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Gion Kinana Honten

#14 of 166 Dessert in Kyoto#229 of 13,352 Places to Eat in Kyoto}
$$ - $$$
570-119 GionchoMinamigawa, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-525-8300
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black sesame” (3 reviews)
“parfait” (12 reviews)
“ice cream” (19 reviews)
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570-119 GionchoMinamigawa, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely icecream dishes. We had the berry berry and the italiano. The queue seemed long but it moved quickly.

Thank Lyn&MarkfromOz
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This shop is my most favorite ice-cream shop in Kyoto. The ice cream, made from kinako (soy bean powder), tastes really fresh and soft. Served together with a cup of hot tea, it is a perfect combination after your long day strolling around Kyoto. My...More

Thank Afifa A
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The cafe is specialist in fresh ice cream and parfait. We've tried the signature parfait, Soy-bean fresh ice cream and also the cake roll with kinana mochi! I love the parfait a lot !

Thank Vivian L
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My second visit to this ice cream, sweets cafe. They specialise in fresh ice cream, I love the green tea and kinako icecreams. They only have Japanese sweets (ice cream flavour, mocha based sweets and red bean stuff). If you like this kind of stuff,...More

Thank MiaOzJp
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The shop has many quirks, well elaborated by other reviewers before me. I'll summarize them here: -no take-outs -cake sold out fast -tucked away at an inconspicuous corner -minimum one order per customer, no sharing All of these made the visit unpleasant, as I was...More

Thank eventidephoenix
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This ice-cream parlour in the heart of Gion is quite camouflaged. You need to open the door to see the shop. They are known for the soy-bean ice cream using roasted soybean flour (kinako). If you are dining in, each person in the party has...More

Thank Ale C
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

the place located in the beautiful gion area, but it were very secluded and there is no signage whatsoever. so you just need to followed the direction in the internet. we queue for around half an hour, each person should order one menu. the ice...More

Thank Nadya W
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was looking for shaved ice, and picked this spot from the Trip Advisor reviews. Even using Google Maps, I had a very hard time finding the shop, as it was not well marked. I finally took a chance and opened a door, and found...More

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The ice cream is amazing!!! Much better, less sweet than Tsujiri's parfaits. The dekitate ice cream flavour that day was brown sugar, and it was our favourite. We also each ordered the Japanese parfait and finished it in 15 mins. They also serve complimentary green...More

Thank twjn
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Visited at 6pm, good time to go as very quiet. I had the Kinana Japon parfait and my husband the 3 scooped Kinana Sanshumori. Tasty and interesting but I didn't love. Great if you wanted to try an ice that is a little out of...More

Thank Margo S
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570-119 GionchoMinamigawa, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-525-8300
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