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Kagizen Yoshifusa Shijo Main Branch Description

Nestled in Kyoto's Gion district, Kagizen Yoshifusa Shijo Main Store, a renowned dessert cafe, preserves centuries-old traditions in the art of crafting traditional Japanese sweets. Established during the Edo period, this iconic establishment has been a favorite among tea masters, artists, and literary figures. With an unwavering commitment to selecting seasonal ingredients and using time-honored methods passed down through generations, Kagizen embodies the rich cultural heritage of Kyoto.
Kagizen's menu boasts iconic treats such as 'Kikusuto,' a chrysanthemum-shaped confection made with Wasanbon sugar, and 'Kuzukiri,' known for its simplicity and deep sweetness derived from kudzu, black molasses, and water. Their traditional methods, such as the labor-intensive process of extracting juice from sugarcane for Wasanbon, ensure that each sweet retains its authentic flavor. Kudzu for 'Kuzukiri' is sourced from Morino Yoshino Kuzu Honpo in Ouda Town, Nara Yoshino, guaranteeing unparalleled quality and texture. Kagizen's commitment to quality extends to their choice of brown sugar from a small island in Okinawa, enhancing the unique flavor that complements kudzu's purity.

The interior of Kagizen serves as a living museum, featuring ancient tools and wooden molds that reflect their timeless dedication to craftsmanship. Their sweets are closely tied to Kyoto's seasons and annual events, emphasizing the importance of nature's blessings and celebrating the city's cultural traditions. Kagizen Yoshifusa Shijo Main Store stands as a cultural treasure, offering not just delectable sweets but also a deeper connection to Kyoto's rich history and traditions.

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Kagizen Yoshifusa Shijo Main Branch Overview


264 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0073


+81 (0) 75-561-1818


3 minutes walk from Gion Shijo Station (Exit 7) on the Keihan Main Line
5 minutes walk from Kawaramachi Station (Exit 1A) on the Hankyu Kyoto Line

Operating Hours

Mon: Closed
Tue-Sun: 10:00AM-5:00PM (LO 4:45PM)

Payment methods

Cash, VISA, AMEX, Master Card, JCB, Diners Club

Restaurant Features



Reservations Not Accepted

Wheelchair Accessible

Stylish Interior

Take-out Available

Seasonal menu

Kagizen Yoshifusa Shijo Main Branch Reviews

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Delicious sweets! They have a sweets shop out front and a cafe at the back. As soon as you are seated, you are served tea which was delicious with some sweets. We then ordered the warabi mochi and the transparent noodles with brown sugar sauce - both were great and had the right amount of sweetness. The service was excellent.


An absolute gem of a place. I had the transparent noodles with the brown sugar sauce that was delicious. The restaurant is toward the back and is very peaceful and tranquil. The staff is attentive and welcoming. I highly recommend checking this place out on your trip to Kyoto!

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