Kanmidokoro Gion Rakuraku

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    Kanmidokoro Gion Rakuraku

    Unique sweets fusing Japanese and Italian taste

    Rakuraku is located on Hanamikoji Street in the heart of Gion, Kyoto’s most traditional and historical street.  A popular French restaurant in Kameoka City is the owner company of Rakuraku.  On the second floor of a classical machiya townhouse, Rakuraku welcomes people with original fine sweets.  The room used to be a private bar for customers to enjoy dinner and entertainment by maiko and geiko.  Rakuraku offers fine sweets for adults, keeping the sweetness to a minimum and using fine ingredients.  Their recipes are a unique fusion of Japanese and Italian created by experienced Kyoto cuisine and Italian chefs working in the next-door restaurant.  Gelato using fine black bean powder from the Tamba region, kanten jelly flavored with roasted Japanese tea, and parfait with tube cake using extremely delicate sugar are the top three popular items.  Anmitsu (jelly and fruits topped with sweet red bean paste) and assorted sweets are also recommended.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. Introduced in Hiru, Gion wa Tanoshi magazine, Fujin-gaho, August issue, 2014.  *Information is subject to change.


    Name Kanmidokoro Gion Rakuraku
    Address 570-122 Gion-cho Minami-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-532-0188
    Hours 13:00-18:30 (L.O.)
    Closed Irregularly
    Recommended There are three varieties of parfaits (matcha green tea and seasonal); Shaved ice during summer months is also popular.