Drink Takahashi tea and let the sounds of jazz and blues relax you

Cafe de Beniwo

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Takahashi City has a gem of an eatery called Cafe de Beniwo that is located just a few minutes walk from JR Bitchu Takahashi Station.

The cafe’s name refers to the union between man and woman and its concept is to reflect the mood of Taisho era Japan through music and decor, while at the same time blending the past with the present.

The lunch menu consists of wonderfully prepared and presented curry, pizza,or pasta with soup, salad, drink, and dessert available as a part of a set menu.

The interior is full of comfortable colors, from the deep brown wood found throughout to the greens and blues of the blown glass placed elegantly on many of cafe’s tables and stands. 

Enjoy a cup of coffee or some delicious Takahashi tea and let the sounds of jazz and blues help you to relax

Don’t forget that you are in the center of the city so take the opportunity to explore the surrounding area. Visit the newly-built library which features a bookstore and a Starbucks cafe. Walk the entire length of the shopping arcade and get the nostalgic feel of old Japan.

You can easily make your way to the central sights and even continue over to Bitchu Matsuyama Castle if you are up for a bit of a trek.


About the Area

Takahashi City is an inland municipality that is nestled alongside the Takahashi River with a rich history that can be experienced through its many colorful districts.

Starting from the city center you can tour the preserved homes of merchants and members of the samurai class, followed by an ascent to Bitchu-Matsuyama, the highest castle in Japan.

Make your way to Fukiya Furusato Village for a taste of old Japan and Nariwa Town to immerse yourself in art and nature.


Access: From JR Okayama Station, take the JR Hakubi Line to JR Bitchu Takahashi Station. It is about a 5 minute walk from JR Bitchu Takahashi Station.

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