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Tsujiri Honten

#29 of 7,340 Restaurants in Kyoto
#30 of 7,827 Places to Eat in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Gion
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573-3 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-2257
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Kyoto's Best Tea House

Here you will have the best Japanese tea and desserts available! This is just my second time and I can already remind myself to go for a third!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Beppu, Japan
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  • Families with children
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Beppu, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Here you will have the best Japanese tea and desserts available! This is just my second time and I can already remind myself to go for a third!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First stop every time I visit Kyoto! As they say, you've never been to Kyoto if you haven't tried Matcha. The Tsujiri Honten in Gion offers beautifully composed parfaits and other exquisite desserts. If you don't have a sweet tooth, they have matcha soba and udon as well. Do give them a try!

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I first went to Tsujiri five years ago and since then I always pay them a visit when I am in Kyoto. If you love matcha, this is the place to be. Their matcha desserts are excellent, although they also serve non-desserts, like matcha soba but I always end up ordering the desserts. The parfaits are around 1,200 yen but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you love green tea and ice cream this is the place to go. It looks so nice one could think it is plastic. But so oiishi since 1860.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

All areas of Japan are famous for specific things. For Kyoto it's traditional sweets and maccha. (I write it with a c because that is how it is written in japanese, まっちゃ) This little café i located at the top of a staircase in Gion is the perfect place if you feel like trying every type of maccha dish. Everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Title said it all, even you don't like dessert if you are there go and give it a try...It maybe a bit tricky to find the shop even it located on the main road.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Not usually such a huge fan of green tea desserts but i have to say being in Kyoto, we knew we had to try a good one after so many of these green tea houses dotted around in Kyoto. The signature tsujuri parfait was priced ard $12aud and was the best dessert we had the whole trip. So good without... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We arrived around 5 pm - the place was a little hard to find but it is on a main road and you just need to pay attention to the signs and not be fazed by the shop selling green tea on the bottom floor. It really doesn't look like a restaurant - look for the model parfaits on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Theres is always a queue. But the parfait alone is worth the queue. And you get 30% discount to buy the goods downstairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Whenever I'm in Kyoto, I will definitely pay them a visit. I was so looking forward to have their matcha soft serve but only to find out that they do not sell them in winter time. I was pretty shocked! I seldom eat their parfait as the portion was too huge for my appetite as I'm not really a dessert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 573-3 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighborhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-561-2257

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

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Staying in Gion

Neighborhood Profile
Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.