Kyoto Saryo (京都茶寮) is both a Japanese tea house and a gallery, located in the second floor of the Kyoto Station building.
As soon as I saw it I decided to enter.
It was the last day that I would be in Kyoto before going to Osaka.
The atmosphere was very nice. It was very Japanese.
I was struck by how many people were having tea and the traditional wagashi sweets. Probably, tea culture in Kyoto is stronger than in Tokyo.
My wife and I were the only foreigners there, we must have looked out of place 🙂
Our teas arrived quickly, and the presentation was flawless.
My matcha must have been whisked by an expert. I can’t yet reach such a good looking layer of foam.
It was all very good. I will definitely visit again.
Update: Kyoto Saryo has closed.