"Miyako Odori" is a kind of Japanese traditional dances which drawn up a plan for an entertainment in an exposition in Kyoto, 1872(Meiji 5). It is based on Kabuki, Genji Monogatari (the tales of Genji) or this year's Eto (Chinese astrology), and performed every 1st -30th April since then. Geiko and Maiko in Gion-Machi dance all together and they are absolutely gorgeous. Now it is one of the spring features in Kyoto.

April's seasonal confection of Kyoto has a strawberry taste. They are made of Nerikiri of Tukuneimo (white bean cake of Chinese yam) mixed with freeze-drying strawberries. White sweetened bean paste with strawberries and raspberries is in it and dried strawberry is put on the top. We used plenty of berries to make it special to this season.

We serve a cup of green matcha tea (or choice of coffee) and our wagashi based on our textile design.
Address: 1F, a la croce Bld., 5-4-24, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062
Phone +81 (3) 3407-7877
Open 11:00am-20:00pm
*The tea room opens 1:00pm to 6:00pm Open everyday

store descended from the famous confectionary Kameya Yoshian, that has the reputation of being one of the best Kyoto gourmet locales and it's fame reaches back to the Edo period when the store was first opened in 1803. Since then they've been in business in Sijo Samegai area in Kyoto till now. The owner of the store is the 7th generation.

Address: Shijou Horikawa Higashi Hairu Sakyou-ku Kyoto 600-8498 Phone +81 (75) 221-2005
Open 9:00am-18:00pm Open everyday