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Tucked away in our historic ikeniwa sits our traditional tea house, where Japanese sweets and matcha tea are served. An evening glass of Kyoto sake or premium Champagne on the terrace provides the perfect opportunity to gaze at the pond’s reflection.


Open Daily
2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tea Service
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sake and Champagne Service
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
* Tea Ceremonies
10:00 am – 4:00 pm *By Reservation

Signature Dishes and Drinks

  • Japanese Sweets and Matcha Tea

    Sit back and relax with our original Japanese sweets and Match Tea overlooking the Shakusui-en pond garden

  • Bottles of sake and Champagne in brown ice bucket on table with glasses
    Sake and Champagne

    Sample the smooth flavour of Japanese sake in contrast to the effervescence of Champagne


  • September 22, 11:00 am (first session reception) and 1:00 pm (second session reception)

    Chrysanthemum Festival Tea Ceremony

    Welcome the advent of autumn at Tea House Shakusuitei, nestled in our historic Shakusui-en pond garden. Enjoy a lunch of modern French cuisine at the Brasserie, followed by a special interlude steeped in Japanese ambiance overlooking the sunlit garden. Traditional musician Tokiko Ihara plays the sho (Shinto flute) in a mystical tribute to the rare autumn aesthetics of Kyoto. Reservations required.

  • September 6, 13 and 20 (Takeno Shuzo), 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Skilled Artisans Present Choice Kyoto Sake

    Welcome sake brewers and cellar masters from different Kyoto breweries every month in our historic pond garden, Shakusui-tei. Savour the range of flavours created by specific strains of rice and brewing methods and share anecdotes with artisans responsible for producing coveted Kyoto brands.

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