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Tsuruya-kotobuki Description

Located in Kyoto, Tsuruya-Kotobuki is a charming restaurant that specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine. With a focus on wagashi, or Japanese sweets, this establishment offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other restaurants in the area.

Step into Tsuruya-Kotobuki and you'll be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere. The interior is beautifully decorated with traditional Japanese elements, creating a serene and elegant ambiance. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the restaurant, from the carefully arranged table settings to the exquisite presentation of each dish.

The menu at Tsuruya-Kotobuki features a wide variety of wagashi, each one crafted with precision and artistry. From delicate mochi filled with sweet red bean paste to beautifully decorated seasonal sweets, every bite is a delight for the senses. The flavors are subtle and refined, allowing the natural ingredients to shine.

What truly sets Tsuruya-Kotobuki apart is their commitment to preserving the traditions of Japanese cuisine. The chefs here have mastered the art of wagashi-making, using time-honored techniques passed down through generations. Each sweet is a work of art, showcasing the skill and dedication of the chefs.

Whether you're a fan of wagashi or simply looking to experience the beauty of Japanese cuisine, Tsuruya-Kotobuki is a must-visit. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and elegant atmosphere of this unique restaurant, and discover the true essence of Japanese gastronomy.

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Tsuruya-kotobuki Overview


30-30-6 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto 616-8373


+81 (0) 75-862-0860


3 minute walk from Saga Arashiyama Station (JR) and Saga Station (Keifuku Dentetsu Arashiyama Line)

Operating Hours

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

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Tsuruya-kotobuki Reviews

Tsuruya-kotobuki Google Average Rating



Owner told me shop had been around for 70 years! Nice Sakura Mochi


I think this is the pinnacle of sakuramochi. I have never eaten more delicious sakuramochi than here.
Domyoji's Sakuramochi is small and reasonably priced, but it is still a Japanese sweet that you should try at least once.
The cherry blossom leaves, which are treated as a bonus, play an important role in this sakuramochi. The salted leaves have a wonderful aroma and are soft, and by sandwiching them between two leaves, they stay moist forever, and the saltiness and aroma of the leaves transfers to Domyoji, creating a perfect balance with the elegant sweetness of Ann. Even in summer, it has a storage period of 3 days, and even during that time, the saltiness and aroma will gradually transfer and the taste will change, but since I usually eat it right away, I decided to try it this time.
I used to be able to buy it at Isetan in Kyoto, so I would get off on my way to work and buy it, but now that it's gone, I can only eat it when I go to Arashiyama, and unfortunately there's no cafe there. I thought there was another store in Arashiyama before, but now there is only the main store, and you can't eat there.


Kyoto Arashiyama specialty
✨Arashiyama Sakura Mochi✨

The rice cake is not colored.
Making use of the original natural colors of Domyoji Temple

The bean paste is an elegantly sweet strained bean paste.
I also feel the tenderness of the soft-cooked Domyoji.

Sakura mochi is slightly smaller in size.
Sandwiched between two large cherry blossom leaves
It's completely hidden

Salted cherry leaves from Izu Oshima
It seems to be used
The scent and salty taste of these cherry blossom leaves is also nice.

Now is the season for viewing autumn leaves.
This Sakura Mochi can be purchased all year round.

rather than
This Tsuruya Kotobuki seems to be a sakuramochi specialty store.

It seems that this sweet was created as a souvenir from many long-established restaurants, but this one was given to me by someone who trusts me.

A simple small rice cake wrapped in kindness
It's very "moist"
It was a delicious sweet that made you feel warm.
"It was a feast"

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