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Kyoto/Shiga: Restaurants with a view - mountain village version

Kyoto/Shiga: Restaurants with a view - mountain village version

Sometimes you want to go away for a little while to enjoy nature and refresh yourself! How about a relaxing café time at a "restaurant with a great view" that is only a day trip away from Kyoto and Shiga? Enjoy a moment healed by fresh greenery.

1.A mountain residence in the city with a view of the city of Kyoto [Moan] / Yoshida-yama

Yoshida is a Taisho era building that is said to have once been a city residence where tea masters and others used to gather. From the second floor of the café, which was converted from a dining room, you can enjoy lunch and sweets while enjoying the view of the city of Kyoto and the greenery outside the window. For a snack, the monthly chiffon cake, which changes with the seasons to cherry or blueberry flavors, is a perfect choice at 460 yen (drink sets are an additional 450 yen). Come and heal your daily fatigue in the quiet forest.

Moan's Chiffon Cake

Monthly chiffon cake 460 yen (drink set +450 yen).



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  • 8 Yoshida Kaguraoka-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 9 minutes walk from bus stop "Ginkakuji-michi".
  • Tel. 075-761-2100
  • 11:30-18:00 (LO/17:00), Lunch-14:00 (LO)
  • Closed on Mondays (the next day if Monday is a holiday)
  • All seats non-smoking No private room Parking for 3 cars (at the foot of the mountain, about 7 minutes away on foot)
  • http://www.mo-an.com/

2.Restaurant [Reception Garden] in the woods, serving ingredients from Kyotango/Kyotango

The restaurant is located halfway up Mt. Kabuto facing Kumihama Bay, surrounded by greenery and the chirping of birds. Enjoy a menu featuring vegetables grown in Kyotango and seafood purchased from nearby fishing ports in the morning and evening. For lunch, the restaurant offers a choice of meat or fish lunch and seasonal pasta dishes from 1,296 yen each, as well as a special lunch featuring beef ribeye steak, seafood paella, and other dishes for 2,700 yen. After lunch, climb up to the observatory, a 3-minute walk away, for a panoramic view of Kumihama Bay.

Lunch at Reception Garden

Special lunch 2,700 yen.

Reception Garden

Reception Garden

  • Reception Garden
  • 2575 Mukaiiso, Kumihama-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto, Japan
  • Approximately 40 minutes by car from "Kyotango Omiya IC
  • Tel. 0772-83-3131
  • Lunch 11:30-15:00 (LO), Cafe 15:00-18:00, Dinner 18:00-21:00 (LO/20:00)
  • 7 days a week
  • All seats non-smoking No private room Parking available
  • http://holidayhome.co.jp/

3.Enjoy the bounty of nature in an old thatched-roof house [Hitomi Sanso] / Higashiomi

An old thatched-roof house built about 300 years ago has been relocated to this inn, which is operated in the mountains and is limited to one guest per day. Visitors can have a one-day meal (reservations required) and enjoy dishes using rockfish and local vegetables in the natural surroundings. The most popular dish is a one-plate lunch of 2,350 yen (lunch for 1,550 yen is also available), which includes 12 side dishes, grilled rockfish, sashimi, and other dishes. For those who want to enjoy a full course meal, we recommend the 4,000 to 5,000 yen course meal (reservation required at least two days in advance).

One-plate lunch at Hitomi Sanso

One-plate lunch 2,350 yen.

Hitomi Sanso

Hitomi Sanso

  • Hitomi
  • 1691 Mandokoro-cho, Higashiomi City, Shiga Prefecture
  • About 20 minutes by car from "Yokaichi IC"
  • Tel.0748-29-0112
  • 12:00-14:00 (LO), 17:00-18:00 (LO)
  • Irregular holidays
  • No non-smoking seats Fully private room available 10 parking lots
  • http://hitomi-sansou.main.jp/

4.Café in the sky overlooking Lake Biwa [Biwako Terrace] / Shiga

This café offers a spectacular view of Lake Biwa from the top of a 1,100-meter-high mountain. After getting off the ropeway, you will find a comfortable space with sophisticated furniture and the warmth of wood, and on the terrace outside the window, you will feel as if you are floating in the sky. The best thing to enjoy from the refreshing special seat is the terrace sandwich of the day, handmade every morning, starting at 900 yen. The beautiful view at sunset is also enchanting.

Terrace Sandwiches at Biwako Terrace

Today's terrace sandwich from 900 yen (salmon and cream cheese).

Biwako Terrace

Biwako Terrace

  • Biwako Terrace
  • 1547-1 Kido, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture
  • Approximately 1 hour by car from "Kyoto Station" of each line
    Ropeway round trip 2,500 yen for adults, 1,000 yen for elementary school students, 600 yen for infants
  • Tel.077-592-1155
  • *Subject to seasonal and weather conditions (website confirmation required).
  • Open everyday *Closed for regular inspections
  • All seats non-smoking No private room 1,700 parking spaces
  • https://www.biwako-valley.com/tips/biwako_terrace/

5.Enjoy an extraordinary experience at Cafe the tree of prune, a garden cafe overflowing with greenery / Kameoka

This café makes you want to take a deep breath in the garden where the sun shines through the trees. Originally just a place for families to enjoy holiday breakfasts, etc., the cafe now has 30 seats (reservations required) on the terrace and in the garden in hopes of spreading the wonder of dining surrounded by nature. Occasionally, hammocks are also available for use, recommended on days when you want to relax. The menu includes Kanazawa Curry (700 yen for a single dish, 1,300 yen with a drink) and a whimsical lunch of mini hamburgers topped with cheddar cheese for 1,480 yen.

Cafe the tree of prune prune Kanazawa Curry

Kanazawa Curry (700 yen for an individual dish, 1,300 yen with a drink).

Cafe the tree of prune

Cafe the tree of prune

  • Cafe The Tree of Prune Prune tree
  • 8 Nishikasa Kaminosekida, Honmei-cho, Kameoka-shi, Kyoto, Japan
  • Approximately 20 minutes by car from the Kameoka IC.
  • Tel. 0771-20-1383
  • 11:00-18:00 (until sunset in winter), lunch 11:30-14:00
  • Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (open if Tuesday or Wednesday is a national holiday)
  • All seats non-smoking (smoking space available) No private room 8 parking spaces
  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Restaurant/The-tree-of-prune-1507259536205509/

6.Seasonal cuisine with tea ceremony in a beautiful satoyama [Kano Shouju-an, Jyusho Chosei-no-Sato] / Otsu, Japan

The wagashi brand "Kano Shoujuan," which is famous throughout Japan, made use of the nature of the satoyama to create this facility, which has a wagashi workshop, a tea ceremony room, and restaurants scattered throughout its 63,000 tsubo (about 1.5 acres) of land. The seasonal scenery is enchanting, with 1,000 plum trees blooming with pure white flowers in the spring and fresh greenery in the summer. The Miyama Tsuzura bento, a two-tiered boxed lunch box filled with seasonal ingredients and served with sashimi, soup, and dessert, is available for 4,320 yen (reservation required), which also includes a tea ceremony after the meal. Take a breather.

Kano Shoujuan Longevity Village's Miyama Tsuzura Lunchbox

The Miyama Tsuzura bento, a two-tiered boxed lunch box filled with seasonal ingredients and served with sashimi, soup, and dessert, also includes a tea ceremony after the meal for 4,320 yen (reservation required).

Kano Shojuan Juchosei no Sato

Kano Shojuan Juchosei no Sato

  • Kano Shojuan Sunai no Sato
  • 4-2-1 Ryumon Oishi, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture
  • Approximately 16 minutes by car from "Kasatori IC
  • Tel.077-546-3131
  • 10:00-17:00, Tea ceremony - 16:00, Irori tea house - 16:15 (LO)
    Reservations required for kaiseki cuisine and Miyama tsuzura bento.
  • Closed on Wednesdays
  • All seats non-smoking No private room 50 parking spaces
  • https://kanou.com/gnaviplus/sunainosato/
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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