Introducing eXcafe Gion Yasaka, a “secret spot” cherry-blossom viewing spot near Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto.
A secret cherry-blossom viewing spot in Maruyama Park, next to Yasaka Shrine
eXcafe Gion Yasaka, located next to Yasaka Shrine and located in Maruyama Park, which is known as a famous spot for weeping cherry blossoms, is a hidden cherry blossom viewing spot. You can enjoy Japanese sweets while looking at the cherry blossoms in full bloom from the hill.
If you look outside from the second floor of eXcafe Gion Yasaka, you can see a picture-perfect view no matter where you cut it. The scenery of the good old days will make you feel as if you have traveled back in time. You can enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Gion weeping cherry blossoms, along with the gourd pond where carps swim gracefully, the scenery of the garden designed by Jihei Ogawa, the 7th generation in the Taisho period, and the people enjoying cherry blossom viewing.
Hand-baked dango set & bracken-starch dumpling parfait
For Japanese sweets that you want to enjoy while gazing at the cherry blossoms, we recommend the “Hokuhoku (warm) Dango (dumpling) Set” from the signature menu. The dango placed on the charcoal grill can be twirled with your own hands as you grill them until they are browned. Two flavors are available: mitarashi and adzuki beans. You can taste it with authentic matcha using organic tea leaves from the long-established Harimaen, which was founded in 1855.
In addition, ice cream that uses plenty of organically grown matcha and hojicha, light-colored “Tenryuji Parfait” with plenty of bracken rice cake, and black roll cake “Kyoguro Roll Kuromaru” that is kneaded with bamboo charcoal are also offered. It seems that you can spend a relaxing cherry blossom viewing time while enjoying the taste of Japan.
“eXcafe Gion Yasaka”
【Address】 467 Maruyamacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
【Business Hour】 10:00 – 18:00
【Official Instagram】 https://www.instagram.com/excafe_yasaka/