Dec 18,2017 A companion on your journey COFFEE
In a city like Kyoto that is home to a number of sightseeing spots, even locals will have trouble recommending an attractive restaurant because there are so many to choose from! As we have over 20 years of experience in publishing restaurant related magazines, we can recommend the best of the best. Grab a bite of Kyoto!
A companion on your journey COFFEE
Kyoto has so many places to see that visitors must take short breaks while sightseeing. With a delicious cup of coffee in one hand, plan the next adventure or reflect on the trip so far. Coffee’s bittersweet taste adds a little spice to any trip.
01. % ARABICA KYOTO ARASHIYAMA
Arashiyama is a sightseeing area that is filled as far as the eye can see with cherry blossoms in spring and colorful leaves in autumn. Near the TOGETSUKYO Bridge that spans the Katsura River, there is a place to enjoy a cup of coffee while viewing the gently flowing river. All coffees are roasted in-house, including coffee from a plantation in Hawaii and specialty coffees imported from countries world-wide. Relieve the fatigue of your travels with a fragrant espresso or cafe latte (from ¥450).
- % ARABICA KYOTO ARASHIYAMA
ADDRESS: 3-47 Sagatenryuji Susukinobaba-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto / 京都市右京区嵯峨天龍寺芒ノ馬場町3-47
OPEN: 8am-6pm *Until 4pm on Dec. 31
CLOSED: Irregular holidays (closed Jan. 1 to 4)
PRICE: Cafe Latte from ¥450
02. SLOW JET COFFEE KODAI-JI TEMPLE
This coffee shop is located in the precincts of KODAIJI Temple, a popular sightseeing spot. Enjoy this shop’s specialties, which include coffee made from beans roasted on the spot, then each cup is carefully made using the drip method (SLOW coffee) and espresso made with deep-roasted beans extracted at high-speed from an espresso machine (JET coffee). Kyoto sweets, such as Tamba black bean and gyokuro matcha green tea butter cake (¥600), are also delicious. Take a break in a location overlooking the city of Kyoto.
- SLOW JET COFFEE KODAI-JI TEMPLE
ADDRESS: 526 Shimokawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto within the KODAI-JI Temple precincts / 京都市東山区高台寺下河原526 高台寺境内
OPEN: 9am-6pm (Last order: 5:30pm) *Varies depending on the season.
CLOSED: Open every day
PRICE: Coffee from ¥430
SMOKING: Designated area (Terrace only)
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03. KAIKADO CAFÉ
The copper, brass, and tin tea canisters that line the back of the counter are quite photogenic! This cafe is operated by the well-established tea canister shop KAIKADO. It opened near Kyoto Tower in the spring of 2016. Enjoy NAKAGAWA WANI COFFEE for ¥820 in a space employing a 90-year-old street car garage and office. Cups used in the cafe created by traditional artisans of Kyoto, such as a cheesecake (¥550) platter by NAKAGAWA MOKKOUGEI and cups by ASAHI-YAKI POTTERY, are fascinating.
- KAIKADO CAFÉ
ADDRESS: 352 Sumiyoshi-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto / 京都市下京区河原町通七条上ル住吉町352
OPEN: 10:30am-7pm (Last order: 6:30pm)
CLOSED: Thu., 1st Wed.
PRICE: Coffee from ¥820
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The information is current as of November 2017.