Recommended Japanese Tea Cafes in Osaka

Here are some Japanese tea cafes in Osaka City where you can enjoy tea. Please also take note of the Japanese tea bar that offers a special tea split.

1. wad

Wad is a popular tea cafe and gallery located in Minamisenba, Osaka, known for its selection of trendy shops and restaurants. It opened in 2009 and offers a unique experience of pottery and tea.

The second-floor cafe, Wad Cafe, serves Japanese and Chinese teas in carefully selected pottery, blending the spirit of tea ceremony with a modern twist.   The interior, with its white walls, creates an open and warm atmosphere, allowing visitors to enjoy a pleasant tea time.

The Japanese teas served at Wad Cafe primarily come from producers in Wazuka, Kyoto, and Makinohara, Shizuoka. Wazuka tea includes rich and sweet kabusecha (shaded green tea), as well as sencha made from the yabukita cultivar and refreshing Japanese black tea. Kabusecha can be enjoyed for up to five infusions, and the remaining tea leaves are mixed with soy sauce and bonito flakes to create a dish called ohitashi.

On the third floor, the gallery space hosts periodic solo exhibitions by contemporary ceramic artists. In addition to operating the cafe and gallery, Wad also offers workshops on the kintsugi a technique for repairing broken or chipped pottery. They provide both a basic kintsugi workshop and an advanced kintsugi workshop.”

Address: 2F&3F, Toshin Building, 4-9-3 Minami-Senba, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Phone: 06-4708-3616
Opening hours: 12am-7pm
Open seven days a week
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2. CHASHITSU Japanese Tea & Coffee

CHASHITSU Japanese Tea & Coffee is a Japanese tea stand located in Nishi Ward, Osaka City. It is situated near the lush greenery of Utsubo Park, within close proximity to Umeda and Shinsaibashi. Since its renovation in 2016, this shop has gained popularity for its creative drinks and food offerings. 

One of the highlights is the collaboration with Unir, a specialty coffee shop in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, resulting in unique beverages that combine Japanese tea and coffee. The Japanese tea used in these drinks is sourced from premium tea leaves provided by producers in Wazuka, Kyoto, one of the main regions for Uji tea production. 
A highly recommended choice is the Hoji Cafe Julette, a fragrant and innovative drink that combines hojicha (roasted green tea) with coffee jelly and orange toppings.

A signature item at CHASHITSU Japanese Tea & Coffee is the Ohagi Burger, a burger-style sweet made with sticky rice and red bean paste. Unlike traditional ohagi, where the red bean paste is on the outside and sticky rice on the inside, the Ohagi Burger reverses the arrangement, with the sticky rice on the outside and the red bean paste on the inside. This unique sweet delicacy combines sticky rice’s chewy texture, red bean paste’s moderate sweetness, and sesame and mugwort’s flavors in perfect harmony.

Address: 1-16-14, Utsubohonmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Phone: 06-6147-3286
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Sat,Sun,Holiday 12am-5pm
Closed second Tuesday of the month
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3. Yuion Chaho

Yuion Chaho is a tea house located in the nostalgic streets of Tanimachi Rokuchome in Osaka, where traditional row houses and townhouses still line the area. The impressive interior of the tea house is a renovated row house that has stood for over 100 years. With low tables and well-worn furniture, you can feel the nostalgia of the good old Showa era. 

During the day, they offer lunch sets like the Hojinari Gohan along with Japanese tea, and in the evening, it transforms into a Japanese tea bar, serving Japanese tea cocktails.
The tea selection at Yuion Chaho includes carefully chosen Uji teas such as sencha, gyokuro, kabusecha, and matcha, curated by the owner, Mr. Yamagata. They emphasize sourcing from single farms, providing a wide variety of high-quality tea leaves with rich aromas and full flavors.

Mr. Yamagata is a former bartender who has been creating original Japanese tea cocktails since the opening of Yuion Chaho in 2013. Currently, they offer a range of alcoholic beverages, with a focus on gin, shochu, and plum wine-based Japanese tea cocktails. Take your time in the charming atmosphere of the tea house and immerse yourself in the flavors of Uji tea and Japanese tea cocktails.

Address: 14-2, Tanimachi 6-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Phone: 06-4305-4926
Opening hours: 12am-12pm 
Closed on monday and Thursday Tuesday of the month
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4. CAFE Osaka Chakai

CAFE Osaka Chakai is a Japanese-style cafe located in Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street in Kita Ward, Osaka. It opened in 2016 and focuses on Japanese tea and pottery.

The signature drink at CAFE Osaka Chakai is the Freshly Ground Green Tea, where the tea leaves are ground upon ordering. They offer four types of tea leaves: Kagoshima tea, Wakayama tea, Shiga’s Asamiya tea, and Hyogo’s Tanba tea. You can choose from various preparations, including straight tea, soda, and latte.
After ordering your drink, you can choose your favorite cup from over 100 different types displayed on the shelves. They have a wide selection of cups from renowned pottery production areas such as Shigaraki-yaki, Tanba-yaki, and Mino-yaki, allowing you to enjoy your tea in a cup of your choice.

CAFE Osaka Chakai also offers a variety of tea-based desserts. One highly recommended item is the Sweet Grande, a fusion of Japanese and Western-style desserts that feature local specialties and carefully selected ingredients.
The cafe has a calming atmosphere with the concept of an urban mountain dwelling, allowing you to enjoy a leisurely tea time.

Address: 2-1-25-1F Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Phone: 06-6755-4789
Opening hours: 1pm-8pm 
Open seven days a week
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SUP JAPANESE TEA CAFE is a Japanese tea cafe located in Sekime, Joto Ward, Osaka. Since its opening in 2020, it has been well-loved by the local community.

The cafe primarily uses tea leaves from Wazuka town, a renowned tea-producing region in Kyoto. Their lineup includes sencha, hojicha, genmaicha (brown rice tea), and wakocha (Japanese black tea). They also offer unique tea variations such as Genmaicha Blue, a blue drink made by combining genmaicha with butterfly pea flower, and matcha latte made with Kyoto-produced matcha.

One of their specialties is handmade ohagi (sweet rice ball), available in five different flavors including matcha and purple sweet potato. These ohagi are so popular that they sell out every day.

SUP JAPANESE TEA CAFE is operated by the nonprofit organization Sanzenkai, which provides employment support for individuals with disabilities. The cafe serves as a place for employment support for those facing challenges in finding mainstream employment due to disabilities or chronic illnesses. Staff members who aim for regular employment gain various experiences through tasks such as customer service, pastry and drink making, and packaging tea.

From young children to students, housewives, and elderly individuals, SUP JAPANESE TEA CAFE serves as a community gathering place where anyone can feel at ease. If you have an interest in welfare or contributing to society, please consider visiting this cafe.

Address: Omura Building 1F, 5-15-34 Sekime, Jyoto-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Phone: 06-6180-7484
Opening hours: 12am-6pm 
Closed on Sundays 
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6. G.O.D

G.O.D  is an izakaya (Japanese-style pub) located in Kyobashi, Osaka, which opened in February 2022. The establishment specializes in yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) and obanzai (traditional Kyoto-style home-cooked dishes), offering a selection of carefully crafted tea cocktails.

The interior of the restaurant is designed to evoke the atmosphere of a traditional tea room, creating a calm and nostalgic Japanese ambiance. The seating options include standing counters and table seats made from Meiji-era chests of drawers. There are also outdoor seating areas available for enjoying drinks outside.

The menu’s highlight is their tea cocktails, with around 10 options available, such as Matcha Gin Lemon and Gyokuro Mint Mojito. They use various types of tea sourced from tea shops and producers in Kyoto and Osaka, including sencha, gyokuro, matcha, and hojicha. 
In addition to the tea cocktails, G.O.D also offers straight tea options. Their lineup includes teas such as Asamiya Koshun and Karigane Hojicha.

The yakitori at G.O.D is made using high-quality chicken, including specialty breeds such as Gaina chicken from Mt. Daisen in Tottori Prefecture and Hine chicken. The seasoning and grilling methods are carefully chosen, and the skewers are cooked over Bincho charcoal to perfection.

Address: 103 Tengyo Building, 2-7-21 Katamachi, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Phone: 06-6948-5952
Opening hours: 3pm-12pm 
Open seven days a week
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7. Gion Kitagawa Hanbee Namba

Gion Kitagawa Hanbee is a Japanese tea cafe located in Gion, Kyoto. It is a branch of the renowned tea merchant, Kitagawa Hanbee Shouten, which was established in 1861 in Uji, Kyoto. The cafe’s second location, Gion Kitagawa Hanbee Namba, opened in 2020 on the first floor of the Citadines Namba Osaka hotel, a renovated historic building known as the Takashimaya Higashi Annex, designated as a tangible cultural property.

The exterior and interior of the building showcase elegant Art Deco-style decorations from the early Showa period, providing a refined setting to enjoy a serene tea experience.

Their signature menu item is the Chayomi set, which includes a selection of five teas paired with bite-sized confections. They also offer a variety of specialty matcha sweets for those seeking a delightful combination of tea and desserts, similar to their Gion location.

Address: Citadines Namba Osaka 1F, 3-5-25 Nihonbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Phone: 050-5876-8727
Opening hours: 2pm-9pm 
Open seven days a week
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