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Jouvencelle in Gion, Kyoto : Let’s Try Matcha Chocolate Fondue | Japan Guide

Kyoto is well-known for Matcha sweets and foods . If you are a Matcha lover, Jouvencelle in Gion, Kyoto is the best place to eat Matcha sweets when you visit Kyoto!


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What kind of sweets come to mind if you think of Kyoto? Kyoto is well-known for Matcha (Green tea) sweets and foods because Kyoto is one of center of Japanese tea culture. The Gion Jouvencelle is the best place to eat Matcha sweets if you want to enjoy great variety of tastes in Kyoto. This shop is very popular among young people now! You can’t miss this shop!

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It’s small shop but cozy and nice interior. So you can enjoy delicious sweets in a relax atmosphere. There are many famous sightseeing spots around the Gion Jouvencell such as Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizu temple. It’s located about 100 meters south gate of Yasaka Shrine. Please have fun sightseeing after enjoying traditional Japanese Kyoto sweets. There is an English menu!


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Let’s take a look at the most popular menu. The most popular menu is Matcha chocolate fondue set/1,350yen (excluding tax). It’s new type of Matcha sweets! I highly recommend it when you visit here.

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It’s set in a “Jubako”, a multi-tiered lacquer food box and cup of Matcha chocolate fondue to dip in. This sweets is delicious and you can also feel the season and traditional Japanese sweets work. This sweets is satisfies your eyes!

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They have various kind of cakes, mochi, sweet potato and fresh fruits (strawberry, banana, orange) in the Jubako. It looks beautiful!


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Please dip fruits and mochi into the Matcha fondue. The Matcha is not too sweet and it’s good combination of mochi, fruits and Matcha.

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After you finish it, the staff will bring you warm milk to pour into the left over Matcha chocolate fondue is turn into a Matcha latte. It’s delicious and good finish to amazing sweets. You can enjoy twice!

I went one time around 3:00 pm, but sadly it’s already sold out. Next time I arrived at 11:00 am, but already full with customers, so I recommend you go in the morning. There are a lot of Matcha cafes in Kyoto. But this place is definitely the best place to eat Matcha. They has 3 cafes and 2 shops in Kyoto, but you can only try Matcha chocolate fondue set at Gion Jouvencell.

Gion Jouvencell

Address : Kyoban Bldg 2F, 482 Kiyoshi-cho, Minami-iru, Yasakatoriimae, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Access : 10 minutes walk from Gionshijo Station on the Keihan Line/15 minutes walk from Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Line
*Located about 100 meters south gate of Yasaka Shrine

Opening Hours : 10:00am ~ 6:00pm

Phone : +81(0)75-551-1511

Website:Gion Jouvencell (Japanese)