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Gion Kinana

Gion Kinana Overview


570-119 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0074


+81 (0) 75-525-8300


5 minute walk from Gion Shijo Station Exit 6 on the Keihan Line.
8 minute walk from Kawaramachi Station Exit 1B on the Hankyu Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Mon: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Tue: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Wed: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Thur: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Fri: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Sat: 11:00AM-5:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, JCB

Gion Kinana Description

Gion Kinana is a charming dessert shop located in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan. This cozy establishment specializes in traditional Japanese sweets and gelato, offering a unique fusion of flavors and textures. With its prime location near the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple and the picturesque Higashiyama district, Gion Kinana is the perfect spot to indulge in a sweet treat after exploring the historic streets of Kyoto.

What sets Gion Kinana apart from other dessert shops is its commitment to using high-quality ingredients and traditional Japanese cooking techniques. The menu features a variety of mouthwatering options, including matcha (green tea) flavored gelato, warabi mochi (a jelly-like sweet made from bracken starch), and anmitsu (a traditional Japanese dessert with agar jelly, sweet red bean paste, and fresh fruit). Each dish is beautifully presented, showcasing the artistry and attention to detail that goes into every creation.

Step inside Gion Kinana and you'll be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere. The interior is tastefully decorated with wooden furnishings and traditional Japanese accents, creating a cozy and serene ambiance. Whether you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth or simply want to experience the flavors of Kyoto, Gion Kinana is a must-visit destination for dessert lovers and food enthusiasts alike.

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted


Sake Selection

Gion Kinana Reviews

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Gion Kinana Tabelog Average Rating



A rather serious & pricey setting to be having desserts. each person is required to order 1 dessert & 1 drink. Now, I am not a big dessert person but their parfait is... excellent 🤤 I devoured it in seconds. It was imho worth the price ✨ Initially wanted to try their kakigori but i think it was for summer specifically 🍧


Each person is required to order one cake and one drink, fair enough.
The experience was amazing, this guys put a lot of passion on it.
Definitely recommend !


visiting this dessert place about 8 years ago. So glad it lasts through the pandemic. The parfait still tastes very good. The rice ball is soft and chewy, and the ice cream mixed with berries were also very yummy. Seasonal chestnut flavor is also very delicious.


Translated from Japanese:

I made a reservation through Instagram and visited during lunch on a holiday. Later on, I noticed that many people came without reservations, and everyone was turned away, so I think reservations are essential. I had the seasonal Mont Blanc Parfait...


Translated from Japanese:

This seems to require reservations. You can make a reservation via Instagram DM. I wonder if it's not strict because people who didn't have a reservation were admitted on the day. I want to come to Kyoto and eat parfait... Of course you can eat the chestnut parfait! ️⭐...


Translated from Japanese:

I had the autumn-only chestnut parfait, which was paired with Japanese sake, and it felt like a luxurious sweet for adults.☺️The staff were all very kind, and while I was taking pictures, they even gave me a bottle of sake. He gave it to me lol...

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