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かざりや Kazariya

  • Sweets
  • Arashiyama / Kinkaku-ji Temple Area
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  • Price Rangelunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
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Arashiyama / Kinkaku-ji Temple Area
96 Murasakinoimamiya-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 603-8243, Japan
  • Sweets
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lunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
Date of post:2016/10/24

Recently paid attention to tourists from abroad, Kazariya has long loved by the local kids and elderly.

It is located closely next to IMAMIYA JINJA, an ancient Shinto shrine built in the 8th century for people’s good fortune and prevention from illness.

Kazariya is said to have opened its business as a small stall to entertain worshippers and visitors to the shrine by serving green tea and simple sweets in the Edo period, around 500 years before.
Its specialty is after all the simple sweets, ABURI-MOCHI, literally broiled rice cake.
The rice cake is made from steamed sticky-type rice and beaten in cakes.
After putting on thinly divided bamboo skewers, it is broiled over charcoal fire and applied a mixture of white miso and Kinako, powdered soy beans. How simple it is!
But we have this type of simple sweets across Japan.

The Japanese-style café, Kazariya, serve warm green tea with Aburi-mochi either in tatami-mat rooms or on the chairs with tables outside.
Eating the rice cakes with green tea really makes us feel peaceful, happy, and content.

Located in the north corner of Kyoto City, Kazariya
stands at three minutes’ walk away from Imamiya Jinja-mae bus stop, the 46 ROUTE for Kyoto City Bus.
It’s 30 or 40 minutes by bus from Shijo-Kawarama chi to the bus stop.

There is a tiny landscape garden behind it, composed of pine trees, cherry trees, a carpet of moss, and a stone lantern, which also keeps us to relax.

The rice cake costs 500 JPY.
We can have as much green tea as you like.
There is another Aburimochi café on the other side of the path to the shrine, called ICHIMONJIYA.
The two are so similar and serve almost the same ones. The taste is said to be subtle different, but I don’t understand the difference between the two.

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