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Kyoto Restaurants

Rakusho

  • 516 Washio-cho Map It
  • Higashiyama-ku
  • Japanese

Updated 09/23/2013

Fodor's 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.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

Kodai-ji Kitamon-mae-dori, 516 Washio-cho, Kyōto, 605-0072, Japan

Map It

Phone:

075-561–6892

Website: rakusyou.co.jp

Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards
  • Reservations not accepted

Updated 09/23/2013

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