Higashiya Ginza is the perfect spot for some quiet time, a light lunch or a delicious cup of green tea. Located in a second floor of the Pola Building in Ginza, this Japanese Tea Salon is simply beautiful.
As the elevator doors open, you’ll see a traditional seasonal display. During my visit, there were red Hozuki (“Lantern Plant”) as a celebration of the coming Fall.
The decor is cozy and relaxing, merging the contemporary and traditional Japanese aesthetics, with its wood chairs and tables, the art on the walls and the modern lighting (following images are via google).
They have an amazing selection of Japanese teas, herbs and fruits teas, as well as “Wagashi” (Japanese traditional sweets). Their menu is both in Japanese and English, so it will be easy for you to order, but English is not spoken.
My choice of green tea with grapes and cake… delicious! おいしいい！!
Here’s are some pretty “Wagashi” with different shapes and colors and often reflecting seasonal plants (following images are via google).
Higashiya beautiful and minimal packaging usually made of natural materials such as paper, wood and straw (following images are via google).
Higashiya can be found in several locations around Tokyo. Click the link to have a peek at Higashiya in Minami-Aoyama.
Big thanks to my adorable friend Lori Ono who gave me a hand with some Japanese words ありがとう! You can have a look at her wonderful blog HERE
Higashiya Ginza 2F Pola Ginza Bld., 1-7-7 Ginza, Tokyo, Tel: 03-3538-3230, Closest Station Ginza Station (Ginza Line Exit A13, 3 minutes walk) or Ginza Ichome Station (Yurakucho Line Exit 7) Official Website http://www.higashiya.com
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