Temple Cafe

A very well thought out and designed cafe spot that specializes in tea.

An award-winning cafe located on Oshima

Located on Oshima Island, roughly a 50 minute to an hour drive southwest of MCAS Iwakuni is the Otera Cafe or Temple Cafe. The Otera Cafe is a very well thought out and designed cafe spot that specializes in tea. While it offers a three course lunch set, you must make reservations before visiting the cafe to order the lunch course. You can however order tea and Japanese sweets offered at the cafe anytime the shop is open without a reservation. The cafe won the prestigious Japanese Good Design award in 2015 for its beautiful layout and atmosphere. The cafe is designed to resemble a sort of temple to match the temple it resides next to, with traditional style tables and surroundings all included in the layout.

The cafe is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and the non-reservation cafe side is open between 13:00~17:00, while the lunch reservation side is open from 11:30~13:00. To enjoy a traditional Japanese style course meal or tea experience, the cafe is definitely a prime option near the Iwakuni area. There are free parking spots available at the cafe.

INFORMATION

HOURS:11:30~13:00; Cafe: 13:00~17:00; Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays
PRICE:$-$$
LOCATION: 〒742-2802 山口県大島郡周防大島町油良587
WEBSITE:https://www.otera-cafe.com/