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Desserts: Japanese Sweets

Chogoro Mochi

Chogoro Mochi Description

Located within the grounds of the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto, Chogoro Mochi is a charming tea house that specializes in traditional Japanese sweets. This quaint establishment offers a unique dining experience, combining the tranquility of the shrine surroundings with the exquisite flavors of their handmade mochi.

One of the highlights of Chogoro Mochi is their signature mochi, which is made using traditional techniques and high-quality ingredients. The mochi is soft and chewy, with a delicate sweetness that perfectly complements the various fillings and toppings. From classic flavors like red bean paste and matcha to more adventurous options like yuzu and kinako, there is a wide range of choices to satisfy every palate.

The interior of the tea house is beautifully decorated in a traditional Japanese style, with tatami mats, low tables, and sliding doors. The peaceful atmosphere and attentive service create a serene dining experience, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the rich flavors and cultural heritage of Japanese sweets.

Whether you are a fan of mochi or simply looking to experience authentic Japanese cuisine in a tranquil setting, Chogoro Mochi is a must-visit destination. Indulge in the artistry and craftsmanship of their handmade mochi while enjoying the serene ambiance of the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

Chogoro Mochi Overview


Bakurocho, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto 602-8386


+81 (0) 75-461-0005


5-minute walk from Hakubaicho Station on the Keifuku Electric Railway.

Operating Hours

Sun: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thur: Closed
Fri: Closed
Sat: 9:00AM-5:00PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Take-out Available



Chogoro Mochi Reviews

Chogoro Mochi Google Average Rating



When I visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, I always stop by to buy souvenirs to take home.
I love the sweetness of adzuki beans, which is just the right amount, not too sweet, so you can eat as many as you want.
I always eat too much, so I bought 2 pieces for 400 yen and split them over 2 days.
I wanted to show you the bean paste inside, but the mochi around it is soft and when you bite into it, it becomes flattened, so don't worry, it may look like there isn't much, but there is a lot of it.
When I get home, I enjoy it with tea while feeling like Hideyoshi is eating it.


This is a venerable sweets shop that was presented to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who liked it so much that he gave it the name of the product. The main store is also nearby, but this one is located in a building halfway up the grounds of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

I visited Tenjin on the 25th on a weekday.
It was just before 10am, and the store was about 80% full.

It's dark inside and there's no air conditioning.
There was only a huge blower and a few other fans.
It's not scorching hot, but it's not super cool either.
If you want to cool down in midsummer, I think it would be better to use a nearby store.

[What I ate]
Chogoro mochi sencha set ¥500

Two small mochi sweets that are perfect for a quick snack.
It's elegantly sweet and delicious.
It seems like the price has gone up quite a bit, but I think it's still cheap.
No wonder it has been loved for so many years.

Thank you for the meal!


It is delicious and has been loved for many years as a specialty.
The atmosphere is nice and the sweetness of the red bean paste is just right for your tired body.

There are many mochi sweets that are loved on the approach to temples and shrines, but this one has an elegant feel.

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