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The old town, situated near JR Takayama station, is a popular tourist spot where ancient buildings still stand. It feels as if you time-travelled back in the Edo period here. Among many long-standing restaurants and cafés, I would like to recommend you to stop by Kissako Katsute if you are walking around in this area. You can't miss this historic-looking café with a black lattice door and noren shop curtain. Here you can enjoy amazing Japanese sweets with great coffee or matcha tea. You will feel relaxed and rested after visiting here.
- 92 Kami-sanmachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu
- Contact No.
- 10-min walk from Takayama station on JR Takayama main line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 10:00-17:00 Closed on Wednesday
- Official Website
- Other Information
- *Average price （per person）: from 999 yen*Menu: Hand-made cake 450 yen, Matcha and warabi-mochi set menu 750 yen, Amagasane （with Japanese tea） 950 yen
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Check out the cute items!
At the entrance of Kissako Katsute, you can purchase the cute items displayed there. You can buy the famous charms of Hida region, "sarubobo" dolls, for granting the well-being of family, be blessed with children, safe delivery, family happiness, etc. You should definitely check them out!
Amazing Japanese sweets with matcha tea
The most popular menu is "Matcha and warabi mochi set menu" （750 yen）. Chewy warabi mochi （bracken-starch dumplings） with elegantly sweet black honey and kinako （roasted soy bean flour） on top is served with elegant and bitter matcha tea. The mildly sweet warabi mochi goes so well with slightly bitter matcha tea.
Gorgeous and beautiful parfaits
The special parfait "Amagasane" （950 yen） is also very popular! Eight layers of ingredients look so beautiful from the outside. In fact, eight types of Japanese sweets ingredients, such as warabi-mochi, macha ice cream, red beans, black honey and kinako, etc, are served in this gorgeous Japanese dessert. You can't miss it if you love sweets.