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Aug. 18, 2020 UPDATE
Yuwado KYOTO GELATO - 友和堂 -
Traveler Friendly
This store's in a convenient location and the staff speak basic English.
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Basic English
221 5 --- 0 reviews
Aug. 18, 2020 UPDATE

Yuwado KYOTO GELATO

- 友和堂 -
Traveler Friendly
This store's in a convenient location and the staff speak basic English.
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Basic English
221 5 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Yuwado KYOTO GELATO – a gelato specialist offering fresh, handmade gelato every day
Opened in August 2019, Yuwado KYOTO GELATO is a gelato shop serving nine different flavors of gelato, including chocolate, yogurt, and even matcha.
Depending on when you visit, you also might be lucky enough to snag one of their exclusive seasonal flavors too.
Yuwado KYOTO GELATO is in an easy to spot location and is wonderfully welcoming. The interior is a vibrant shade of pink and orange, while the huge glass windows give the space an open feeling, let in natural light and give customers a brilliant view of the path to the Shimogamo Shrine.
Owners Mr. and Mrs. Sato love gelato and even traveled Italy, trying all different kinds of the sweet Italian dessert. The Kumamoto Prefecture born pair also love Kyoto, so much so that they would visit multiple times a year. The pair one daydreamed of combining both their loves and opening a gelato shop in Kyoto. Two years ago, their dreams began to take shape when they finally made the leap and moved to Kyoto.
Yuwado KYOTO GELATO is a lovely little store brimming with both a love and passion for Kyoto.

If you happen to be in the area for the Shimogamo Shrine, or just love gelato, then we highly recommend checking Yuwado KYOTO GELATO out.
1Recommend!
Cacao sorbet
Cacao sorbet / ¥450 (inc. tax)/Single
This sorbet delivers a completely unadulterated version of the fragrant flavors of cocoa, all without the help of any dairy products. Using bittersweet cocoa, the flavors are both exciting and light, while still following up with the clear aftertaste characteristic of sorbet. The exquisite pairing of bitter and slightly sweet flavors in the creamy cocoa will leave you in a rapturous bliss. This more mature flavored sorbet is perfect for those who aren’t big fans of overly sweet foods.
2Recommend!
Matcha
Matcha / ¥450 (inc. tax)/Single
Using matcha from the long-established Kyoto tea store, “Ippodo,” this gelato contains both the vibrant green colors and unique aromas of Japanese famous matcha green tea. With both the rich bitterness of matcha and a smooth, melt in the mouth texture, this gelato is sophisticated and delicious.
3Check it out!
Left: Citrus Mix / Right: Mango
Left: Citrus Mix / Right: Mango / ¥550 (inc. tax)/Double
As is pictured above, the gelato at Yuwado KYOTO GELATO can be ordered in both double and triple servings too. This combination of the citrus mix and mango flavors is deliciously refreshing and highly recommended. The citrus mix is a gelato made from two different kinds of citrus fruits (orange and grapefruit). It has a beautiful vibrant color and a characteristically refreshing sweet and sour flavor, making it perfect for Kyoto’s hot summer months. The mango gelato is the flavour of a blissful sign while laying in the warm tropical sun. The characteristic and unmissable texture of mango gives this gelato a unique texture that makes you feel like you’re actually eating the fruit itself.
How to buy

how to buy - yuwado

Prices are listed near the register and the gelato is offered in three sizes, single, double and triple. First, chose which size you would like.


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Next simply choose your desired falvor.

The flavors are written in English as well, so ordering is a sinch. Possible food allergins are also listed at the bottom in English too. 

- Shopping Tips -

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For those wanting to try a range of flavors, we recommend ordering a double or even triple.

If you’re unsure what would go well together, ask one of the staff for some ideas.

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