Cafe & Artspace Fusha in Wake Town

artspace cafe fusha

Hi, it’s Mrs. Wada back on duty. This time I’m going to introduce another cafe that we visited just recently in Wake Town – Cafe & Artspace Fusha (風舎). Wake Town, by the way, is known for wisteria flowers, another reason for our visit this time!

Wisteria Flower Festival in Fuji Park, Wake Town

 

Cafe & Artspace Fusha (風舎)

Cafe & Artspace Fusha (風舎) is located in a secluded village on a 400-meter high mountain in Wake Town. The building used to be an elementary school (closed last 43 years ago), now owned by Mr. Hideki Kiguchi. Mr. Kiguchi is a wood furniture artist who moved in Wake Town in 1994 and later on opened his workshop and this cafe.

 

Coffee and Sweets

Mrs. Wada’s pick: chocolate cake and cold brew coffee.

 

Mr. Wada’s pick: rhum raisin cake and Columbia hot coffee

I’m not sure if I had cold brew coffee before, but I’m pretty sure that this one I had in this cafe is my first time to taste. Quite interesting that it made me want to try making cold brew coffee at home.

Gallery

Surrounding and Outside of the Building

Inside Building and Cafe

Mr. Kiguchi’s Artworks

Store Information

Name Cafe & Artspace Fusha (風舎)
Business Hours 11:00 – 18:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only
(Might open on holidays, too. Check the owner’s blog (on the website) for updates.)
Website https://kiguchi.biz/fusha/ (in JP)
Address 1981 Kitayamagata, Wake-chō, Wake-gun, Okayama-ken 709-0504

It’s an interesting experience to be able to go inside an old school building, enjoy a cup of coffee and sweets and hear stories from the owner and other customers. In the old days, students of this school were from families who lived and worked at nearby coal mine, nearby like more than 1 hour walk though.

By the way, on our way out, the security chief officer keeps barking towards the direction where we didn’t sense any presence of anyone… Thanks for reading!

Top Things to Do in Miyoshi City, Tokushima

Top Things to Do in Miyoshi City, Tokushima

Buon giorno! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. This time I would like to share things to do in Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture.

Top Things to Do in Miyoshi City, Tokushima

Miyoshi City is full of nature which we, the Wadas appreciate the most. One of our favorite places Kazurabashi (introduced by Mrs. Wada) is in Miyoshi City as well. Let’s start with it with more photos!

 

Kazurabashi Suspension Bridge

Kazurabashi is a suspension bridge made of ivy. It looks scary but durable enough to hold numbers of people at once. To be honest I AM frightened of height but this is quite enjoyable.

Iya Kazurabashi
Access 162-2 Nishiiyayamamura Zentoku, Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima-ken
Business Hours

Until sunset

Open everyday

Admission Adult: 550 yen
Child: 350 yen
Website https://discovertokushima.net/en/topics/vine-bridges-in-the-iya-valley/

 

Iya River

Iya river runs right below the Kazurabashi bridge. Even in summer, water is cold enough to cool down all the heat. Why not take off shoes and go soak your feet?

 

Lunch at Iya Bjin

Iya Bijin is a ryokan (Japanese style hotel) and also serves food at its restaurant with great views of Iya valley! It’s not far from the Kazurabashi bridge. It’d be nice to stop by for slurping some noodles, wouldn’t it?

Iya Bijin
Access 9-3 Nishiiyayamamura Zentoku, Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima-ken
Business Hours

8:00 – 17:00

Open everyday

Website https://iyabijin.jp (in JP)

 

Iya Valley and The Statue of the Peeing Boy

This statue stands in the middle of the Iya valley. A little hard to access (though accessible by car or local bus) but surroundings are really nice (a perfect photo spot). Worth a visit while in Iya area.

 Furo no Tani
Access Matsuo, Ikeda-cho, Miyoshi city, Tokushima prefecture

 

Boat Ride

Boat ride is another way to enjoy the nature. Some places offer rafting but if you prefer something slow (like we do), this would be it. It goes like for a half hour. No reservation needed.

Oboke Boat Mannaka
Access 1520 Nishiu, Yamashirochō, Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima-ken
Business Hours

9:00 – 17:00

Open everyday

Fees Adult: 1,080 yen
Child: 540 yen
Website http://www.mannaka.co.jp/restaurant/excursionship/excursionship.html (in JP)

 

Lastly

How do you find it? Nature has got a lot to offer huh? I would like to go back sometime and explore more.

See you around!



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