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Take a refreshing break at the sweets shop [Saruya] in the precincts of Shimogamo Shrine

Saruya is a rest area located in the Shimogamo Shrine grounds. It is said that there used to be an ice house (a place where snow and ice stored in winter are kept until summer) next to the O-tamidono Hall in the precincts of Shimogamo-jinja Shrine. Following the ancient ritual of the ice house in midsummer, the shaved ice served at Saruya is named "ice from the Kamo ice house," and is made of dense, hard ice that contains as few impurities as possible. The ice is cut thinly and finely with a blade, and melts softly in the mouth like the first snow.


Matcha green tea azuki bean 1,000 yen. Matcha green tea is made from fragrant Uji green tea and served with a generous amount of Hosen-do's signature carefully cooked Tanba Dainagon azuki bean grains.

Other sweet treats on offer include "shinmochi" (rice cakes), which are based on a traditional custom of praying for good health and safety by eating them. Enjoy a cool break while admiring the greenery of Tadasunomori.


Resting Place SARUYA

  • samurai guard house (Heian and Kamakura periods)
  • 59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture Shimogamo Shrine precincts
  • 12 minutes walk from Keihan "Demachiyanagi Station"
    7-minute walk from the bus stop "Shin-Aoibashi"
  • Tel.090-6914-4300
  • 10:00-16:30
  • 7 days a week
  • No parking (paid parking available at Shimogamo Shrine)
  • https://www.shimogamo-jinja.or.jp/saruya/
*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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