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Enjoy Yoiyama to the fullest! Recommended gourmet food to enjoy at Gion Festival, Kyoto

[2024] Enjoy Yoiyama to the fullest! Recommended gourmet foods to enjoy at the Gion Festival in Kyoto

The Gion Festival, a summer tradition in Kyoto, is just around the corner in 2024.

The Gion Festival season, which includes the two days of the Mae Festival (Mae-matsuri) Yoiyama (15th) and Yoiyama (16th), is full of gourmet foods offered by popular restaurants to make the Gion Festival even more enjoyable. Here, we have selected some of our favorite dishes. Don't miss out on the limited-time-only gourmet specialties!
Summer in Kyoto is scorching hot. Here is a list of gourmet foods that you will want to eat even if you have to wait in line for a while.
Gion Festival Yoiyama period/
July 14-16
July 21-23

Contents of this article

1.
[Japanese beef sirloin steak bowl served at a food stall by Karasuuma Kyoto Hotel
2.
A big hit every year! Kohzuki's freshly baked Mitarashi dumplings are soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
3.
[Feel the cool air with Kameya Ryoucho's prototypes of Karasuwadama ice.
4.
Spicy mayo adds an accent! [Dashimaki Sandwich of Seasonal Vegetable Imari
5.
Cappuccino Shaved Ice at Maeda Coffee Muromachi Main Store
6.
A must in summer in Kyoto! Hamo no Tempura at Cafe OWL
7.
Pad Thai at Shijo Pakuchi, where you can enjoy the Thai atmosphere.
8.
Kakuni croquettes at Manzaratei NISHIKI when you are hungry
9.
Crispy and tender [SEKAIYA] onion gratin spring rolls
10.
Warabi mochi (bracken rice cakes) and Takayama's edible yaku-yoke (bad luck repellent) fresh chimaki appear [Ise Genroku, Hachibana-ya
11.
Hamo Katsu Burger at Sake Vegetable Bouta Ichi, a Japanese restaurant that focuses on seasonal dishes.
12.
Gourmet specialties for which you must wait in line! [Pork buns with smeared sauce at Zenjo Hanpochi
13.
[Eirakuya Muromachi Shop's mizu-azuki is a drinkable water yokan (sweet bean jelly).
14.
The delicious dumplings of a popular bar [gyoza and stewed dumplings
15.
Simple and gentle Kyoto flavor [Boulangerie MASH Kyoto] zongzhi bread
16.
Luxurious brochette at Ailes Shinmachi, an authentic French restaurant.
17.
Handmade dumplings wrapped with flavor and love
18.
[Samgyopsal at Veg-Teji-Ya Shijo-Karasuma
19.
[Enjoy authentic Chinese food from the Old Hong Kong Restaurant Kyoto at a food stall.
20.
Chewy noodles and huge pieces of pork! [Chilled chilled chuka at Menya Yuko
21.
Mitarashi flavor accents the parfait! [Japanese-Western mix limited edition parfait at Umezono CAFE & GALLERY

1.[Japanese beef sirloin steak bowl served at a food stall by Karasuuma Kyoto Hotel

Karasuuma Kyoto Hotel (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) is located in Shijo-Karasuma, the heart of Kyoto. During the Gion Festival, a food stall is set up in front of the hotel. The chef grills Japanese beef sirloin steak on a griddle in front of you, and Szechuan-style mapo doufu (bean-paste seasoned with spices) are just a few of the dishes on standby to help you beat the summer heat. For those who want to eat with gusto, order a bowl of rice.

Karasuuma Kyoto Hotel Sirloin Steak Bowl

Sales Menu/
Japanese beef sirloin steak: 2,000 yen
Japanese beef sirloin steak bowl, 2,200 yen
Szechuan-style Bean Curd 800 yen
Szechuan-style mabo-tofu rice bowl, 1000 yen
Peking Duck wrapped in crepe 1000yen
Draft beer 600 yen
Six cocktails, 700 yen each
Sales Date/Time/July 15 (Mon., holiday) and 16 (Tue.) 18:00-22:00
Sales location / In front of Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

Karasuuma Kyoto Hotel

  • Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
  • 652 Nicho-Hanshiki-cho, Shijo-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 1 minute walk from Exit 6 of subway "Shijo Station".
  • Tel. 075-371-0111
  • https://www.hotel.kyoto/karasuma/

2.A big hit every year! Kohzuki's freshly baked Mitarashi dumplings are soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Kohgetsu Kyo-gashi (Kyoto confectionery) produces wagashi with flexible ideas, such as Senju senbei (rice crackers with cream sandwiched between wave-shaped cookie dough). The popular freshly baked Mitarashi dumplings, which sell out before the end of the Gion Festival every year, will be available again this year. The dumplings are made by artisans on the spot, who carefully check the baking conditions of each dumpling to ensure that they are soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Enjoy the reputable taste of the rich sauce made with Okinawan brown sugar.

Kozuki Freshly Baked Mitarashi Dumplings

*Photo is an image

Menu/Freshly baked Mitarashi dumplings 200 yen per dumpling, 5-packs 1,000 yen
Sales period: July 14 (Sun.) - 16 (Tue.) 13:00 - 21:00 *Sales end when all items are sold out
Sales location/Kyogashi place Kougetsu Shijo-Karasuma Store

Kyoto Confectionery Kogetsu Shijo Karasuma

  • Today's spot
  • 681 Nishikishikoji Karasuma Southeast Kakunami-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto MAP
  • 2 minutes walk from exit 21 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel.075-221-1641
  • https://www.kogetsu.com/

3.[Feel the cool air with Kameya Ryoucho's prototypes of Karasuwadama ice.

KAMEYA RYOCHO (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) is bringing a new style of Japanese confectionery to Kyoto, with products such as sliced yokan that can be baked on a slice of bread to make Ogura Butter Toast. At the "Gion Festival," visitors can enjoy the annual Uji kintoki shaved ice and Karasuwatamadamashi ice. The Karasuwadama ice is a product that was perfected after many prototypes to adjust the sweetness. In addition to brown sugar made from Hateruma Island brown sugar, it is topped with shiratama (white rice balls) and Karasuwadama bean paste that was specially cooked to match the shaved ice. Enjoy the coolness of the shaved ice with the specialties of a long-established Japanese confectionery.

Kameya Ryacho Ujikintoki Shaved Ice and Karasuwadama Ice

Sales Menu/
Uji kintoki shaved ice 900 yen
Crow's-feather ball ice 900 yen
Sales Period/July 15 (Mon., holiday) and 16 (Tue.) around 17:00-22:00 *Sales end when sold out
Sales location/Kameya Yoshinaga Kyoto main store

KAMEYA RYOCHO Kyoto Main Store

  • Kameya Yoshinaga, Kyoto Stock Exchange
  • 17-19 Kashiwayacho, Aburaokoji Nishiiru, Shijo-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto MAP
  • Short walk from bus stop "Shijo Horikawa
  • Tel. 075-221-2005
  • https://kameya-yoshinaga.com/

4.Spicy mayo adds an accent! [Dashimaki Sandwich of Seasonal Vegetable Imari

Shunsai Imari (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) offers a variety of dishes using Kyoto vegetables and fresh seafood in an emotional atmosphere of a renovated Kyoto townhouse. The restaurant sells its annual dashimaki sandwich with kujo leek. The dashimaki tamago with kujo leeks, which has been cooked to a fluffy consistency and filled with dashi broth, is sandwiched between toast. The key to the flavor is the spicy mayonnaise. The zingy flavor is sure to be addictive!

Seasonal Vegetable Imari Dashimaki Sandwich

Sales Menu/
Dashimaki Sandwich with Kujo leek (box of 4 slices) 800 yen
Date and time of sale: July 15 (Mon., holiday) and 16 (Tue.), 16:00 - 21:00 (end of sale when sold out)
Sales location: In front of Shunnai Imari store

Imari

  • New Year's Eve Mari
  • 108 Nishi Rokkaku-cho, Rokkaku-dori Shinmachi Nishiiri Ru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture MAP
  • 7 min. walk from Exit 6 of "Karasuma-Oike" subway station.
  • Tel.075-231-1354
  • 7:30-10:00 (last reservation/9:30)
    17:30-23:00 (LO/22:00)
  • https://www.kyoto-imari.com/

5.Cappuccino Shaved Ice at Maeda Coffee Muromachi Main Store

Maeda Coffee (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto), established in 1971, has long been a favorite coffee shop in Kyoto. In addition to its home-roasted coffee, the shop offers a wide variety of morning coffee, hearty lunches, and a wide selection of sweets. The Muromachi main store offers cappuccino shaved ice only in summer. The shaved ice made with their special coffee will make you forget the heat.

Maeda Coffee Muromachi Honten

Menu / Coffee shop cappuccino shaved ice: 850 yen at food stalls, 950 yen inside the store
Sales period/July 15 (Mon., holiday) and 16 (Tue.) *Sold in the store until around September
Sales hours: 14:00- in the store, 17:00- at food stalls
Sales location / Maeda Coffee Muromachi main store in the store and at the stall in front of the store

Maeda Coffee Muromachi Honten

  • Mae Da Coffee - Muromachi Honten
  • 236 Hashibenkei-machi, Takoyakushi-dori Karasuma-nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto MAP
  • 4 minutes walk from Exit 22 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel. 075-255-2588
  • 7:00-18:00 (LO/17:30)
    7:00 - 22:00 (LO/21:30) on July 14 (Sun.) - 16 (Tue.)
    Opening hours are subject to change.
  • https://www.maedacoffee.com/shopinfo/honten/

6.A must in summer in Kyoto! Hamo no Tempura at Cafe OWL

Cafe OWL (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto) is popular for its lunch plates using fresh ingredients and homemade sweets. During the "Gion Festival" season, the popular Hamo no Tempura Gion Festival set is available every year! The set includes freshly fried, fluffy and crispy hamo (conger eel) tempura, shiso leaves and chikuwa tempura. Enjoy it with your favorite seasoning of either green tea salt or plum sauce.

Menu/Tempura of pike conger eel, Gion Festival set, 1,000 yen
Sales period / July 15 (Mon., holiday) and 16 (Tue.), 17:00-22:00 approx.
Sales location / In front of Cafe OWL store

Cafe OWL

  • Cafe Awl
  • 165-2 Fudo-cho, Takoyakushi-dori Nishinotoin Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoMAP
  • 8 minutes walk from Exit 26 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel. 075-746-5144
  • Weekdays 11:00-16:00 (LO/ 15:00)
    Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 11:00-16:30 (LO/16:00)
  • https://cafe-owl.com/

7.Pad Thai at Shijo Pakuchi, where you can enjoy the Thai atmosphere.

The interior of the restaurant, which is a reproduction of a Thai restaurant in a renovated machiya (a traditional Kyoto townhouse), is full of exotic atmosphere. The popular menu at Shijo Pakuchi (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto), where the chef, who has experience at a local hotel, serves Thai fried noodle Pad Thai. The sweet and sour sauce is addictive and popular. You will surely feel the authentic atmosphere when you try this classic street food.

Shijo Pakuchi

Sales Menu/
Thai fried noodle pad thai, 858 yen at lunch time, 880 yen at dinner time
Gapao Rice: 880 yen at lunch time, 1078 yen at dinner time
Various other Thai and Vietnamese dishes
Sales period: Year-round
Sales location / In the store

Shijo Pakuchi

  • market pak choi
  • 21-1 Kakugoyama-cho, Nishinotoin Higashi-iru, Shijo-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto MAP
  • 5 minutes walk from exit 26 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel. 075-256-0892
  • 11:30-14:30 (LO/14:00), 17:30-22:00 (LO/21:30)
    Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 17:00-22:00 (LO/21:30)
  • https://shijopakuchi.foodre.jp/

8.Kakuni croquettes at Manzaratei NISHIKI when you are hungry

Enjoy obanzai and creative Japanese dishes made with seasonal ingredients in a renovated Meiji-era kimono store in a traditional Kyoto townhouse. At "Gion Matsuri," pork kakuni croquettes are served at the store. Slowly stewed tender pork kakuni is a specialty of Manzaratei NISHIKI (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture). The flavor-soaked pork stew has a strong presence even when made into croquettes. Stop by if you are hungry.

Manzaratei NISHIKI

Menu/Kakuni croquettes (250 yen per croquette)
Sales Date/Time: July 13 (Sat.) - 16 (Tue.) 14:00 - 22:00
Place of sale / Manzaratei NISHIKI Sold in front of the store

Manzaratei Nishiki

  • Manzarate Nishiki
  • 317 Uradeyama-cho, Nishikikoji-dori Karasuma-nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto MAP
  • 2 minutes walk from exit 22 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel.075-257-5748
  • 17:00-23:00 (LO/22:30)
  • https://www.manzara.co.jp/shop/nishiki/

9.Crispy and tender [SEKAIYA] onion gratin spring rolls

SEKAIYA is an Italian restaurant (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) where you can enjoy a course meal that incorporates an abundance of seasonal ingredients. This year, the "Gion Festival" limited menu item is an onion gratin spring roll. One bite and the onion gratin melts from the freshly fried, crispy dough. Taste the sweetness of the onion and the savory flavor of the bacon.

SEKAIYA Onion Gratin Spring Rolls

Sales Menu/
Onion gratin spring rolls (2) 500 yen
Fried chicken 500 yen
drink
Draft beer: 500 yen
Homemade syrup sours (strawberry, melon, kiwi, lemon, tangerine) 500 yen
Date and time of sale / July 13 (Sat.) to 16 (Tue.) *Evening to evening on July 13 and 14, and daytime to evening on July 15 and 16
Sales location / In front of SEKAIYA store

SEKAIYA

  • sequaya
  • 301-1 Uradeyama-cho, Nishikikoji-dori Muro-machi Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto MAP
  • 3 minutes walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station
  • Tel. 075-257-3447
  • 17:00-23:00 (LO/22:00)
  • https://manzara.co.jp/shop/sekaiya/

10.Warabi mochi (bracken rice cakes) and Takayama's edible yaku-yoke (bad luck repellent) fresh chimaki appear [Ise Genroku, Hachibana-ya

Ise Genroku Hachibana-ya, a long-established Japanese confectionery established in 1708 (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto), produces edible "yakuyaku-yoke" (bad luck repellent) raw chimakis to be given to the Takayama Preservation Society. The uchi-maki are pure white and chewy, wrapped in bamboo leaves with a talisman to ward off bad luck. This whiteness and chewiness are achieved by using domestically produced rice flour and steaming the rice while carefully monitoring the finish. The Yoiyama Warabimochi, sold at the festival, is eaten cold and has a melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Ise Genroku Tachibana-ya Zongzi and Strawberry Cake

Mae Festival: Yoiyama Warabimochi 378 yen
Sales period / Tuesday, July 16, 9:30 - 17:30 *Sales end when sold out
Sales location / Ise Genroku Tachibanaya stores

After Festival: Takayama's edible fresh zongzi (3 pieces) to ward off bad luck, 1,200 yen *Takayama's zongzi for decoration to ward off bad luck, 1,000 yen
Sales period / July 21 (Sun.) to 23 (Tue.) 10:00 to 21:00 (until around 20:00 on July 23) *Sales end when all items are sold out.
Place of sale / Takayama Preservation Society (advance reservation at Ise Genroku Tachibanaya store andonline store(Also available at)
41, Korotanidana-cho, Sanjodori Shinmachi Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
*Sales at Ise Genroku Tachibanaya stores will be available only on July 22 (Mon.) and 23 (Tue.)

Ise Genroku, a restaurant with a flower arrangement

  • Ise Genroku Nana Banya
  • 16 Higashizume-cho, Sanjo-dori, Horikawa Higashiiriru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto MAP
  • 7 min. walk from Exit 2 of Subway "Nijojo-mae Station".
  • Tel.075-221-1912
  • https://www.kyowagashi.jp/

11.Hamo Katsu Burger at Sake Vegetable Bouta Ichi, a Japanese restaurant that focuses on seasonal dishes.

Sakegabo Ich (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) is a Japanese restaurant where customers can enjoy seasonal ingredients on a menu that changes daily. During the Gion Festival, the restaurant will sell a limited number of hamo cutlet burgers made with hamo (conger eel) from the Seto Inland Sea, which is in season during the summer. Be sure to try this unique Kyoto hamburger topped with Shibazuke tartar sauce. The homemade shaved ice (two kinds: strawberry milk and green tea strawbimochi), also on the limited menu, is also popular every year.

Sake Vegetarian Restaurant Ichinohamo Katsu Burger

Sales Menu/
Hamo Katsu Burger 800 yen
Homemade shaved ice with strawberry milk 500 yen
Homemade Green Tea Strawberry Mochi Shaved Ice 500 yen
Meyer Lemon Sour 500 yen
Sales period: July 14 (Sun.) from evening, July 15 (Mon.) and 16 (Tue.) from noon to night, July 22 (Mon.) from evening
Sales location: Sake Vegetarian Restaurant Ichi, in front of the restaurant (terrace seating is also available)

first-class restaurant

  • main character position
  • 1F Vol Volant, 431 Koyutadanamachi, Shinmachidori Shijo Kamigaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto MAP
  • 4 minutes walk from Exit 26 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel. 075-212-5690
  • 17:30-22:00
  • http://www.kyoto-ichi.net/

12.Gourmet specialties for which you must wait in line! [Pork buns with smeared sauce at Zenjo Hanpochi

The shimidare pork buns from the Beijing restaurant Zenjo Hanpochi in Shijo, Kyoto (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) are a Gion Festival specialty that is so popular that people line up every year to get their hands on one. Each one is carefully handmade with a wish to eliminate bad luck, and at approximately 13 cm in diameter, it is a hearty treat. The inside is stuffed with large ingredients such as pork, shiitake mushrooms, yama-kurage mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. The dish is served with a generous amount of the special sauce, which is served separately.

Zenshikan chubby

Menu/Shimidare pork buns 500 yen
Sales period: July 13 (Sat.) - 16 (Tue.), 11:30 - ends when sold out
Sales location: In front of the Zenjo Hanpochi store

Zenshikan chubby

  • Zezekan chubby
  • 283-2 Tenjinyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture MAP
  • 4 minutes walk from Exit 26 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel.075-257-5766
  • 11:30-15:00 (LO/14:00), 17:00-22:00 (LO/21:00)
  • https://kiwa-group.co.jp/zezekan/

13.[Eirakuya Muromachi Shop's mizu-azuki is a drinkable water yokan (sweet bean jelly).

Eirakuya, established in 1946, is a long-established shop dealing in karaimono (tsukudani) and amaimono (confectionery). The Muromachi store (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) offers mizu-azuki only during the Gion Festival. The popular mizu-azuki is a drinkable mizu-yokan with a refreshing sweetness that goes down your throat smoothly. It is recommended as an accompaniment to the "Gion Festival," which is expected to be scorching hot.

Eirakuya Muromachi Store

Menu/Mizu-Azuki Bean Curd 520 yen
Date and time of sale: July 13 (Sat.) - 17 (Wed.) and 19 (Fri.) - 24 (Wed.), 10:00 - close when sold out
Sales location / In front of and inside Eirakuya Muromachi Store

Eirakuya Muromachi Store

  • Eirakuya Muromachi Branch
  • Nishi side, Takoyakushi Ueru, Muromachi Dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto MAP
  • 5 minutes walk from Exit 22 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
    Six-minute walk from Exit 6 of Karasuma-Oike Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-255-6601
  • 10:00-19:00 (normal)
    *Changed to the following hours only during the Gion Festival
  • July 14 (Sun.) - 16 (Tue.) 10:00 - 21:00
    Sunday, July 21, 10:00 - 20:00
    Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23, 10:00 - 21:00
    Closed on Thursday, July 18 and Thursday, July 25
  • https://www.eirakuya.co.jp/

14.The delicious dumplings of a popular bar [gyoza and stewed dumplings

When you pass through the noren curtain of Gyoza and Nikomi on the first floor of SUINA Muromachi in Karasuma (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto), you will find a large U-shaped counter reminiscent of a popular bar. The stewed dishes stewed in a large pot and juicy bite-sized grilled gyoza are perfect for a quick drink. Gyoza and fried dumplings, the signature dishes, are sold at the Gion Festival. Enjoy the easy-to-eat bar food.

Dumplings and stewed dumplings

Sales Menu/
Gyoza (dumpling) 500 yen
Fried tofu 500 yen
Shaved ice 500 yen
Sales date/time/July 15 (Mon., holiday) and 16 (Tue.) 11:00 - 21:30 *Open all day
Sold at Gyoza and Nikomi store front, inside the store, and at the front entrance of Shijo Dori

dumplings and stew

  • Gyoza and smile
  • 1F SUINA Muromachi, 78 Hakodani-hoko-cho, Shijo-dori Muromachi Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoMAP
  • Directly connected to Exit 26 of Hankyu Karasuma Station
  • Tel.075-341-2531
  • 11:00-15:00 (LO/14:30), 17:00-22:00 (LO/21:30)
    Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 11:00-22:00 (LO/21:30)
  • https://www.instagram.com/gyoza_nikomi/

15.Simple and gentle Kyoto flavor [Boulangerie MASH Kyoto] zongzhi bread

Boulangerie MASH Kyoto (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) is popular for its Kyoto-style bread made by the owner who trained in Paris, France. The bakery is selling zongpan baked in bamboo leaves during the "Gion Festival" season. The dough is filled with sweet bean paste and white bean dumplings, giving the bread a Kyoto-style wagashi (Japanese sweet) flavor. To be sure to get your hands on one, it is recommended to visit the store early in the day.

Boulangerie MASH Kyoto's Zongzipan

Menu/Dongzipan 310 yen
Sales date/time/June-July 8:00-19:30
Sales location / Sold at Boulangerie MASH Kyoto

Boulangerie MASH Kyoto

  • Blancherie Mash Kyouto
  • 568 Toro-cho, Higashinotoin-dori Takatsuji-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto MAP
  • 4 min. walk from Exit 5 of subway "Shijo Station".
  • Tel. 075-352-0478
  • 8:00-19:30
  • https://www.instagram.com/mashkyoto/

16.Luxurious brochette at Ailes Shinmachi, an authentic French restaurant.

Ailes Shinmachi (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto), which offers authentic French cuisine in an at-home atmosphere, has increased the number of brochettes it offers, which were very popular last year, to four. The menu includes duck fillet seasoned with sherry vinegar and honey sauce, grilled steamed abalone with a refreshing balsamic sauce, and other dishes that are usually served as part of a course menu.

Ailes Brochette

Sales Menu/
brochette
Duck fillet: 800 yen
Scallops 800 yen
Salmon 800 yen
Abalone 1000yen

the rest
interpoint (interword separation)lambGrilled pork with mustard (1) 1,000 yen
Yale Special Curry 600 yen
Cold pasta 600 yen
Lamb Curry 700 yen
Fried chicken and quiche: 500 yen each
Vichyssoise 400 yen
Escargot (1 piece) 300 yen
Drinks (draft beer, wine, sangria) from 500 yen each
Sales period: July 14 (Sun.) - 16 (Tue.) 17:30 - 21:30
Sales location / In front of Ailes Shinmachi store (store is open for normal business)

Ailes Shinmachi Branch

17.Handmade dumplings wrapped with flavor and love

Since its establishment, the restaurant's signature dish has been sui-gyoza, or water dumplings. In 2021, they opened a take-out shop called "Hand Wrapping Studio Rakuzenro" (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) near the main store. During the "Gion Festival," both restaurants will offer a variety of food items at a flat 500 yen price. Enjoy Chinese dishes such as gyoza (dumplings), shrimp yaki-sai, and xiaolongbao (small basket dumplings), which are perfect for eating on the go.

Rakusenro

*Mizu gyoza is sold exclusively at the Rakesenro main store.

Sales Menu/
Rakesenro main restaurant: Steamed dumplings, steamed dumplings, steamed shrimp dumplings, shrimp yakisai, xiaolongbao, shark fin dumplings, black pepper fried dumplings, sesame dumplings: 500 yen each
Hand-wrapped dumplings at Rakuzenro: Steamed dumplings, shrimp steamed dumplings, shrimp yakisai, xiaolongbao, shark fin dumplings, black pepper fried dumplings, sesame dumplings (500 yen each), wrapped Chinese cabbage with meat (200 yen)
Draft beer, Taiwan beer (mango, lychee) 500 yen each
GINON 500 yen
Soft drinks 300 yen
Sales Date/Time/July 15 (Mon., holiday) and 16 (Tue.) 18:00-23:00
Sales location: Terrace of Raksenro main store, Teppan Kobo Raksenro

Rakusenro

  • Rakusenro
  • 1F Toyomoto Bldg. 37, Shijo-sagaru, Higashinotoin-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto MAP
  • 1 minute walk from Exit 19 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel. 075-351-4900
  • 11:30-14:30, 17:30-22:00
  • https://www.rakusenroh.jp/

18.[Samgyopsal at Veg-Teji-Ya Shijo-Karasuma

Veg-Teji-Ya Shijo-Karasuma (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) is a restaurant specializing in samgyeopsal (pork without wrapping is just pork), well known for its copy "A pig without wrapping is just a pig. In addition to samgyeopsal with a variety of meats and toppings, the restaurant offers authentic Korean cuisine and a full lineup of drinks, including makgeolli and chamisulu (Korean rice wine). During the Gion Festival, the restaurant will sell kalbi samgyeopsal. Perfect for those who want to eat meat with gusto.

Vegival Shijo-Karasuma

Sales Menu/
Yutare Kalbi Samgyeopsal with kimchi, ¥650
Sotok 550 yen (1 bottle)
Cheese ball 550 yen
Draft beer 400 yen
Date and time of sale / July 14 (Sun.) - 16 (Tue.) from 12:00 p.m.; from 14:00 p.m. on July 14
Sales location / In front of Veg-Tezi-Ya Shijo-Karasuma store

Veg-Tezi-Ya Shijo-Karasuma

  • Veg-Tezy-Ya, Shijo-Karasu-Suma-Ten
  • 133 Zenchoji, Ayakoji-dori Muro-machi Nishiiru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto MAP
  • 4-minute walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station
  • Tel. 075-361-0129
  • Monday-Friday 17:30-23:00 (LO/22:30)
    Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 17:00-23:00 (LO/22:30)
  • https://vege-teji-shijokarasuma.com/

19.[Enjoy authentic Chinese food from the Old Hong Kong Restaurant Kyoto at a food stall.

The "Old Hong Kong Restaurant Kyoto" (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) offers authentic Chinese cuisine made with carefully selected ingredients in a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere. For the first two days of the festival, a food stall will be set up in front of COCON Karasuma to sell special dishes at reasonable prices. Recommended menu items are rice with beef ribs and starchy sauce and shark's fin pork buns. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy authentic Chinese food at a casual price.

Rice with Beef Rib Stew at Old Hong Kong Liquor House Kyoto

Sales Menu/
Beef belly rice with starchy sauce, Hong Kong-style fried noodles with soy sauce, 700 yen each
Shark fin pork buns, spring rolls (2), Peking duck (500 yen each)
Mango pudding, coconut milk with tapioca: 500 yen each
Coconut dumplings (2 pcs), sesame dumplings (2 pcs), 400 yen each
Egg tart 300 yen
Draft beer 600 yen
Sales Date/Time/July 15 (Mon., holiday) and 16 (Tue.) 18:00-22:00
Sales location / In front of the main entrance of COCON Karasuma

Old Hong Kong Restaurant Kyoto

  • Oludo Japanese Language Institute
  • COCON Karasuma B1F, 620 Suiginya-cho, Shijo-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto MAP
  • Directly connected to Exit 23 of Hankyu Karasuma Station
    Directly connected to Exit 2 of Shijo Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-341-1800
  • 11:30-15:30 (LO/ 15:00), 17:00-22:00 (LO/ 21:00)
  • https://oldhongkong-kyoto.net/

20.Chewy noodles and huge pieces of pork! [Chilled chilled chuka at Menya Yuko

Popular ramen restaurant Menya Yuko (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) is selling a limited number of chilled yashi chuka during the "Gion Festival". The chewy homemade noodles are topped with cucumber, egg, and tomato. To finish off the dish, a thick slice of chashu pork is added to the noodle! Enjoy the refreshing summer flavor accented by the spicy mustard flavor.

Photo is for eating and drinking in the restaurant.

Menu/Cold yashi chuka (Chinese-style noodles) 1,100 yen
Sales Date/Time/July 15 (Mon., holiday) and 16 (Tue.) 17:30-22:00
Sales location / In front of Yuhkoh Menya store

Noodle Shop Yuhkoh

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  • 588, Bano-cho, Karasuma Nishiiru, Anekoji-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan MAP
  • Right next to the subway "Karasuma Oike Station"
  • Tel. 075-256-3434
  • 11:00-15:00, 17:30-22:00
  • https://yukou-kiyo.com/

21.Mitarashi flavor accents the parfait! [Japanese-Western mix limited edition parfait at Umezono CAFE & GALLERY

Umezono Cafe & Gallery (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) is the cafe of Umezono Chaya Umezono, which has many fans for its Mitarashi dumplings made with the same production method since its establishment in 1927. During the "Gion Matsuri" season, the cafe offers a limited edition Gion Matsuri parfait with cute cookies branded with the Hoko float. Brown sugar strawbaked rice cake, soy sauce crumble, vanilla ice cream, and other toppings are topped with Mitarashi sauce. Enjoy the coolness of the parfait, which mixes Japanese and Western flavors and offers a variety of mouth-watering tastes.

Parfait at Umezono CAFE & GALLERY

Menu / Gion Matsuri Parfait 1150 yen
Sales period: July 14 (Sun.) - 16 (Tue.) 15:00 - 21:00 (LO/20:30)
Sales location: Inside Umezono CAFE & GALLERY

Umezono CAFE & GALLERY

  • Umezono Cafe & Gallery
  • 180 Fudocho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture MAP
  • 7 minutes walk from Exit 24 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel.075-241-0577
  • 11:30-18:30 (LO/18:00) ** to June 30, 11:30-17:30 (LO/17:00)
  • 7 days a week
  • https://umezono-kyoto.com/cafe/
*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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