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Yojiya Cafe Ginkakujiten

15 Shishigatanihounenincho Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8421, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-754-0017
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“green tea” (3 reviews)
“tatami” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Shishigatanihounenincho Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8421, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Barely any cafe in the world can claim to have a better view than this! Sip on a cup of matcha (superb) as you look over a beautiful Japanese garden. Amazing stop on a stroll along Philosophers' Walk.

1  Thank Jan K
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The staff speak in very kind voice, and the view is good for eating dessert. The price is reasonable.

Thank Kittitath N
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Read it on a blog and decided to visit after Ginakuji on the way to Nazenji. Limited space, might have to wait but we were lucky. The view was amazing and the service great. We got the ice matcha, matcha lattes and the Yojiya set....More

1  Thank Ivey B
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Stopped at one the Yojiya cafes for a quick lunch during our visit to Kyoto. Good food served quickly.

Thank niagarariverfatman
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a green tea pick me up while on the temple circuit. Fast, friendly service with a great garden and clean toilets. It was worth the stop.

Thank bikerbroker
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Yojiya is a cafe/restaurant chain that has a different menu at each location. This particular location only serves drinks and desserts. It is a perfect stop along the philosopher's path, as it is pretty close to the halfway point. You are seated on a tatami...More

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

This is a perfect stop along your walk on the Philosopher's Path but use your google maps or you will miss it. It serves tea and coffee and desserts as you sit on tatami mats facing the most beautiful garden. This experience makes you reflect...More

2  Thank Kai-Surfrider
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

A place easily overlooked. At first you probably walk right by this place but as soon as you enter you can enjoy a nice cold green tea cappucino overlooking the beautiful garden. A true must see!

1  Thank Remy B
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is only a cafe/dessert place, no main courses. Even though the food and drinks are more on the average side, the presentation and atmosphere bump it up to the very good category. It's traditional in the sense that you required to remove your shoes,...More

4  Thank MAIS77
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

We found this place along Philosopher's walk and fortunately stopped for an iced matcha. We also enjoyed gateaux chocolate, a somewhat rare find in this corner of the world. Sit on 2nd floor and enjoy the garden.

2  Thank MJH161
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US$7 - US$9
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Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
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  • Address: 15 Shishigatanihounenincho Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8421, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-754-0017
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