Best Teahouses in Tokyo

In traditional Tokyo teahouses, you can savor high-quality matcha, black tea, oolong tea, or many other tea varieties along with savoring some delicious Japanese sweets. It’s a great way to take a break from a busy day and immerse yourself in a truly Japanese experience. Here are our recommended places to enjoy tea!

16 Best teahouses in Tokyo:

1. And Tei (Kinshicho)

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Address: 4-22-6 Taihei, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 1F

Opening hours: 10:00-18:00

Japanese teahouse “And Tei” is located in a quiet residential area of ​​Kinshicho, Tokyo.
This is a shop opened in March 2022 by Mr. Yoshihiko Kurahashi, who has been active as a “Japanese tea barista”.

The signboard menu of “And Tei” is Japanese tea milk tea using plant-derived milk called “plant-based milk”.
There are four types of tea leaves: brown rice tea, hojicha, domestic black tea, and domestic oolong tea, and three types of milk: oats, soy, and sproud. Customers can choose their favorite combination of tea leaves and milk.

“And Tei” offers about 10 kinds of sweets that go well with tea.
There are scones and cakes handmade by the owner, Mr. Kurahashi, who has experience as a pastry chef and is also good at making sweets.
Our recommended shio-koji scones go perfectly with Japanese milk tea. 

2. Kagurazaka Saryo Main Store (Kagurazaka)

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Address: 3-1 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: 11:30-23:00

Kagurazaka Saryo Honten is a Japanese teahouse in Kagurazaka, Tokyo.
Since its opening in 2003, it has been a popular restaurant with many customers every day.
In March 2022, the store moved to a place full of Kagurazaka atmosphere and reopened after renovation.

A new store is in a renovated two-story old house. It is a modern Japanese atmosphere wrapped in the warmth of a traditional Japanese house.
There are spacious counter-seats and table seats on the first floor, and you can see the inner garden through the window.

For this renewal, the store pursued “a higher-grade commitment”.
New Japanese sweets that were not in the old store have been added to the menu.
The highlight is the freshly squeezed matcha Montblanc “Hekira”.This sweet is made by layering matcha from Uji, Kyoto, and homemade chestnut cream, and has a smooth, silky texture that melts in your mouth.

The store offers high-quality tea purchased from long-established tea wholesalers in Shizuoka, Kagoshima, and Kyoto.
From sencha to gyokuro, hojicha, and black tea, they have a lineup of various menus.

3. CRAFT TEA Otemachi (Otemachi)

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Address: B1F, Otemachi One, 1-2-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: 8:00-21:00

Japanese teahouse “CRAFT TEA Otemachi” opened in Otemachi, Tokyo in February 2022.
It is located on the first basement floor of Otemachi One, a commercial facility in Otemachi where many business people come and go.

The store is a new store of the Japanese tea brand “CRAFT TEA” based on the concept of “good tea, always by your side”. In addition to the Otemachi store, they have stores in Iidabashi and Marunouchi in Tokyo and are developing a subscription (flat-rate) service for Japanese tea.
The most popular subscription plan “Light Plan” is 2,000 yen per month, and you can drink one cup of your favorite tea from 10 types such as sencha, hojicha, and Japanese black tea for free a day.

For the tea, Mikihiro Ishikawa, an exclusive tea master, carefully selects single-origin tea leaves mainly from Shizuoka and Kagoshima.
The store also offers “Ochawari”. You can enjoy 50 kinds of tea with 49 kinds of tea with 7 kinds of Japanese tea and 7 kinds of sake, plus 1 special menu.

4. THREE TEA CAFE (Jiyugaoka)

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Address: 5-42-3 Train Inch Jiyugaoka, Okusawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: 10:00-19:00

Teahouse “THREE TEA CAFE Traininch Jiyugaoka store” in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo. This shop opened
in November 2022 at the commercial facility ” Train Inch Jiyugaoka ” near Jiyugaoka Station.

Based on the concept of “bringing the charm of tea to everyone,” they propose tea that suits each individual’s lifestyle.
The menu has a lineup of 37 types of tea, mainly green tea, blue tea (oolong tea), and black tea from Japan, Taiwan, and India.
They have a variety of teas from around the world, including Japanese teas such as Kagoshima’s Kirishima Sencha and Fukuoka’s Yame Dento Hon Gyokuro, oolong teas from Taiwan and China, Indian and Surin Lanka teas, and black teas from Japan.

The recommended menu is the set “Tasting Flight” where you can taste and compare three types of tea with different degrees of fermentation and manufacturing methods.
You can enjoy one type each of green tea, green tea, and black tea, “Comparison of tea leaves from around the world with different degrees of fermentation”. It is a set with 3 types.

“THREE TEA CAFE” also sells “tea gelato” using tea.
They offer gelato that matches the original taste of tea with the rich flavor of fruits and milk, such as “Rich Yame Matcha”, “Guri Hojicha”, and “Strawberry Touhou Bijincha”.

5. Nishiogikubo 3 o’clock (Nishiogikubo)

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Address: 3-13-16 Nishiogikita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: 12:30-18:00

The cafe “Nishiogikubo 3 o’clock” opened in May 2021 in Nishiogikubo, Tokyo.
This is a shop where you can enjoy tea and Japanese sweets that are perfect for a 3 o’clock snack.

The interior of the renovated two-story house has a retro atmosphere.
As for the tea, they serve Sonogi tea, which is recommended by the owner who is from Nagasaki prefecture.

Sonogi tea is a tea produced in Higashi Sonogi, Nagasaki Prefecture, and is known for its ball-shaped green tea.

The recommended “chilled matcha” uses the highest grade Sonogi matcha. A cup of charm with a gentle sweetness and rich aroma. Enjoy it with the Nagomi Gelato, a gelato made with local ingredients from all over Japan, such as salted milk from Izu.

6. norm tea house (Kuramae)

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Address: 1-11-8 Misuji, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 11:00-18:00, Mon 11:00-17:00

“norm tea house” is a Japanese tea specialty store in the Kuramae area of ​​Tokyo.
Opened in November 2021 with the concept of a “tea shop where you can drink tea”.
The shop is located in a corner of a residential area about 10 minutes on foot from Kuramae Station.

They sell tea leaves carefully selected by the owner, Ai Hasegawa. There is a variety of unique teas that give you a glimpse of the diversity of Japanese tea, such as oolong tea, black tea, and kamairicha.

At the storefront, you can taste two or three types of tea.

A cafe menu is also available at “norm tea house”. You can enjoy tea such as “Straight Tea” where you can fully enjoy the charm of tea leaves, “Tea Latte” such as Matcha Latte, and “Tea Soda” which is carbonated green tea and oolong tea.

7. Takizume (Shinagawa)

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Address: 1-28-7 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: 10:00-12:00/14:00-16:00/18:00-20:00

Takizume is located in a residential area of ​​Shinagawa, Tokyo.
It offers a special Japanese tea experience in a quaint Japanese house built in the Showa period.

At Takizume, they offer two main experiences: the “Shifucha” course where you can enjoy three types of tea and sweets, and the “Fukunocha” breakfast course with one soup and three side dishes.
You can sharpen your five senses, face yourself, and enjoy a comfortable tea time.
The tea and sweets course “Shifucha” starts with meditation. Under the guidance of the host, adjust your breathing and calm your mind.

Next, the host prepares tea.
Enjoy 3 types of tea carefully selected from all over Japan with sweets.

Tea sweets are prepared according to the season, such as freshly baked dumplings and daifuku. You can enjoy pairing it with flavorful tea.

8. ヽ-TEN- (Shimokitazawa)

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Address: 2-19-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-Last train (around 24:00)|Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 12:00-Last train (around 24:00)

“ヽ-TEN-” has a teahouse in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo that opened in March 2021.
The interior of the store, which was designed in the image of a tea box, is only one tsubo. You can spend a comfortable time in a limited space.
The menu includes sencha (green tea) and matcha (powdered green tea), blended teas based on Japanese tea, and ochawari (tea with tea), so you can experience the depth and fun of Japanese tea.

The teas handled in the shop are carefully selected by the owner, Mr. Shingo Aoki, who has been involved in the tea business for over 10 years.
The popular menu item is the “original blended tea” that incorporates seasonal fruits and herbs into Japanese tea.

“ヽ-TEN-” proposes various ways to enjoy tea according to the time of day and scene.
The “Morning Tea Set”, which is only available on weekday mornings, is a set menu that includes today’s tea and “Itadaki”, a local dish from western Tottori Prefecture, the owner’s hometown.
“Itadaki” is a dish of deep-fried tofu stuffed with uncooked rice and vegetables and cooked in dashi stock. The tea is served in a nostalgic plastic teapot.

9. Chanoma (Ikebukuro, Tokyo)

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Address: 5-12-3 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: 10:00-18:30

Chanoma is a teahouse in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
It opened in December 2021 at the complex “Nishiike Valley”, which is about an 8-minute walk from the west exit of JR Ikebukuro Station.

The store is a renovated wooden one-story house built more than 70 years ago. Surrounded by lush greenery, the shop looks like an oasis in the city.
You can enjoy a comfortable tea time in the tasteful tatami room. There is also a porch seat, so it is also recommended to spend a leisurely time while looking at the greenery outside the window.

The drink menu focuses on tea and coffee. The ever-popular menu item is the “Matcha Latte”.
Using matcha from Nishio, Aichi, the bitterness is modest, and it has a gentle taste with a good balance of sweetness and aroma.
In addition, “Ice Matcha Tea” and “Japanese Black Tea” from Miyazaki Prefecture are also available.

Desserts are also popular at Chanoma. “Rich matcha pudding” is a specialty menu that sells out every day. A sweet with a rich matcha flavor.
It’s a limited-quantity sale, so if you’re interested, hurry up.

10. Tearoom Yoshiki Handa (Machiya, Tokyo)

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Address: 3-6-1 Machiya, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: 11:30-19:00

“TEAROOM Yoshiki Handa” is a domestic black tea specialty store located in a quiet residential area of ​​Machiya, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo. The owner, Takanori Handa , opened the French tea specialty store ” Mariage Frères ” as an independent shop in July 2021. At the same store, Handa introduces the appeal of domestic black tea, making use of the extensive knowledge and experience of black tea cultivated during his Marriage Frères days.

The menu is a lineup of five unique teas that Mr. Handa found while visiting tea-producing regions around Japan.
In addition, they also offer Earl Gray, pot-roasted tea, and hojicha, which are based on domestically produced black tea.
The menu list allows you to feel the depth and diversity of Japanese tea.

“TEAROOM Yoshiki Handa” also sells about 10 kinds of original sweets made by a dedicated pastry chef.
Tarts, cakes, cream puffs, and other sweets made with seasonal fruits are lined up in the showcase. I would love to have a set with tea.

11. Cafe Chairo (Omotesando)

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Address: Chaan Omotesando 1F, 5-11-13 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: 12:00-19:00

Vegan Japanese tea cafe “Cafe chairo” in Omotesando, Tokyo.
This is a shop where you can enjoy vegan sweets and Japanese tea that do not use dairy products.
In 2021, it was relocated from Kichijoji and opened.

The owner is American James Brown. James used to be a manager at a Japanese tea cafe in Boston, USA. He is a big fan of Japanese tea, having been involved in the tea business at a company in Canada.
The sweets offered at the shop are handmade by James, who has researched vegan recipesJapanese sweets with a special sauce of matcha, hojicha, and caramel, and a smooth texture of dumplings.
Try it with a matcha latte or hojicha latte.

The interior of the restaurant, which was renovated from a private house, has tatami seats where you can relax.

12. Ginza Fukurokuju Ikebukuro Tobu (Ikebukuro)

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Address: 1-1-25 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro Plaza Building 2F 11

Opening hours: 10:00-20:00

Japanese cafe “Ginza Fukurokuju Ikebukuro Tobu Branch” is located in Tobu Department Store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. This is the third store of “Ginza Fukurokuju”, which opened in December 2021, following the Ginza store and Shinagawa Season Terrace store.

This is a shop where you can enjoy Japanese sweets and Japanese tea made with high-quality ingredients. The Ikebukuro Tobu store offers freshly made warabi mochi.
We recommend the “Matcha Soft Warabi Mochi”, which is made with our proud warabi mochi.
Rich matcha soft-serve ice cream and shiratama (rice flour dumplings) are added, and you can enjoy it with brown sugar syrup.

Along with bracken-starch dumplings, shaved ice is also recommended.
Pure ice is used for shaved ice, and the temperature is thoroughly controlled to achieve a fluffy texture that melts in your mouth. 
In addition, at the Ikebukuro Tobu store, all sweets and shaved ice are served with special hojicha.

13. ATELIER MATCHA (Nihonbashi)

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Address: 1-5-8 Ningyocho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: 10:00-18:00

ATELIER MATCHA is a matcha cafe located in Ningyocho, Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
This is a shop where you can casually enjoy authentic matcha.

The matcha used in the shop is sold by Yamamasa Koyamaen for use in tea ceremonies and is also used in full-fledged tea ceremonies. They offer original matcha drinks and matcha sweets. The menu item named “Gochiso MATCHA Drink” is a matcha drink that looks and tastes new.

Some menus combine matcha with various ingredients such as “MATCHA Warabi Mochi Shiruko”, “MATCHA Gorgonzola”, and “MATCHA Affogato”.
We also recommend the “MATCHA Shot”, which allows you to enjoy the taste of matcha straight like an espresso.

14. Hachiya (Sendagaya)

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Address: 3-2-10 GS FAITH BLDG.1F, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: 8:30-18:30

Japanese tea cafe “Hachiya” in Sendagaya, Tokyo is based on the concept of “reconstructing Japanese culture into the modern age” and offers Japanese tea such as sencha and hojicha that are carefully brewed one cup at a time, carbonated cold tea that is cold tea infused with carbon dioxide, matcha latte, and hojicha smoothie.

“Hachiya” also has a full-fledged sweets menu. “Seasonal fruit cream anmitsu” is a dish that is served with a springy texture of water bracken rice cake and large cut seasonal fruits.

The interior of the store, which has an eat-in space, is a comfortable space that combines the beauty of Japanese culture with modern elements. The original wave pattern is used on the walls to create a modern Japanese atmosphere.

15. THE MATCHA TOKYO Omotesando (Shibuya)

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Address: 5-11-13 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: Weekdays 11:00-18:30, Weekends and holidays 11:00-19:00

Matcha cafe “THE MATCHA TOKYO Omotesando” opened on Cat Street in Shibuya in March 2023.
With stores in Shibuya and Shinjuku, they offer the highest quality organic matcha in a casual style.
At “THE MATCHA TOKYO” they use original 100% organic matcha that has been carefully selected.

You can taste various matcha drinks such as “Matcha Latte” using special matcha, “Matcha Lemonade”, “Matcha Banana Smoothie”, and “Matcha Protein” are also available.
They also offer matcha sweets such as matcha ice cream, matcha castella, and matcha dorayaki.

There are table seats on the 2nd floor where you can sit and relax.


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Address: 6-20-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours: 11:00-20:00

“THE MATCHA TOKYO Shibuya MIYASHITA PARK” is a matcha stand located in the commercial facility “MIYASHITA PARK” in Shibuya.
“THE MATCHA TOKYO” is an organic matcha specialty store established in 2018.
The concept of the store is to provide high-quality organic matcha casually and fashionably.
You can enjoy a variety of matcha drinks here.