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A shop where you can see autumn leaves in Kyoto

[2023] 9 restaurants in Kyoto where you can see the autumn leaves.

The autumn foliage in Kyoto attracts many visitors from home and abroad. The weather is finally starting to show signs of autumn, and the autumn foliage season is just around the corner. We bring you restaurants where you can stop by during your autumn leaf viewing stroll and enjoy beautiful autumn foliage in the city center and mountainous areas.

1.[A nostalgic and relaxing time spent at Yoshida Sanso Café Shinkokan / Shikagaya

Yoshida, the cafe is located on the grounds of Yoshida Sanso, a former villa of the Higashifushimi family at the foot of Mount Yoshida. Away from the hustle and bustle of the town, time spent in a space surrounded by mountains and greenery is exceptional.

Shinkokan Autumn Leaves

Usual best time to view autumn leaves: mid-November to around December 10

Shinkokan Menu

1,800 yen per person including one drink and seating fee. Cake and other items can be ordered for an additional charge.

Yoshida Sanso Café Shinkokan

  • Yoshida Sanso Cafe Shinkokan
  • 59-1 Yoshida Shimo-oji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 15 min. walk from bus stop "Kyodai Seimon-mae".
    15 min. walk from bus stop "Jodoji".
  • Tel. 075-771-6125

2.A special time for yourself at Shigean, where the quietness is comfortable / Shikagaya

Built in the Taisho era (1912-1926) for the tea ceremony, the café [Moan] is located at the top of Yoshida Mountain. Enjoy a blissful time in silence while gazing out the window at the trees and feeling the change of the seasons.

Moan Autumn Leaves

Best time to view autumn leaves: Late November - early December


Ice cream with matcha green tea 700 yen. Soft drink and small snacks 1100 yen.


  • draughtsmanship
  • 8 Yoshida Kaguraoka-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 12 min. walk from bus stop "Jodoji".
  • Tel. 075-761-2100

3.Gastronomic delights at Hiranoya, visited by gourmets from all over Japan / Arashiyama

From May to November, gourmands from all over Japan gather at the long-established restaurant Hiranoya for a course full of ayu (sweetfish), and in autumn they enjoy the tasteful scenery lit up by lights.

Hiranoya Exterior

Best time to see the autumn leaves: from November

Hiranoya Menu

A set of the famous shiko (dumplings) and matcha (powdered green tea) that have been relieving the fatigue of visitors to Atago Shrine is available for 880 yen. Three types of dumplings: matcha, white, and nikki.

tenement house

  • bungalow
  • 16 Sanocho, Sagaimon Sagaicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
  • 9 minutes by car from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • Tel. 075-861-0359

4.[The famous "tai chazuke" (sea bream chazuke) at "Tai Sho HANANA" (sea bream artisan HANANANA), which is freshly severed every morning / Arashiyama

In the restaurant's modern and relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy the famous "tai chazuke" (sea bream stew) using fresh sea bream. In the fall, the restaurant is popular for its counter seats, from which you can enjoy the autumn leaves.

Usual viewing time of autumn leaves: from late November


Tai chazuke gozen (set meal with sea bream sashimi, Kyoto vegetables, a dish of sea bream, rice, pickles, and rice cake): 2,880 yen


  • Hananāna object
  • 26-1 Setogawa-cho, Tenryuji Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 5 minute walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • Tel. 075-862-8771

5.Taste the pizza of PIZZERIA IL PICCOLINO baked in an authentic Italian stone oven / Kutsugake

PIZZERIA IL PICCOLINO offers authentic Neapolitan pizza. The restaurant has an at-home atmosphere in a renovated house, with soft sunlight spilling in from the trees in the garden.

Piccolino Inside the store

Best time to view autumn leaves: Late November - early December

Piccolino Cuisine

Romana 1914 yen. At lunch time, you can add an appetizer, drink, and mini sorbet to your favorite pizza for +700 yen.


  • Pizzeria Il Piccolino
  • 6-42, Oeda Nishinagamachi, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 1 minute drive from Kutsugake intersection on Route 9
    5 min. walk from bus stop "Seicho Tenrikyo-mae".
  • Tel. 075-333-3018

6.A cafe where you can sit and relax and admire the autumn leaves [deser] / Saga

In front of a Japanese garden with beautiful autumn leaves and the elegant scent of incense, you can enjoy a dessert that recreates the meeting of the aesthetic senses of the two ancient capitals, Kyoto and Paris.

Stores with a view of autumn leaves in Kyoto

Usual viewing time of autumn leaves: from mid-November

Desert Cakes

Desserts created by the chef, who has a background in patisseries, are available for 1,300 yen, which includes a cake of your choice and a drink.


  • 23-1 Saganoji Okazaki-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 12 minutes walk from bus stop "Daikakuji".
  • Tel. 075-872-9019

7.Enjoy the luxurious autumn leaves at a ryotei restaurant [Ryotei Yachiyo] / Okazaki area

Founded as a fish wholesaler in the Azuchi-Momoyama period, it is now a ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant) and ryokan (Japanese-style inn) loved by people in Japan and abroad. Enjoy a luxurious time in the garden while admiring the famous garden created by Jihei Ogawa, a.k.a. "Ueji.

Yachiyo Autumn leaves

Usual viewing time of autumn leaves: from the end of November

Yachiyo Menu

Nanzenji's specialty, Yudofu Gozen from 3,000 yen and up, offers a traditional taste using soybeans from Shiga Prefecture.

ryoteiwa yachiyo

  • two sides of the same coin
  • 34 Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 8 min. walk from "Keage" subway station.
  • Tel. 075-771-4148

8.Gaze at the autumn leaves along the Shirakawa River at this atmospheric machiya sweet shop [Gigan Komori] / Gion, Gion, Tokyo

The interior of the machiya, a former tea house, is a cozy space. Visitors can enjoy a variety of sweets made from green tea and warabimochi while viewing the changing colors of the leaves along the Shirakawa River.

Stores with a view of autumn leaves in Kyoto

Usual viewing time of autumn leaves: Mid-November

Gion Komori's Matcha Bavarian Parfait

Matcha Bavarois parfait 1,600 yen. A popular parfait where you can enjoy a variety of textures such as matcha ice cream, Bavarois, and shiratama dango.

Gion Komori

  • Gionkomori
  • Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Higashiyama Ward Shimbashi-dori Yamatooji Higashi-iriru Motoyoshicho 61
  • 3-minute walk from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station
  • Tel.075-561-0504

9.Cafe where you can see colorful autumn leaves from the window [MOMI CAFÉ] / Arashiyama

Enjoy an elegant time in a peaceful atmosphere while watching the autumn leaves turn red and yellow through the windows. It is so comfortable that you will want to stay longer.

Stores with a view of autumn leaves in Kyoto

Usual viewing time of autumn leaves: from mid-November

Homemade sweets and coffee from MOMI CAFÉ

Take a break with homemade sweets and coffee. Cake and drink set 1100 yen


  • Fir Cafe
  • 15, Kitachuin-cho, Saga Nison-in Monzen, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 7 min. walk from Saga Shakado-mae bus stop.
  • Tel. 075-882-6982
*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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