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Cafe Kotodama is an old Japanese-style house cafe in a renovated 170-year-old liquor shop, with a lineup of various healthy dishes. Their special menu “Kotodama lunch” is so popular that you need to make a reservation a few days beforehand. You can enjoy healthy meals which includes mainly local vegetables and carefully chosen ingredients as well as sweets such as cake of the day. The nostalgic interior that matches the warm atmosphere of the old Japanese house and the beautiful inner garden which can be seen from the cafe produce relaxing time.
- 1223 Oka Asukamura, Takaichi-shi, Nara
- Contact No.
- A minute walk from “Okadera-mae” Bus Stop, 26 minutes bus ride (Nara Kotsu“Akakame, Asuka shuyu” bus bound for Asuka Station ) from “Kashihara Jingu” Station on Kintetsu Kashihara Line.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 10:00-18:00Weekdays 10:00-17:00*Order stops 30 minutes before closeClosed: Tuesdays, 3rd Wednesdays (Ask for national holidays)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average Budget (for one person): Lunch 1,000-2,000 yen, Dinner 1,000-2,000 yenMenu: Kotodama lunch 1,620 yen
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Healthy dishes made with local ingredients
The owner who was charmed by Asuka village chooses ingredients very carefully. All the fresh vegetables grown by local farmers, rice, tofu, condiments and coffee are delicious and safe. The healthy meals made with mainly vegetables which are full of the local blessings can be enjoyed.
“Kotodama lunch”, mainly uses fresh vegetables
“Kotodama lunch” (1,620 yen) is the very popular lunch made with mainly fresh local vegetables. This menu includes 6 to 7 healthy delicatessen, “black rice” and “red rice”, which has been eaten since the ancient period in Nara prefecture, desert and local coffee or tea.
Comfortable place where you can enjoy the inner garden
The renovated 170-year-old Japanese-style house is very spacious. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere with the inner garden view while having a meal or coffee. It’s a place you can relax and even forget about time surrounded by the warm furniture and interior.