Saryo Tsujiri Tea House, Kyoto

Saryo Tsujiri Tea House, Kyoto

For an authentic Kyoto dessert experience, follow the locals' lead and make a beeline for Saryo Tsujiri, a top-notch spot in Gion renowned for its matcha tea, parfaits, and desserts that are a must-try at least once! Despite being somewhat tucked away amidst souvenir shops, its popularity is unmistakable, with long queues of mostly Japanese girls and women snaking up the store's stairs and spilling onto the street—even on weekdays. But fear not, the wait is well worth it, and there's more seating available than you might anticipate.

The ground floor offers a tantalizing array of treats, from ice cream and tea samplers to delectable sweets infused with Japanese tea, perfect for souvenirs or a pre-dessert indulgence. Upstairs, the cozy cafe awaits, where you can savor matcha tea-flavored parfaits or cakes adorned with an array of toppings and fillings, all in a relaxed, homey atmosphere. Kyoto residents are avid parfait enthusiasts, and this place puts a unique spin on this delicacy using local ingredients.

Among other local favorites is the Tokusen Tsujiri, a decadent creation featuring green tea sherbet, mochi, red bean paste, vanilla ice cream, Japanese cake, whipped cream, and nuts—a true sweetness overload! During the summer months, from April to September, indulge in the refreshing Matcha Kakigori shaved ice, or explore other cold and warm dessert options.

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The English menu comes complete with pictures, so ordering is a breeze—just point and indulge! If opting for ice cream, devour those mochi balls quickly to prevent them from freezing up next to the ice cream and turning into rock-solid nuggets. You can then head to Kawabata Street to savor it by the riverside—a treat for the senses!

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Sight Name: Saryo Tsujiri Tea House
Sight Location: Kyoto, Japan (See walking tours in Kyoto)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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