The first Starbucks with traditional Japanese style/culture opened on 30 June, 2016.
A new Starbucks store has opened on 30 June in Kyoto. They exchanged the modern glass façade for a renovated more than 100-year-old traditional Japanese house at Nineizaka near the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kiyomizu temple, a popular tourist destination. This is the only Starbucks with noren door curtains and tatami room in the world.
Nineizaka is a gently sloping lane to visit shrines and temples in the Higashiyama district. The lane leads from Kodaiji temple, Nene-no-Michi Lane to Kiyomizu temple passing by Hokanji temple (Yasaka Pagoda) and Sanneizaka. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the traditional old Kyoto from the stone steps of the lane. This lane makes you feel like slipping back in time to the Taisho era, and is one of the most attractive sightseeing spots in Kyoto.