Visit Us64 Kusagawacho Nanzenji
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8437
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Though it ceded the title of national capital to Tokyo centuries ago, Kyoto has maintained a deep sense of pride in its civic history. Surrounded by mountains, crucial fortification during feudal times, it’s also known for its rich natural beauty: lush green summers, florid autumns, white winters, and springtimes blushing with cherry blossoms.
Located on a quiet street, our Kyoto cafe is only steps from Nanzen-ji Temple, one of most famous of its kind in the city. Guests enter via alleyway that opens onto a spacious terrazzo courtyard (in a local style known as kyomachiya, sometimes nicknamed “eel’s nest” for its narrow opening) with shaded outdoor seating. The cafe itself is simple yet unique, its modern features and vaulted ceiling augmenting the elegance of one-hundred-year-old Japanese architecture.
The effect is one of both warmth and tranquility, and it’s one we hope our guests will take with them, whether they have their coffee to go, or enjoy it in a garden that’s beautiful in all seasons.