A traditional cafe with the essence of Kamakura

Charin(Kamakura, Kanagawa)

Charin is a Japanese tea cafe located in Kamakura City. Found in a quiet back alley Komachi Street, it offers a calm atmosphere that contrasts with the bustle of the city. The cafe presents the nostalgic charm of Kamakura, providing a cozy and welcoming environment where visitors can enjoy a leisurely tea experience.

The owner, Mr. Matsunaga, is a certified Japanese tea instructor. At Charin, you can savor a selection of Japanese tea meticulously curated by Mr. Matsunaga, representing various regions across Japan.

Their menu features a diverse range of teas, each highlighting the unique characteristics of its place of origin. You can find Saitama’s Sayama tea, Kyoto’s Uji tea, Mie’s Mizusawa tea, Fukuoka’s Yame tea, and more. Their offerings include a variety of tea types such as sencha, gyokuro, hojicha, bancha, and matcha.

When you order, Mr. Matsunaga takes the time to share the stories behind each tea, adding to the enriching experience.

For those with a sweet tooth, they offer exquisite wagashi (traditional Japanese confections) like nerikiri and yokan(sweet beans jelly). Pairing them with their fine selection of Japanese tea is highly recommended.

Store information
Address: 1-6-28 Yukinoshita, Kamakura City, Kanagawa
Phone: 0467-38-7710
Opening hours: 11am-6pm 
Closed on Wednesday
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