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[Let's enjoy spring! 12 restaurants with a view of cherry blossoms in Kyoto

Kyoto in spring is colored with cherry blossoms. There are many beautiful cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto, such as along the Takasegawa River, Okazaki, and the Philosopher's Path. Let's enjoy the cherry blossom viewing mood while relaxing and eating delicious food at "cherry blossom-viewing restaurants" loved by locals as well as sightseers!

1.Enjoy an elegant moment at SEction D'or, a restaurant located in a famous cherry blossom viewing spot / Okazaki

[SEction D'or, a restaurant specializing in tandoori chicken, is located near Heian Shrine. Tandoori chicken steamed in a steam oven from 2,200 yen attracts many customers with its soft texture. As the name of the restaurant means "golden ratio" in French, you can enjoy this dish, which is perfectly balanced in terms of cooking time and flavor, while admiring the spring scenery of the Okazaki waterway, famous for its cherry blossoms.

SEction D'or

  • section d'or
  • 1F M&M's APARTMENT, 84-1 Okazaki Nishitenno-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 12 min. walk from Higashiyama Subway Station
    2 minutes on foot from the bus stop "Higashiyama Nijo/Okazaki Koenguchi"
  • Tel. 075-752-2249
  • Reservation required

2.Enjoy tea time on the terrace where cherry petals are dancing [cafe Mercredi] / Ginkakuji area

The cherry blossoms seen from the windows in spring are so beautiful that the café started with the idea of creating a place to serve sweets and lunch while enjoying this view. We recommend that you enjoy the spring scenery of Philosopher's Path through the windows or feel the spring breeze on the terrace. Enjoy an exciting time in the late afternoon when cherry petals are dancing in the air.

cafe mercredi spring terrace

cafe Mercredi

  • Cafe Mercredi
  • 86 Kaminamida-cho, Jodoji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 7 minutes walk from bus stop "Jodoji"
  • Tel.075-771-5541

3.Feel the arrival of spring with a cup of coffee in one hand [murmur coffee Kyoto] / Takasegawa

murmur coffee Kyoto offers home-roasted coffee in a quiet location where you can enjoy the murmuring of the river. You can choose from four types of coffee with different degrees of roasting from shallow roast to deep roast. Enjoy the fragrant aroma of coffee and the view of the pink Takase River.

murmurcoffee cherry blossom

murmur coffee Kyoto

  • Marmar Coffee Kyouto
  • 103 Hachioji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4 minutes walk from "Shichijo" station of Keihan
  • Tel. 075-708-6264

4.Enjoy cherry blossoms in full bloom at the classic KANO Cafe / Kiyomizu Gojo

Since its establishment in 1971, KANO Café has attracted many fans who come to enjoy light meals and drinks in the cozy atmosphere. Enjoy a relaxing time with cherry blossoms blooming by the large glass window.

Cafe KANO Sakura


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  • 785 Nishihashizume-cho, Gojo-agaru, Kiyamachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Keihan "Kiyomizu Gojo Station"
  • Tel. 075-351-2677

5.Enjoy the soothing sight of cherry blossoms in full bloom with the Kamo River in the background [Sumikura café] / Nishigamo

Sumikura café offers food and sweets in a warm, wood-filled restaurant. The view from the large windows is breathtaking, with the Kamo River in the background and the cherry blossoms in full bloom. The gentle flow of time in the store filled with greenery will heal your soul.

sumikuracafe cherry blossom

Sumikura café

  • Sumikura Cafe
  • 25 Nishikamo Kakinoki-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • A short walk from Nishikamo Shako-mae bus stop
  • Tel.070-3151-1759

6.Overlooking nature in spring colors [Asahi Group Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, Coffee Room] / Oyamazaki

[The coffee shop is located on the second floor of the Asahi Group Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art. From the terrace seats, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Kizu, Uji, and Katsura Rivers and the mountains including Otokoyama on the other side of the river, while enjoying beer and original sweets sets. Enjoy viewing the various types of cherry blossoms along with the great outdoors.

Image courtesy of Asahi Group Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art

Asahi Group Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, coffee shop

  • Asahi Group Oyamayama Zaki Sanso Art Center
  • 5-3 Zenihara, Oyamazaki-cho, Otokuni-gun, Kyoto
  • Approx. 10 min. walk from JR Yamazaki Station
    10 minutes walk from Hankyu "Oyamazaki Station".
  • Tel.075-957-3123 (general information)

7.[Wagyu Yakiniku Toku offers high quality yakiniku with a view of cherry blossoms in Gion.

A yakiniku restaurant in Gion where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms in full bloom in spring and the autumn leaves by the Kamo River in fall. The restaurant offers meats that maximize the flavor of the ingredients, such as the famous sukiyaki of top quality sirloin served with Kyoto brand eggs for 3,200 yen and Hanasaki Karubi for 1,980 yen.

Wagyu Beef Yakiniku Toku

Wagyu Beef Yakiniku Toku

  • Japanese beef and pork specialties
  • 2F, 26 Benzaiten-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Keihan "Sanjo Station"
  • Tel. 075-525-6006

8.Enjoy an elegant moment at Kurio Takasegawa overlooking the cherry blossoms / Takasegawa

This dining bar offers a variety of dishes using seasonal ingredients. Among the specialties, the leek and yuzu porridge for 1,045 yen is a must-try at least once, made with plenty of leeks and yuzu. The view of cherry blossoms in full bloom from the windows along the Takase River in spring is breathtaking.

Takasegawa, Kurio

Takasegawa, Kurio

  • Hurio Takasegawa
  • 237-1 Funato-cho, Kawaramachi-Sagaru, Shijo-Dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel. 075-344-2299

9.[Aisani offers a variety of dishes with a view of the cherry blossoms.

Obanzai and Pure Western Cuisine Aisani offers seasonal obanzai and traditional Western cuisine. In spring, you can enjoy a meal in the tatami room while enjoying the cherry blossoms along the Takase River. Open the glass door to enter the restaurant, and you will be greeted by the owner and a counter lined with obanzai dishes. The dishes made with the finest kelp and the best soup stock are elegant and gentle, and you will want to eat them again and again.

Obanzai and Pure Western Cuisine Aisani

Obanzai and Pure Western Cuisine Aisani

  • Obanzai and Cooking in Cooking Order Aisani
  • 260-2 Ichino-cho, Nishi-Kiyamachi-Dori Ayakoji-Ueru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 5 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel. 075-744-1610

10.[Second House Higashinotoin] Watching the cherry blossoms turn pink from a large window on the second floor / Karasuma

This spaghetti and cake store has been watching over the daily lives of Kyotoites for about 40 years. The Higashinotoin store has the largest space among the nine stores in the chain, and consists of two floors that make the most of the machiya (townhouse) structure. In spring, the large windows on the second floor offer a view of cherry blossoms turning pale pink. Popular cakes are also available at the eat-in space located behind the cake studio on the first floor.

Second House Higashinotoin

Second House Higashinotoin

  • Second House Higashino Tointen
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Nakagyo Ward, Higashinotoin-dori Rokkakushitaru Misayamacho
  • 5 minutes walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station
  • Tel.075-241-2323

11.[Let's go to garden dining at IN THE GREEN for hanami (cherry blossom viewing)/Kitayama

[This garden dining room is located to the west of the north gate of the Kyoto Botanical Garden. In spring, cherry blossoms can be seen through the large windows, making it look like a painting. You can enjoy freshly baked Neapolitan pizza such as Margherita PIZZA LUNCH (with salad) for 1,450 yen, which is baked by a pizza chef in a new oven, and homemade sweets are popular among all generations. We also recommend viewing cherry blossoms with a picnic box for 1,900 yen per person (*order from 2 people).



  • In the Green
  • Next to North Gate of Kyoto Botanical Garden, Shimogamo-Hangi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • A short walk from Kitayama Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-706-8740

12.A little rest for your legs at [riverside café GREEN TERRACE] while looking up at cherry blossoms / Ginkakuji area

This café is located along the Philosopher's Path, a famous cherry blossom spot. It offers colorful one-plate lunches and Basque-style cheesecakes made with plenty of cream cheese. The drink menu is also abundant, and in spring, seasonal cherry blossom squash can be ordered. Sit back on the spacious sofas and enjoy a moment of intoxication under the cherry blossoms.

riverside café GREEN TERRACE

riverside café GREEN TERRACE

  • Riverside Cafe Green Terrace
  • 72 Honenincho, Shikagaya, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 7 minutes walk from bus stop "Jodoji"
  • Tel.075-751-8008
*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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