The Most Authentic Teahouses in Tokyo

Kosoan Tea House in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo | © Leng Cheng/Flickr
Kosoan Tea House in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo | © Leng Cheng/Flickr
Photo of Alicia Joy
Tokyo Writer6 July 2017

Looking for an authentic place in Tokyo to enjoy your matcha and wagashi? These traditional teahouses are the best the city has to offer.

Nakajima No Ochaya

Tea Room, Japanese, $$$
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Nakajima no Ochaya in Hamarikyu Gardens, Chuo
Nakajima no Ochaya in Hamarikyu Gardens, Chuo | Kimon Berlin/WikiCommons

Nakajima No Ochoya is located inside Hamarikyu Gardens. The teahouse itself is over three hundred years old. In addition to paying for your tea set, entrance to the park costs ¥300.

Sakurai Traditional Japanese Tea Experience

Tea Room, Tea , $$$
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Sakurai may resemble an old apothecary, but it is first and foremost a teahouse. Only the finest teas from all over Japan are served here, carefully sourced and selected by the owner. The five-tea tasting course for ¥3,800 is the best way to experience it.

Ippodo Tea Store

Tea Room, Tea
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Ippodo Tea is a Kyoto-based company offering premium Japanese green teas and authentic wagashi. Many of their tea shops are also a café, including their Marunouchi location. English menu available.

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