Best Afternoon Tea in Tokyo

Tour Number

Activity Level



Shopping, Local Experience, Food and Wine, City


Kid Friendly: No. Children are very welcome

Friendly: No.
This tour is suitable for someone in a wheelchair

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

Let's enjoy the world's best food hall and afternoon tea

We'll go first to the famous food hall at Isetan department store in Shinjuku. The range and quality of produce on display is unique. It includes every kind of fresh food as well as a wonderful selection of prepared dishes from all the world's main cuisines. The desserts, the wine collection, and the tea selection, are a rare treat to see. We can even choose a "bento" (lunch-box) and take it up to the roof garden with the Japanese shoppers and workers.

In the afternoon we'll go to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for their famous afternoon tea. Their view over Tokyo is fabulous. and so are their cakes and scones.

My passion is food - preparing it and eating it. As we picnic together, and as we take tea together, we can chat about Japanese cuisine and Japan's own tea tradition. These are both high arts of their own.


. Meet and greet at your hotel

. Proceed to Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku

. . tour its famous food hall
. . choose a "bento" box and take it to the roof garden for lunch

. Proceed to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Nihonbashi

. . take high tea while enjoying the fabulous view

. Farewell at the station or return to your hotel

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 5 hours


Public transport

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: My time,expenses and guiding services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

13900 yen - approx. 400 yen - public transport - p/person

approx. 1500 yen - lunch and drink - p/person

approx. 6,000 yen - afternoon tea - p/person plus guide

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Public transport tickets - p/person (the price depends on the location of your hotel but in the Tokyo area it is approx. 400 yen)

Lunch and drink - p/person - approx. 1500 yen

Afternoon tea - p/person - approx. 6000 yen

Guide's afternoon tea - approx. 6000 yen


No restrictions

Private tour guide Setsuko

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