Top choice sweets in Imperial Palace & Around

There are two restaurants at the eastern entrance to Imamiya-jinja specialising in aburi-mochi (grilled rice cakes coated with soybean flour) served with miso-dare (sweet-bean paste). Kazariya is on the left side when facing the shrine gate. For over 300 years it has been serving plates of the skewered treats with a pot of tea to enjoy in its traditional teahouse.

It’s a lovely place to take a break after exploring the grounds of nearby Daitoku-ji.