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Paper Moon

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481-1 Hirano, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanakako-mura 401-0500, Yamanashi Prefecture
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+81 555-62-2041
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11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

This tea house / cafe restored our faith in the service culture in Japan. Excellent experience, if a little expensive (nearly ¥3,200) for tea for two (Assam), and the most beautiful homemade gateaux and home made pies we have seen for a long time. Beautiful modern, airy building set in the trees just back from the lake. Highly recommended.

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Thank Mark C
Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic! Delicious! Must visit! We didn't have a car and we are staying at a nearby campground. This was close and had good reviews. This is totally worth it, even if you have to walk 30 minutes.

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Thank Kingkale
Tokyo
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2015

You go for the cakes! A marvellous assortment of homemade tarts and desserts. So hard to choose just one. There are no sets so buying a drink and cake comes to around 1300 or 1400 yen, but totally worth it. Our cakes and caffe lattes were wonderful, and it was lovely sitting out on the patio. Kids under 10 are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

On a sunny day we sat outside and enjoyed some delicious home made dark cherry pie and a light fresh strawberry sponge with a drizzle of chocolate sauce. A pot of freshly brewed tea made for a perfectly tranquil break in our travels. I think the ' no under 10 yr olds ' rule is for the safety of all... More 

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1 Thank Wellmax229
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The place is really nice, i love their ambiance very relaxing as well as their homemade cake.Good price but taste so good. You should try to visit them :)

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3 Thank ShokoMurata
Tokyo, Japan
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117 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2014

This cafe has policy of no child bellow 10y. Not sure why, as the ambiance is quiet relax and family friendly. We went there with our two kids (10 & 14). Their cake are good, american style, but I think it is over-priced. Coffee and tea are just average.

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1 Thank Dian M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

While living in Japan I have seen many beautiful restaurants. But none compared to this treasure at Lake Yamanaka. While visiting during a dog show, my Japanese friends introduced me to Paper Moon. It was magical. The tea set was beautiful, the desserts were delicious. The atmosphere took my breath away. The service was fast and friendly. I loved their... More 

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1 Thank SweetSiberian
Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Me and six others friends of mine were visiting this place in early November afternoon time. Exact time for having a cup of coffee. Arrived at the place we saw many people fulfilling the cafe. Then we ordered cappuccino, latte and hot tea plus pumpkin cake, cheese cake and raspberry pie. All of the cake was awesome, great taste and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

The ambience was very nice and relaxing. Had some delicious cobblers and ice cream. Both a cafe and a shop combined into one. Many interesting products for sale.

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2 Thank Joshlwc
Tokyo, Japan
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210 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

We always make a stop at Papermoon when we're at Lake Yamanaka. The hot cherry pie and ice-cream is to die for. All of the pies and cakes are homemade with the freshest ingredients. Well worth the wait ...

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2 Thank Vanessa Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 481-1 Hirano, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanakako-mura 401-0500, Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Yamanashi Prefecture  >  Minamitsuru-gun  >  Yamanakako-mura
  • Phone Number: +81 555-62-2041

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?