Top 10 places you can try various kinds of tea in Tokyo

 

1. Tokyo Saryo

Tokyo Saryo

Delicious tea at Tokyo Saryo, 東京茶寮

It is a new style of experience-based Japanese tea specialty store where baristas offer high-quality Japanese tea in a hand drip-style at the counter in the store, which is very rare in Japan. You can enjoy it as a cafe in the store and then purchase your favorite tea leaves. The deliciousness of the freshly brewed food and the stylish atmosphere of the restaurant have ignited, and it is now so popular that some people come all the way from afar. The standard popular menu is [Comparison of 2 types of sencha + tea confectionery 1,400 JPY (incl. Tax)].

After selecting 2 varieties of sencha, the 1st sencha is 70 ℃, the 2nd sencha is 80 ℃, and the 3rd sencha is genmaicha. You can enjoy it with tea. Please enjoy the new style that you can hardly experience at other stores.

Tokyo Saryo

Address: 1 Chome-34-15 Kamiuma, Setagaya City, Tokyo 154-0011, Japan (map)

Website: tokyosaryo.jp

Hours: Saturday 11AM–6PM; other days closed

 

2. Jugetsudo Kabukiza Branch

Jugetsudo Tea Shop & Cafe

Jugetsudo Tea Shop & Cafe, 山北浩司

A Japanese tea specialty store with 2 stores in Tokyo and 1 store in Paris. You can enjoy various types of Japanese tea while looking at the rooftop garden of Tokyo Ginza and Kabukiza.

The elegant space covered with 3,000 bamboos is very quaint, and you will feel at ease while being in the center of the city. You can experience the deliciousness of not only Japanese tea but also popular sweets and light meals such as soba. You can also buy souvenirs such as tea leaves at the product sales corner.

Jugetsudo Kabukiza Branch

Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 4 Chome−12−15 歌舞伎座タワー5階 (map)

Website: maruyamanori.net

Hours: Monday – Friday 10AM–6PM; Saturday – Sunday 10AM–6:30PM

Phone: +81362787626

 

3. Omotesando Chachanoma 

Omotesandō Chachanoma

Delicious dessert at Omotesandō Chachanoma, Masahiro Tanaka

A 10-minute walk from Omotesando Station, in the back alley from the main street, you can enjoy various types of Japanese tea carefully selected by Japanese tea sommelier Watada Ki.

Freshly brewed Japanese tea suppresses bitterness and is mellow, so you can feel the taste of tea. Why don’t you join us with homemade sweets [tea parfait] that complement Japanese tea and light meals such as ice cream and raw chocolate using special matcha? Please enjoy the “Ichi-go-Ichi-kai” encounter with tea that can only be found here.

 

4. Kaneju Noen Omotesando

Kaneju Farm Omotesando

Tasty dessert at Kaneju Farm Omotesando, Yuichi Sakuraba

The Japanese tea cafe “Kaneju Farm Omotesando”, which is run by a tea farm founded in 1888 in Shizuoka Prefecture, is marked by large lanterns and curtains. The most popular is the fresh Kane Ten Sencha delivered from the tea plantation in Makinohara City. We also have various menus such as arranged teas and cocktails using Japanese tea. 

From the bar counter which has a modern atmosphere, you can take a closer look at the brewing of tea and enjoy the freshly brewed aroma. You can spend a relaxing time with delicious Japanese tea in the calm Omotesando.

Kaneju Noen Omotesando

Address: 4 Chome-1-22 Jingūmae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan (map)

Website: kaneju-farm.co.jp

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11AM–7PM; Monday closed

Phone: +81368129637

 

5. Nihoncha Cafe Chachakobo 

Chacha Kōbō

A mouth-watering dessert at Chacha Kōbō, Y Ram

A Japanese tea cafe with pesticide-free organic tea with a cute sign. Inside the store, the sound of a retro old clock echoes quietly, creating a space where you can relax both physically and mentally. Chacha Kobo has a reputation for enjoying tea made from organically grown, pesticide-free new sencha leaves, and has a unique menu that you can hardly taste at other stores, such as blending with herbs.

There is a wide variety of green tea, and you can enjoy the delicate taste and aroma of the tea. In addition to Japanese tea, you can also enjoy Japanese sweets such as cream zenzai and anmitsu.

Nihoncha Cafe Chachakobo

Address: 2 Chome-21-19 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 169-0051, Japan (map)

Website: chachakoubou.com

Hours: Monday – Saturday 12–8PM; Sunday closed

Phone: +81332032033

 

6. Akaneya 

Akaneya Coffee Store

Akaneya Coffee Store, Tomo Kitami

As you can see from the opening hours, it is a unique Japanese tea cafe bar that opens only at night on the back street of Iidabashi, Tokyo. The atmosphere of the Showa era that spreads out beyond the stairs is nostalgic and you can feel the atmosphere. Here, you can enjoy Japanese tea to your heart’s content, served in a pot filled with Kyusu, teaware, and plenty of hot water.

Inside the store, which is simple and comfortable, we mainly serve Japanese tea using tea leaves from Shizuoka, the owner’s hometown, as well as snacks and sake. You will be able to enjoy a slightly rich night mood with a reputation for being able to spend a relaxing time alone.


Akaneya

Address: 4 Chome-13-15 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan (map)

Hours: Monday – Sunday 12–10PM

Phone: +81335460951

 

7. Higashiya Ginza 

HIGASHIYA GINZA

HIGASHIYA GINZA, ninja crypto

The quaint interior which is based on the concept of a modern “Japanese tea salon,” is studded with Japanese Culture, from paintings on the walls to original vessels made with craftsmen. You can spend a gentle and happy time in an extraordinary space that makes you forget the hustle and bustle of Japan.

Higashiya Ginza

Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 1 Chome−7−7 ポーラ銀座ビル 2階 (map)

Website: higashiya.com

Hours: Monday – Sunday 11AM–6PM

Phone: +81332032033

 

8. Sakuraibaicha Kenkyujyo

SAKURAIBAICHA KENKYUJYO

Tea at SAKURAIBAICHA KENKYUJYO, Daniel Pua

This shop is located on the 5th floor of the spiral building in Omotesando, a fashionable town. Tea utensils and tea leaves are sold near the entrance, and there is a coffee shop with about 8 counter seats in the back. The feature is that you can enjoy the sake of using tea in a calm space.

Sakuraibaicha Kenkyujyo

Address: スパイラルビル 5F, 5 Chome-6-23 Minamiaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0062, Japan (map)

Website: sakurai-tea.jp

Hours: Monday – Friday 11AM–10PM; Saturday – Sunday 11AM–8PM

Phone: +81364511539

 

9.Hachiya Daikanyama Branch 

Hachiya

A mouth-watering dessert at Hachiya, 山北浩司

This is a shop where you can enjoy authentic Japanese tea with a modern arrangement of drinks. This “black sesame brown rice smoothie” has a strong sesame flavor and is very popular. In addition to smoothies, you can experience modern ways to enjoy tea, such as a latte made with Japanese tea and tea divided by carbonic acid.

Hachiya Daikanyama Branch

Address: 4 Chome-1-8 Sendagaya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0051, Japan (map)

Website: 8ya.jp

Phone: +81363686647

 

10. Gengenan 

GEN GEN AN

GEN GEN AN Interior, RINA T.

At a Japanese tea specialty store in Udagawa-cho, Shibuya, you can enjoy various Japanese teas and original cocktails using Japanese tea. You can also take out, so you can enjoy Japanese tea while walking around the city of Shibuya.

Gengenan

Address: 4-8 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0042, Japan (map)

Website: gengenan.net

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 12–7PM; Monday closed

 

Best matcha cafe places in Tokyo

 

1. Kosoan

Kosoan

Kosoan, CY CHOONG

Old folk house cafe. When you take off your shoes and go inside, you will feel as if you are back at your grandma’s house in the countryside. Surrounded by greenery, it is a place where you can enjoy the atmosphere throughout the four seasons. It is a valuable shop where you can spend a relaxing time drinking tea in the big city of Tokyo.


Kosoan

Address: 1 Chome-24-23 Jiyugaoka, Meguro City, Tokyo 152-0035, Japan (map)

Website: kosoan.co.jp

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday 11AM–6:30PM; Wednesday closed

Phone: +81337184203

 

2. The Matcha Tokyo Omotesando

THE MATCHA TOKYO

Tea utensils at The Matcha Tokyo Omotesando, THE MATCHA TOKYO 表参道

The interior of the store is a stylish space with counter seats as the main. The counters and racks used are designed with inspiration from the tools used in the matcha cultivation process, creating a space where you can naturally touch the matcha cultivation tools. We are particular about organic matcha grown organically.

The Matcha Tokyo Omotesando

Address: 6 Chome-6-6 Jingūmae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan (map)

Website: the-matcha.tokyo

Hours: Monday – Sunday 12–6PM

 

3. Saryo Kagurazaka Honten

Kagurazaka Saryō

A tasty dessert at Kagurazaka Saryō, 若栗碧子

A hideaway Japanese cafe that makes you forget the hustle and bustle of the city in the Edo hanamachi “Kagurazaka”. 

The sweets with plenty of Japanese ingredients are modest in sweetness and generous. You can spend a relaxing time with the interior that makes the best use of the old goodness, comfortable music, and special teaware in the store that uses the whole Machiya style house. Eight kinds of bansai are always served.

Saryo Kagurazaka Honten

Address: 5 Chome-9 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0825, Japan (map)

Website: saryo.jp

Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:30AM–11PM; Sunday closed

Phone: +81332660880

 

4. Hayashiyashinbe 

 HAYASHIYASHINBE

Dessert at HAYASHIYASHINBE, Yusuke Kajii

A tea cafe and bar produced by Kyoto’s long-established tea shop <Kyo Hayashiya>. You can enjoy special sweets made with tea in an elegant space that reproduces the atmosphere of Gion. “Hojicha Anmitsu” is a dish of Hojicha with ice cream and jelly with Hojicha honey. With a slightly bittersweet adult taste, the rich aroma and lingering finish of roasted green tea spreads softly. (The photos and contents here are before the store relocation.)

Hayashiyashinbe

Address: Japan, 〒151-0051 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Sendagaya, 5 Chome−24−2 12F (map)

Website: kyo-hayashiya.com

Hours: Monday – Sunday 11AM–9PM

Phone: +81345314173

 

5. Saryo Tsujiri Tokyo Daimaru Department Store Branch 

Saryo Tsujiri

A delicious dessert at Saryo Tsujiri, 山北浩司

Saryo Tsujiri Daimaru Tokyo, a Japanese sweets cafe operated by the long-established tea shop [Tsujiri] in Gion, Kyoto. We have prepared a lot of various flavors of Uji tea with great care as a menu that you can enjoy as well as a drink as a tea. You can enjoy parfaits, dumplings, and Shiratama Anmitsu made with plenty of high-quality Uji matcha in the restaurant where you can feel the gentle atmosphere of Kyoto.


Saryo Tsujiri Tokyo Daimaru Department Store Branch

Address: Japan, 〒100-0005 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Marunouchi, 1 Chome−9−1 大丸東京店 10階 (map)

Website: giontsujiri.co.jp

Hours: Monday – Sunday 10AM–7:30PM

Phone: +81332143322

 

6. Nakamura Tokichi Honten Ginza Branch

Nakamura Tokichi

Nakamura Tokichi, Duncan Cho

Founded in 1854, “Nakamura Tokichi Main Store”. A long-established Japanese tea specialty store with its main store in Uji, Kyoto. 

“Nakamura Tokichi Main Store”, which has continued to convey the tradition of Japanese tea for more than 150 years, is so historic that the main store building was selected as an “Important Cultural Landscape” in the country in 2009. The interior of the Ginza store has a modern Japanese atmosphere that is typical of a Japanese tea specialty store. The table is spacious and spacious, not to mention one person, so it can be used by a large number of people.

Nakamura Tokichi Honten Ginza Branch

Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 6 Chome−10−1 GINZA SIX 4F (map)

Website: tokichi.jp

Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:30AM–6:45PM

Phone: +81362645168

 

Best places to buy tea in Tokyo

 

1. IPPO DO Tokyo Marunouchi branch

Ippodo Tea Tokyo Marunouchi Store

Ippodo Tea Tokyo Marunouchi Store, 一保堂茶舗 東京丸の内店

Founded in 1717, it is a nationally famous store with its head office in Kyoto. It is the only roadside store other than the Kyoto main store, and the only tea leaves that are handled as matcha, gyokuro, sencha, and bancha are Japanese tea. 

We also handle tasting, and the feature is that you can choose the tea that suits you. In addition, in Room 100 of the store, you can learn about various tips and the history of Japanese tea, and you can enjoy it as a place to learn.

IPPO DO Tokyo Marunouchi branch

Address: Japan, 〒100-0005 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Marunouchi, 3 Chome−1−1, Teigeki Building, 1階 (map)

Website: ippodo-tea.co.jp

Hours: Monday – Sunday 12–7PM

Phone: +81362120202

 

2. Saryo Tsujiri Tokyodaimaru Department Store Branch

Saryo Tsujiri

A delicious dessert at Saryo Tsujiri, 山北浩司

Tsujiri is located in Gion, Kyoto, which has gained overwhelming support as a matcha sweets shop. Only the Tokyo Daimaru store is open outside Kyoto, and it is a popular store with a continuous line of people every day. 


Here you can also enjoy seasonal teas such as gyokuro, kabusecha, sencha, hojicha, genmaicha, goose sound, and new tea. We also carry tea bags that you can easily enjoy at home, and it is recommended for a relaxing break during busy periods.

Saryo Tsujiri Tokyodaimaru Department Store Branch

Address: Japan, 〒100-0005 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Marunouchi, 1 Chome−9−1 大丸東京店 10階 (map)

Website: giontsujiri.co.jp

Hours: Monday – Sunday 10AM–7:30PM

Phone: +81332143322

 

3. Kanbayashi Shunsho Honten Shinjyuku Isetan Branch

Founded around 1560, it is a long-established store in Uji, Kyoto with a history of about 450 years. You can enjoy the traditional tea leaves of the Uebayashi family, who prospered as a leading tea master, at home. We have a large lineup of discerning products such as matcha, gyokuro, sencha, and green tea “Ayataka,” which is also sold at convenience stores.

Kanbayashi Shunsho Honten Shinjyuku Isetan Branch

Address: 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Isetan Shinjuku Main Store Main Building B1F (map)

Website: shunsho.co.jp

Hours: Monday – Sunday 10AM–8PM

Phone: +81753526547

 

4. Uogashi Meika Tsukiji Honten

Uogashimeicha Tsukiji head office

Uogashimeicha Tsukiji head office, うおがし銘茶 築地本店

It is a popular Japanese tea specialty store that recommends stylish packages as gifts. Founded in 1931, the Uogashimeicha Tsukiji Main Store is located in the center of the lively Tsukiji Outer Market, where you can enjoy shopping while sightseeing. We have a large selection of Japanese teas that you can easily enjoy at home, centering on sencha that is easy to brew and you won’t get tired of drinking. 

The packages designed with the image of each flavor will be enjoyable to look at and will be appreciated as souvenirs. In addition to selling tea leaves, a coffee shop and an event to enjoy tea are also held at another store, “Chanomi Club,” in the same area. 

Uogashi Meika Tsukiji Honten

Address: 4 Chome-10-1 Tsukiji, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan (map)

Website: uogashi-meicha.co.jp

Hours: Monday – Saturday 7AM–3PM; Sunday closed

Phone: +81335413396

 

5. Fukujuen Tokyo Daimaru Branch

Fukujuen

Dessert at Fukujuen, anpanman_1717

It is a well-known long-established store that has been in business for over 230 years. Located in the basement of the Tokyo Daimaru store, it is very convenient to access, so you can easily stop by. 

From the cultivation of tea leaves to the manufacturing method, fresh and high-quality Uji tea that makes use of traditional traditions can enjoy a refreshing aroma with less bitterness and astringency. Please enjoy a time of pure mind and body in your daily life at home.


Fukujuen Tokyo Daimaru Branch

Address: Japan, 〒100-0005 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, グランルーフ 3F 9 東京駅 (map)

Hours: Permanently closed

Phone: +81362680290

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