Café serving healthy food and sweets using local Kyoto ingredients near Togetsukyo

musubi-cafe Arashiyama

musubi-cafe Arashiyama
"musubi cafe" is located close to Togetsukyo in the Arashiyama sightseeing area. Visitors to the cafe can sample meals and sweets made using healthy Kyoto ingredients. I recommend trying the set menu that includes both meat and vegetables, but there are also vegetarian options available. The wooden interior creates a sense of warmth and freedom. Some of the tables also have a bench seating in addition to chairs. This is great if you are taking children. The café is open for both lunch and teatim...moree, which is an added bonus. And lastly, the café also boasts a shower room complete with lockers. If you work up a sweat taking in Arashiyama by bicycle, you should definitely pay musubi cafe a visit.
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I recommend a visit to musubi cafe after becoming hungry and tired while sightseeing around Arashiyama! There you can enjoy delicious food using quintessentially Japanese ingredients, take a breather, and even have a shower and refresh. The staff are cheerful and friendly too! It's a great spot that you can visit with ease on your own or in a group.
musubi cafe offers delicious and nutritious meals! I recommend this cafe for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. All the ingredients used are very fresh and delicious. If you are a biker or a runner, this is a must go place to visit. It's a place where bikers and runners gather. The Arashiyama area is surrounded by nature and is a lovely place.
Local foods lunch
1Must Eat !
Local foods lunch / ¥1,000
This is a set menu that primarily uses local Kyoto ingredients and offers both meat and vegetables. The dishes use little salt and are seasoned in a way that emphasizes the flavor of the ingredients. The set includes both a main and side dish, pickles, miso soup, and the rice of your choice (either brown rice or mixed grains). The food served in the set changes daily.
Vegetable and tomato pasta
2Let's Try !
Vegetable and tomato pasta / ¥850
This pasta dish aimed at vegetarians bases itself on the sweet flavor and fragrance of tomatoes and fried onions. It also uses little salt and goes down with ease. Mushrooms and pumpkin are also used in the dish, allowing a variety of different textures to be enjoyed. It's cooked fresh and comes out hot, so take care not to burn yourself!
3Let's Try !
Tofu Cake(Matcha and Kinako) / ¥550
The cake has a cream made from tofu and matcha. It has a light flavor and showcases the perfect balance between matcha's mellow aroma and the fragrant scent of kinako (roasted soybean flour). If you want to make it a little sweeter, you should eat it together with a little anko (bean paste).
How to Order & Eat
musubi-cafe How to Order & EatThere is an English menu available with simple explanations of the dishes. A decent selection of alcohol that includes sake, shochu, wine, and whiskey is also available. If you have any problems, have a word with the staff. They are bound to offer you a friendly response.
- Order Tips -
If ordering food during lunch time hours (11:30am-3:00pm), you can add a coffee, tea, or

Japanese tea (hot or cold) for an extra ¥250.
musubi-cafe Interior Photo 1
musubi-cafe Appearance Photo
musubi-cafe Arashiyama
Categories Cafe, Teishoku(Meal Sets)
Phone +81 75-862-4195
Address 1-8, Arashiyama Nishiichikawacho, Nishikyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 616-0003
Directions 3-minute walk from Hankyu Line Arashiyama Station.
7-minute walk from Keifuku Line Arashiyama Station.
10-minute walk from JR SagaArashiyama Station.
Hours Mon-Fri

Open during national holidays
Reservations Accepted
Closed Most Tuesdays
Notes 11:30am-2pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays can be quite busy.
Depending on the time of day, the dishes available may vary.
Breakfast Time:10:30am-11:30am│Lunch Time:11:30am-3:00pm│
Café&Tea Time:3:00pm-5pm│Bar&Dinner Time:5pm-8pm
Price range
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Credit cards Not accepted
Good for With Friends, Families with Children
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menus available.
Menu English
Languages spoken Basic English
Number of seats 45 seats
Private dining rooms Yes located on the underground floor
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
musubi-cafe Arashiyama +81 75-862-4195 ¥600-¥1,000 3/3

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