Japanese Matcha Desserts at Shimizu Ippoen (清水一芳園) in Kyoto

Japanese Matcha Desserts at Shimizu Ippoen (清水一芳園) in Kyoto

Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto

Shimizu Ippoen (茶寮翠泉) is a Kyoto based traditional teahouse, cafe and shop specialized in Japanese matcha desserts. The infamous Japanese green tea matcha powder is nowadays considered a superfood and one of its features, among many, is its versatility. However, to find high quality matcha is not always easy. At Shimizu Ippoen you can rest assure you will get the best matcha since they only use the freshest matcha directly harvested and refined in Kyoto prefecture. The place Shimizu Ippoen cafe has a black façade and looks like a traditional Kyoto house from outside:     Inside, expect a diaphanous space with comfortable seats and minimalist...

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Restaurant Mamecha [豆ちゃ] in Ishiba Koji, Kyoto

Restaurant Mamecha [豆ちゃ] in Ishiba Koji, Kyoto

Restaurants in Kyoto

Mamecha is a Japanese style restaurant located in a typical traditional Kyoto house in Ishiba Koji, an old and quite neighbourhood of the ancient city of Kyoto. One can really feel the old Kyoto atmosphere in Ishiba Koji. The streets remain stone-paved and the area is full of traditional Kyoto houses and Japanese style gardens. However, it is a bit difficult to find restaurants there since many of them barely publicize or just have small signboards in Japanese. For instance, see how Mamecha looks like from outside in the image below. Apparently it could be a guest house or even...

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Japanese Matcha Desserts at Saryou Suisen (茶寮翠泉) in Kyoto

Japanese Matcha Desserts at Saryou Suisen (茶寮翠泉) in Kyoto

Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto

Saryou Suisen (茶寮翠泉) is a Kyoto based traditional teahouse, cafe and shop specialized in Japanese matcha desserts. The infamous Japanese green tea matcha powder is nowadays considered a superfood and one of its features, among many, is its versatility. However, to find high quality matcha is not always easy. At Saryou Suisen you can rest assure you will get the best matcha since they only use the freshest matcha directly harvested and refined in Kyoto prefecture. The place Saryou Suisen looks like a traditional Kyoto house from outside:     Inside, expect dark brown tones and minimalist decoration typical from Kyoto.  What to...

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