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
- 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.
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.