Gellery & Cafe GIN NO SAJI(Silver Spoon)/ぎゃらりぃ＆茶房 銀の匙
函館市湯の川２-２９-８(2-29-8 Yunokawa, Hakodate) 湯倉神社裏参道/Near the rear gate of Yukura Shinto Shrine TEL: 0138-59-2345 OPEN: 10:00am - 6:00pm 定休日 火曜日 Closed on Tuesdays 駐車場有り５台分 Paking Space : for 5 cars メニュー：日本語のみ Menu : Japanese Only Click below to read more.
At the big intersection of Yunokawa Streetcar Stop, you can find Yukura Shinto Shrine in a corner. You can find a cafe at the rear of this Shinto Shrine. It houses cafe on the first floor and a gallery on the second floor.
An outstanding thing for this cafe is that you may be find an Ezo(former name of Hokkaido) squirrel in its garden. When I went there, a cafe mistress said to me, "It seems that a squirrel is comining today." What she told me was soon be realized. I never expected that a tiny squirrel could make such big sound. Later, I could hear the sound the squirrel made when eating a nut. Even from the inside of the cafe, I could see the squirrel eating a nut on a branch.
BTW, I ordered 600yen Green Tea and my husband ordered coffee, which was 400yen. Green tea was served with Shiratama(white ball) dumplings covered by sweet red bean paste and sakura water(a drink made by pouring boild water to a salted cherry blossom.) Coffee is served with a chocolate chip cookie.
お隣の席の方が頼んでいたハイビスカススのハーブティーも美味しそうでした。湯の川温泉街からは歩いて１５分くらいでしょうか。ちょっと散歩がてら立ち寄ってみてはいかがでしょうか。 A customer sitting next to me was drinking a red herb tea which included hibiscus. It seemed tasty, too. You can walk to this cafe from Yunokawa Spa area about fifteen minutes. Why don't you drop by this cafe while strolling around the Yunokawa area?
Akiko lives in a city next to Hakodate and loves to drive around Hakodate and surrounding area. I hope people who visit or live in the Southwest area of Hokkaido come to love the area, too. 函館の隣町在住で道南エリアのドライブ大好きAkikoです。道南を訪れたり、住んでいる人が土地を好きになってくれたらなぁ、と思います。