This is the Ginza headquarters of the venerable Parisian tea shop, established in 1854, which has carried on the knowledge and experience of the House of Mariage since the days of Louis XIV. The main draw is, of course, tea: it stocks a whopping 500 types from 35 countries. On the ground floor you'll find a shop selling tea leaves, pots and other tea implements, while the second and third floors are occupied by a tea salon. The staff are hugely knowledgeable about different types and blends of tea and will make suggestions based on your tastes. The salon also serves cakes and light dishes which go well with tea (the salmon croque-monsieur is exquisite). This one is always bustling with ladies enjoying a drink and a gossip.
|Venue name:||Mariage Freres|
5-6-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-8pm daily|
|Transport:||Ginza Station (Ginza, Hibiya, Marunouchi lines), exit A1|