Cafe / Coffee Shop Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • Kiyosato Terrace
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Oizumichounishide 8240-1 Kiyosato San Medozu
    This scenic terrace is located at the peak of Sun Meadows Kiyosato, the highest place in the Kiyosato area. The amazing views that it offers from an altitude of 1,900 meters are truly exhilarating. The terrace's luxurious and spacious sofas and tables makes their cafe's parfaits, gelatos, freshly-made coffee, and smoothies even more delicious.
  • Tenka Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 2739
    Located in one of the Fujimi Sankei (three best viewpoints of Mt. Fuji), this teahouse established in 1934 has long been popular as a spot to enjoy a landscape of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Due to the teahouse's association with Dazai Osamu, its second floor serves as the Dazai Osamu Literary Memorial Room. Their hoto noodle hotpot featuring copious amounts of stewed vegetables and homemade noodles finished with locally-made miso paste was beloved by both Dazai Osamu and Ibuse Masuji.
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Hirano 481-1
    This quiet and relaxed cafe and sundries shop just for adults on the shore of Lake Yamanaka lies off the beaten path. It offers items such as dried flowers and antique goods, as well as a selection of cakes which are also available as takeout. Children under the age of 10 years old are not welcome here.
  • Sakagura Kai
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Yamanashishi Kita 567 Yoro Shuzo inside
    This cafe is managed by the small Yamanashi sake brewery Yoro Shuzo, and is located in an old kominka house. It offers sake tasting, and has a full lunch and dinner menu. They offer reservations for meetings and clubs, and hold many unique events.
  • Matsuya Sabo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Shimoyoshida 294-3
    A small café inside a remodeled old Japanese house. The café engages in community initiatives, including selling artwork by local artists and holding irregular exhibitions in the gallery on the second floor. The mild flavor of the café's coffee, made with water from Mt. Fuji, is particularly popular. The shop closes irregularly and is sometimes only open a few days a month, making it a good idea to check before visiting. The closest station is Gekkoji Station on the Fujikyuko Line.
  • Montagne
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Sutamachouobi 8861
    Montagne is a cafe founded in 1958 and located on the ground floor of Mizugaki Sanso at the climbers' entrance to Mt. Mizugaki and Mt. Kinpu (designated as two of the 100 most famous mountains in Japan) in the city of Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture. Its hand-formed hamburgers and cheesecake are so popular that they often sell out, and also serves pasta, Shogayaki (pork stir-fried with ginger), spicy curry, and other favorites. In the summer, its seasonal menu features soft ice cream and ice cream floats. Its elegant, subdued atmosphere makes it a restful stopover on a long drive.
  • annies cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    435-1 Kamiima Suwa, South Alps City, Yamanashi Prefecture
    This cafe specializing in tarts and quiches is located in Minami-Alps City, Yamanashi Prefecture. The cafe pays great attention to the pie crusts that form the base of their visually appealing and tasty products. It also uses seasonal and local fruit, offering guests a chance to enjoy seasonal flavors.
  • Wine Cafe Koko
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Koshu-shi Enzan Shimozo 910
    This wine cafe adjoining Kai Winery is located along Prefectural Route 34 in Enzanshimoozo, Koshu City. It uses eastern warehouses from the Edo period that have been recognized as tangible cultural assets to Japanese history. The menu offers all of the wines brewed by the winery, as well as snacks, lunch, coffee and homemade cakes. On top of a free winery tour, you can also enjoy wine tastings and shopping.
  • Rokuyokan Coffee Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Kofu Marunouchi 2-15-15
    A coffee shop located in the Manshukaku ryokan inn standing on Iida-dori Street in 2-Chome Marunouchi, Kofu City. Filled with antiques and a retro atmosphere, here customers can enjoy blended coffee and cake combos. The establishment also serves daily lunch specials during the daytime and alcoholic beverages at night.
  • Cafe Roche
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Kofu-shi Chuo 1-13-9
    "This cafe located in Chuo 1-Chome, Kofu City offers coffee from beans roasted in-store over direct heat. You can enjoy various coffees, including the cafe's signature ""Roche Blend,"" in a relaxing atmosphere."
  • Cairn Coffee Ichinomiya Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Fuefuki-shi Ichinomiyacho Shioda 443-1
    This coffee bean and sweets shop located 4.4 kilometers from Katsunuma Interchange on the Chuo Expressway serves authentic home-roasted coffee. It is the sister shop to Cairn Coffee in Hakushu. It sells coffee beans roasted at the Hakushu flagship store. Its Honkawa blend, which is exclusive to this Ichinomiya shop, is popular for its gentle, well-rounded flavor. At the shop's cafe space, guests can enjoy hand-dripped coffee prepared with ground-to-order beans. The shop also offers popular sets that pair this coffee with chiffon cake and other homemade sweets.
  • Kimimaro Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Minamitsuru-gun Fujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 2720-5
    This cafe is located about a five-minute walk from the Kinohana Bijutsukan bus stop or about a 15-minute drive from Kawaguchiko Interchange or Kawaguchiko Station. The Japanese style cafe is notable for being owned and operated by the comedian Kimimaro Ayanokoji. Its biggest appeals are a location that gives it an excellent view of Mt. Fuji and its antique interior. We recommend ordering their special Kimimaro tea and jingisukan (grilled mutton and vegetable) sets ahead of time as only a limited number is served each day. The cafe also offers a full range of Japanese sweets to enjoy with its tea. Herbal tea made with herbs cultivated by the cafe's chef is served all year long. One of the highlights of the cafe's premises is the golden statue of Hotei (Budai) that Ayanokoji donated to Kawaguchiko Town.
  • Milky Way
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Minamitsuru-gun Fujikawaguchikomachi Kodachi 960-1
    This coffee shop is located along Prefectural Route 710 about a one-minute walk from the Yagisaki Koen bus stop or about a ten-minute drive from Kawaguchiko Interchange. The lodge-style shop is notable for its antique interior. In addition to light fare such as curry rice and spaghetti, the shop also offers many different varieties of toast. Their cooked-to-order homemade crepes are especially popular. Their banana and chocolate crepes, which are topped with plenty of chocolate, are the most popular. The shop also offers a full lineup of parfaits and other sweets. Their Milky Way parfaits feature Blue Hawaii syrup on vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice creams.
  • Galerie & Cafe Couleurs
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Minamitsuru-gun Fujikawaguchikomachi Funatsu 7475-1
    This cafe is located a short distance north of Kawaguchiko Park about a three-minute drive from Fujiyoshida Interchange. The cafe has an attached art gallery where the works of painters and other artists are exhibited. Because items in the gallery's permanent collection are rotated out with new works on rolling basis, you can always look forward to seeing something new every time you visit. The gallery also holds various special exhibitions including exhibits by individual artists as well as themed exhibits. The cafe sells a wide variety of sweets including seasonal cakes as well as their Fujisan tarts, which feature apples and two varieties of sweet potato. Some items can even be ordered to go.
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Fujiyoshida-shi Shimoyoshida 3-6-28
    An eight-minute walk from Shimoyoshida Station and a 13-minute walk from Gekkoji Station. This establishment is located a short distance north on National Route 139 from the east entrance of the Gekkoji Daimon Shopping Street. A cafe and bar, the concept behind the establishment is for it to also be used as a community space. Operating out of a remodeled old Japanese home, here customers can enjoy delicious, organic-conscious food.
  • Kitaguchi Yumeya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Fujiyoshida-shi Kamiyoshida 5-8-18
    A cafe operating out of an old Japanese home located a five-minute drive from the Kawaguchiko Interchange and a 10-minute walk from Fujiyoshida Station. The cafe has a gallery which displays wood inlay work art available for sale and the owner can also read your palm. The home roasted specialty Kino coffee is also recommended. The establishment offers a full menu of other drinks, as well, from beer to kombucha tea. The cafe also has a rental space available. Priority for palm reading sessions is given to those who make an advance reservation and sessions can be extended if so desired. The establishment also accepts orders for portraits of your dog. Customers only interested in the cafe, palm reading, or the gallery are all welcome.
  • Maruyama Coffee Risonare Yatsugatake Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Hokuto Kobuchisawacho 129-1 Hoshino Resorts Risonare Yatsugatake
    A coffee shop located in the Hoshino Risonare Yatsugatake Resort. Here at the second location for famous Maruyama Coffee, a specialty coffee shop that originated in Karuizawa, you can try coffee made with specially chosen beans selected by the owner themselves from the farms. Along with a special blend unique to the Risonare location they also have a cappuccino made with fresh milk from the Yatsugatake Highlands. Along with enjoying your coffee in the shop they also sell beans in 100gram units that can be easily taken home.
  • Coffee House Blueberry
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Hokuto Kobuchisawacho Kamisasao 3332-1079
    A cafe located a five-minute drive from the Kobuchisawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. The relaxing wood and plaster cafe is a perfect place to take a relaxing break, even for someone on their own. The cafe has been serving the same grade coffee, carefully brewed one cup at a time using a siphon, for 30 years. The cafe's homemade cheesecake is particularly popular, and the establishment also offers light meals such as original sandwiches. Providing a quiet place where people can relax in peace, from the cafe's windows, customers can watch the Koumi Line as it passes by. Small breed dogs are also allowed in the cafe.
    Yamanashi Hokuto Oizumicho Nishiide 8240-6807
    A 20-minute walk from Kai-Oizumi Station on the JR Koumi Line. For anything and everything herb-related, this herb specialty shop should be your destination. Filled with Dried herb and rose ornaments and antiques as well as original wreaths, the shop also carries herb seedlings and gardening implements. There's also a cafe space where you can enjoy original herbal teas; the monthly special herbal tea is particularly recommended.
  • Cairn Coffee Hakushu Main Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Hokuto Hakushucho
    A coffee shop which serves perfect cups of coffee brewed with famous Hakushu spring water selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Famous Water list. The shop's original Hakushu blend comes in two varieties - slightly bitter and mild. Painstakingly roasting fresh, high-quality beans from Japan and around the world in-house, here customers can enjoy carefully crafted coffee. The adjoining coffee bean shop sells over 500 coffees and related items from countries across the globe, and locals as well as visitors making the journey from outside the prefecture come to this renowned establishment.

Yamanashi Areas


Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan's most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country's highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.

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