Cafe / Coffee Shop Spots in Shimane Area

  • Amaemon
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 839-1
    Amaemon is a Japanese style cafe located in front of the main gate of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, a popular spot for worshipers taking a break between visiting the shrine. The tasteful interior of the shop is noticeable with its thick beams standing out from the plastered walls. In addition to their specially made parfait packed with lots of green tea, fruits and rice flour dumplings, their aimori-daifuku zenzai, a deliciously sweet hot zenzai (red bean soup) with ice cream filled daifuku-mochi (rice cake stuffed with bean jam), is also popular. Amaemon’s shaved ice kakigori covered in syrup is also a popular choice in the hot summer months. The nearest station is Izumotaisha-mae Station.

    Walking at Taisha under summer heat is tough. Then, just in front of Torii, this shop is waiting for you. Izumo started many things. Zenzai is one of them. Sweet red bean source with white rice...

  • Cafe Juru
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou C 206
    Cafe Juru is a café located near Iwamiginzan Park in the Omori Town of Ohda City. The café is situated in a renovated traditional farmhouse. It serves food that makes effective use of locally-sourced ingredients, including Gyusuji Torotoro Hayashi, which is made by slowly boiling Shimane Beef tendons, and a special lunchtime set meal (limited to a maximum of 10 diners per day) that features seasonal wild plants.

    あまりハヤシライスは好きでないですが、たまにはいいかと入りました。もう1つはカレーで、味は似てました。少ないです。あとピザがあります他にも少し。ちょうど銀山と街並みの間、観光案内所の近くです。

  • Kamedayama Tea Room
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tonomachi 1-59 Inside the Kinkaku
    Kamedayama Tea Room is a café on the first floor of the retro Western-style building called “Kounkaku,” built in the outer area of Matsue Castle during the Meiji period. It features freshly brewed coffee, handmade sweets, and light fare. Constructed to lodge the Emperor Meiji on his Imperial visit, Imperial Prince Yoshihito, who would later become the Emperor Taisho, also stayed in 1907. You can pass a leisurely time here while admiring Kounkaku’s graceful decor. It is 10 minutes by car from Matsue Nishi Interchange on the San’in Expressway.

    オーダーはケーキとかの方がいいです。モーニングを頼みましたが、こんなのでパンにチーズのっけて焼いたもの、ごくごく普通のフレンチトーストに700円と900円、高っと思ってしまいました。しかも、ガラガラなのに出てくるまでやたら時間かかりました。

  • SHOAN
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    4.5
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tamayuchouhayashi 223-3
    SHOAN is a healing space where time moves slowly and where you can sip coffee close to nature. It has features like a terrace overlooking Lake Shinji and a seasonal flowerbed, and you’ll be pleased with the hearty portions of their breakfasts and the set menu. Be sure to enjoy a delicious coffee with your meal. It is five minutes by car from JR Tamatsukuri Onsen Station.

    This little cafe is located on the side of a main road, and has beautiful views of the adjacent lake. It is a great spot to take a scenic break from a long drive, or just meet up for a midday...

  • Shinmondori Café Pomme Vert
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 835-5
    A fashionable café located on Shinmon-dori Street in Taisha Town, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture. Operating out of a Japanese modern building, a renovated old ryokan inn, the café has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere where you can take a break and enjoy the view of the inner garden. One of the café’s most popular desserts is the elegantly sweet zenzai roll, a roll cake with sweet adzuki beans. Pomme Vert’s organic coffee is also well-reviewed. The café offers a full menu of “yoshoku” Japanese Western-style dishes such as omelet rice, pasta, and hamburg steaks, making it a great place to have lunch when visiting the nearby Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine.

    この時期喫茶店を探すのウロウロ お土産屋さんやお蕎麦屋さんはいっぱい開いているのですが、コーヒーを求めてとなると。 まぁ普通のUCCのコーヒでした。(チョット濃いめ)

  • Café Marco
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 780-9
    This is a café located in an old private house on Shinmon-dori Street in front of the main gate of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. Take a break while strolling around and relax leisurely enjoying home roasted specialty coffee and pancakes, a fashionable galette lunch and much more. In shop there is a counter seat where visitors can overlook the street as well as a private room with floor seating, making it easy to use for a single person or a group. Aiming to be a café that makes good connections, it offers a place to meet others through workshops and parties for small numbers. The nearest station is Izumotaisha-mae Station.

    I bought a coffee icecream (called coffee soft-cream) with iced coffee and bought a package of Enmusubi coffee bean. OMG, both are amazing taste!! I quite regret I didnt buy more beans back...

  • Kuranojo
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Yunotsuchouyunotsu 7
    A café in Ohda City, Shimane Prefecture operating out of a remodeled building which once belonged to Yakushiyu, the oldest hot spring bathhouse still in existence in the Yunotsu Onsen hot spring district. The stately wood building was constructed in 1919 and is notable for its Western-style design, including beautiful stained glass windows in its white walls, as well as the graceful arches under its eaves. The café makes use of the former men’s changing area and has an old-fashioned atmosphere highly reminiscent of Japan’s Taisho Roman style. The café offers food such as homemade Japanese-style curry and “Edo period bugyomeshi,” a dish whose recipe was once handed down among the Naito family, whose members served as village headsmen in the area for generations. The café’s onsen cappuccinos, decorated with Japan’s hot spring mark, are also popular.

    薬師湯の隣にできたカフェレストランで昔の震湯の建物を利用しているのでレトロ感満載。温泉津の奉行飯という和風な食事とカレーからシフォンケーキなどカフェメニューが充実していて、食事処が少なくなった温泉津では貴重な存在。営業時間は朝11時からで夜の営業はないので、夜飲みたい人には温泉街にある「路庵」がお薦め。

  • Shiomi Chaya
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kitahorichou 319
    Shiomi Chaya is a tea-house located on Prefectural Route 37 to the north of Matsue Castle in Kitahori Town, Matsue City. Shiomi Chaya serves Botebote Tea—which is made by adding grains, pickles etc. to coarse green tea that has been whipped into a froth using a tea-whisk, and which is said to have been a favorite snack eaten by Matsudaira Harusato, the lord of the Matsue domain, while out hunting with falcons—as well as green tea, coffee, soba noodles, etc. Visitors can enjoy eating or drinking while relaxing on the terrace, which faces the moat of Matsue Castle. Shiomi Chaya also has a souvenir gifts corner where visitors can purchase famous local tea, confectionery and sake products, etc.

    武家屋敷近くのお堀端にあるお店です。このあたりの店舗は店じまいが早くて夕方5時前には閉まっている中、ここだけ仕舞支度をしながらも、まだ開いていたので、抹茶のソフトクリームをテイクアウトしました。和菓子などのお土産も売っていましたが、ゆっくり見る時間はなし。ソフトクリームは普通においしかったです。

  • Izumo Kanten Kobo (Main Shop on the approach to the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine)
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 1364-11
    Tsuyamaya is a confectionery shop founded in 1912, and its new brand “Izumo Kanten Kobo” produces Japanese agar sweets using fruit and produce from Shimane Prefecture, the traditional French confectionery pate de fruits, and chocolate candies. In the café at the main shop you can enjoy green tea from Shimane Prefecture, original coffee, ginger tea, and more. Sweets like dorayaki pancakes and dango dumplings are also available. Located next to the Ichibata Electric Railway Taisha Line’s Izumotaisha-mae Station.

    一畑電車の出雲大社駅前にある、可愛いお店に立ち寄りました。 若い女性向けかと思いましたが、店内にはカラフルでヘルシーな寒天のお菓子が並んでいました。好みの寒天菓子を組み合わせてくれるのも、ありがたかったです。 (お土産も大好評で、帰宅後に工房のWEBショップで再度購入してしまいました。) 電車の時間の関係で、カフェを利用できなかったのが残念でした。次はぜひ使用利用したいと思います。

  • Koto Matcha Café
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Imaichichou 2076
    This is a cafe directly managed by the well-established tea shop Hara Kotobukien located in Imaichicho-eki-dori Street in Izumo City. The shop offers green tea sweets such as Anmitsu with green tea soft cream, chiffon cake, and parfait making the best use of the flavor of Japanese tea from the old shop. You can also enjoy matcha soft cream and some drinks on the menu as take away.

    一人でふらりとたまに行きます。 出雲市駅から真っ直ぐ行きて、すぐ左手に出てきます。 原寿園さんはお茶屋さんだけん、やはり抹茶アイスが美味しいです。 抹茶パフェは、白玉やあんこも入りしっかりした量ありまさが、美味しいけんペロリと食べられます。 一緒に出してごされるお茶も色々あるし、お土産も豊富だけんおススメです。

  • Nipponcha Cafe Scarab136
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    3.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Gakuenminami 1-3-6

    多分初めてだと思うけど茶がゆを食べに伺いました。こちらの店も前から知っていたけど入店は初めてでした。茶がゆセットはモーニングメニューで9時から11時までの注文らしいです。お茶の店がしているカフェみたいですからセットの昆布茶を抹茶にした方が良かったかなあと思いました。

  • Cafe Gallery Fleur
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Matsue-shi Nakabaracho 31-4
    This cafe and gallery is adjacent to Matsue Shinjiko-Onsen Station on the Ichibata Electric Railway. The restaurant has a sense of openness and is bright and offers coffee, tea, Chinese herbal curry and cold soba buckwheat noodles. Their zenzai (red bean soup) made with red beans from Izumo and rice cakes from Unnan has a gentle sweetness. It is perfect when taking a break from strolling in the hot spring town because of the amount. The Chinese herbal curry uses Shussai ginger, a brand with a more than 400 year-history, and is made with multigrain rice, which is considered healthy. The exhibition space displays cute Japanese everyday items and accessories. There are many tourists who stop by to purchase souvenirs after eating.

    しんじ湖温泉駅のすぐそばのお店です。電車の待ち時間にぜんざいを頂きました。あっさりした甘味と焼いたお餅の香ばしさ。 お値段はちょっとお高めかな?とは思いましたが、セットの緑茶のお代わりをサービスしてもらえたりと電車が来るまでゆったりと過ごせました。 小さくてかわいい雑貨もたくさん販売されています。

  • Antworks Gallery
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 1570-6
    Located near the Otorii (gateway) of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, the Antworks Gallery displays and sells handmade wooden hina dolls for Girls’ Festival, May Festival dolls for Boys’ Festival, zodiac items and toys. Various artists’ works are displayed in Antworks Gallery, and the theme changes with the seasons. Two minutes on foot from Izumotaisha-mae Station on the Ichibata Electric Railway.

    神門通りには色々な店があります。お土産物屋さんが多い中で、この店は陶器などが展示してあって、ゆっくり鑑賞できるギャラリーです。壁の色が陶器が映えるような色で、なかなかの演出です。

  • Coffee Roaster KURIKURI
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Masuda-shi Akebononishimachi 8-6
    A specialty coffee shop about a five-minute drive from Masuda Station. They sell carefully selected coffee beans from plantations around the world that they roast themselves in a brown and white toned shop. Coffee is a fruit-that's why they strive to keep freshness in mind, performing quality control and other checks daily. Their signature Kurikuri Blend is a rich, dark roast. Besides buying the beans, you can relax with a freshly grounded cup of coffee, taking in the sophisticated atmosphere.

    一人でゆったりとしたく行きました。とにかくコーヒーのクオリティが高いです。香り高く、コクもあり、わずかな酸味と、抜群の美味しさです。ほのかな甘みでふわふわのシフォンケーキと頂くと、何時間でもまったりできます。

  • Mrs. Martin
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Matsue-shi Shinjicho Higashikimachi 885
    This coffee shop is located on the southern shore of Lake Shinji. From the large windows, you can look out over Lake Shinji, which was chosen as having one of the Japan Sunset Best 100. The white interior has a calm atmosphere with a sense of openness. You can have coffee, tea, pizza, pasta and other menu items while looking at Lake Shinji, with its different appearances from season to season. The sunset-show on the lake that starts from the time when the sky turns reddish-brown is a superb view that takes everyone's breath away. The peak time to see the setting sun is 30 minutes before sunset. The climax is seeing the silhouette of Yomegashima Island in the sunset that paints the lake red.

    3月下旬の昼下がり、あいにくの空模様でしたが、米子から出雲に向かう途中に立ち寄りました。特に検索したわけでもなく、通りがかったら、建物が洋風のカフェっぽく、地元の来待石で造られたと思われるコーヒーカップのオブジェらしき物体も目に止まり、ふらりと。湖が目前まできている、大きな窓辺のテーブルに着きましたが、テラスにも数テーブルあり、晴れた日にはテラス席も気持ちよさそうに思いました。400円のブレンドを...

  • Art Cafe Sara-no-Ki
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Prefecture Shimane Prefecture Shikano-gun Tsuwano Town
    This is a coffee shop located in Tonomachi-dori Street, Ushiroda, Tsuwano Town. In addition to serving special blended coffee, traditional folk crafts are also available. In the surrounding area there is an annex offering local cuisine and affiliated shops selling specialties and classrooms for hands-on experiences. Access to sightseeing spots in Tsuwano is easy from here, so it can be used as a base for sightseeing.
  • Kissa Yamabuki café
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou 62
    Kissa Yamabuki is a café in Ohda City, Shimane Prefecture with a welcoming atmosphere that makes visitors feel right at home. Visitors can enjoy siphon coffee and hand-made desserts made using locally-sourced sweet potatoes. The sweet potato chips, which really bring out the delicious flavor of sweet potato, are especially popular. Kissa Yamabuki’s donuts, which are made using a sweet potato base, are available for takeout.
  • Seishoan Tachibana
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sodeshichou 11-1
    At the Seishoan Tachibana, you can find new tastes as well as sweets town Matsue’s traditional tastes. At the popular casual tea seats, you can enjoy tea and sweets while gazing over the beautiful view of Lake Shinji. It provides a delicate, beautiful, and elegant taste in all of its products—high-grade confections, saomono, manju, and western sweets.
  • Gallery Kokufu and Cafe Dori
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Higashimbechou 1514
    Gallery Kokufu and Cafe Dori are located in a refurbished traditional thatched roof house built over 160 years ago. In the old-fashioned atmosphere, you can try café experience and the other activities like pottery, cooking, and dyeing. They also hold various exhibits and other events using part of the thatched building and the storehouse. It is closed from January to February every year.
  • Nipponcha Cafe Scarab bettei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Suetsuguhonmachi 75

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What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan's oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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