Kokemushiro Moss Garden Cafe: I can’t remember how my friend came to learn of this moss garden cafe’s existence, but I was delighted she did. Hidden in a cedar forest in Seiyo City, the heart of the Japanese countryside, Kokemushiro Cafe is a secret haven for nature lovers. After visiting Sankeien Garden, I was happy to discover this secret place.
We stopped by the cafe on our way to Matsuyama from exploring the Uwajima. As we left the parking lot, you were welcomed by a stone pathway leading us to the beautiful garden. More than the typical garden, the atmosphere was more like a little house in the woods. There were lots of trees, greens leaves and beds of moss.
The wooden cafe has a lovely small terrace nicely decorated with things made by the owner. We took our shoes off when we entered the cafe and wore slippers. This is made to preserve the tatami mats. You have on your left a shop selling items crafted by the owners of the cafe and local artisans, while the other side is the cafe. We visited in November, so it was a little cold, but the stove kept everyone warm and cosy.
The menu is straightforward: you only have a choice of tea or coffee, no skinny latte or frappucino was on offer there! We opted for matcha green tea with their delicious sweets. From our seats, we could admire the scenery available in front of us. As well as the terrace, there were several seatings available scattered around the cafe.
After enjoying our tea and
On a warmer day, seating outside will give customers the possibility to immerse themselves in the natural environment while listening to the pure quietness of the location. I can easily imagine how enchanting it will be in summer or even spring. I think it would be amazing in winter too with the moss covered in white snow.
Access to Kokemushiro Moss Garden Cafe
Kokemushiro Café is located in Seiyo City and is open every day except for Mondays. Sadly it is only accessible by car so if you have the chance to visit the beautiful island of Shikoku, be sure to drop by. Address: 2099 Uwachō Nobusato, Seiyo-shi, Ehime-ken 797-0037.
If you happen to journey in Ehime Prefecture, make a stop in Seiyo City. Have a cup of tea at Kokemushiro and enjoy the wonders of nature.