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Yojiya Cafe Ginkakujiten

#3 of 131 Dessert in Kyoto
#73 of 11,914 Places to Eat in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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15 Shishigatanihounenincho Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8421, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-754-0017
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Read it on a blog and decided to visit after Ginakuji on the way to Nazenji. Limited space, might have to wait but we were lucky. The view was amazing and the service great. We got the ice matcha, matcha lattes and the Yojiya set. Beware don't order too much or you might be overloaded with matcha like us! Overall... More 

Thank Ivey B
Buffalo, NY
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274 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Stopped at one the Yojiya cafes for a quick lunch during our visit to Kyoto. Good food served quickly.

Thank niagarariverfatman
St. Paul
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a green tea pick me up while on the temple circuit. Fast, friendly service with a great garden and clean toilets. It was worth the stop.

Thank bikerbroker
Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Yojiya is a cafe/restaurant chain that has a different menu at each location. This particular location only serves drinks and desserts. It is a perfect stop along the philosopher's path, as it is pretty close to the halfway point. You are seated on a tatami mat facing a beautiful garden. The coffee and desserts were delicious, and this place provided... More 

Thank Zach S
Los Angeles, California
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108 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

This is a perfect stop along your walk on the Philosopher's Path but use your google maps or you will miss it. It serves tea and coffee and desserts as you sit on tatami mats facing the most beautiful garden. This experience makes you reflect that the Japanese way of beauty, nature, in a delicate quiet way is the way... More 

2 Thank Kai-Surfrider
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

A place easily overlooked. At first you probably walk right by this place but as soon as you enter you can enjoy a nice cold green tea cappucino overlooking the beautiful garden. A true must see!

1 Thank Remy B
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

This is only a cafe/dessert place, no main courses. Even though the food and drinks are more on the average side, the presentation and atmosphere bump it up to the very good category. It's traditional in the sense that you required to remove your shoes, so make sure you're wearing good socks...but I suppose the good socks thing goes for... More 

4 Thank MAIS77
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89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

We found this place along Philosopher's walk and fortunately stopped for an iced matcha. We also enjoyed gateaux chocolate, a somewhat rare find in this corner of the world. Sit on 2nd floor and enjoy the garden.

2 Thank MJH161
Taipei, Taiwan
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

They offer cakes and drinks mixing traditional and modern elements. Sitting on the floor in the tatami room, you can enjoy the food and the wonderful view of traditional Japanese garden. Be reminded that don't wear too fitting clothes because there is no chair for you. You have to sit directly on the floor.

3 Thank light917
Lugo, Spain
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a lovely cafe that has all things green tea as well as sweets (don't miss the red bean paste covered ice cream dishes!). It is the typical Japanese design with tatami mat floors and cushions to sit on. Don't forget to take off your shoes! And it has the best view ever. Our trip to Japan would not... More 

3 Thank McGuire P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Cafe, Japanese, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Shishigatanihounenincho Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8421, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-754-0017

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