High Tea in Tokyo (and beyond)

A list of high tea reviews in Tokyo and beyond.

I’m on a mission to sample all of Tokyo’s high/afternoon tea offerings. Here, you can find links to the reviews and numerous photos of high tea/afternoon tea venues in Tokyo (Japan, and other parts of the world) that you can drool at. (Numbers refer to the order in which I partook in tea and not a ranking indication.)

Click each one for the review. (Sorry, some of the links are not active the moment, but most should be. Please check back in as I will update these soon).


1. The Peninsula Hotel (first time) (Yurakucho)

2. St Christopher’s Tea Garden (Jiyugaoka)

3. Mandarin Oriental Hotel

4. ANA Intercontinental Hotel

5. Westin Hotel (Ebisu)

6. Cerulean Tower hotel (Shibuya)

7. Park Hyatt hotel (Shinjuku)

8. Shangri-la Hotel (Tokyo, Yaesu)

9. Courtyard Marriott Hotel (Ginza)

10. Fortnum and Mason (Nihonbashi)

11. The Peninsula Hotel (again) (Yurakucho)

12. Hotel Okura

13. Four Seasons, Marunouchi (Tokyo, Marunouchi)

14. Four Seasons Chinzansou, Tokyo (Edogawabashi)

15. Ritz Carlton Hotel, Tokyo (Midtown/Roppongi)

16. il Bar, Bvlgari (Ginza)

17. World of Tea, The Ritz Round II (Tokyo) – Midtown/Roppongi.

18. Conrad Hotel, Tokyo (Shidome/Shinbashi)

19. Mariage Freres (Ginza)

20. Peter Bar, Peninsula Hotel, Tokyo

21. Laduree tea salon (Ginza)

22. Four Seasons Hotel, Marunouchi (Tokyo Station) – THE best afternoon tea in Tokyo and the world for that matter.

23. Enokitei (main branch), Yokohama.

24. Palace Hotel, Tokyo

25. Hotel Seiyo, Ginza

26. Mohini Tea Room/cafe, Tokyo

27. Kobeya Bakery afternoon tea, Tokyo International Forum, Yurakucho

28. Harrods Tea Plantation, Ginza

29. Andaz Hotel, Toranomon Hills, Tokyo

30. Aman Hotel, Tokyo

31. 1967, Roppongi, Tokyo

32. Captain Cook Cafe, Hiroo, Tokyo

33. Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

34. Strings Intercontinental Hotel (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Rest of Japan

1. Nagoya – Marriott Associa hotel

2. Grand Hyatt Hotel, Fukuoka


1. Queen Victoria Tea Room, Sydney

2. Wentworth Sofitel hotel, Sydney

3. Lachlan’s: Old Government House, Parramatta

4. Sir Stamford Hotel, Sydney

5. The Langham Hotel, Sydney

6. The Hills Lodge, Baulkham Hills (Western Sydney)

7. The Westin Hotel, Sydney

8. Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney

9. Gunners Barracks, Sydney


Four Seasons, First Residence, Giza

Turkey, Istanbul

Four Seasons, Sultanahmet (Istanbul)


Tiffin Room, Raffles Hotel Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore

TWG, Marina Bay Sands shopping complex


Four Seasons Hotel, Bangkok


1. The Ritz Hotel, Moscow


1. Four Seasons Hotel, London


1. Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur , Indonesia


1. Phoenix Hotel, Yogyakarta


1. The Strand Hotel, Yangon


1. Hyatt Regency, Guam

Hong Kong

1. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong


5 thoughts on “High Tea in Tokyo (and beyond)

  1. Matt January 23, 2019 / 11:36 am

    Thanks for the post. I enjoy afternoon tea in the states, but it seems like it’s reserved for more elegance in Japan. It’s nice to know what to expect from where you go.


  2. Heather Town October 5, 2020 / 7:20 pm

    Please come enjoy afternoon tea at Rose Town Tea Garden. We are a Western family run business in Ome, Tokyo. We would love to hear your thoughts.


    • Alei January 10, 2021 / 6:06 am

      Actually I have been to afternoon tea there! I just havent blogged about it. I have a backlog of teas I have visited but not written about.


  3. Anonymous May 13, 2021 / 1:55 am

    Could I get your ranking of the highest high tea places (I know the first three are Ritz, Hyatt, and Mandarin)


    • Alei May 13, 2021 / 3:24 am

      Personal ranking (my opinion): Four Seasons Marunouchi (although I dont think its as good as it used to be), The Ritz, The Palace Hotel, Il Bulgari.


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