Somushi Kochaya

Teahouse in Downtown Kyoto

This is the only Korean teahouse we’ve ever seen in Japan. It’s a good place to go when you need a change from the creeping monoculture of coffee chain stores. It’s a dark, woodsy and atmospheric spot with a variety of herbal teas (the menu details what they’re good for). The teahouse also serves a few light meals (from ¥1000).