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Casually enjoy the Kawadoko at Takao's mountain teahouse [Togano Chaya]

This teahouse, which is perched on the Kiyotaki River and overlooks the original landscape of Takao and the clear waters of the Kiyotaki River from every seat, began when the grandmother of the first generation served tea to visitors to the Kozanji Temple. Many of the dishes are simple, such as udon and set menus, and it is also possible to order only coffee.


Enjoy dishes such as chicken miso udon noodle soup (1,300 yen) with lots of ingredients including tender Kyo wakamochi chicken, grilled rice cake, shimeji mushrooms, and seasonal vegetables, or the cool weather set meal (2,800 yen) with grilled sweetfish. You can go down the stairs next to the restaurant to get close to the river, so if you want to cool off during a stroll, be sure to stop by.


Kawadoko data

  • Kawadoko hours: 11:00-16:00 (LO/15:00) *Seasonal changes apply.
  • Kawadoko Period / Scheduled from mid-June to the end of August 2024. Check with the store for details.
  • Approximate budget / Lunch: 2,800 yen and up
    A la carte / 600 yen and up
    seat charge/no
    Service charge/no
    Reservations not accepted
  • Accompanied by children/allowed
    Seating capacity: 38 regular seats + 18 seats during peak season
    Seat type/tatami room


  • teahouse where one spends the night to avoid travelling in search of tea (in Zen Buddhism)
  • 3 Umegahata Tsugao-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 1 minute walk from bus stop "Tsuganoo
  • Tel. 075-861-4206
  • 10:00-17:00 (subject to seasonal variations)
  • Closed on Thursdays (closed in case of rain or stormy weather)
  • All seats non-smoking No private room Parking is available (city-operated parking lots are available (charged only in November)).
*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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