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Shimizu-ippoen Kyoto Main Branch

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Shimizu-ippoen Kyoto Main Branch Description

Located in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, Shimizu-Ippoen Kyoto Main Branch is a unique and captivating café that offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Specializing in Japanese cuisine and sweets, this café is known for its innovative menu and stunning presentation.

One of the standout dishes at Shimizu-Ippoen Kyoto Main Branch is their signature Matcha Snow Cone. Priced at 1,280 yen, this dish is a true feast for the senses. The fluffy shaved ice is topped with a rich and creamy matcha espuma, creating a delightful combination of textures and flavors. This dish is not only visually stunning but also a perfect representation of the café's commitment to quality and creativity.

What sets Shimizu-Ippoen Kyoto Main Branch apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to using high-quality ingredients and traditional Japanese cooking techniques. The café is owned by the renowned tea specialist, Shizu-Ippoen, which has been in operation since 1945. They use freshly ground Uji matcha and other premium tea ingredients to create their delectable sweets and beverages.

The café's interior is equally impressive, with a blend of traditional and modern elements. The serene atmosphere and elegant décor make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal or a cup of tea. Whether you're a tea enthusiast or simply looking for a unique dining experience in Kyoto, Shimizu-Ippoen Kyoto Main Branch is a must-visit destination.

Shimizu-ippoen Kyoto Main Branch Overview


665 Honkawarachō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0963


+81 (0) 75-202-7964


9 minute walk east from Shichijo Station on the Keihan Main Line (towards Kyoto National Museum and Sanjusangendo Temple).
14 minute walk from JR/Kintetsu Tofukuji Station.
23 minute walk east from JR Kyoto Station.

Operating Hours

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

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available



WiFi Available

Stylish Interior

Shimizu-ippoen Kyoto Main Branch Reviews

Shimizu-ippoen Kyoto Main Branch Google Average Rating



Truly the best ice cream I have ever had. We came in here after seeing a big image of shaved ice on a hot day.

We got the matcha shaved ice as well as the matcha soft serve. The shaved ice was good but the soft serve was amazing. The flavour was milky but did not have a grassy feeling like some milk flavored products do. They also had free tea which was super yummy. We bought some to take home.


I was pleasantly surprised by how good the Matcha parfait is!! Heavenly. I'm so happy I went here


APRIL 2023

Visited in the afternoon and it was pretty quiet. Once you are designated a seat, you can put through your order via the touch screen machine. Wait time was not that long and you can get some self serve tea. Highlight was the rich strong matcha cream which compliments the fluffy ice. It looks like a lot but because the cream was light and airy, you can eat a lot without filling overwhelmed. Parfait was good too but I think there was too much vanilla ice cream.