Cafe Yamanekoken


Classic glasses covering the huge windows. You will be greeted by a different scenery on every visit

Just a short walk on the Kinukake no Michi Road from the World Heritage Ryoanji, you will come across an impressive architecture covered with ivy.

The hidden house down the stairs is Cafe Yamanekoken.

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A mesmerizing window view will jump into your sight.


Looking close, you will notice that each window glasses are made individually, with each having different impressions.

They are all handmade stained glass and are not manufactured any more, says the staff. You know how precious that means.

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Soothe yourself in the spacious and relaxing atmosphere. A cheerful time could also be enjoyed during the tourist season with various fans, such as tourists from overseas and students.



(Caramel pudding parfait ¥850 / Berry berry vanilla waffle ¥750)

Waffles and sweets are popular among the female customers. On the other hand, foreign tourists enjoy their own time with alcohol for lunch.

There are plenty of lunch menu such as omelette with rice so you can enjoy your style.


Glimmering light from the huge classic window glasses will entertain you with the changing time and weather. Even the popular seats varies according to the time of the day.

Cafe Yamanekoken gives you an intriguing coziness as if you are in a different dimension, certainly not in the middle of a busy tourist spot.

Why not wonder into this sacred place for a rest when you feel a bit tired from the travel agenda.




<Cafe Yamanekoken>
Address: 39-6 Toujiin Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto (map)
Phone: +81(0)75-462-6004
Hours: 10:00-19:00
Closed: 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Language: English menu
Credit card: Not acceptable