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Rakusho

Rakusho Review

This is an excellent spot to recharge with tea and sweets while wandering through the cobbled lanes of Gion. Soak up the scenery while enjoying the house specialty, warabi-mochi, a treat made from steamed and pounded rice that has a gelatin-like consistency. The green color and subtle spice comes from the mountain herb yomogi. The dish is served on a heap of golden kinako, made from toasted soybeans, to add a delightful sweetness. Don't feel shy about licking your bamboo spoon to enjoy the last bit. The restaurant also serves ice cream and a variety of other Japanese treats along with excellent green tea. You'll find it on the northern end of Higashiyama's cobbled Nene-no-michi.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Kodai-ji Kitamon-mae-dori, 516 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto, 605-0072
  • Phone: 075/561–6892
  • Website:
  • Location: Eastern Kyoto

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations not accepted
  • No credit cards.
Updated: 09-23-2013

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