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A long-established sweet shop established in 1914 near Kiyomizu-dera Temple|Kasagiya

Visit Date Saturday, June 15, 2019

かさぎ屋の氷宇治shaved ice

 

Kasagiya, a traditional sweet shop with an elegant atmosphere.

 

We had tea at Kasagiya, which was established in 1914 and is said to have been frequented by Takehisa Yumeji (a Japanese painter).

The store is decorated with Yumeji’s works, so be sure to take a look.

 

Basic information about Kasagiya

 

Official Site

AccessFrom Kyoto Station, take the city bus No. 100 or No. 206 for about 14-17 minutes, and get off at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop. 8-minute walk.
Address349 Masuyacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0826
Tel075-561-9562
regular holidayClosed on Tuesdays (or the following day if Tuesday is a national holiday)Hours: 11:00-18:00
Business Hours11:00~18:00
ReservationNo reservations accepted
Credit CardNo credit cards accepted
Non-smoking / SmokingAll seats non-smoking
parking lotNo parking

 

 

Kasagiya is recommended for

 

・People who like Japanese sweets

・People who want to enjoy a leisurely cup of tea in an atmospheric restaurant.

 

Even though the restaurant is located near Kiyomizu-dera Temple and has such a great atmosphere, tourists don’t seem to notice it.

Even if you go on weekends, you can easily get in.

Interior view of the Kasagiya

 

かさぎ屋の内観shop interior

 

かさぎ屋に飾られた竹久夢二の作品A painting by Takehisa Yumeji displayed in the shop.

 

What we ate at Kasagiya

 

かさぎ屋のお茶welcome tea

 

かさぎ屋の氷宇治Shaved ice covered with green tea

 

I had shaved ice with green tea on it (Uji Koori 650 yen, tax included).

The shaved ice was not too sweet and the matcha was delicious.

かさぎ屋の京都ぜんざいKyoto zenzai

 

My companion had the “Kyoto zenzai” (650 yen, tax included).

It is a Japanese food made of beans (mainly azuki) sweetened with sugar.

It is often eaten with rice cakes, Shiratama dumplings, or sweetened chestnuts.

Reference: Wikipedia

Kyoto zenzai had rice cakes in it.

There were few tourists, so we were able to relax.

 

Click here for a list of the establishments of the long-established stores that we have visited so far⇒ List arranged by year of establishment of the store

Sainara(See you).

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