We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gion Koishi

Neighborhood:
Gion
+ Add cuisine
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
286-2 Gionmachikitagawa, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-531-0331
Website
Add hours for Gion Koishi and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 26 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
One of the Best Sweet stores in Kyoto

We discovered this fabulous store on our honeymoon. The utlra modern and chic hotel, Kanra, where we were staying, had sweets or lozenges from this store at their reception. And my husband and I would always frab a handfull evertime we walked in and out of the hotel. Till one day, the staff just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Nisha A
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We discovered this fabulous store on our honeymoon. The utlra modern and chic hotel, Kanra, where we were staying, had sweets or lozenges from this store at their reception. And my husband and I would always frab a handfull evertime we walked in and out of the hotel. Till one day, the staff just gave us the address of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are looking for a great kyoto sweets, you are looking at the right spot. At koishi, you will experience a real kyoto through a series of kyoto sweets featured by kokuto (okinawan brown sugar) and Matcha! But the line gets insanely long and you will be waiting outside, I do not recommend going there after lunch time. Go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gion Koishi also viewed

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
 
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
 

Been to Gion Koishi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Gion Koishi

Address: 286-2 Gionmachikitagawa, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-531-0331
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 286-2 Gionmachikitagawa, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighborhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-531-0331

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gion Koishi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.