- Toraya Kobo is a Japanese-style café nestled within Gotemba, an area known as a tranquil town of vacation homes. The café—designed in a gentle curve by architect Hiroshi Naito—is on an expansive property that was the site of a private vacation home, and looks out on a garden. Enjoy freshly made daifuku, manju, dorayaki, and other sweets using seasonal ingredients that pair exquisitely with local Shizuoka green tea. Afterward, take a refreshing walk through a bamboo grove etched with light seeping through the delicate canopy.
Address: 1022-1 Higashiyama, Gotemba-shi, Shizuoka-ken
Hours: (Apr. – Sept.)10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., (Oct. – Mar.)10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
* Until menu items sell out
Closed: Tuesday (or the following day if Tues. is a hol.)