Traditional Kyoto Sweets at Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten 鍵善良房 本店 (Gion)

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A best-kept secret among the locals in Gion, Kagizen Yoshifuza was established as long ago as the mid-Edo period, and and has been making traditional Kyoto sweets for hundreds of years. The shop is quaint but elegant, showcasing a ceiling-to-floor view of a well-manicured garden.

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The atmosphere is tranquil, serene and one is instantly transported to a different headspace from the crowded streets of the busy geisha district outside.

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We begin our meal with two cups of roasted tea and some sweets.

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And before we knew it, our desserts arrived. We ordered the Chilled Arrowroot Noodles (¥1000) with brown sugar and warabi mochi (¥1000).

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Let’s start with the warabi mochi. This Japanese sweet is a jelly-like confection made from bracken starch and covered in kinako or soybean powder. It’s often served with a side of brown syrup.

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