Chashitsu Kaboku

Teahouse in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Run by famed Kyoto tea producer Ippōdō – which celebrated 300 years of business in 2017 – this teahouse is a fantastic place to experience the myriad pleasures of ocha (green tea). It's also one of the few places that serves koicha (thick tea), which is even thicker than ordinary matcha (powdered green tea). Sets are accompanied by a pretty, seasonal wagashi.

If you sit at the counter, the staff will show you how to make the tea in the proper Japanese fashion. Packaged teas and tea utensils are sold in the small, attached shop. Reservations are required for their monthly 50-minute workshop (¥3240) in which you can taste eight varieties of tea.

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