Visit Date Saturday, June 15, 2019
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
|Access||From 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.|
|Address||349 Masuyacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0826|
|regular holiday||Closed on Tuesdays (or the following day if Tuesday is a national holiday)Hours: 11:00-18:00|
|Reservation||No reservations accepted|
|Credit Card||No credit cards accepted|
|Non-smoking / Smoking||All seats non-smoking|
|parking lot||No 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
What we ate at Kasagiya
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.
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.
Kyoto zenzai had rice cakes in it.
There were few tourists, so we were able to relax.