“Nun katsu” is a culture that has been spreading in Japan over the past few years. “Nun katsu” refers to enjoying afternoon tea service at hotels and cafes.
In particular, the period from January to early May, when strawberries, a popular fruit among the Japanese, are in season, is the time of year when hotels and cafes focus their efforts the most. A gorgeous afternoon tea with the bright red color of strawberries will be served.
Therefore, we have carefully selected a variety of strawberry afternoon tea to enjoy in Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe!
*Please note that many spots require advance reservations.
1.【Osaka Umeda】The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka
Victoria’s Tea Room “Strawberry”
2.【Osaka Uehonmachi】Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka
Strawberry Afternoon Tea ~Flowery Field~
3.【Osaka Nakanoshima】CONRAD OSAKA
“Chocolat Fraise” Strawberry Afternoon Tea
4.【Kyoto Arashiyama】CHAVATY ARASHIYAMA
Strawberry Afternoon Tea
5.【Kyoto Higashiyama】The Westin Miyako Kyoto
ROKUZA Strawberry Evening High Tea
6.【Kobe Harborland】Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland
Strawberry Afternoon Tea ～Pure White～
7.【Kobe Sannomiya】PATISSERIE TOOTH TOOTH
Strawberry and Chocolat Afternoon Tea Set
The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka
The “Victoria’s Tea Room “Strawberry”” afternoon tea set is inspired by Queen Victoria, who is credited with introducing afternoon tea to 19th century England.
It is based on a traditional style with a modern essence. Of particular note is the “Victoria Sponge Cake,” a sweet said to have been a favorite of Queen Victoria.
In the sublime restaurant, which was designed in the image of an English aristocrat’s mansion, live piano and violin music is performed, offering a luxurious experience.
Period: Tuesday, December 27, 2022 – Thursday, March 30, 2023
2-5-25 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka [MAP]
15-minute walk from Hankyu Osaka-umeda Station
5-minute walk from Hanshin Osaka-Umeda Station
Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka
As the name “Strawberry Afternoon Tea ~Flowery Field~” suggests, it is a gorgeous strawberry afternoon tea inspired by a flower garden.
A wide variety of sweets and savories can be enjoyed, from the non-alcoholic welcome tea “Strawberry Winter Sangria” to “Phrase Pistache” decorated with edible flowers, strawberry macaroons, and roast beef sandwiches.
Period: Saturday, January 7, 2023 – Tuesday, February 28, 2023
6-1-55, Uehonmachi, Tennoji-ku, Osaka [MAP]
Right by Kintetsu Osaka Line Osaka-Uehommachi Station
The “Chocolat Flavors Strawberry Afternoon Tea” features six strawberry-based sweets and five savory dishes. The red color of the strawberries stands out against the pure white tea stand, which forms an arc like a spiral staircase.
The sweets combine strawberries with chocolate, which is a perfect match, to create a rich variety of tastes, aromas, and textures. In addition, all savories are also made with strawberries.
You can spend an elegant time with a view of the city from 200 meters above the ground.
Period: Monday, December 26, 2022 – Wednesday, February 22, 2023
3-2-4, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka [MAP]
14-minute walk from Hanshin Osaka-Umeda Station
20-minute walk from Hankyu Osaka-umeda Station
Tea salon CHAVATY Arashiyama is located at the foot of Arashiyama Togetsu Bridge, a famous sightseeing spot in Kyoto.
The winter-only strawberry afternoon tea, inspired by the snow-covered landscape of Arashiyama, is rich in variety and includes strawberry sweets made with hojicha (roasted green tea) and kinako (soybean flour), strawberry warabimochi, and other Japanese-style dishes.
All-you-can-drink tea and all-you-can-eat freshly baked scones are also a nice touch!
Period: Friday, December 16, 2022 – mid-March (tentative)
Saganakanoshima-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto [MAP]
5-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station
The Westin Miyako Kyoto
The Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto is located near Eikando, a famous sightseeing spot in Kyoto.
ROKUZA Strawberry Evening High Tea” is served only after 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays at the hotel’s bar with a relaxed atmosphere.
A strawberry cocktail made by the bartender starts the slightly late tea time. Eight different strawberry sweets and savories will be available on a three-tier tea stand, changing daily. In addition, you can also enjoy five kinds of fresh brand-name strawberries.
Period: Saturday, January 7, 2023 – Sunday, March 26, 2023
(Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only)
1, Awadaguchi Kacho-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto [MAP]
From Hankyu Kyoto Line Karasuma Station,
transfer over to the Kyoto Municipal Subway
and go to Keage Station. It's a short walk away.
Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland
“Strawberry Afternoon Tea ~Pure White~” is a strawberry afternoon tea with red strawberries in a clean white color.
The set includes four kinds of pastry chef’s special sweets such as rose-flavored strawberry tart and pistachio mousse, four kinds of chef’s special savories, fresh strawberries from Hyogo Prefecture, and scones.
The lounge and bar overlook a garden full of water and greenery, and the view at sunset is just as spectacular!
Period: Sunday, January 1, 2023 – Sunday, April 30, 2023
7-2, Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo [MAP]
5-minute walk from Hanshin Main Line Nishi-Motomachi Station
9-minute walk from Hankyu Kobe Line Hanakuma Station
PATISSERIE TOOTH TOOTH
PATISSERIE TOOTH TOOTH is a popular patisserie cafe that has been a favorite in Kobe for many years. The afternoon tea set offered year-round will be an afternoon tea set with strawberries and chocolates until mid-February 2023.
The two-tiered tea stand with seven kinds of strawberry sweets, including the popular Japanese strawberry fruit sandwiches, macaroons, tarts, brownies, and scones, has a stylish antique atmosphere!
Orders can be placed without prior reservation.
Period: Thursday, November 24, 2022 – Thursday, February 16, 2023 (tentative)
1-4-11, Sannomiya-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo [MAP]
4-minute walk from Hankyu Kobe Line Kobe-sannomiya Station
11-minute walk from Hanshin Main Line Kobe-Sannomiya Station
Just looking at the strawberry afternoon tea is exciting. Have you found something you like?
If you come to Japan, please come and try our afternoon tea filled with the chef’s ideas and create wonderful memories.
*All photos are for reference only.
*Menu items are subject to change.