Green Tea Time, Shinjuku Gyoen Rakuutei Tea House


Hidden on the not as famous side of JR Shinjuku Station is Shinjuku Gyoen (Shinjuku gardens). It’s a stunningly beautiful space, divided into Japanese, French, and British traditional gardens, as well as a large greenhouse of tropical plants, and plenty of walkways popular with runners.
Within Shinjuku Gyoen is a tucked away traditional tea house, called Rakuutei. It’s a quaint little house and a bit hard to get the hang of, so let us run you through it.
Here`s a Video from NHK Japan presenting the green tea at a traditional tea house in Shinjuku Gyoen garden.