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Cafe / Coffee Shop Spots in Nikko / Kinugawa / Lake Chuzenji Area

  • Nikko Yuba Komachi
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    4.5
    63 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Matsubarachou 255 Hotel Viva Nikko 1F
    Nikko Yuba Komachi is a casual café, popular with families, where visitors can taste original Yuba (a delicacy of the skin of gently boiled soybean milk) cuisine, Nikko HIMITSU brand pork and a large variety of local sake. The Teriyaki Yuba Burger, made with thick yuba with a meat-like texture, is recommended. A takeout menu is available so visitors can casually enjoy the food. It is a six minute walk from JR Nikko Station.

    My wife and I had dinner here a couple of times. The menu is very varied with a mixture of local ramen dishes featuring the local Yubu speciality and western burgers and pizzas. On the first...

  • Nikko Coffee Goyoteidori
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    4.5
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Honchou 3-13
    A cafe situated on Goyotei-seimon-dori Street in Honcho, Nikko City. Run from a refurbished merchant’s house, the cafe serves their own home-brewed specialty coffee and food such as curries made with local ingredients as well as desserts like cake, etc.

    Just off the main street is this unassuming coffee house avoiding the crowds. Good food and coffee. Recommend the coffee / tea and cake set. English menu but cash only.

  • Ueshima Coffee (Nikko Toshogun Shop)
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2301 Sunlight Toshogu Shin Treasures Hall 1F
    Ueshima Coffee Shop is popular as a place to enjoy coffee with a mellow aroma and rich, pleasant after taste. The café is very serious about making good coffee and has even established plantations in Jamaica and Hawaii. The coffee is made using a double flannel drip method. The Nikko Toshogun shop is located on the first floor of the Nikko Toshogu New Museum and has a calm Ueshima Coffee shop-like atmosphere and is a perfect place to take a break while sightseeing. It is approximately eight minutes by car from Nikko Interchange on the Nikko Utsunomiya Road.

    東照宮宝物館の一階にあるカフェです。 一日歩き回って、夕方15時半入店、テイクアウトも店内利用もできます。 こういっちゃなんですが、観光地で「コーヒー」の看板を出す店は多いですが、コーヒー専門のチェーン店なので、ハズレないコーヒーがいただける安心感があります。 宝物館が16時閉館のため、店舗も16時で閉店です。

  • Nikko Coffee Tamamokoji
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Imaichi 754
    This cafe in Nikko City is located in a renovated mid Meiji period (1668-1912) building with a retro atmosphere. It offers coffee brewed with beans that have been carefully roasted in-house. In addition to coffee, it offers a full of typical cafe items such as their special soup curry, shaved ice made with natural ice, and more. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing moment in the cafe's elegant interior.

    Housed in an old rice shop, this coffee house not only has awesome coffee, the interiors and building add to the experience. The owner roasts and grinds this own coffee, which is also for sale, and...

  • Mizube Cafe Terrace
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kinugawaonsenohara 1409
    A cafe located opposite the Kinugawa Park Hotels about five minutes on foot from Kinugawa Onsen Station. The cafe serves meals such as their special wagyu curry rice, ox tongue stew, pasta and bagels as well as sweets. The relaxing and comfortable space has views of the pond in the courtyard.

    日光行く目的で日光街道走りましたが、新年3日は天気が良く道路の渋滞酷く..急遽予定変更して鬼怒川温泉へ行きました。久しぶりの鬼怒川は人気ホテル以外の場所は寂れたなぁと思いましたが、そのなかで賑わっていたのが❮水辺のカフェ❯ ランチは済ませていたので休憩も兼ねてスイーツを頂きました。 店内は広くガラス越しに大きな池があり、なかなかお洒落な造りです♪ 頂いたワッフルもパフェも美味しく頂きました。 ラン...

  • Cafe & Gallery Niemon
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Ishiyamachi 418-1
    A cafe and gallery located along National Route 119 in Ishiya Town, Nikko City. The cafe serves matcha green tea, brought in directly from long-established tea shops in Kyoto, and creative sweets to suit the season. The gallery exhibits and sells cups and bowls for everyday use.

    My daughter had the gluten-free cheesecake, I had chocolate almond cake, my husband had a matcha dessert Japanese cake. Each dessert was delicious and had different flavors/notes. You can also choose...

  • Coffee Shop Spoon
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Nikko-shi Chugushi 2478
    A coffee shop on the eastern shore of Lake Chuzenji. It has a green awning and is right near the Chuzenji Yubinkyoku Mae bus stop. It serves items like beef curry, Napolitan style pasta, and Nikko natural shaved ice. Lake Chuzenji stretches out from right below its large windows, and it's a great spot for a break while gazing at the seasonal scenery. The shaved ice is made with natural ice procured from a Himuro (traditional ice chamber), of which only five remain in Japan. It won't freeze your throat and keeps its light and airy texture until the end.

    The strawberry and milk shaved ice is fantastic. The service was friendly and fast. Our view of the lake was great!!! Please not the address listed is wrong. This shop is on the lake side of the...

  • Nikko Kirifuri Kogen Chirorin Village
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Nikko-shi Tokorono 1535-4
    A leisure facility that helps you make the most of the great outdoors at Nikko Kirifuri Highland. Located about 10 minutes from Nikko Interchange on the Nikko Utsunomiya Road, it has a cafe, archery and air rifle ranges, and more. The open-air Cafe Owl serves Yondaime Tokujiro brand natural Nikko shaved ice for visitors to enjoy in the fresh highland air. Other popular items include New York style cheesecake with a cream cheese and sour cream packed in a case using graham cracker crust, as well as their addictively soft chocolate chiffon cake.

    アーチェリーやライフルができる施設があり、大人から子供まで楽しめます。また、日光軌道線の路面電車も保存されていました。

  • Cafe & Diningbar Kashiwa
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Imaichi 1147
    This cafe located in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture offers a cafe menu where you can taste authentic coffee, natural shaved ice using fluffy ice, and high-quality latte art. In addition, it has become popular as a bar to drink whiskey and cocktails. It also occasionally holds live performances.

    下今市駅を出て左へベーシアストアの隣。徒歩2分の好立地。 高い天井とゆったりとした空間には、スタンダードナンバーがBOSEのスピーカーから流れる。4代目徳次郎さんの天然氷のかき氷を楽しむもよし、売りの一つのフレンチトーストを楽しむもよし! カウンターに掛けて、バックバーを愛でながら天然氷のロックウイスキーを楽しむもよし。電車を1本を読む遅らせても楽しむ価値のある一軒!

  • Cafe Restaurant Takumi
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kamihatsuishimachi 1024
    A cafe restaurant inside the Nikko Bussan Shokai, designated as a registered National Tangible Cultural Property of Japan and located on the Japan Romantic Road in Kamihatsuishi Town, Nikko City. Takumi offers their own yuba bento made with tofu skin, set meals of steaks, Hamburg steaks and pork cutlets, as well as specially made cakes from the Kanaya Hotel bakery. The interior decoration reminiscent of the Meiji period is also very attractive.

    神橋近くのお土産屋さんです。2階のレストランで昼食を取った後、ぶらぶらと見て回りました。あまり広くなく、品揃えも限られているので逆に買いやすい(選びやすい)かも。

  • Air Vif
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kosagoe 171-2
    Located a 15-minute walk from Kosagoe Station, this cafe exudes the calming atmosphere of a log cabin, with high ceilings for space you can stretch out in. Drip coffee is made fresh from beans when you order, and the home-made New York-style cheesecake is delectable. Other items include an original curry with lots of vegetables.

    午前中に鬼怒川でカヤックを楽しんだ後、通り道であり外観が感じ良かったので訪問。店内は意外にこじんまりとしており、10名程度で満席となる位な感じ。ランチタイムの食事メニューは「自家製カリー」と「自家製牛スジ煮込み」の2種類。単品で950円、サラダとアイスがついたセットで1,650円。どちらも頼みましたが、お味はそれぞれ美味しかったです。マスターが一人で切り盛りしており、急いでいる方には不向きかも...

  • Cafe Kanoco
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Chugushi 2478
    A cafe on the shore of Lake Chuzenji. Try their original cumin curry or rice topped with stewed chicken and tomatoes, as well as their specialty deserts while looking out over the lake. And with glass beadmaking and eraser art printing activities this is a popular place for families.
  • Nippon de lrimachi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Yasukawachou 8-9
    A boutique shop seeking to share with the world Tochigi arts and crafts such as Nikko geta clogs and aizome indigo dying. The shop interior is bright and open. The shop’s shelves and tables are lined with coasters, brooms, and other items for everyday use. Located along the road extending from the front gate of Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, Nippon de lrimachi is the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs on the way back from sightseeing in the area. In addition to selling a wide selection of goods, the shop also holds short tea ceremony classes and other workshops.
  • Kamaya Café du Revaberu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Matsubarachou 12-6
    The cafe is located about two minute walk from Tobu Nikko Station on National Route 119 in Matsubara Town, Nikko City. As well as sweets made with Belgian chocolate and Danish cream cheese, set meals of Hamburg steaks and rice bowls made with Maenikko wagyu beef are also popular.
  • Meiji-no-Yakata Cake Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Matsubarachou 4-3
    Meiji-no-Yakata is a cake shop located in front of Tobu Nikko Station in Matsubara Town, Nikko City. The shop sells a large selection of cakes, tarts, and cookies including their homemade cheesecake, Nirvana, made with the finest cream cheese from Denmark. There is a café on the second floor where visitors can enjoy cakes along with a cup of coffee or tea.
  • Coffee House Yukon
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Chugushi 2482
    Yukon is a coffee house in the Chuzenji Kanaya Hotel situated along National Route 120 in Chugushi, Nikko City. The coffee house is built in the style of a log house and offers coffee, tea and cakes in addition to their hundred years rice curry based on a recipe from the Taisho period.
  • THE KANAYA TERRACE
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Nikko-shi Matsubaracho 4-3 Tobu Nikko Sta. Konai
    A cafe in the waiting room of Tobu Nikko Station. They have a variety of original Kanaya Hotel items including cookies, rusk biscuits, and Kanaya Hotel 100 Year Curry Pies. These popular treats feature sour tomatoes and curry gently baked in a soft, flaky pie crust. The curry is based on Kanaya Hotel's signature Hundred Year Rice Curry, a Taisho period recipe that was discovered in an old storehouse. It has a sweet, traditional flavor with a spiciness that builds as you eat.
  • KUJIRA SHOKUDO
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    4.5
    131 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    1041-1, Kamihatsuishimachi, Nikkou-shi, Tochigi, 321-1401

    the place is small, clean and confortable. I visit these plase 3 years ago, and when we came back to Japan last year, we were really thinking to go again in Nikko, just to eat again their fabulous...

  • HONGU CAFE
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    4.5
    48 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    2384, Sannai, Nikkou-shi, Tochigi, 321-1431

    After you have visited the beautiful Shinkyo Bridge cross the road to the entrance to the Nikko UNESCO World Heritage site, go up the stone steps and then bear to the right almost immediately and...

  • Bell
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Nikko-shi Yasukawacho 6-39

    The food here was excellent. My wife and I popped in here after visiting the Nikko shrines and it was a great place to warm up and grab lunch. The place seems to be owned by an older Japanese couple...

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Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi's capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.

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