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Fun is all here! 8 recommended gourmet spots around Kiyomizu Gojo

From trendy bars where you can enjoy yourself from noon, to food stores where you can drop in on a whim, to coffee shops where you can feel the nostalgia of the old days, we will introduce you to the "Kiyomizu Gojo Area", a hot spot where you can enjoy yourself in a variety of ways. [The area is easily accessible from sightseeing spots such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kodai-dera Temple! The Kiyomizu Gojo area is a hot spot, and is gaining momentum as more and more popular spots appear on the scene!

1.A new sensation! You can encounter doughnuts as a dish at Gojo's RONMADOR.

BARMANE (LOMMADOR), which closed its physical store in August, opened a new doughnut specialty store combining doughnuts and food at the same location. The shop offers three types of doughnuts, including old fashioned doughnuts made from ancient wheat and rice flour, and bread doughnuts made from ancient wheat, topped with carefully prepared dishes, in about six varieties or more. All are available in both side dish and sweet dessert varieties, making them perfect for a meal as well as a snack.


Tomato and turnip hummus salad for 750 yen. Hummus, deep-fried turnips, tomatoes, and homemade basil sauce. Goes great with the gently sweet doughnuts!


  • Lommador
  • 295 Sugiyacho 295 Sugiyacho, Yanagibaba-dori Matsubara-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 9 min. walk from Exit 1 of Gojo Subway Station
  • Tel: None
  • 11:00-18:00

2.Pour your favorite wine by yourself! SUMI in Kiyamachi, Tokyo

A natural wine and coffee shop has appeared on the corner of Kiyamachi-dori Matsubara. Customers purchase a coin and pour their favorite wine themselves. The second floor is a wine cellar with tags with unique recommendations from the staff.


Natural wine dispensers are 500 yen per glass. A special coin is purchased for 500 yen to pour wine. There are 25ml, 40ml, and 60ml quantities depending on the type of wine. The wine to be paired with the Visitandine (left) is 330 yen. This is a local pastry from the Laurenne region in northeastern France. Characterized by a buttery flavor similar to that of a financier.


  • Japanese sea perch (Lateolabrax japonicus, esp. referring to an adult)
  • 182-10 Minoya-cho, Kiyamachi-dori, Matsubara-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 6 min. walk from "Kiyomizu Gojo Station" of Keihan
  • Tel. 075-746-4555
  • 10:00 - 23:00

3.PARLOR Koyaji in Matsubara is a wine tavern with cute furniture and vessels.

It is located along a street that is quiet at night, even though it is in the middle of the city. Keiichi Miyazaki loved this serene location and opened his own restaurant. After five years of experience at a French restaurant in his hometown of Gifu and more than 10 years at Gojyuka Group restaurants such as Gojyumatsu, he finally achieved his long-cherished dream of becoming an independent chef. The theme of the restaurant is a wine tavern, and there is a full lineup of dishes that go perfectly with alcoholic beverages. The originality of the dishes, such as shumai and kiriboshi-daikon (dried radish) with an Italian taste, are very enjoyable.

Interior view of PARLOR Koyaji

Duck cutlet - with red wine Worcestershire sauce - 1,200 yen. Unusual for a duck dish, the cutlet is cooked at low temperature and fried crispy at high temperature. The sauce is light to match the duck meat.


  • Parlor Koyaji
  • 299-5 Chuan-cho, Yanagibaba-dori Matsubara-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 10 min. walk from "Kiyomizu Gojo Station" of Keihan
  • Tel. 075-585-5559
  • 15:00-23:00 (Food LO/22:00, Drink LO/22:30)

4.Take a breather at a coffee shop with a focus on coffee [WINDY, a coffee shop with only home-roasted coffee

[At WINDY (Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture), a home-roasted coffee-only store, 16 grams of beans and 90 cc of hot water are used per cup. The beans are measured and ground for each order, and the coffee is brewed using a cotton filter. Because the taste changes as the quantity changes, he always brews each cup of coffee one at a time. In the 53rd year of running this coffee shop, roasting is done with a roasting machine in the corner of the store to get the best roast for each bean. The menu consists only of home-roasted coffee and a few desserts, and it is this belief in serving what he thinks is good with confidence that deepens the flavor.


Blended coffee with a sense of depth and three-dimensionality 600 yen

Home-roasted coffee shop WINDY

  • Jikkabayasen Kohi-only-no-mise WINDY
  • Honmachi Bldg. 2F, 1-48 Honmachi-dori Gojo-sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 minutes walk from Exit 2 of "Kiyomizu Gojo Station" of Keihan
  • Tel. 075-561-1932
  • 7:00-18:00 (LO/17:30)

5.A comfortable space like a coffee shop that has taken root over the years [Sodashoten Kisshitsu

Keiko Ito opened the coffee shop of her dreams, envisioning "a place where local people can gather and enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee. She runs the cozy space with a five-seat counter all by herself. The elderly people enjoying coffee and chatting with each other are just like those at a traditional coffee shop.

Sagata Shoten Coffee Shop
Sagata Shoten Coffee Shop

Bucket sandwich ham and cheese 580 yen and blended coffee 400 yen. Morning is a bargain at 780 yen for the set. The baguette is soft and easy to eat, and the sourness of the carrot rapé accents the taste. Medium and deep roasted blends are available in mild and slightly bitter types

Sagata Shoten Coffee Shop

  • relay cafe
  • 307-1 Chuan-cho, Yanagibaba-dori Matsubara-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 10 minutes walk from Exit 3 of "Kiyomizu Gojo Station" of Keihan
  • Tel.080-6209-6804
  • 8:00 - 16:00
    Saturday 8:00-15:00, 17:00-22:00

6.[The KIND" is a comfortable habit of buying only what you want.

Yuka Tominami opened a food store selling food by weight in a renovated space where her great-grandfather's printing shop had been established. Her love of travel led her to open the store with the desire to establish the package-free culture she had seen in many countries in Kyoto. Everything you see, from nuts, pasta, olive oil, and crunchy vegetable vegetables, are all items that she can wholeheartedly attest are "delicious!

the kind appearance
the kind assortment

If you don't have a container, buy a jar and fill it with as many egg-, milk-, flour- and white sugar-free crunchy vegetables and chocolates as you like. Photo shows a medium jar, 150 yen *g sold

the kind

  • The Kind
  • 2-84-2 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 minutes walk from Keihan Kiyomizu Gojo Station
  • Tel: None
  • 12:00-17:00

7.Cake Clover, which has been making people happy with its confections for more than 80 years, relocates and opens a new location.

Founded in 1940, this long-established bakery attracted attention in the 1970s for its wedding cake technology, and even received orders from members of the royal family. Now that the store has moved from its former location in Muromachi Gojo, which was marked by its atmospheric tile exterior wall, the company now accepts bridal orders and sells more sweets that bring a little happiness to everyday life. The cakes made by the confectioners are pure and never get old, in keeping with the teachings of the first generation to "use high quality ingredients and make them carefully.


Cream puff 220 yen. The custard cream is made without using vanilla beans and is filled with the flavor of the ingredients.

Cake Clover

  • 446-2 Karamono-cho, Kawaramachi Nishiiru, Kaminoguchi-Dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 7 min. walk from Exit 5 of Gojo Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-343-1241
  • 10:30-18:30

8.The choice of snacks is an important memory for someone [Akina's snacks].

In the showcase and in front of the cookies, name plates are written in hiragana. Akina Morikawa, owner and pastry chef, tells us with a smile, "We want small children to be able to read them by themselves. She does not use any ingredients that contain alcohol and strives to create sweets that can be enjoyed by men and women of all ages. The standard items are Chokoshu, representing sweet, and Remonrool, representing light and refreshing. In addition, fresh cakes such as Shoto cake using seasonal fruits and Kimagure Tarte are gaining fans in the neighborhood. The die-cut cookies featuring squirrels and other animals are sure to be a welcome souvenir for the year-end and New Year's holidays.

Akina's snack Appearance
Akina's snack Chokoshu

Choko shu 300 yen. Cocoa flavored puff pastry, chocolate custard, and sable dough with a crispy surface.

Akina's snack

  • 580-1, Hon Shiogama-cho, Gojo-sagaru, Kawaramachi-Dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 minutes walk from Keihan Kiyomizu Gojo Station
  • Tel. 075-352-5565
  • 10:30-19:30
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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