Essential Japanese Tea Experiences in Fukuoka

In the Tenjin area and other central Fukuoka City areas, there are cafes and tea stores that serve authentic Japanese tea. There are a wide variety of tea spots, from Yame cha cafes to stores specializing in hojicha (roasted green tea) and Japanese black tea, and restaurants where you can enjoy tea cocktails. Here, we recommend 10 tea stores.
If you are looking for quality tea in Fukuoka City, be sure to check out each store.

1. Chaho Furyu

Chaho Furyu is a Japanese tea specialty store located in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. It is conveniently situated just a 3-minute walk from Watanabe-dori Station on the Fukuoka City Subway Nanakuma Line and is close to the Tenjin area. The shop features a tea lounge and a retail corner, where they take the time to personally introduce the charms of tea to each customer.

At Chaho Furyu, they primarily offer single-origin sencha from Shizuoka, which is produced using tea leaves from a single farm and a single cultivar. Their flagship product is called Furyu, a rare sencha made from native tea trees that are over 100 years old, grown in the upper reaches of the Abe River in Shizuoka Prefecture.
In addition, they also have a selection of blended teas that showcase skilled blending techniques, such as sencha from Fukuoka’s Yame region, local bancha, and hojicha. 

At the store, the owner, Mr. Nobuhiko Ikematsu, suggests teas based on the various preferences and lifestyles of the customers. Visitors can sit down and savor the teas they find intriguing.

The teas are carefully prepared and served up to the third infusion, with the brewing method and utensils adjusted according to the characteristics of each tea leaf. The process is accompanied by explanations and guidance.
Chaho Furyu also sells kyusu (Japanese teapots) produced in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture, which is renowned as a leading producer of teapots in Japan.

Address: 2F, 1-6-9 Kiyokawa, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka
Phone: 03-5830-6824
Opening hours: Weekday 11pm-6pm  Monday 11pm-5pm / 6pm-10pm
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesday, End of the month (29th, 30th, 31st)
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2. & LOCALS Ohori Park

& LOCALS Ohori Park is a cafe and grocery store located within Ohori Park in the heart of Fukuoka City. The concept of the shop is to connect precious production to the dining table. It opened in September 2020 and offers a unique dining experience surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Ohori Park.

The interior of the store is entirely glass-walled, allowing customers to enjoy tea and meals while overlooking the scenic views of Ohori Park.

The cafe menu offers a wide variety of drinks using Yame tea, a regional brand of tea that represents Fukuoka Prefecture, as well as desserts and food made with local ingredients. One highly recommended drink is the Yame Ensemble Brew, an innovative Japanese tea that blends Yame-grown matcha with black tea, hojicha, and locally produced brown rice.

The signature item on the food menu is the Traveling Oinari, inari sushi made with seasonal ingredients sourced from various regions in Kyushu. These are handmade daily at the store.
On the first floor, the grocery corner offers a selection of local ingredients from various regions in Kyushu, primarily focusing on the teas and ingredients used in their drinks and food. They also sell condiments, snacks, and alcoholic beverages.
Overall, & LOCALS Ohori Park provides a unique experience where visitors can indulge in delicious food and beverages while supporting local producers and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Ohori Park.

Address: 1-9 Ohori Koen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka
Phone: 092-401-0275
Opening hours: 9am-6:30pm 
Closed on Monday 
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XINFUCHA LAB is a tea specialty store located in the Tenjin area of Fukuoka. It is situated on the B2 floor of Solaria Plaza, a commercial facility directly connected to Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station. XINFUCHA is a Fukuoka-based tea brand that started in 2019, specializing in teas from Kyushu and Taiwan.

XINFUCHA LAB is a tea shop with an attached tea stand. They offer 24 varieties of tea leaves, including several limited edition options. Their Japanese tea selection includes original blends of sencha using tea leaves sourced from Kyushu, as well as sencha from Yame, black tea from Yakushima, and pan-fried tea from Miyazaki.

The drink menu at the tea stand features a range of options, including straight teas from Kyushu and Taiwanese oolong tea and various tea-based specialty drinks. When brewing tea, they utilize brewing tools such as tea presses, drippers, and siphons, suggesting a diverse and enjoyable approach to tea that goes beyond traditional methods.

Address: B2F Solaria Plaza, 2-2-43 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka
Phone: 092-406-7655
Opening hours: 11am-8pm 
Open seven days a week
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XINFUCHA also has a reservation-based tea salon called XINFUCHA SALON, located about a 10-minute walk from XINFUCHA LAB.

XINFUCHA SALON offers premium Taiwanese teas and rare Japanese tea leaves that are not available at XINFUCHA LAB. You can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere while savoring tea.
They provide teas such as the highest-grade Taiwanese oolong tea which is grown at an elevation of 2600 meters. They also offer a selection of precious teas from the owner, Mr. Yorimoto’s tea collection.

Mr. Yorimoto himself welcomes the guests at the salon. He inquires about the guest’s preferences and recommends suitable teas accordingly. Using appropriate tea utensils for each tea, he carefully brews the tea right in front of you. The usage fee for XINFUCHA SALON starts from 4,000 yen per hour for a group. For more details, please inquire through their official website.

Address: 1-15-31 Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka
Phone: 092-406-7655
Opening hours: 1pm-10pm 
Reservations required
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5. Takamiya Teien Saryo

Takamiya Teien Saryo is a renovated facility located in the former Takamiya Kaishima Residence, designated as a cultural asset in Fukuoka City. It opened in April 2022. It is situated about a 6-minute walk from Takamiya Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin-Omuta Line.
The facility includes a restaurant, tea room, music hall, convention hall, and a garden. It is a multipurpose complex that can be used not only for dining and tea ceremonies but also for weddings, conferences, and other events.

The notable tea room offers counter seats and sofa seats. One of the popular menu items is the Tea and Wagashi Set, where you can enjoy Japanese tea such as sencha, matcha, and Japanese black tea from Kyushu, including Yame in Fukuoka and Chiran in Kagoshima, along with traditional Japanese sweets.

Another popular menu item is the Cha-En, which is a Japanese-style afternoon tea that allows you to enjoy seasonal wagashi, cakes, macarons, and original desserts along with Japanese tea and high-quality black tea from the premium German tea brand Ronnenfeldt.

The restaurant utilizes the spacious main hall, which was once used as the Kaishima family’s reception room, featuring an alcove and study hall. In the restaurant, you can savor the Kyushu Satoyama Cuisine, a creative cuisine that abundantly uses ingredients from Kyushu, blessed with the sea and mountains, based on the rich food culture unique to Japan.
Please indulge in a course menu that captures the essence of Kyushu’s food in a refined space where you can feel the changing seasons and history.

Address: 5-16-1 Takamiya, Minami-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-710-3357
Opening hours: Tea room 11am-4:30pm
Lunch 11am-3:30pm
Dinner Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, holidays: 5:30pm-9:30pm Friday, Saturday, and days before holidays: 5:30pm-10pm
Closed on Mondays
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6. Kigokoro

Kigokoro is a Japanese black tea specialty shop located in Minami-ku, Fukuoka City. It is situated about an 8-minute walk from Takamiya Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin-Omuta Line.

The shop carefully selects and sells high-quality black teas produced in various prefectures in Kyushu, such as Yame in Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Saga, as well as Shizuoka. They offer around 40 types of black tea with distinctive flavors and aromas.

Their signature product is the popular black tea called Takamiya, which has remained unchanged since the shop’s opening in 2014. It is an original blend that uses tea leaves from Yame and Kagoshima, seeking a balance of fragrance and sweetness.

In addition to traditional black teas, the shop also offers fruit teas that incorporate dried fruits like strawberries and mandarins, as well as flavored teas blended with lemongrass and cherry blossoms. These teas showcase the inherent flavors of black tea combined with the charm of the blended ingredients.
One of the appealing aspects of the shop is that you can sample the teas before making a purchase. The staff will carefully brew a pot of tea for you to taste. If you are looking for Japanese black tea, be sure to check out Kigokoro.

Address:18-6 Tamagawa-cho, Minami-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka
Phone: 092-555-8020
Opening hours: 10am-6pm 
Closed on Sundays
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7. Hojicha-ya tumugu

Hojicha-ya tumugu is a hojicha(Roasted green tea)specialty shop located in Minami-ku, Fukuoka City. The shop is situated about a 10-minute walk from Hirao Station on the Nishitetsu Omuta Line.  It opened in September 2018 with the concept of “Bringing together happiness in every cup.”

At Hojicha-ya tumugu, they have a strong focus on hojicha produced in Kyushu and offer a diverse selection of 20 types of hojicha for sale. Since its opening, they have been featuring hojicha from four producers: Ushijima Seicha in Yame, Fukuoka, Miyazaki sabou in Gokase, Miyazaki, Ota Shigeki Seicha in Ureshino, Saga, and Amano Seichaen in Minamata, Kumamoto.

They have four varieties of straight hojicha that allow customers to enjoy the distinct characteristics of each producer, as well as 16 original hojicha blends that incorporate herbs, spices, and other ingredients. The original blend products are developed in collaboration between each producer and Hojicha-ya tumugu. 

They offer teas such as Japanese Spicy Hojicha, which combines deeply roasted hojicha with Nikke leaf and Sansho pepper, and Ginger Hojicha with Sweet Tea, which blends ginger and hydrangea tea(amacha)with hojicha roasted in a sand-filled roasting machine. These teas showcase the unique flavors of the ingredients, highlighting the charm of a hojicha specialty shop. The shop also provides a takeout menu for hojicha, offering their carefully crafted hojicha and hojicha soft-serve ice cream.

Address: 1F, 1-23-24, Nanokawa, Minami-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
Phone: 092-406-7326
Opening hours: 11am-7pm 
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Holidays 
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8. Rojiura no Shiki

Rojiura no Shiki is an Italian restaurant located in Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City. It is situated about a 5-minute walk from Yakuin-Odori Station on the Fukuoka City Subway Nanakuma Line.

The concept of the restaurant is to create a Japanese restaurant that resembles those found in foreign cities. They offer creative seasonal dishes that combine Italian cuisine with Japanese ingredients. At Rojiura no Shiki, they provide original cocktails using Japanese tea. You can enjoy pairing them with your meal.

The tea cocktails feature tea leaves produced in Kyushu, such as Yame in Fukuoka, Ureshino in Saga, and Kagoshima. They pay attention to the brewing method and create original cocktails by combining spirits or wine with green tea, hojicha, matcha, and more.

The most popular tea cocktail is the Homemade Sencha Sparkling. It is made by extracting deep-steamed green tea from Yame for 5 hours using white wine and injecting carbonation. It pairs well with meals. Additionally, you can also enjoy “JAPANESE TEA SAKE Yame Houjicha,” a sake made in collaboration with Kitaya, a sake brewery in Yame City.

Address: 1-A Queen Santi Tenjin West, 1-4-7 Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka 
Phone: 092-775-6221
Tuesday-Sunday 5pm-12pm
Lunch Course Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 12:00/12:30
Closed on Mondays
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9. Japanese  Salon Shizuku

About a 10-minute walk from Rojiura no Shiki is the second branch of the restaurant called Japanese Salon Shizuku. It opened in 2019 and focuses on Japanese tea-themed cocktails. Japanese salon Shizuku serves a variety of cocktails called Chashu that incorporate tea as the main ingredient. You can enjoy cocktails made with gyokuro (a high-quality shade-grown green tea) and sencha, among others. It is recommended as a second stop after dinner at Rojiura no Shiki.

Address: Suginomiya Mansion 1F, 1-8-25 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka
Phone: 092-707-1975
Opening hours: 3pm-1am
Open seven days a week
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10. Mitsuyasu Seikaen Chaho Honten

Mitsuyasu Seikaen Chaho Honten is a long-established Japanese tea specialty shop located in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City. With a history of over 300 years, it is renowned for its expertise in Japanese tea. The shop is conveniently located about a 5-minute walk from Gofukumachi Station on the Fukuoka City Subway Hakozaki Line. 

They offer Yame tea, which is sourced directly from tea farmers in Yame and meticulously blended using their unique blending techniques. Their product lineup includes various types of tea such as sencha, gyokuro, and matcha.
In addition to tea, they are also popular for their original tea sweets, including financiers and monaka, which are traditional Japanese confections filled with sweet bean paste.

The shop also has a tea room where you can enjoy their proud selection of sencha, gyokuro, and matcha along with tea sweets. If you’re looking for Yame tea near Hakata Station, be sure to visit Mituyasu Seikaen Chaho Honten.

Address: 8-1 Naka Gofukumachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka
Phone: 092-291-0365
Monday Friday 8:30pm-6:30pm Saturday 8:30pm-5:30pm
Closed on Sundays and Holidays 
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