Very popular in Japan! 5 strawberry afternoon tea recommendations around Osaka


“Afternoon tea” is now a popular trend in Japan!
Afternoon tea originated in England, but Japanese afternoon tea is gaining popularity for its gorgeous appearance.
Every year from December to spring, “strawberry” themed afternoon teas appear in hotels and cafes. Strawberries, with their eye-catching bright red color are one of the most popular afternoon teas of the year.


Therefore, this article introduces strawberry afternoon tea offered at hotels in Osaka and Hyogo, where you can enjoy an extraordinary experience.


*All photos are images.


【Osaka Umeda】Hotel Hankyu International
“Afternoon Tea Set -Supreme-“


Period: December 1, 2023 (Friday) – February 29, 2024 (Thursday)

※Quantity limited


Hotel Hankyu International’s strawberry-themed afternoon tea begins with a welcome drink. It is served on a beautiful tea stand with five savory dishes and scones.


The savory menu is authentic and delicious, skillfully using a variety of ingredients, such as lobster royale (Western-style steamed egg custard) with caviar, and roast beef with the aromatic scent of truffle oil and strawberry croissant sandwiches.


Meanwhile, four sweets, including strawberry pavlova and strawberry tiramisu, and strawberries are on one plate. The chef’s ideas of combining unexpected ingredients shine through, such as using fu(wheat gulten bread) chocolates as an accent and rice cooked with milk.


Afternoon tea is served with petit fours and free-flowing drink such as“JING TEA”, a tea brand founded in 2004.



Hotel Hankyu International,2F Tea Lounge“PARTERRE”, 19-19, Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka [MAP]


3-minute walk from Hankyu Osaka-umeda Station (Chayamachiguchi Gates)
15-minute walk from Hanshin Osaka-Umeda Station

【Osaka Umeda】Hotel New Hankyu Osaka
“-Yam café- Strawberry Princess”

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High tea stand for two


Photo shows two servings

Period: Limited to Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from January 6, 2024 (Saturday) – March 31, 2024 (Sunday)


Popular afternoon tea at French & Chinese restaurant“MONSELET”, a restaurant where you can enjoy both French and Chinese cuisine. The theme this time is “Strawberry × Princess”! This strawberry afternoon tea is full of cuteness that will tickle a maiden’s heart.


The menu consists of nine strawberry-filled sweets and four Chinese savories, including cute pink dim sum. Each item is so beautifully presented that you will fall in love with it, and you will never get tired of it.

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The free-flow drink lineup includes tea and coffee as well as Chinese tea and strawberry tea.

In addition, the afternoon tea concludes with a plated dessert!

You will be satisfied with the hospitality that will continue to surprise you until the very end.



Hotel New Hankyu Osaka, B1F French & Chinese restaurant“MONSELET”, 1-1-35, Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka [MAP]


Right by Hankyu Osaka-umeda Station
10-minute walk from Hanshin Osaka-Umeda Station

【Osaka Fukushima】Hotel Hanshin Osaka
“Night Afternoon Tea -very berry night-”


Photo shows two servings

Period: December 1, 2023 (Friday) – February 29, 2024 (Thursday)

Closed: Sunday, Monday, Holidays


Afternoon tea with strawberries and other berries served at the 7th floor Bar“Caballero” is recommended for those who want to enjoy sweets with drinks!

The Night Afternoon Tea, available only after 5:00 p.m., includes 9 sweets, a dessert by the glass, 4 snacks, and a glass of sparkling wine.


Photo shows two servings

The dessert by the glass is a wine jelly and raspberry mousse, and the design is captivating, as if a butterfly has landed in the glass.

The snacks, such as cheese quiche, salmon, and nutty items, are perfect with sparkling wine.

For an additional charge, you can also order all-you-can-drink alcohol.


Enjoy a relaxing and elegant time as an adult in this hideaway-like space.



Hotel Hanshin Osaka, 7th floor Bar“Caballero”, 5-6-16, Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka [MAP]


Right by Hanshin Main Line Fukushima Station

【Hyogo Takarazuka】Takarazuka Hotel
“Winter Afternoon Tea -berry×chocolate -”


Photo shows two servings

Period: December 1, 2023 (Friday) – February 29, 2024 (Thursday)


Takarazuka Hotel is located next to Takarazuka Grand Theater. The elegant and classical space makes you feel as if you are the hero of a story.


Elegant afternoon tea is served in the lounge on the first floor.


The sweets are arranged in various ways with berries and chocolate as the main ingredients, such as bright red heart-shaped raspberry and strawberry mousse, and milk tea tarts with tiara-shaped chocolates. The design is mature, with impact, but with a low showiness.


From the finely designed teapots to the matching cups and saucers, cutlery, and attentive staff service, a comfortable space has been created for wonderful tea time.



Takarazuka Hotel, 1F Lounge “Renaissance”, 1-1-33, Sakaemachi, Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo [MAP]


4-minute walk from Hankyu Takarazuka Line Takarazuka Station

【Osaka Fukushima】Hotel Hanshin Osaka
“Winter Japanese Afternoon Tea Set -Nagomi-”


Period: Weekdays only from December 1, 2023 (Friday) to February 28, 2024 (Wednesday)
Closed: Mondays and Thursdays (except holidays)


At last, although not a strawberry afternoon tea, we would like to introduce you to a unique afternoon tea that will make your trip to Japan memorable!


Japanese Restaurant Hanaza, located on the second floor of Hotel Hanshin Osaka, offers Japanese-style afternoon tea on weekdays only.


The first thing you see is a gorgeous three-tiered box. In addition to dashimaki(japanese-style rolled omelet) sandwiches, sweet potato brulee, and Japanese-style crepes, the bottom drawer is filled with Japanese sweets, madeleines, macaroons, and other sweets of a Japanese-Western blend!


In addition, the menu is full of the originality that only a Japanese restaurant can offer, such as fruit tempura and “monaka,” a Japanese confectionery that you can freely combine to create your own unique dish.


Afternoon tea with a Japanese theme is rare and generous in volume.

Enjoy it with a free-flowing selection of Japanese teas.



Hotel Hanshin Osaka, 2F Japanese Restaurant Hanaza, 5-6-16, Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka [MAP]


Right by Hanshin Main Line Fukushima Station

The ever-evolving Japanese afternoon tea continues to be a hot genre for sweets lovers! Catch the trend and enjoy a trip to Japan that is different from the others.

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