A new way to enjoy matcha - 10 specialty tea cafes in Tokyo A new way to enjoy matcha - 10 specialty tea cafes in Tokyo

A new way to enjoy matcha - 10 specialty tea cafes in Tokyo


2020.05.04

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

A new way to enjoy matcha - 10 specialty tea cafes in Tokyo

Tea cafes and salons are gradually increasing in popularity in Japan, with many featuring creative matcha sweets and desserts. In this article, we’ll introduce 10 of the best in Tokyo and highlight some of their must-try menu items.

  • 01

    Kagurazaka Saryo

    This house cafe offers a variety of decadent matcha sweets, including their signature Kyo Matcha Chocolate Fondue (920 yen excl. tax). Also worth trying is their Kyo Matcha Unbaked Cheesecake (770 yen excl. tax), which is smoothly textured and not too sweet.

    Access: Kagurazaka Saryo is a five-minute walk from the JR Sobu Line’s Iidabashi Station, four minutes from Iidabashi Station and Kagurazaka Station on the Tokyo Metro’s Tozai Line or three minutes from the Toei Oedo Line’s Ushigome Kagurazaka Station.

    Opening hours: 11:30 am to 11:00 pm (Monday to Friday), 11:00 am to 11:00 pm (Saturday), and 11:30 am to 10:00 pm (Sundays and public holidays)

    Kagurazaka Saryo

    Kagurazaka Saryo

    Kagurazaka Saryo

    Kagurazaka Saryo

    Kagurazaka Saryo

    Kagurazaka Saryo

    Kagurazaka Saryo Main Shop
    rating

    4.0

    76 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Kagurazaka 5-9
    phone
    0332660880
    opening-hour
    [Monday-Friday]11:30-23:00[S…
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  • 02

    Nakamura Tokichi Honten

    This tea specialty store was originally founded in Uji, Kyoto in the mid-19th century and offers exceptional matcha sweets. Be sure to try their Maruto Parfait Matcha (1,400 yen), whose stylish presentation matches the modern atmosphere of the store. It's located on the 4th floor of the GINZA SIX complex.

    Access: Nakamura Tokichi Honten is a two-minute walk from Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro’s Ginza, Marunouchi, and Hibiya Lines

    Opening hours: 10:30 am to 8:30 pm daily

    Nakamura Tokichi Honten

    Nakamura Tokichi Honten

    Nakamura Tokichi Honten

    Nakamura Tokichi Honten

    Nakamura Fujiyoshi Main Store GINZA SIX
    place
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Ginza 6-10-1 GINZA SIX 4F
    phone
    0362645168
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  • 03

    Kaneju Farm Omotesando

    Utilizing tea leaves from the gardens of Makinohara in Shizuoka prefecture, this experience-based tea salon offers delicious matcha desserts. Aside from their Japanese Tea × Cheese Foam (750 yen), which is topped with whipped cheese cream, they also sell a Hoji Mont Blanc and a variety of souvenir tea packages. It’s become deservedly popular and has been featured in a variety of media sources.

    Access: Five minutes’ walk from Omotesando Station on the Tokyo Metro’s Ginza, Chiyoda and Hanzomon Lines

    Opening hours: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily (closed on Mondays)

    Kaneju Farm Omotesando

    Kaneju Farm Omotesando

    Kaneju Farm Omotesando

    Kaneju Farm Omotesando

    Kaneju Farm Omotesando

    Kaneju Farm Omotesando

    カネ十農園 表参道
    place
    東京都渋谷区神宮前4-1-22 1F
    phone
    0368129637
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  • 04

    Nanaya Aoyama

    If you want to combine your love of gelato with the authentic taste of matcha, head to Nanaya Aoyama to try their Fujieda Gelato Premium No.7 (3,880 yen for a six-pack). It’s been described as the “darkest matcha gelato anywhere in the world” and features matcha sourced from Shizuoka. Aside from gelato, they also sell roll cakes, leaf pie, and matcha cream to satisfy your sweet tooth.

    Access: Seven minutes’ walk from Omotesando Station on the Tokyo Metro’s Ginza, Chiyoda, and Hanzomon Lines or seven minutes from the Shibuya Station Miyamasuzaka Exit on each line.

    Opening hours: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (closed on Tuesdays and New Year’s holidays)

    Nanaya Aoyama

    Nanaya Aoyama

    Nanaya Aoyama

    Nanaya Aoyama

    Nanaya Aoyama

    Nanaya Aoyama

    TEA&SPOON Na Na Ya Aoyama
    place
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shibuya 2-7-121F
    phone
    0364279008
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  • 05

    Japanese Tea Tsujiri

    This long-established store offers a wide range of creative matcha sweets, such as the Tsujiri Soft-Serve Ice Cream Ginza Parfait (1,080 yen incl. tax) that features high-grade Uji matcha and bean paste. Alternatively, you can try their Kyo Koi Cha Terrine Irodori Kajitsu (2,700 yen incl. tax), which combines fruits such as apricots and figs with a dough made from Uji matcha and white chocolate.

    Access: Japanese Tea Tsujiri is located on the B2 floor of GINZA SIX, which is a two-minute walk from Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro’s Ginza, Marunouchi and Hibiya Lines.

    Opening hours: 10:30 am to 8:30 pm daily

    Japanese Tea Tsujiri

    Japanese Tea Tsujiri

    Japanese Tea Tsujiri

    Japanese Tea Tsujiri

    Japanese Tea Tsujiri

    Japanese Tea Tsujiri

    Japanese Tea Tsujiri

    Japanese Tea Tsujiri

    辻利兵衛本店 銀座店 東急プラザ銀座店
    place
    東京都中央区銀座5-2-1 東急プラザ銀座B2F
    phone
    0362746870
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  • 06

    Amanesaryo

    This traditionally-styled cafe is hidden away in the backstreets of Yanesen, which is dotted with shrines, temples and small stores. You can relax on tatami mats while sampling their set menu (800 yen) that includes green tea and matcha-inspired sweets. While the first floor features the counter and kitchen, there’s a cozy seating area on the second floor.

    Access: Five minutes’ walk from Sendagi Station on the Tokyo Metro’s Chiyoda Line

    Opening hours: 11:30 am to 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11:30 am to 10:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

    雨音茶寮
    place
    東京都文京区千駄木2-44-19
    phone
    0368768402
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  • 07

    Satén Japanese Tea

    This cafe in Nishi-Ogikubo specializes in matcha tea, which is served amidst a laid-back atmosphere. Skilled baristas craft matcha lattes that combine the bitterness of matcha with a moderately sweet and rich taste and can be accompanied by a selection of exclusive sweets.

    Access: Three minutes’ walk from Nishi-Ogikubo Station on the JR Chūō Main Line

    Opening hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm daily on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 am to 11:00 pm on Fridays (closed Mondays)

    Satén Japanese Tea

    Satén Japanese Tea

    Satén Japanese Tea

    Satén Japanese Tea

    Satén Japanese Tea

    Satén Japanese Tea

    Saten japanese tea
    rating

    4.0

    9 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Suginami-ku Shoan 3-25-9
    phone
    0367548866
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  • 08

    Iyemon Salon

    After operating in Kyoto for around 10 years, this tea salon opened its first Tokyo store in Shibuya in July 2019. All of their sweets are 100% vegan and don’t use any animal products, such as eggs or milk. They also serve a variety of lovingly prepared meals and drinks that range from traditional tea to soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

    Access: Directly connected to Shibuya Station on the JR Saikyo and Yamanote Lines, as well as the Tokyo Metro’s Ginza, Hanzomon and Fukutoshin Lines

    Opening hours: 11:00 am to 11:30 pm daily (closes at 11:00 pm on Sundays)

    Iyemon Salon

    Iyemon Salon

    Iyemon Salon

    Iyemon Salon

    Iyemon Salon

    Iyemon Salon

    伊右衛門サロン 渋谷ヒカリエ店
    place
    東京都渋谷区渋谷2-21-1 渋谷ヒカリエ7F
    phone
    0368038281
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  • 09

    BONGEN COFFEE

    Featuring an impressive bonsai, this traditional Japanese cafe is located in Higashi Ginza and is wildly popular with tourists. Aside from serving exceptional coffee, they also do a delicious Matcha Latte Espresso (680 yen incl. tax) for a Japanese twist on your caffeine fix.

    Access: Four minutes’ walk from Shintomicho Station on the Tokyo Metro’s Yurakucho Line

    Opening hours: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily

    BONGEN COFFEE

    BONGEN COFFEE

    BONGEN COFFEE

    BONGEN COFFEE

    BONGEN COFFEE

    BONGEN COFFEE

    BONGENCOFFEE
    place
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Ginza 2-16-3
    phone
    0362643988
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  • 10

    CHAYA 1899 TOKYO

    Designed to give guests a modern teahouse experience, this specialty cafe is located in the newly opened Hotel 1899 Tokyo. The wooden interior has a tranquil ambiance and features striking umbrella light shades while the menu includes drinks such as the Rich Matcha Latte (600 yen), Matcha Soda (600 yen) and Matcha Bread (300 yen).

    Access: Six minutes’ walk from Onarimon Station on the Toei Mita Line

    Opening hours: 11:30 am to 9:00 pm daily

    CHAYA 1899 TOKYO

    CHAYA 1899 TOKYO

    CHAYA 1899 TOKYO

    CHAYA 1899 TOKYO

    CHAYA 1899 TOKYO

    CHAYA 1899 TOKYO

    CHAYA 1899 Tokyo
    place
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shinbashi 6-4-1 Hotel 1899 Tokyo 1F
    phone
    0334321890
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