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
- Sake and Champagne
Sample the smooth flavour of Japanese sake in contrast to the effervescence of Champagne
- Shaved ice
Topped with yuzu syrup and spiced with ginger and cinnamon, or matcha from Marukyu-Koyamaen with sweetened bean paste and rice flour dumplings
- Every Day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Our private Tea Ceremony experience is available at Shakusui-tei exclusively for our guests. Please make your reservation one week in advance.
- June 8, 14 and 21 (Higashiyama Shuzo), July 12, 19 and 26 (Joyo Shuzo), and August 7 and 21 (Sasaki 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.
- June 1 – September 19, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Shaved Ice in the Tea House
Relish the aroma of Yuzu Citron Shaved Ice, topped with yuzu syrup and spiced with ginger and cinnamon. The Uji Kintoki version features matcha from famed Marukyu-Koyamaen with sweetened bean paste and rice flour dumplings – a rich yet relaxing pleasure.
More Dining Options
The vision of Master Chef Rei Masuda, our one-Michelin-starred restaurant offers an intimate and interactive experience as you watch as our master chefs create stunning dishes made with top-quality ingredients flown in each day from Tokyo’s iconic Tsukiji market – either at the 200-year-old, 10-seat Hinoki counter, or in one of our two private-dining rooms.
Meet up with friends and mingle indoors by the fireplace, grab a seat at the sleek and modern bar, or, book a table on the large waterside terrace overlooking the pond garden and enjoy the uncomplicated, seasonal menu at our relaxed, light-filled brasserie.
Whether you want to share a romantic dinner in the privacy of your room, need to feed a hungry family or are looking for quiet evening in, our in-room menus feature Japanese and international favourites, as well as items from Brasserie, all just a tap away on your room’s iPad.