Gion is the famous entertainment and geisha quarter on the eastern bank of the Kamo-gawa. While Gion’s true origins were in teahouses...
Gion Finlandia Bar
This stylish Gion bar in an old geisha house is a great place for a civilised drink. The 1st floor is decorated with Finnish touches...
Across from Minami-za theatre, this noodle specialist is an unassuming and casual spot for a nice bowl of noodles while exploring Gion....
264 Gion machi, Kita-gawa, Higashiyama-ku · interesting places nearby
Kagizen Yoshifusa information
This Gion institution is one of Kyoto’s oldest and best-known okashi-ya (sweet shops). It sells a variety of traditional sweets and has a lovely tearoom out the back where you can sample cold kuzukiri (transparent arrowroot noodles) served with a kuro-mitsu (sweet black sugar) dipping sauce, or just a nice cup of matcha and a sweet.
All in all, this is one of the best spots in Gion for a rest. Look for the sweets in the window, the wide front and the noren curtains.