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Top cafe recommendations from locals

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“You can enjoy their excellent beverages while enjoying the famous Kamo River that flows through Kyoto from this store.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“One of the Starbucks Coffee shop in Kyoto.Yamashina station is convenient to access everywhere in Kyoto.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“It is a popular sweet shop where you can eat delicious parfaits while in Japan. We can recommend because it is close to various temples.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“River side cafe. You can see Cherry blossom on the other side of the cafe!! One of my favorite place in Kyoto.”
  • 23 locals recommend
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“(Cafe Bibliotec Hello!) Kyoto-Shiyakusho-mae) As the name suggests, books line the walls of this cool cafe located in a converted machiya (traditional Japanese town house). You can get the usual range of coffee and tea drinks here, as well as light cafe lunches. It's popu- lar with young ladies who work nearby and it's a great place to relax with a book or mag- azine. Look for the plants out the front.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Ippodo sells high-quality tea. Distance: 6 minutes' walk Opening hours: 9:00~18:00”
  • 23 locals recommend
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“Arabica is a very popular coffee shop, locals love to come here and drink delicious coffee. Distance: 1 minutes' walk Opening hours: 8:00~18:00”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“(Kagizen Yoshifusa) This Gion institution is one of Kyoto's oldest and best-known okashi-ya (sweet shops). It sells a variety of tradition- al sweets and has a lovely tea room out the back where you can sample cold kuzukiri (transparent arrowroot noodles) served with a kuro-mitsu (sweet black sugar) dipping sauce, or just a nice cup of matcha and a sweet.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Len is a guesthouse which also have a nice bar with craft beers. Nice and relaxed ambiance.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“The tea shop most famous in the midst of the tea "Uji". You can eat a good dessert in the room which symbolizes Japan.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“At the top of the Yoshida hill, Mo-an cafe is on the first floor of a traditional wooden house. It can be reached after a pleasant walk in the heart of a forest sanctuary. This opens to a view of Mount Daimonji to the east and a Kyoto panorama to the west. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“If you go to the Gion and Higashiyama area and look for a quiet place in a great traditional house (machiya 町家), you should stop by Gion Cafe. A good selection of cakes, quiche, and snacks with cafe, tea, or beers and wines. Open everyday from 10 am to 8 pm.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“One of my favorite cafes.The Kamo river view from this cafe is fantastic.The atmosphere is also excellent. 10:00~24:00”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“(mumokuteki cafe) This vegetarian cafe hidden above a shop in the Teramachi shopping arcade is a lifesav- er for many Kyoto vegetarians. The food is tasty, varied and served in casual surround- ings. Most of it is vegan, but non-vegan op- tions are clearly marked on the menu. It's hidden up a flight of steps above a clothing shop called Spinns. The steps up to the restaurant are located inside the shop. ************************************** 在Teramachi购物商场的一家商店上面隐藏的这个素食咖啡馆是许多京都素食者的生活。 食物是美味,多样,在休闲环境中供应。 大部分是素食,但非素食的选择在菜单上清楚地标记。 它隐藏了一个叫Spinns的服装店上面的一段台阶。 到餐厅的台阶位于商店内”
  • 7 locals recommend