It's still hot these days.
I want to overcome the lingering heat with shaved ice.
Shimogamo-jinja Shrine, which is known for the "Mitarashi Matsuri" introduced the other day,
preserved snow in the ice room of Tadasu Forest long ago.
In the summer, they presented ice to the Imperial Court, and people used ice to pray for good health.
Based on this historical event, Kanmi-dokoro "Saruya", which operates a shop in Tadasu-no-Mori forest in the precincts of
Shimogamo Shrine, offers pure white shaved ice just like the first snow in the summer season.
Enjoy the ice that goes well with condensed milk and brown sugar syrup to remind people of the time.
59 Shimogamo-Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City
3 minutes walk from the city bus stop Shinaoi-bashi Bridge.