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8 Yoshidakaguraokacho, Sakyo-ku, 606-8311, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-2100
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
4 weeks ago
“Nice quiet spot for a coffee. It's a bit of a climb.”
7 Apr 2018
“The waiters aren't very nice”
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8 Yoshidakaguraokacho, Sakyo-ku, 606-8311, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is lovely, wooded and quiet. People had put their names on the waiting list almost an hour before the cafe opened (on a Sunday), so be prepared to come early or wait. They have a small but nice selection of food; the month's...More

Thank Suzikawa
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

They have good cake and the coffee was allright, but the waiters were very unkind. You felt like you needed to hurry, they were just unpleasant and we did not feel welcome at all.

Thank Hester H
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Chances are you won't be seeing this cafe in everyone's itinerary to Kyoto. Selfishly, I want to keep it that way and keep it all a secret. But Moan is beautiful and deserves the attention. It sits right on top of Yoshida Hill. Yes, there's...More

Thank misterjar
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Really lovely place, really difficult to find, but it's worth it...if you can get a table! Problem is, it can often be very crowded with a long wait. If you're touring in Kyoto, try to go during the week. You can walk fairly easily from...More

Thank mikebern
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Well, we wanted so much to visit. We walked a lot and climb up to this place that indeed from outside look so special but were so disappointed by the lack of will this place displayed. The place closes at 18:00. We got there at...More

Thank ParisNadine
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The cafe is situated in the hills off road so you really have to carefully plan your trip to avoid so much detours. It's a perfect spot to sit back, relax and wait for the sunset. Although they close at 6 pm, last order is...More

Thank Katherine P
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I`ve been in Moan today and I immediately felt in love with the place. It remind to me a bit of Bali and a bit of Okinawa atmosphere. Really nice place to have a break, drink a coffe and read a good book.

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 13 March 2016

I have been going to Moan for years and it is one of my favorite cafes in Kyoto. It's nestled at the top of Yoshida hill, with beautiful views of Kyoto city, and surrounded by lush green forest. At the height of summer it is...More

1  Thank KyotoKya
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Atmosphere is great, you can see Daimonji Mountain from it and on the other side a part of Kyoto city. Zen garden around the café. All is in wood under a beautiful roof. Only bad point is that it's a bit expensive what we can...More

2  Thank BastyenSavignac
Reviewed 3 December 2015

- I tried so hard. I walked so far. But in the enddd, It doesn't even open!!! - so it's might be my fault. if anyone wanna go please check it from anybody who knows (maybe god?)

Thank taebaeba
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Brunch
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Good for
View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Yoshidakaguraokacho, Sakyo-ku, 606-8311, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +81 75-761-2100
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