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The KABOKU Tearoom

The KABOKU Tearoom rests on that calm, cobble-stoned stretch bridging the crazy Tokyo Station area with the even crazier Ginza area. Contemporary Japanese interiors welcome you to a casual atmosphere.

The KABOKU Tearoom

Your interactive introduction to the world of green tea starts as their knowledgeable staff guides you through a wide selection of Sencha, Gyokuro, Matcha, and Bancha. Then, your chosen tea is prepared in front of you.

The KABOKU Tearoom
Sencha Tea Leaves

Teas come in varying flavour intensities to suit different taste preferences. For beginners, we suggest trying out milder Sencha – a Nichigetsu or a Hosen, perhaps – before moving on to richer Matcha, like the Ummon-no-mukashi.

The umami flavour of Gyokuro might be overwhelming for the unchristened, or for the British-style black tea drinker. Save trying it for return trips.

Before we forget, their Bancha are good for enjoying at home. A warm cup of Houjicha, for instance, works wonders in calming the nerves before bed.

The KABOKU Tearoom
Traditional Kyoto Sweets

With its main store in Kyoto, tearoom in Tokyo, and branch in New York, IPPODO TEA CO. has woven tea drinking and appreciation into the fabric of modern culture. It is a brand that teeters between sticking with the traditional preparation process and modernizing the service, making tearooms and green tea enjoyment more approachable – less ceremonial, yes, but nonetheless reverential.

The KABOKU Tearoom
Enjoy your Tea! See you at Ippodo’s KABOKU Tearoom!
Jillian @ Passport Out

Jillian is the Editorial Director of Passport Out.

6 Comments
  1. 中島 愛

    May 22, 2016 1:47 am

    I work near this place! I bring friends here sometimes

    • Passport Out - Editor

      May 22, 2016 3:38 pm

      It’s nice to hear you like IPPODO also! What’s your favourite tea?

  2. mandy_pierce_01

    May 22, 2016 1:49 am

    those traditional sweets looks too ‘kawaii’ to eat!

    • Passport Out - Editor

      May 22, 2016 3:38 pm

      You’ll like how they taste, promise! You won’t regret not staring at it more.

  3. J Marie

    May 23, 2016 10:58 am

    My children gifted me with IPPODO tea one Christmas and it’s my favorite ever since… Love your feature, Passportout!

    • Passport Out - Editor

      May 23, 2016 10:08 pm

      Thanks for reading! We’ll try our best to keep things interesting!

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