Café from another world

Japanese cafés with old-fashioned services and menus are called jun-kissa (literally “pure café”). These attract many patrons that enjoy spending time in a leisurely private setting. While there are fewer jun-kissa nowadays, Kyoto still has quite a few.

1. When asked for one of the best cafés in Kyoto, people often mention the famous Kissa Soire.

2. The café is illuminated with magical blue lighting. As its name implies — soire means “night” in French — guests instantly enter a dreamlike world of night, regardless of the actual time of day.

3. Because the previous owner was an art collector, Kissa Soire is filled with paintings and sculptures. Many of these artworks are by Seiji Togo, an acclaimed Western-style painter. The café produces and sells original-design glass tumblers featuring a Togo painting.

4. One of the most popular menu items is called “jelly punch.” This features colorful pieces of jelly and fruit, served in cider. The result looks brilliantly beautiful, like stained glass — and tastes delicious, too.

2013-02-20 12:26:02
!! CAFé FROM ANOTHER WORLD: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Café from another world of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-08-11 10:00:02
CAFé FROM ANOTHER WORLD: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Café from another world of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
141
14
26
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Moon watching
観月の夕べ
Hot spring spa
温泉
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Decorate anything
デコる
High-tech toilet
ハイテクトイレ
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Monja
もんじゃ
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Sanshin
三線
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Japan
Kiki's Delivery Service
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
Department store basement
デパ地下
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Kimono
着物
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
TEMPURA
天婦羅
WASABI
山葵
KAISEKI
懐石
TAKU OBATA
Nerhol
TABAIMO
MANABU IKEDA
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
SANJA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI