Restaurants in Kyoto

A cafe produced by "Yojiya", the famous oil blotting paper shop! What is the charm of "Yojiya cafe in Ginkaku-ji" where you can feel perfect atmosphere of "Wa(Japanease)".

Quote: Tabelog / http://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2601/A260301/26002253/

Speaking of oil blotting paper born in Kyoto, "Yojiya" is the famous production company.
Now it deals not only with oil blotting papers, but also with basic cosmetics and beauty items, many of which became popular.

Therefore, "Yojiya" is known for oil blotting papers, but now "Yojiya cafe" became a famous spot for tourists.

Yojiya cafe has original menus such as matcha and Japanese sweets, drinks and Wa (Japanese) sweets, and these menus attract many people.

"Yojiya cafe" pays attention not only to the menu, but to the building which should not be missed.

The building of "Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji" preserves old traditional style with authentic Kyoto atmosphere, and outside the building there is a beautiful garden.

It's very rare to be able to visit a cafe in this atmosphere, so it is appreciated by local people and many tourists.

This edition features charming points of "Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji".

Table of contents for this article

1, Basic and useful information of Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji
2, Authentic Kyoto! Charming points only in Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji
3, Inside Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji and menu
4, Comments from EnjoyJapan! Editorial dept.
5, Access to Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji
6, The information of other Yojiya cafes in Kyoto
7, Recommended information around Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji

1, Basic and useful information of Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji

Basic information

Shop curtain of Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji

Name: Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji
Prefecture: Kyoto
Area: Kyoto city area (around Ginkakuji, Tetsugaku-no-michi)
Postal code:606-8421
Address: 15 Honenin-cho, Shishigatani, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
Closed: Open everyday

・10:00 ~18:00 *L.O17:30
*Working hours changes according to season

Official site:http://www.yojiyacafe.com/index.html
Tabelog site:http://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2601/A260301/26002253/

Useful information

Average minimum cost: up to 1000 yen / person
Less than 10 minutes walk from the nearest station: No
Free Wi-Fi: Unknown
Credit card: Accepted
Seats number and type: Unknown/Japanese Style
Occasion: Lunch/Cafe
Purpose: Family/Friends/Alone/Date
Foreign language speaking staff: Unknown
Smoking/Non-Smoking: Non-Smoking only
Parking: No *There are metered parkings nearby.
Take out: No
Other useful information:

・"Yojiya cafe" is so famous that it is often crowded. In Kyoto, there are other 3 Yojiya cafes, such as "Sanjo"shop, "Sagano-Arashiyama"shop and "Gion"shop besides the one in Ginkakuji.
・"Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji" is located in the middle of Tetsugaku-no-michi (Philosopher's walk), and it's possible to visit together with sightseeing spots, such as "Ginkakuji", "Tetsugaku-no-michi", "Eikando" and "Nanzenji".

Authentic Kyoto! Charming points only in Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji

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There are 4 Yojiya cafes in Kyoto. Among them, the hottest one is "Ginkakuji"shop.

The shop in Ginkakuji is located along "Tetsugaku-no-michi (Philosopher's Walk)" which is famous for cherry blossom and scarlet maple leaves in Kyoto, and the outward appearance is much different from the other standard cafes.

The cafe's building preserves old style and inside the cafe there is an expansive garden.
The building with this beautiful scenery was transformed into cafe.

Inside the cafe tatami mats are laid and tourists enjoy cafe time having a rest with a view of the garden. The atmosphere is really attractive and you can spend precious "time".

Yojiya cafe's charming point is not only the building, of course. Special attention is paid to the menu, too.

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No need to mention Kyoto's typical "matcha", and there are a lot of original drinks such as "Yojiya cafe's special cappuccino" and popular Japanese traditional sweets and modern confectionery.

Popular sightseeing spots that represent Kyoto such as"Ginkakuji (Silver pavillion)""Tetsugaku-no-michi""Eikando""Nanzenji" are located in the same area, therefore this is the ideal spot to take a rest in the middle of sightseeing course. That's another point which make us happy.

"Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji" is the only place where you can enjoy the preserved building and authentic Japanese atmosphere, and that's why we recommend it.

3, Inside Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji and the menu

Here we would like to show some photos of "Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji" and its menu.

Inside Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji


Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji is different from the other cafes, because it uses Japanese old building as it was. The garden is also characteristic which creates "relaxing atmosphere" with authentic Kyoto taste when it's seen from inside the cafe.


You may feel relaxed inside the "Wa (Japanese) taste" cafe. This kind of building is very rare as a cafe, and you can spend precious time.


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This is outside appearance of Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji seen from the garden. It looks like an ordinary house from old time.

Menu of Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji

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"Yojiya set" is the most popular menu. Inside of Japanese "Wa" space, you can have "Wa sweets and drinks". A symbolic face of Yojiya mark is drawn on the surface of the drink!


"Yojiya's matcha cappuccino" is also one of popular drinks. You can see people taking pictures of this Yojiya face mark here and there. :)



This is "match parfait".

In the menu there are various drinks and sweets, not only "Yojiya set" or "Yojiya's cappuccino", but also matcha tea, or cakes and sweets such as zenzai (sweet red beans with rice cake).

Besides, each "Yojiya cafe" has different menu, so it's a good idea to enjoy each cafe's original menu.

4,Comments from EnjoyJapan! Editorial dept.

Lighting of Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji

There are many fashionable cafes in Kyoto. "Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji" which we feature in this edition, is atmospheric building with Kyoto taste, which looks like a prestigious Japanese restaurant. The atmosphere which reminds us of old time is kept outside and inside, and cafe time admiring the garden there becomes precious and remarkable moments. There are 4 Yojiya cafes in Kyoto, but if you would like to visit one with Kyoto taste, we would recommend "Ginkakuji" shop.

Inside the shop, besides the cafe, there are some "Yojiya" goods such as "oil blotting papers" are sold, so you can buy souvenirs here.

5, Access to Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji

Postal code:606-8421
Address: 15 Honenin-cho, Shishigatani, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
Transportation (Trains&Bus&Taxi):

From JR Kyoto station, take Kyoto city bus, get off at "Kinrin shako mae" and walk 5 minutes
From Keihan line "Maruta-machi" station, take taxi for 10 minutes

Information around "Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji" shown by Google Street View

Please take a look at buildings and view around "Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji" by Google Street View.

6, The information of other Yojiya cafes in Kyoto

Here is a list of other Yojiya cafes in Kyoto.

Yojiya cafe in Sanjo

Postal code:604-8082
Address:Fuyamachi Higashi-Kita kado, Sanjo-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city

Yojiya cafe in Gion

Postal code:605-0073
Address: Izawa bldg. 2F, 266 Gion-machi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city

Yojiya cafe in Sagano-Arashiyama

Postal code:616-8375
Address: 2-13 Tateishi-cho, Sagatenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Tokyo city

7, Recommended information around Yojiya cafe in Ginkakuji


Tipical spot of "cherry blossom in Spring and scarlet maple leaves in Autumn"! Take a walk on "Tetsugaku-no-michi",Philosopher's Walk, Kyoto's famous flowery view spot along waterway!

World Heritage in Kyoto "Ginkakuji (Jishoji)" - silver pavilion! Experience its remarkable garden and Ginkaku's beautiful figure reflected on the pond water.

Charming points of "Eikando (Zenrinji)", which is famous for scarlet maple leaves in Autumn! Night illumination planned in Autumn 2015!

"Nanzenji" in Kyoto, famous for waterway which is introduced by TV show! Experience the exclusively beautiful Autumn "Artistic maple leaves (with illumination)"!
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Date created:2016/07/08

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