set / ¥820 (including tax)
These wafers have the Yojiya logo on them, and look really cute. You can put red bean paste between two wafers and make a red bean sandwich out of them. The soft red bean paste makes an interesting combination with the crisp wafer. Then you have the matcha that has a slightly bitter taste to it, so it makes all of them work really well together. This makes for a really nice Japanese afternoon tea set!
Sweets set
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Sweets set / ¥650 (including tax)
The sweets of this set change depending on the season, so it’s exciting to see what sweets are being served right now. This time I had some nice cookies with the just the right amount of crunchiness, and some cake made with roasted soy bean flour that was a bit moist and had that nice fragrance of the beans to it. And not to forget, also ice cream, which had chestnuts in it. This set is sure to make you feel relaxed and satisfied.
How to Order

Their menu has pictures and English on it. I recommend getting a set with something to drink too, this way you can have some Japanese afternoon tea. 

- Order Tips -

You have to get their matcha cappuccino! Their monaka wafers are also very good and make for nice souvenirs, as they are also available for take out.

3.5 food3.5 service3.0 atmosphere4.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.5 food3.5 service3.0 atmosphere4.0
Getting to drink some matcha tea and to eat some traditional Japanese sweets in front of a Japanese garden is the best part of traveling in Japan for me! I like that their cappuccino uses matcha from Uji, Kyoto, in it. They also have a dessert assortment with three different Japanese sweets which is nice. It’s really nice to get to drink tea in such a nostalgic café as Yojiya Ginkakuji and they also sell souvenirs, so why don’t you get nice ones.
3.8 food4.0 service3.5 atmosphere4.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Hong Kong
3.8 food4.0 service3.5 atmosphere4.0
Yojiya Café Ginkakuji Store / よーじやカフェ銀閣寺店
Category Cafes
Phone +81 75-754-0017
Address 15 Shishigatani Honenin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Directions Take Kyoto City Bus to Kinrinshakomae bus stop. From there it is a 5-minute walk to Yojiya Ginkakuji.
Open Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Last orders at 5:30 p.m.) Opening hours may change depending on the season.
Reservations Not accepted.
Closed Open every day.
Price range
Credit cards Accepted.
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
The café is located conveniently by Ginkaku-ji Temple so it’s easy to get to. After sightseeing, how about some afternoon tea?
Menu Japanese and English.
Lanuages spoken Simple English.
Number of seats Seating for 42.
Private dining rooms No.
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking. 
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