These days, there seems to be an afternoon tea for every occasion in Japan. However, if you’re on the hunt for a Japanese-style afternoon tea, you might want to check out this cheery spring offering at Chavaty café in Arashiyama, Kyoto.
Chavaty Arashiyama sits along the riverside overlooking the picturesque Togetsukyo Bridge and the Katsura River. It’s especially stunning in summer when the surrounding trees are lush and green.
This Summer Shine Afternoon Tea comes with a wide variety of sweets to pair with your tea. Look forward to mango pudding with shiratama mochi zenzai, lime cream scone cake, terrine chocolat, shine muscat and dill jelly, lemon cream tea macaroons, coconut snowballs and Uji matcha dumplings with mint sauce.
The tea set also comes with a range of savoury items. Some of the highlights are carrot rapé with honey nuts and dried fruit, veggie meat gratin with homemade béchamel sauce, smoked salmon and cream cheese rillettes.
What's more, you can also get unlimited scones that are baked fresh every morning. You can choose from a variety of flavours including plain, matcha and walnut. There are also even more teas to choose from, including assam, darjeeling, Uji matcha and hojicha tea latte.
This special spring afternoon tea is available until September 19 (from 11am-7pm daily) for ¥4,200 per person. For an extra indulgence, you can add on a mini bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial champagne for ¥3,200. Reservations can be made for parties of two or more and you can book online.
For more information, visit the website.
This article was published on April 26 2023 and updated on September 7 2023.
More from Time Out Tokyo
Want to be the first to know what’s cool in Tokyo? Sign up to our newsletter for the latest updates from Tokyo and Japan.