Japan is big on seasonal eating, especially when it comes to fresh produce. If you're a strawberry fan, the best time to pick them here is usually from the January to March timeframe, and a number of strawberry-themed events also take place for fruit lovers to enjoy.

This guide covers some of the strawberry high tea events you can enjoy during the 2021/2022 season.

Westin Tokyo

Strawberry and Pistachio Afternoon Tea

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between January 8th - April 30th 2022, ¥ 5,500 per head

The Westin Tokyo combines both strawberries and pistachios in their high tea event, with goodies on offer including strawberry and pistachio Mont Blancs, strawberry and pistachio trifle, and pistachio macarons. There are even themed drinks available, such as strawberry tea and pistachio white chocolate. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel's Lobby Lounge by phone on 03-5423-7287.

The flavors of strawberry and pistachio come together at this event
The flavors of strawberry and pistachio come together at this event (Photo: Marriott International)

Hilton Tokyo

Strawberry Sweets Buffet

From December 28, 2021 (Tuesday) - February 28, 2022 (Monday), weekdays ¥ 5,200 per head, weekends ¥ 5,800 per head

Commencing in late December, the Hilton Tokyo's Strawberry Sweets Buffet is perfect for sweet-toothed visitors – the event includes a whopping 30 types of strawberry-based desserts. Even the savory dishes incorporate strawberries in innovative ways, including soups served with strawberry croutons, and a Coq au Vin stewed in strawberries and red wine. Reservations can be made on the Hilton Tokyo website.

Strawberry desserts as far as the eye can see
Strawberry desserts as far as the eye can see (Photo: Hilton Tokyo)

Conrad Tokyo

"Bee My Honey" Strawberry Afternoon Tea

From December 27, 2021 (Monday) - February 28, 2022 (Monday), ¥ 6,500 per head

If in-season strawberries weren't sweet enough, the Bee My Honey afternoon tea event at the Conrad Tokyo adds honey into the mix. Adorably presented chocolate brownies topped with a honey 'jar', a honeycomb-topped Graham cracker tart filled with strawberry and lemon mousse, and strawberry, honey and passion fruit jellies are just some of the delicious desserts on offer. Reservations can be made on the Conrad Tokyo website.

"Bee My Honey" Strawberry Afternoon Tea
"Bee My Honey" Strawberry Afternoon Tea (Photo: Conrad Tokyo)

Hilton Nagoya

Strawberry Dessert Buffet

From December 31, 2021 (Friday) - May 8, 2022 (Sunday) 2022, ¥ 4,900 per head

Hilton Nagoya's Strawberry Dessert Buffet takes on the theme of 90s American pop culture, and includes an impressive 24 different strawberry-based sweets along with 7 savory dishes. Strawberry cake in the shape of a cassette tape, skateboard-shaped chocolate brownies topped with strawberries, plus strawberry tarts, tiramisu, and even donuts are just some of the sweets available to enjoy. Reservations for the event can be made online here.

Hilton Nagoya Strawberry Dessert Buffet
Hilton Nagoya Strawberry Dessert Buffet (Photo: Nagoya Hilton Co., Ltd)

Hyatt Regency Osaka

Bella Strawberry Afternoon Tea

Weekends only from January 8th (Saturday) - May 8th (Sunday), 2022, ¥ 4,356 per head

This Italian-inspired strawberry event has a menu packed with a variety of sweet and savory dishes, including strawberry tiramisu, strawberry panna cotta, and even mini Caprese salads featuring strawberries. Reservations are required, and they can be made via the Hyatt Regency Osaka website.

The Bella Strawberry Afternoon Tea at the Hyatt Regency Osaka
The Bella Strawberry Afternoon Tea at the Hyatt Regency Osaka (Photo: Hyatt Regency Osaka)