Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes an array of festivals, fireworks, and food! If you're after a fun way to enjoy some tastes of the season, these five afternoon tea events deliver the best of summer to your tastebuds.
Tokyo Dome Hotel
Peach & Passionfruit Afternoon Tea
¥ 4,900 per person
Taking place from July 1st to August 31st, the Peach and Passionfruit Afternoon Tea at Tokyo Dome Hotel brings a variety of sweet and savory summer-inspired dishes to the table, with some of the highlights including peach Mont Blanc, refreshing peach sorbet, and passionfruit castella cake. Bookings for the event can be made via the official hotel website.
Shin-Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI Hotel
Hawaiian Afternoon Tea
¥ 3,800 per person
Nothing says summer like a beach vacation, and the Shin-Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI Hotel brings a slice of island life to Japan with their Hawaiian afternoon tea. The event runs from June 3rd until July 31st and includes aesthetically pleasing goodies like palm tree-shaped royal icing cookies, macarons shaped and flavored like pineapples, and fruit-topped tropical jellies. For more details and reservation information, head to the hotel's website.
Anniversaire Cafe Minatomirai Yokohama
Purplish Flower Garden Afternoon Tea
¥ 3,900 per person
Between hydrangeas and irises, early summer in Japan is filled with pops of purple floral color. The Anniversaire Cafe in Minatomirai capitalizes on this, with the beautifully presented Purplish Flower Garden Afternoon Tea. Cupcakes designed to look like hydrangeas, lemon macarons, and an elderflower jelly mousse are some of the sweet treats on offer, plus a wide variety of beverages to accompany them with. The event runs from May 20th until July 10th, and reservations can be made by phone on 045-640-5188.
Glamorous Peach Afternoon Tea
¥ 6,500 per person on weekdays, ¥6,800 per person on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and the Obon period
In conjunction with the English porcelain brand Wedgwood, the Conrad Tokyo will host a peach-themed afternoon tea from July 1st until August 31st. The menu includes a white peach mousse with raspberry jelly, an apricot tart with peach cream, and a savory peach and salmon crepe roll to name just a few items. Reservations can be made online via the hotel's website.
Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
Tropical Afternoon Tea
¥ 4,200 per person
From June 1st until July 15th, the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu will host a Tropical Afternoon Tea filled with desserts incorporating fruits like mango, pineapple, kiwi, and banana. Savory dishes like sandwiches and a dry curry quiche are also includes in the afternoon tea set. Reservations can be made by visiting the hotel's website.