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Gion Kinana Honten

570-119 GionchoMinamigawa, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-525-8300
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (22 reviews)
“parfait” (12 reviews)
“berry berry” (2 reviews)
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570-119 GionchoMinamigawa, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ice cream here is different to anything i've ever had. It may not suit all tastes as it is not generically sweet, but the texture is just amazing. You have to order one ice cream per person starting at 500 y for one scoop,...More

Thank Carrie Z
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

On a rainy late afternoon walk around Gion, we chanced upon another amazing food find. There was no queue probably because of the inclement weather. The Japanese has honed their skills for using the humble soya bean to a fine art and their specialty soy...More

Thank SingaporeLoneGranger
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Lovely icecream dishes. We had the berry berry and the italiano. The queue seemed long but it moved quickly.

Thank Lyn&MarkfromOz
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

This shop is my most favorite ice-cream shop in Kyoto. The ice cream, made from kinako (soy bean powder), tastes really fresh and soft. Served together with a cup of hot tea, it is a perfect combination after your long day strolling around Kyoto. My...More

Thank Afifa A
Reviewed June 3, 2017

The cafe is specialist in fresh ice cream and parfait. We've tried the signature parfait, Soy-bean fresh ice cream and also the cake roll with kinana mochi! I love the parfait a lot !

Thank Vivian L
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

My second visit to this ice cream, sweets cafe. They specialise in fresh ice cream, I love the green tea and kinako icecreams. They only have Japanese sweets (ice cream flavour, mocha based sweets and red bean stuff). If you like this kind of stuff,...More

Thank MiaOzJp
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

The shop has many quirks, well elaborated by other reviewers before me. I'll summarize them here: -no take-outs -cake sold out fast -tucked away at an inconspicuous corner -minimum one order per customer, no sharing All of these made the visit unpleasant, as I was...More

Thank eventidephoenix
Reviewed November 16, 2016

This ice-cream parlour in the heart of Gion is quite camouflaged. You need to open the door to see the shop. They are known for the soy-bean ice cream using roasted soybean flour (kinako). If you are dining in, each person in the party has...More

Thank Ale C
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

the place located in the beautiful gion area, but it were very secluded and there is no signage whatsoever. so you just need to followed the direction in the internet. we queue for around half an hour, each person should order one menu. the ice...More

Thank Nadya W
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I was looking for shaved ice, and picked this spot from the Trip Advisor reviews. Even using Google Maps, I had a very hard time finding the shop, as it was not well marked. I finally took a chance and opened a door, and found...More

Thank Cynthia F
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
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570-119 GionchoMinamigawa, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighborhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-525-8300
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