Café serving healthy food and sweets using local Kyoto ingredients near Togetsukyo
"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 teatime, 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.
Local foods lunch
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
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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!
Tofu Cake(Matcha and Kinako)
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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

There 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.
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Located near the Hankyu Arashiyama Station is a healthy vegetarian cafe that uses mainly Kyoto ingredients. The restaurant presents itself in a warm and lovely style. In addition to the daily specials, you can also choose from either curry rice or pasta. If you wish to have afternoon tea, we also recommend the tofu dessert. If you are tired from the hustle and bustle of the city, come here, relax, and take a break from it all!
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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.
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musubi-cafe Arashiyama
Category Cafes, 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.
Open Hours Mon-Fri 10:30am-20pm Sat, 10am-22pm Sun 10am-20pm 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
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
English menus available.
Menu English
Lanuages spoken Basic English
Number of seats 45 seats
Private dining rooms Yes located on the underground floor
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
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