Amairo Cafe

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Amairo Cafe



Located in an alley near Karasuma station  is ‘Amairo’, a small cafe that is famous for their round taiyaki, a Japanese cake (usually fish-shaped) filled with either azuki (sweet bean paste), custard or a mix of the two.

‘Amairo’ is off the beaten path and can be a little hard to find. The entrance of the alley faces a tower-mansion in a semicrowded street. It has no clear signs except for a small chalkboard that hangs inside the entrance so doesn’t stand out. Once you do find the entrance, walk all the way to the back and you will find the shop on your left.

The cafe has a Japanese style wooden facade with glass windows incorporated in the wood, we are in Kyoto after all.

The interior is modern but simple. There are 2 counters with counterchairs, 1 standing stable and two pair-seats (small benches) next to a window in the back with a view of a mini Japanese garden.

Amairo has a simple menu that offers drinks: “coffee, soda or juice” and of course the their main treat, Amairo’s TAIYAKI.

Amairo’s taiyaki are very special as they have are round shaped unlike the traditional taiyaki that are usually fish-shaped. The taiyaki comes with 3 types of fillings: “custard, azuki or a mix of both”.

They are freshly baked, so absolutely delicious and go very well with a cup of coffee.

If you are in Kyoto a visit to Amairo is heavily recommended.

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お店の外観は京都だからウッドとガラス が和風のスタイルに組み合わせてしています。絶対に観光者に大喜びです。








Contact Information

242 Kugikakushicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8423
Social Information
Business Hours
12:00 - 18:30
Closed on
Closed: Tuesday


Nearest Station
Hankyu Kyoto Line - Karasuma Station

Business Hour
Closed Now

  • Monday
    12:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday
    12:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday
    12:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday
    12:00 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday
    12:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday
    12:00 pm - 06:00 pm