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Eat and Drink Experiences

Sakurai

Tokyo: Sakurai We ordered single origin teas at this cafe. A staff prepared our teas quietly and served us. Each tea was brewed with its appropriate method including the quantity of tea leaves. We enjoyed a quiet "zen" moment and good quality tea. 5-6-23 Minamiaoyama, Minatoku, Tokyo  http://www.sakurai-tea.jp/ Please bear in mind that all the comments here are based on our experiences and the information were obtained at the time of our visit. Please check the latest information before your visit.

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Yorozu

Fukuoka: Yorozu  We booked for lunch. It is available only at a counter on the first floor, and the tiny space reminds me of Japanese tea ceremony. A limited number of seats is available for lunch and a booking via phone is necessary.   When we revisited there after dinner, we entered to the space downstairs. This pub-style tea house on the ground floor opens evenings only. You can enjoy tea without ordering alcohol. You can order a tea course or pick your favourite tea to enjoy it in the cozy atmosphere. 2-3-32, Akasaka,Chuoku, Fukuoka. http://www.yorozu-tea.jp/ Please bear in mind...

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Akizukien

Nagasaki: Akizukien  We tried the Japanese tea dessert which is just added in their Spring menu. It was full of Japanese sweet goodies in a bowl. It has a lovely spring flavour with cherry blossom flowers and its leaf. They also have a range of Japanese dishes using Japanese tea. The place is located on the first floor of the tea shop and provides a quiet and cozy space. When you have a chance to visit Nagasaki, don't forget to include this tea room in your itinerary. http://www.akizukien.jp/ Please bear in mind that all the comments here are based on...

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Kyo Hayashiya

Fukuoka: Kyo Hayashiya This café is operated by Hayashiya, an established tea shop in Kyoto. It offers a range of tea and meals. Kyoto style lunch which we ordered was delicious. You can have a rest after a long journey on the Shinkansen or have a sip before heading up east (or south) by the fast train. Hakataekichūōgai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka http://www.kyo-hayashiya.com/shop/hakata/ Please bear in mind that all the comments here are based on our experiences and the information were obtained at the time of our visit. Please check the latest information before your visit.

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Kurogi cha-cha

Tokyo: Kurogi cha-cha Ochazuke fan’s must-go destination! We went to the Ginza Six before it opened its door and joined in the queue. This very tiny restaurant serves only the ochazuke set so what you can choose is the tea paired with your ochazuke. As there is a limited number of seats (five only!), you may have to finish it within an hour to give your seat to the next Ochazuke lover. However, they will serve your food in a professional manner, you won’t miss any dish and there is a plenty of time to chat with the chef. 6...

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