Cafe at Yoshida Mountain: Mo-an (Kyoto)

Cafe at Yoshida mountain mo-an Kyoto

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce Mo-an cafe this time.

Cafe at Yoshida Mountain: Mo-an (Kyoto)

Mo-an is located right on top of Mt. Yoshida. Mountain though it is just 105 meter high, so it’s not like for climbing but for a little hiking. Walk up the hill and have cappa joe, sounds great, doesn’t it?


A Path to the Cafe

Get off the city bus at Kyodai-seimon-mae (in front of Kyoto University) and walk down towards the Yoshida Shrine.



Which way to go? Take a right and continue walking.


Go go go!


Passing through Torii gates.


We encountered a small park. Continue straight until you see a sign of Moan.


Here we are finally.(pant pant…)


Cafe Mo-an

Apparently there used to be 8 tea rooms and 1 pantry in this mountain in the Meiji era. Now the pantry remains as a cafe after being renovated, and two tea rooms are still used as well.


Take off your shoes and go up stairs.


Tada. Looks spacier than I thought it would be. Oh, it has window seats on both sides!


We got these window seats on the right.


You could see Kyoto central from the window.


A cup of iced coffee for me and a piece of cake and a latte for Mrs. Wada.


Ceiling and even the floor are made of Japanese cypress which is supposedly lux (this wood is often used for onsen bath tabs). Very shiny and cool huh?


OK, let’s call it a day.



Name Mo-an (茂庵)
Access 8 kaguraoka-cho, Yoshida, Sakyoku, Kyoto
Business Hours

11:30 – 18:00

Closed: Mondays, during new year holidays, summer (Aug 17th – 31st)

Contact 075-761-2100


We figured that entering the mountain from North would be easier to access the cafe later on. If that’s the case, get off the city bus at Kita-Shirakawa. But we also enjoyed the route passing through Yoshida Shrine as well. You could get out from the North exit like we did as well. There are suggested routes by the cafe as well. Also you can check if the cafe is busy on this page.



How do you find it? Location wise it was overwhelming but definitely worth a visit! Take a visit while in Japan!

See you around!

Play, Learn, and Experience at Kyoto Railway Museum

Kyoto Railway Museum

Hello world! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our trip to Kyoto Railway Museum.

Kyoto Railway Museum

We can learn history of Japanese trains, and of course see cool trains and displays at this museum. Both children and adults would be able to enjoy.



It takes about 7 minutes by car from JR Kyoto Station, about 20 minutes by walk.

Kankijicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto



Adult 1,200 yen
University / high school student 1,000 yen
Jr. high / elementary school student 500 yen
Over 3 years old 200 yen


Business Hours


*Admission until 17:00









This one on the left can be seen a lot in Okayama. Feels so home!


Participatory Displays

Kids can experience maintaining train stuff. I wish I were qualified to join…


Railway Turntable

Overwhelming gathering of steam trains! It was my first time to see the railway turntable.


Diorama Show

This show is scheduled almost every hour. Reservation is not needed but you should get your seat and wait in advance. Many people come in quite early. We planned to leave in the middle of the show due to our time schedule. However, we end up watching the whole show. Damn it was a lot more entertaining than expected! It’s true that time flies.


OK, let’s call it a day.



How do you find it? We figured that it takes ALL DAY to check the entire museum. We may need to go back and explore more another time. Hope it helps.

See you around!