There are some cafes I’d like to drop in when I go to Kyoto station. Not only matcha ice cream, we can enjoy parfaits, matcha soba noodle, and pure powdered green tea.
I recommend you to go if you would like to have a break around Kyoto station.
Gallery café Kyoto saryo
It’s on the 2nd floor of the central gate of Kyoto station.
We can have traditional Japanese fresh sweets made by shops of longstanding in Kyoto with powdered green tea or leaf green tea here.
It’s not only drinking and eating but also their tea bowls are worth looking at because it’s “Gallery café”. The concept is similar to the spirit of tea ceremony.
I’ve heard some of their fresh sweets are limited in Kyoto saryo.
Today I had “Fukujuso” sweet made by Kameyayoshinaga in Shijo Horikawa, Kyoto.
The tea bowl was black deep one with a bamboo painting, which was suitable in February.
Gallery café Kyoto saryo
2nd floor of Kyoto station building, Shioko-ji kudaru Karasuma-dori Shimogyo-ku Kyoto
Just beside the information center
Café business hour 12:00-19:00 (L.O. 18:30)
Interesting gallery space for traditional crafts in Kyoto saryo
Not only tea bowls, but also we can enjoy gallery space of traditional crafts, which changes according to the seasons.
It’s the exhibition of small sake cups made of pottery this month.
Sake will be more delicious if we drink with beautiful cups.
Seeing the exhibition, I was thinking that I would like to lend the waiting room of Tea Ceremony Koto if some artists want to show their works near Kinkakuji temple.
*I’m planning to decorate Hina doll from February 21st in Tea Ceremony Koto and have tea ceremony for Hina doll festival.
(Hina doll is the beautiful Japanese doll for Girl’s festival in March 3rd.)
Sake cups exhibition in Kyoto saryo
January 16th to February 25th in 2016
Café for Matcha sweets
Although Kyoto saryo is the café we can have pure matcha with traditional sweets, there are popular café for matcha ice cream or parfait also.
Tsujiri have long lines every day both in Kyoto JR Isetan and Gion shop.
If you would like to go before getting on the train, it’s better to keep enough time.
Business hour: 10:00～20:00(L.O. 19:30)
6th floor of JR Isetan department store
In Suvaco in Kyoto station, we have another matcha café “Nakamurato-kichi”, which has a main store in Uji Kyoto.
There are lines at noon on Saturday when I went there.
The jelly made of matcha and matcha noodle (soba) looked very popular.
We can also buy some matcha chocolates and Hoji tea chocolates for Valentine’s Day beside the café.
Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto station store
The west ticket gate of JR Kyoto station, 3rd floor of SUVACO Kyoto Isetan