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Along a quiet street in a residential neighborhood is a lovely kyomachiya turned café called 'Hygge'. It's located on a 10 minute walk from San-In line's Umekoji-Kyotonishi Station or Tambaguchi Station as well as on a 25 minute walk from Kyoto station. Hygge (pronounced Hoo-gah) opened it's doors in April 2012 and is a Danish/Norwegian word for comfort, pleasure, and warmth, soothing things such as a cozy atmosphere or the feeling of friendship while eating or drinking. It's a family owned establishment that is run mainly by the friendly husband/father.

The cafe space is divided over two areas. The room in the front has a spacious but empty interior with minimal decoration and shows the bare sand walls from the original kyomachiya. This area has 3 tables and some seats next to the kitchen. The room in the back is a on a raised platform requiring the customers to take off the shows when entering. This area has a Japanese interior style with the original wood floor, tokonoma and typical Japanese sliding doors.  The room is decorated with Japanese ceramics as well as some Japanese clothing. The room has a table surrounded by larger lounge chairs as well as a small table for two persons against the wall. In the back of the cafe is a lovely garden.

The menu is simple with coffee, chai and juice. Food consists mainly of curry, toast and sweets (various cakes) as well as shaved ice depending on the day.

Hygge is a lovely kyomachiya renovated into a stylish café with a friendly owner, a very interesting interior and delicious food and drinks that deserves a visit.

山陰線の丹波口駅や梅小路京都西駅から徒歩で7分ぐらいの静かの住宅街に素敵な京町屋がカフェに改装された「Hygge 『ヒュッゲ』」というカフェがあります。Hyggeは2012年の4月にオープンして、デンマーク語・ノルウェー語で「居心地、快適、または美味しいものを食べながら居心地の良い雰囲気や友達と楽しむの癒しこと」という意味になります。カフェは家族の優しい夫に営まれています。


Contact Information

74 Nishishinyashiki Chudojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8816
Social Information
Business Hours
10:00 - 17:00
Closed on
Closed: Thursday


Nearest Station
San-In Line - Umekoji Kyotonishi

Business Hour
Closed Now

  • Monday
    10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday
    10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday
    10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday
    10:00 am - 05:00 pm