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#111 of 11,656 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center
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Shimogamonishitakagicho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-0861, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-712-1270
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Precious shops that can eat the handmade bracken rice cake. Very delicious, it melts in the mouth. Moment of taut, will no longer melts like a pale love. After you have finished eating, as of the end of the painful love. 注文してから作るコダワリ。 多くのファンの心を掴んで離さない意味が分かる気がする。プルんプルんとお箸で掴むのがやっと。頬張った瞬間、淡い恋の様にトロけ無くなっていく。食べ終わった後は切ない恋の終わりのよう。

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

This shop is located near Shimogamo Shrine, one of unesco heritage site in Kyoto. Around 7-minutes walk from the Shrine gate. Housen specialized in traditional Japanese sweets(wagashi), and especially famous for it's warabi mochi(a kind of mochi made from wild warabi plant's root). Ones can enjoy sweets in a traditional Japanese room overlooking the garden. Nice space for a relaxing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Very relaxing place with beautiful Japanese garden. Served Japanese traditional sweets!! 15minutes walk from Shimogamo shrine.

Thank スマイリン

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shimogamonishitakagicho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-0861, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-712-1270

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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