Fodor's Expert Review Rakusho

$ Eastern Kyoto Japanese

Here's a good spot to take a tea-and-sweets break while wandering the stone-laid streets of the Gion district. The house specialty is warabimochi, made from yomogi (steamed and pounded rice and mugwort). The sweet, which has a gelatinlike consistency, is served on a heap of golden kinako, toasted and powdered soybeans. The restaurant also serves ice cream along with other Japanese sweets.

Japanese Quiet Quick Bite $

Quick Facts

516 Washio-cho
Kyoto, Kyoto-fu  605-0072, Japan

075-561–6892

Known For:
  • Traditional sweets
  • Unique ingredients
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