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Kuraken Cafe

くらけん Cafe | Kuraken Cafe

Enjoy a cup of coffee in a 100-year-old traditional Japanese house

Photo by Xander McGrouther

Photo by Xander McGrouther

Photo by Xander McGrouther

Photo by Xander McGrouther

  • Kuraken Cafe is one of the many revitalization projects in Shichikashuku being brought about by Yoichi Fujita. Located in a renovated one-hundred-year-old traditional Japanese house, this cafe is designed as a coffee or lunch stop with travelers in mind.

    Charming as the property is, it is also often where the town meets with potential new residents, to introduce the charms of Shichikashuku in an effort to help reduce the town’s population decline. In fact, this is how the cafe got its name—“Kuraken” is an abbreviation of Kurashi Kenkyujo (lit. “Living Research Institute”). With a traditional Japanese aesthetic grounded in the building itself, Kuraken is a cozy, charming little spot where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and lunch or sweets beside the warmth of a traditional irori hearth, all while taking in the nature of the surrounding mountainous countryside.

    WEBSITE http://shichikashuku-miyagi.co.jp/about/

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ADDRESS

39-2 Aza Tanakamichisita Shichikashuku, Katta District, Miyagi 989-0632

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

About 70 minutes by bus from Shiroishi Station (白石駅) or Shiroishi-Zao Station (白石蔵王駅), followed by a 3-minute walk. Board a Shichikashuku Shiroishi Line (七ヶ宿白石線) bus bound for Yakuba・Nananiro Hiroba (役場・なないろひろば); alight at Yakuba, Family Mart Shichikashuku-ten, or Nanairo Hiroba (役場、ファミリーマート七ヶ宿店、なないろひろば) bus stop. Transfer to a Shichikashuku Kaido Line (七ヶ宿街道線) bus bound for Yubara・Hikaba (湯原・干蒲); alight at Inago Iriguchi (稲子入口) bus stop. Bus timetables here (Shichikashuku Shiroishi Line) and here (Shichikashuku Kaido Line).

CREDIT CARDS

Not accepted

LANGUAGES

Japanese only

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

10:00–sunset

RESERVATION

Not necessary

CLOSED DAYS

Wednesdays

PHONE

0224-26-6933

Food & Drink Details

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN

No

HALAL

No

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE MENU

No

NON-SMOKING

Yes

TABLE CHARGE

No

DINNER LAST ORDER

At sundown

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