Saryo Hosen (Tea House)

KYOTO

Saryo Hosen is one of my favorite tea houses in Kyoto. It’s located in a quiet residential area near Shimogamo Shrine. Though it’s not very conveniently located, a lot of people come and enjoy its delicate Japanese sweets.

Saryo Hosen
Saryo Hosen

You can have tea and sweets in the traditional Japanese wooden townhouse, machiya. The atmosphere is tranquil and tasteful with a beautiful garden.

the refined garden
the refined garden

Every time I go there, I order warabimochi (bracken starch dumpling), which is made fresh to order. Maybe you’ll be surprised by its unique texture. It’s very smooth, but a little chewy. It’s sweet and authentic.

warabimochi
warabimochi

Now the warabimochi is 1,100 yen. The prices are not very cheap, but I think everything is great value for money. Of course, the service is nice, too.

【Saryo Hosen】
25 Shimogamo Nishitakagi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City,Kyoto
Tel: 075-712-1270
10:00 a.m.―5:00 p.m. (LO: 4:45 p.m.)
Closed: Wed, Thu.
URL: http://www.housendo.com/housen.html (Japanese)
Access: 3 minute walk from the bus stop “Shimogamo Higashi-honmachi”