At the Kyoto Confectionary Museum, visitors can experience Kyoto-style confectionary and Kyoto’s culture of hospitality. Skillfully utilizing the narrow front of the premises, the typically Kyoto-style building has a tearoom on the 1st floor and an exhibition room on the 2nd.
The tearoom “Shounken,” named by Urasenke tea ceremony master Hounsai Sen Genshitsu is located on the 1st floor. Visitors can enjoy fresh Kyoto-style sweets and flavorful green tea sitting. The ryureishiki style in which participants sit in chairs is used, so visitors can enjoy the experience without worry. There is a spot garden by the tearoom, where visitors can relax and forget time in a “Wa” space and a tranquil environment of that includes plum trees given by Kinkakuji Temple and a water harp cave, while listening to the clear melody of the water.
In the exhibition room on the 2nd floor, visitors can enjoy learning about the history of Japanese confectionaries by watching an experienced Japanese pastry chef skillfully making sugary treats and viewing confectionary design books and models from the Edo Period, and other materials about Japanese confectionaries, accompanied by a short explanation from a guide.
|Closing day||Monday (When Monday is a holiday, it is open and the next day it closes.)|
|Business days and hours||From 10:00 to 17:00|
|Fares||/Entrance fee: Free
/Fee for the tea room ¥700
A group of 10 or more needs a reservation.
|Address||331-21 Yanagizushi-cho Kamidachiuri-agaru Karasuma-dori street Kamigyo-ku Kyoto City|
|Public Transportation||5-minute walk from Kyoto City Bus Karasuma-Imadegawa Stop
5-minute walk from Imadegawa Sta. on the Subway Karasuma Line