Saka Maruyama Tea Room

Category     Quiet Tea House

3 Words       Tea | Japanese | Bamboo

Price            £-££

Area             Higashiyama Ward

Address       620 Maruyamacho, Higashiyama-ku,                    Kyoto, 605-0071  MAP 

Nearest        Gion-Shijo Station
Station          14 mins walk

Opening       11:00 - 19:00 Wed-Mon
Hours           CLOSED Tue

Duration       1 - 2 Hours

Contact        +81 75-551-3707

Links            Web | Instagram | Facebook

Saka Maruyama is a little traditional tea house secretly tucked away in a corner of Maruyama Koen Park, like a secret garden within a park. Its presence is a little fairy tale like, with an exterior of a traditional house surrounded by a small but charming garden. Passbys are truly to wonder whether this is a private residence or a tea house. Once inside, you will be welcomed by the beautiful simplicity style classic to a Japanese traditional teahouse. The earthen walls, paper windows and bamboo furnishings all help to create a very calming and zen-like atmosphere.

A range of drinks are on offer, but teas are their speciality, accompanied by a lovely selection of traditional Japanese sweets. Its a tranquil but friendly place, a place where you would appreciate the slowing down of time, enjoying every sip of tea. The preparation takes time but the result is refreshing. A must visit if you would like to experience Japanese tea the zen way.

Photographs by | Saka Maruyama
Words by | Silent Blooms team





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