You Need to Visit This Cafe in Hiroshima If You’re a Rilakkuma Fan
The dishes are so kawaii!
Miyajima Rilakkuma Sabo
537 Nakanocho, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima
Open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
Miyajima Rilakkuma Sabo is the second Japanese-themed café opened last April 25 in Miyajima by Telacoya, a popular seller of traditional Japanese souvenirs, and San-X, the producer of the famous Rilakkuma character.
Miyajima is the home of the "floating" amber-colored wooden torii gate which symbolizes the Itsukushima Shrine. The remarkable beauty of this wooden structure built above the sea has been known to the world. With its long and distinguished history, it has been registered as a World Heritage Site. This traditional Japanese architecture together with Rilakkuma's favorite honey inspired the Rilakkuma Sabo - Miyajima branch.
Food, dessert, and take-out menu
Here, you can enjoy dishes that are made from oysters and lemons, which are both popular ingredients from Miyajima. Rilakkuma Sabo favorites, healthy meals made from a variety of vegetables and Japanese desserts, are also available.
Rilakkuma Sea Eel and Oyster Tempura Set Menu Meal
This meal set for ¥1,580 (tax excluded) comes with a crunchy tempura of anago (sea eel) and kaki (oyster), three cute servings of side dishes, and a Rilakkuma-shaped rice resting over a Japanese rolled omelette-made pillow.
Kiiroitori Curry Rice with Deep Fried Oysters
The Kiiroitori Curry Rice with Deep Fried Oysters (¥1,280, tax excluded) is a plate of rich curry sauce with Kiiroitori-shaped saffron rice and crunchy fried oysters.
Rilakkuma Japanese Chocolate and Banana Parfait
This Japanese-flavored parfait (¥1,280, tax excluded) mimics the bridge at Momijidani with a banana. It has banana ice cream topped with mizu-warabi (bracken) and chewy gyuhi (rice cake).
Korilakkuma Setouchi Lemon Chiffon Cake
This fluffy chiffon cake (¥980, tax excluded) is made with lemons and honey from Setouchi. It is designed like a flower from sweet-sour lemon slices that are sprinkled with some berries.
Rilakkuma/Korilakkuma Mogumogu Honey Ice Cream Sandwich
This take-out menu (¥600, tax included) is an assortment of ice cream flavors sandwich with Rilakkuma in brioche bread and Korilakkuma in white bread. Don't they look too kawaii to eat?
Rilakkuma Momiji Bean-jam Buns
This is an original take-out menu (¥350, tax included) of Miyajima branch that has two cute Rilakkuma manju (bean-jam bun).
Souvenir items that represent Miyajima like their lemons, autumn leaves, rice scoop, their famous delicacy, momiji bean-jam bun, are sold only here at Miyajima Rilakkuma Sabo.
Momiji Bean-jam Buns, 8pcs. for ¥1,200 (tax excluded)
Rice Scoop for Decorations, ¥1,600 each (tax excluded)
Kumano Makeup brushes (¥1,800~, sold separately)
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Originally published on PRTIMES.