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Kaden Kyo-ame Gion Koishi
The Kaden Kyo-ame Gion Koishi is a cafe annexed to a sweets store that was first established over 70 years ago. The “secret brown sugar syrup” used to make the original sweets of this particular shop is the main popular delight. There are a wide variety of sweets to enjoy on the menu including parfait, jelly, ice cream, shaved-ice and so on. The “secret brown sugar syrup” is made from Okinawan brown sugar that has a rich and refreshing sweetness. You can also find many seasonal treats on this menu with such variety you’ll be lost as to what to order first.
- 286-2 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
- Contact No.
- 5-minute walk from the No. 7 exit of the Gion-shijo Station on the Keihan Railway, or a 8-minute walk from the 1A Exit of the Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Railway.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 10:30 – 19:00 (last order 18:00)
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- Average budget (one person): Afternoon 1,000 yen -, evening 1,000 yen - Menu: Matcha chiffon parfait 1,080 yen (including tax), wagamama-gori 1,000 yen (including tax) Credit cards accepted
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Sweets that bring alive traditional flavors
The Kaden Kyo-ame Gion Koishi is a long-standing store offering specialty Kyoto sweets that has used the same traditional cooking techniques since its original foundation. The characteristic traits of the “secret brown sugar syrup” are the deep aroma and rich taste produced by careful fermentation in pots heated by direct flame. In this shop you can find a wide variety of sweets made from this special brown sugar syrup.
Delicious ingredients condensed into one dish: Matcha chiffon parfait
The signature matcha chiffon parfait (1,080 yen tax included) is an original parfait densely packed with ingredients like matcha chiffon cake topped with matcha ice cream and matcha jelly. Enjoy this refreshing taste that isn’t too sweet. You can also try the brown sugar chiffon parfait (1,080 yen tax included) (featured on the left in the picture below).
Popular summer limited menu: “Wagamama-gori”
Gion Koishi offers various delicious seasonal treats featuring ingredients like strawberries in spring, chestnut sweets in fall, piping hot rice flour dumplings in winter, and the most popular in summer which is the specialty shaved ice “wagamama-gori” (1,000 yen including tax). It’s an extravagant dish with superfine shaved ice filled with matcha jelly and brown sugar jelly bean jam.