1. Four Seasons Otemachi Festive Afternoon Tea
    Photo: Four Seasons Otemachi
  2. Intercontinental Tokyo Bay Christmas Joy Afternoon Tea
    Photo: Best Hospitality Network
  3. Andaz Tokyo Festive Afternoon Tea
    Photo: Andaz Tokyo

Best Christmas and seasonal afternoon teas in Tokyo

Sip on afternoon tea Tokyo-style at these hotels and restaurants, complete with festive Christmas treats and seasonal delights

Kaila Imada
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Kaila Imada
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The old English tradition of afternoon tea is alive and well in Tokyo, where city hotels are constantly trying to outdo each other with ever more luxurious servings. What's more, these indulgent tea sets often come with a Japanese twist, so you can expect an extensive selection with creative cakes, scones, small sandwiches and the like featuring the ingredient of the season.

Go ahead, reserve an afternoon all to yourself and choose from these afternoon tea options at some of Tokyo's top hotel lounges, cafés and restaurants (the afternoon teas are organised in ascending order of price).

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  • Restaurants
  • Oshiage

Enjoy an absolutely adorable afternoon tea at the BT21 Café, featuring the cute Line characters designed by K-pop superstars BTS. The Magical Tea Time Afternoon Tea set includes a two-tiered food plate with characters of your choice decorating the meal. One tier features savoury bites including mini sandwiches, salad and a gratin with mashed potatoes and meat sauce. For the sweet plate, enjoy a yoghurt mousse tart with a variety of fresh fruit.

When? Shibuya 109 10.20am-8.40pm, Tokyo Solamachi 10am-9.50pm daily
How much? ¥3,300

  • Restaurants
  • Shinagawa

The Tokyo Marriott is putting on a vegan-friendly afternoon tea this winter. The entire tea set is derived from plant-based ingredients and includes nine types of sweets and three savoury items resembling a snow-covered garden. For the sweets, highlights include rabbit sable cookies, an amazake (sweet fermented rice drink) ball shaped as a snowman, raw coconut cookies, and soymilk cupcakes made to look like seasonal flowers. The savoury menu features a warm stew with soy meatballs, chickpea hummus and vegan tuna mini burgers.

When? 1pm, 3.30pm daily
How much? ¥8,470

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