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Tsujiri Honten

#29 of 11,436 Restaurants in Kyoto
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573-3 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-561-2257
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Carmel, Indiana
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

All 3 locations are equally good. The one in Kyoto Station may be the most accessible for visitors, though the atmosphere of the "honten" or main store and the surrounding neighborhood is a treat in itself. Locals have made pilgrimages here for decades to get the best green tea sweets in Japan. Unless you plan multiple trips here, you really... More 

Thank Kevin Y
Brooklyn, New York
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Such an awesome find in the Gion area of Kyoto. After a nice morning at the Kyomizu temple, we decided to have a treat somewhere nearby and found this great spot. One parfait and one shaved ice later, we all agreed this was our favorite spot for a fancy treat thus far. Don't be confused by several other parfait places... More 

Thank theoperadiva
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

When in Kyoto visiting these sorta dessert cafes is a must. Tsujiri Honten comes highly recommended. Thankfully there wasn't much of a line when we were there around 4pm. Simple layout with wooden tables & chairs. Brown interior with nice lighting. The ground floor sells tea whereas desserts are served on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Service is friendly &... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I ate a fair bit of green tea ice cream during my trip to Japan but the ice cream from here was by far my favourite! We had takeaway cones one day and also tried the cafe on the first floor for parfait sundaes another day. Both experiences were good and delicious. It is perhaps a little pricier than some... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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128 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This place will make you come back for more! It has loads of mouth watering treats, like its mousse and ice cream and mochi. Take your treats sparingly as a little too much and your stomach could start to feel a little sick:( Lovely ambiance upstairs too!

Thank adventure_freedom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Nice desserts and I suppose it's a popular place since there is always a queue. However, you should not be daunted by the queue because it is relatively fast-moving and this place has two levels for eat-in. I had the houjicha parfait... I wasn't particularly impressed but my friend had the matcha parfait and I think that is nicer. However,... More 

Thank Dandelion_muse
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I give 4 star not 5, because it's pricey, no doubt for the quality and taste. I love the matcha ice cream, not the price... But worth to try I visited there on 6pm and so lucky just wait for 2 pax to be served.

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Was in the area and wanted to try the parfait as was recommended by many. We tried 3 different kinds and it came up to about ¥4,000. Wasn't too bad but kinda ordinary for the price. Not too busy and was good to take a break there. Would not make a special trip there though.

Thank Andylkj
Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Lined up for 20-30 mins for a table, line moved pretty fast so it wasn't so bad. I had the parfait which had a bit of everything in it - matcha whipped cream, matcha ice cream, jelly, mochi, castella cake, chestnut....lets just say the cup was filled to the top! We also had the more traditional Japanese dessert called warabi... More 

Thank missykei
Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Kyoto style green tea desserts. Luxury cafe extremely popular among locals. Very tasty desserts and milk shakes. You can sit and relax enjoying your desserts upstairs.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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Staying in Gion

Neighborhood Profile
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.