Arifuku Cafe

Arifuku Café is attached to Ryokan Higuchi, one of the traditional inns in Arifuku. The décor is beautiful. Check out the rocking chairs and solid wood table. This café’s biggest draw is its coziness.

All of the dishes arrive on Iwami pottery, like the ones in this picture



Arifuku Plate (1,500 yen)

Fried prawns, burdock root croquette, cream croquette

Apple Pie a la mode

Lunch menu ( we translated one of the menus to give you an idea of what they prepare but obviously the menus change. They have also been know to accommodate vegetarian diners if given enough warning in fluent Japanese!) Lunch menu is available from 11:00~14:30 and 17:00~closing time.

Arifuku Plate (1,500 yen)

Fried prawns, burdock root croquette, cream croquette

Arifuku Osakana Plate (1,800 yen)

Saute of fish and mushroom with shiso sauce

Each plate has salad, soup, quiche and mini-gratin. You can choose either bread or rice when you order the “plate” menu. All plates are Iwami-Yaki pottery.


Nasumeat (1,000 yen)

Spaghetti of eggplant (nasu) and meat

Neapolitan spaghetti (1,000 yen)

If you like ketchup.

Spaghetti of pescatora (1,200 yen)

Seafood and tomato sauce

Spaghetti of scallop and cream (1,200 yen)

Spaghetti of salmon and mushroom (1,200 yen)

Cream sauce of this café. This spaghetti is  pretty filling!

Spaghetti of shrimp and tomato cream (1,200 yen)

All pasta choices come with salad and bread.


Burdock and rice hamburger

Bean soup

Apple Pie a la mode

Sweet Potato Pie a la mode

Takesumi coffee (600 yen)

The coffee beans are roasted with bamboo charcoal.

Shoga (ginger) tea (400 yen)

Arifuku café also has many snacks and drinks. You can buy bread which is baked on site.




Arifuku-Onsen-cho 685, Gotsu city, Shimane prefecture

TEL: 0855-56-0070 (Japanese only)


Hours of opening: 9:00 ~ 22:00 (L.O 21:00), 9:00 ~ 15:00 on Tuesdays. Lunch time is 11:00 ~ 14:30. Open 365 days a year. Car park for public use.

HP: (Japanese) (English)

Access: (car)

Exit Hamada expressway at Hamada-East I.C via Hamada expressway, it takes about 15 minutes by following the signage to Arifuku-Onsen-cho. It takes 90 minutes from Hiroshima prefecture (Do not get off the highway at Asahi I.C because route 50 is very narrow and dangerous).

by Hiro


4 Responses to Arifuku Cafe

  1. Mathew says:

    Arifuku Cafe was really nice! It had a great atmosphere. The seating allows for a lot of privacy, which helped it feel cozy and romantic.

    The chef prepared a vegetarian meal for us. He made a mushroom spaghetti with cream sauce. It was really delicious!

    Thanks for telling me about this place. 🙂

  2. Judy says:

    Can you give me Arifuku Cafe’s address and phone number. We, as a goup of 6 is looking for a nice place for dinner after we came back from Iwami Ginzan half-day trip. We are styaing at Nushiya Ryokan, but the first night, we will need to look outside for dinner. The Arifuku Cafe sounds just perfect. Could any one give me the detials of this restuarnat, and if it opens Sunday for us to come in to dinner. Reservation required?

    • Eleanor Kane says:

      Hi Judy,
      The number above is correct. The opening hours above match the Japanese website so they do open on a Sunday. I would make a reservation if I were you.
      Enjoy your trip!

  3. Stephen Hayne says:

    Had lunch there a few days ago. Absolutely loved it. Will definitely be going back.

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