Creative space by Kengo Kuma
Jugetsudo Ginza Kabuki-za Store is located on the 5th floor of a high-rise building adjacent to the Kabuki-za theater in Ginza, Tokyo. It’s a Japanese tea specialty store operated by the well-established nori (seaweed) shop Maruyama Noriten, founded in 1854. The shop was born with the concept of “delivering the beauty of Japanese tea to the world based on the spirit of tea and Zen.” Currently, they have stores not only in Kabuki-za but also in Tsukiji, Tokyo, and Paris, France.
The store design of the Kabuki-za branch was overseen by the internationally renowned architect Kengo Kuma. Following the concept of “enjoying tea leisurely in nature,” the space resembles a bamboo grove covered by 3,000 bamboo poles.
Inside the store, there are terrace seats with a view of the Japanese garden atop the Kabuki-za, counter seats, and table seats. Away from the urban hustle and bustle, you can take your time to enjoy a peaceful tea moment.
Marriage of Japanese tea and sweets
Jugetsudo primarily offers deep-steamed green tea blends with tea leaves from Shizuoka and Kagoshima prefectures. This tea has a rich flavor yet a smooth finish, with a characteristic fragrance of fresh leaves. It has garnered a substantial fan base both domestically and internationally.
At Jugetsudo Ginza Kabuki-za Store, they offer a menu that lets you savor the charms of Jugetsudo tea to the fullest. Using premium Shizuoka matcha, they serve sweets like “Matcha Financier” and “Matcha Parfait,” allowing you to experience the intense flavor of matcha.
They also sell popular sweets such as “Matcha Financier” and “Matcha Mont Blanc” at the store.
In addition, the store features a spacious retail corner where they sell various items, including their well-received teas like “Hyakunen no Haru” and “Matsuri Mecha 80,” tea utensils, and nori.
Japanese tea experience menu also available
For those seeking to experience the allure of Japanese tea, the “Jugetsudo Japanese Tea Experience Course” is highly recommended. It’s a comprehensive course where you can enjoy various types of tea such as gyokuro, matcha, sencha, and hojicha paired with sweets. Furthermore, they also conduct tea brewing classes and matcha workshops.
Address: Kabuki-za Tower 5F, 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: Shop 10:30am-5:30pm（Weekdays）
10am-6:30pm（Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays）
Open seven days a week