The Lounge

Experience afternoon tea with a decidedly Japanese twist at THE LOUNGE, where our wagashi artist and Japanese pastry chef work together to create a colourful and imaginative selection of delectable sweets and savouries in a convivial setting – all topped off with Imperial Palace views.

8:00 am – 11:00 am Last order at: 10:30 am
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
First seating: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Last order at 2:30 pm) Second seating: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Last order at 5:00 pm)
Snacks & Beverages
5:30 pm – 11:00 pm Last order at 10:30 pm

Signature Dishes


  • Tea Cocktail

The Team


Executive Pastry Chef

Multiple award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Yusuke Aoki discovered his talent for dessert-making at a French pastry boutique in Shiga, Japan. The pastry chef and chocolatier honed his skills at hotels and patisseries around the world, including a stint at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, before returning home to Japan to oversee the Hotel’s pastry program.

“The ‘whoa’ look on someone’s face when they taste my dessert makes all the effort worth it.”


  • Daily from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

    Afternoon Tea

    Be among the first to experience a sky-high Afternoon Tea at THE LOUNGE, gazing out at the Imperial Palace and Mount Fuji beyond. Award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Yusuke Aoki teams up with wagashi artists to create a beautiful ensemble of sweets, including seasonal parfaits, Japanese desserts and Western classics.


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