Restaurant 264 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan Published on: 12-06-2016
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Why Kagizen Yoshifusa is special ?
The sweets of Kagizen now have not changed its ways from the past. Carefully selected ingredients as its base, they are the hand-works of craftsmen employing the simple recipe handed down through the generations — diligently and with great care. Kagizen Yoshifusa's priority is placed on their finely honed established taste so that they may continue to please their customers with each passing day.
How to get to Kagizen Yoshifusa?
5min walk from Gion Shijo Station, Keihan line
- Traditional Kyoto Desserts At Their Finest
- Beautiful sweets and delicious green tea
- Delectable traditional Kyoto desserts
- Total delight, with great ambience and history
- Really lovely, relaxing environment
- Noise level Small
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
264 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Tips for you
I love Japanese cuisine and I love me some sweets. There was no way I would leave Kyoto without stepping foot into Kagizen for some traditional Japanese desserts! There was a long wait but 20 minutes is nothing, especially after hearing about their Kuzukiri, the signature item. Kuzukiri (1000 yen) -- flat and clear noodles presented in an iced broth and dipped into brown sugar syrup. A very simple and delicate dish that is easily slurpable with a subtle aftertaste of molasses from the syrup. Warabimochi (900 yen) -- this was actually my favorite! It's mochi like you have never had it before. It's a lot more fragile and jelly-like than your typical mochi made from glutinous rice flour because it's made from a different type of starch (bracken fern). Dusted with roasted soybean powder and brown sugar syrup, this was the highlight of our dessert experience! I forgot how relaxing it was in Kagizen until we stepped out into the streets of Gion. Damn, I wanted to go back inside this little oasis!
Really good tea house, mostly frequented by couples and women. They are famous for their chilled glass noodle dessert that gets served with a brown sugar sauce that it's unlike anything you'll try!
Kagizen Yoshifusa is a wonderful dessert place in between Gion Shijo Station and Yasaka Shrine. The selection is small, but focused. Tourists should not fret as they have English menus available. The most recommended dish is the Gion-originated kuzukiri (葛粉), arrowroot noodles in cold, ice water with brown sugar syrup as dip. Do appreciate the texture of the noodles with the sweet syrup. The red bean jelly in bamboo is also delectable. Reasonably priced, it is a waste to not visit Kagizen Yoshifusa during your Kyoto trip.