Saryō Tsujiri Kyōto Isetan


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Saryō Tsujiri Kyōto Isetan

Matcha lovers will find their seventh heaven at Tsujiri Kyōto Isetan. Inside Kyōto Station, the long-standing store—hailing from Uji—serves parfaits, ice-creams, sweets and drinks, all rigorously prepared using the finest Uji matcha green tea. Try the exquisite combination of matcha milk (¥630) with the 'dango to warabimochi' (¥401). The shop is also a great spot for omiyage (souvenirs).


Kyoto, perhaps the spiritual home of the elaborate tea ceremonies in Japan, has much to say about when and how to enjoy it to its fullest. But the city also enjoys a rich coffee culture, with countless sophisticated and quirky coffeehouses scattered around the city. Today, Kyoto boasts old-style cafes (kissaten) along with more western-style cafes. Picture drinking a fresh, creamy matcha latte or a hot cup of black coffee while ambling around the characteristic cobbled streets lined with wooden houses, temples, and shrines.