Sweet desserts you should not miss when visiting Kyoto. Delicious desserts such as ice cream and parfait you can eat only in Kyoto are packed here! Kyoto’s “3” famous sweet shops people wait in line.

Kyoto is famous for delicious sweet desserts including Japanese sweets made with green tea or kinako (or soybean powder), as well as parfait and ice cream.

Moreover, each dessert has a unique feature, for example, confectionery made with selected ingredients, fancy desserts which look nice on SNS, etc.

Here are Kyoto’s 3 famous dessert shops which are popular among ladies.

“KISSHOKARYO” serving home-roasted original kinako desserts made from the best quality soy beans

“Kinako” is often used for Japanese confectionery. It is actually grinded soybeans and its rich flavor spreading in the mouth goes well with sweet taste.

Being particular about high quality soybeans produced domestically, at “KISSHOKARYO,” they always roast more than 5 kinds of soybeans on their own to make “kinako.”

“Kogashi-kinako parfait” in which kinako was abundantly used is great. Under aromatic kinako, there are layers of baked meringue, crunch, hoji-cha jelly, soybean blancmanger, and kinako ice cream.

You can enjoy the different texture of each layer as well as the change in taste as they gradually get mixed. Made with time and effort, it looks artistic and you would feel like uploading the photo on SNS.

Please try this absolutely delicious kinako dessert which is approved by Kyoto’s dessert lovers.

Name of the shop KISSHOKARYO Gion Main Shop
Tel 075-708-5608
Address 306 Furumonzen-dori Higashioji Higashi-iru Ishibashi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu
Business Hours SHOP:11:00 am – 6:00 pm
CAFE:11:00 am – LO 5:30 pm
Closed January 1

Never had an ice cream having such texture! Freshly made kinana draws attention at “Gion Kinana.”

Gion Kinana is a special “kinako” ice cream shop. It has gained a reputation for their unique kinako ice cream.

“Dekitate Kinana” is a “freshly made” ice cream from the ice cream factory attached to the shop.

This ice cream has a smooth appearance like a boiled egg, and it is totally different from the ones we usually eat.

A runny and smooth texture is because it is freshly made. Earning a good reputation saying “I have never had an ice cream having such texture,” it is just so tasty.

Since its flavor differs from day to day, you would feel like visiting there again and again.

It does not contain eggs, so, those who are allergic to eggs can eat it without worries.

Except ice cream, various parfaits with kinako ice cream are also popular.

A parfait having Japanese ingredients such as kinako and green tea, sour berries and yogurt is highly favored.

Delicious “ice cream” of true ice cream shop is irresistible.

Name of the shop Gion Kinana Main Shop
Tel 075-525-8300
Address 570-119 Gion-machi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu
Business Hours 11:00 am – L.O. 5:30 pm
Closed Thursday

Fluffy powder snow-like ice and latte art matching the image of Kyoto at “KEZURIHIYA Kyoto Gion”

Located on the basement of APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT near Yasaka Shrine, it is a café specialized in “Gion Ice.”

Ice produced by specially ordered device is fluffy like powder snow.

There are three flavors to go with the ice called yuki (or snow), i.e. “green tea,” “hoji-cha (or roasted green tea)” and “black tea.”

Yuki and the flavor are alternately layered several times, and at last artistic Japanese design was made.

It is just like latte art.

Ice is fluffy and light to the mouth.

As for drink in the set menu, you can choose either Kyoto black tea or coffee both can be served hot or cold.

Name of the shop KEZURIHIYA Gion
Tel 075-541-2650
Address B1F APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT, 555 Gion-machi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu
Business Hours Usual 12:30pm – 5:30pm(L.O.5:00pm)
Summer 11:00am – 6:30pm(L.O.6:00pm)
Closed Irregular

*The information here in is as of March 2020.