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Kokoro no yutori tari

ココロのゆとり tari
Area East area
Category Cafe / Machiya Style

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"Kokoro no yutori tari" is a shop offering "Asa café" and massages, located nearby HeianJingu shrine. What does "Asa cafe" mean? In this shop's case, it means that the offered services change according to the time: it is a coffee shop in the morning and a massage place in the afternoon. Isn't this interesting? On top of this, since it opens at 7:00a.m. in the morning, it is perfect for when you want to go sightseeing from the early morning. This shop is in a "machiya" or traditional Japanese house, which gives you the feeling that you are in a Japanese regular "home". Here, you can enjoy breakfast in a relaxed and calm atmosphere.

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Regardless of it being a coffee shop only in the mornings, this shop has a very varied menu that includes croque monsieur-style toast, cinnamon toast, cafe au lait, spiced tea, homemade ginger ale and lemon soda among others. This day, I ordered their popular morning set. It consists of a toast and a plate of salada, ham and scrambled egg. This is cheap, given that the drink is also included and the total price is just 580yen.

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You can choose your drink from the following : blended coffee, Iced Coffee, tea, iced tea, organicorange juice, milk. On this day I chose blended coffee.

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This is a simple toast with butter spread on top, but it has a crunchy texture and is spongy inside, which makes it delicious.

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The counter seats are right at the entrance of the shop.

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At the back, there are the table seats. This is a rather large space for a pleasant stay. The sofas are comfortable and you can relax in them. You can see the inner garden at the other side of the window.

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Having breakfast while looking at the beautifully maintained small inner garden… Here you can enjoy such a gracious time in the morning. If you plan on going sightseeing here and there around Kyoto all day, this is the place to make sure you get a relaxed breakfast before heading out.

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The shop is located in an alley on the main street.
(left) There is a signboard in the street…
(right) follow it and, at the end of the street, you will find the shop.

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Address 京都市東山区夷町160-5
160-5 Ebisucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
Tel 075-771-5757
Open morning cafe 7:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
(relaxation massage 1:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.)
Closed - Wednesday
URL http://www.relax-tari.com/
Access 3 minute walk from City Bus Stop Jingumichi
5 minute walk from Subway Higashiyama
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