Cafes with cherry blossom view

Last updated: 2024/04/07

“T’is the season to be jolly, falalala lala lala.” Nope! It’s not Christmas season we are talking about, but it definitely ranks as one of THE most important and popular seasons in Japan. It’s of course……

Cherryblossom Season!

Today we will introduce some cafes in Kansai area that have a lovely cherryblossom view or are located nearby beautiful cherryblossom spots.  Because what is better than just having a cup of coffee (or another drink for you NON-coffee drinkers) ? A cup of coffee WITH a nice view of cherryblossom.

Please note that many of these cafes are of course extremely popular to visit during the cherryblossom season so come early or expect some waiting times.

Osaka

Standard Cafe, Utsubo Park

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Trip room, Esaka

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  • Midosuji Line - Esaka Station
  • 11:30 - 16:00
  • Closed: Monday

On a 5 minute walk from Esaka station is ‘Triproom’, a lovely café located in front of Esaka Park that opened its doors in November 2020. 

The café is located on the first floor with windows facing Esaka park which if you visit during cherry blossom season will give you a lovely view over the cherryblossom trees. Even though the café is front of a park with a kids playground, kids are not allowed inside the café to maintain a peaceful ambiance.
 
Triproom is a lovely café to relax and eat great food, the staff is very friendly and it has a great atmosphere as well as a nice view outside, it is a must visit.
 
*Taking photos is not allowed inside. We received special permission for taking photos. 

Spectacle, Kitahama

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Spectacle

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Located in Kitahama is the popular Spectacle bar & cafe. Even though its located in the middle of a business district you will still be able to see and enjoy some cherry blossoms from the cafe.

The best seats are counter seats on the second floor in the back. However there is also a table on the third floor with a window looking down on the cherry blossom but come early because this café is very popular.

R · J CAFE (Earl Jay Cafe)

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  • Tanimachi Line - Temmabashi Station
  • Mon ~ Fri 11:00 - 22:00, Sun 11:00 - 18:00
  • Closed: Tuesday
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Located on a 7 minute walk from either Temmabash or Minami Morimachi station is this pet friendly cafe called  ‘R J Earl Jay café’.

The cafe is sits along Minamitenma park and has a retro & cozy interior.

It serves coffee and ice-cream in edible cups, with ice creams you will also receive an edible spoon.

During cherryblossom season you will have a nice view from the café or you can take out and eat/drink at the park in front of the café.

Hotel Noum

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Hotel Noum

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2022/03/29 Well, the cherry blossoms are not clearly visible from the first floor cafe as the trees are located behind the small tennis-court so you will have to go outside and visit the park which is right across the street, however you will definitely have a nice view from one of its hotelrooms upstairs, IF you are a guest that is. 

Kyoto

Mement Mori, Okazaki area

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Mement Mori

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  • Keihan Line - Jingu Marutamachi Station
  • 11:30 - 18:00
  • Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Random
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Cafe & Bar Chill’s Kyoto, Kamigamo

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  • Busstop: Misonoguchicho (32, 34, 35, 36)
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Closed: Monday

Babbi Gelateria, Kawaramachi

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The Diner, Philosopher's Path

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THE DINER

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  • Busstop: Kinrin Shako-mae (17, 204, 203)
  • 12:00 - 18:00
  • Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
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The Diner is located along the Philosphers Path famous for its cherry blossoms.

Amore Kiyamachi, Kawaramachi

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Amore Kiyamachi

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  • Hankyu Kyoto Line- Kawaramachi Station
  • 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00

Amore Kiyamachi sits along the Kamo river and with seats both in the front and the back of the café it offers a lovely view over cherry blossoms on either side of the café. 

Murmur Coffee, Shichijo

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Murmur coffee Kyoto

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  • Keihan Line - Shichijo Station
  • 09:00 AM - 17:00 PM
  • Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Sunday

Murmur Coffee is a cozy cafe located along the narrow and shallow Takase river that flows parallel to the Kamoriver.

The river has cherry blossoms trees that are hanging over the river, so especially in the Spring season when the cherry blossoms are blooming it’s great to have breakfast or lunch at this café with the doors open and have view over the beautiful cherry blossoms. 

Bread, Espresso and Arashiyama Garden, Arashiyama

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Granted, it might not be directly in front of you, but very nearby and surrounding ‘Bread, Espresso and Arashiyama Garden’s café’ are many cherry blossom trees.

This entry is a bit more special because there are various types of cherry blossom trees growing in this area and further around Arashiyama. 

Kawama, Kiyomizu-Gojo

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Kawama cafe

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The weather is getting warmer, which means that Kawama, located along the Kamo river will be opening it’s doors in the back of the café so that customers can enjoy a panoramic view over the river side.

In cherry blossom season this means you will be able to view the beautiful cherry blossoms blooming on the other side of the river. 

Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyamachi, Kawaramachi

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  • Hankyu Kyoto Line- Kawaramachi Station
  • MON ~ FRI 10:00 - 19:00, SAT/SUN 09:00 - 19:00
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Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyamachi cafe near Kawaramachi station is located right next to the Takase canal which has a long row of cherry blossom trees. 

When you are sitting inside the cafe (especially the sofa seat) you will have a beautiful view over the cherry blossom trees outside. 

In the Green, Kitayama

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In the green

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In the green is a spacious cafe/restaurant, located right next to Karasuma’s line Kitayama station and partially inside Kyoto Botanical Garden.

Right next to the restaurant is a field with cherryblossom trees that when blooming is a lovely sight while having lunch. 

Inside the restaurant there are 3 sections as well as some outdoor seats.

The cafe is extremely popular so we highly recommend coming early or to make an appointment.

Lignum, Higashiyama

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Lignum

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  • Tozai Line - Higashiyama Station
  • 09:00 - 18:00, Sat/Sun 08:00 - 18:00
  • Closed: Monday

Lignum is a stylish cafe located on a 5 minute walk from Higashiyama Station. 

Right in front of Lignum, across the street are a row of cherry blossom trees that can be viewed from inside the cafe. 

Cafe & restaurant CAVA, Kitayama

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  • Karasuma Line - Kitayama Station
  • 12:00 - 15:00, 16:00 - 20:00

Cafe & Restaurant Cava is a cozy restaurant located to the north of Kyoto on a 15 minute walk from Karasuma Line’s Kitayama station.

It has big windows and faces the Kamo river that has a cherry blossom trees lined up on the riverbank. Making for a scenic view while eating delicious lunch.

Hyogo

Rio Coffee, Ashiya

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Rio Coffee Ashiya

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  • JR Tokaido-Sanyo Line - Ashiya Station
  • 10:00 - 18:30
  • Closed: Tuesday
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On a short walk from JR Ashiya station is Rio Coffee Ashiya, a specialty coffee shop, cafe and roaster that sits along a road lined with cherryblossom trees on both sides which makes for a lovely view from within the cafe or for a lovely stroll through the neighborhood. 

Shiga

Omihachiman

Not a cafe but a scenic area instead is the lovely Omihachiman town in Shiga.

Accessible by train (Tokaido-Sanyo Line – Omihachiman Station) and bus or by car this picturesque town offers a scenic view over the cherryblossoms that stand alongside the moat running through the town.

Visitors can walk along some parts of the moat or ride the scenic boat tours.

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