If you were to liken Kinosaki to a house, the station would be the front door, the roads would be the corridors, the ryokan would be the guestrooms, the onsen would be the baths, and finally, the teahouse would be the living room. With the idea of creating a living space that is adored by everyone, Chanoyu was opened in 2019. This tea shop is a place where you can laugh and smile, while enjoying a friendly conversation accompanied by a delightful cup of tea. This is what Chanoyu strives for.
Pop in and unwind the next time you’re out strolling through Kinosaki.
“7 Onsen Stroll” (Rose)
A flavor capturing the feeling of walking around Kinosaki and its 7 public onsens.
With relaxing effects similar to those when entering an onsen, a rose flavor has been harnessed for the core of this tea. And with the added refreshing tastes of herbs like peppermint and lemongrass, it makes the perfect tea to quell a parched throat after getting out of the onsen.
“Oriental White Stork” (Grape)
With its sweet aroma, adults and children alike will relish this special tea made from locally produced grapes.
“Izushi Castle Town” (Soba & Brown Rice)
A tea that gets its inspiration from Izushi’s famous soba noodles.
Along with its natural and earthy aroma of unmilled rice, soba’s distinct flavor is brought out in this tea.
Suiting any accompanying food, the taste of this miraculously blended tea is both refreshing and relaxing.
“Nihon-kai” (Kombu – a traditional kelp blend)
Meaning ‘The Sea of Japan’, experience the vast bounty of the coastline with this traditional Japanese kelp-based tea. The blend of seaweed and katsuobushi (shaved bonito) adds to the depth and richness of the taste of this tea.
“Tachibana” (Mikan citrus)
Named after Mikan’s distant ancestor, the Tachibana fruit.
Coming from a long and royal lineage of citrus, this tea leverages the Mikan’s puckering sourness and sweet taste, and blends it into an invigorating drink.
Girded by mountains and lined by sea, the Tajima area has been blessed with bountiful nature.
The owner wanted to share Kinosaki Onsen, a place of great history, with the rest of the world through delicious tea sourced from local ingredients. Through this concept Chanoyu was born.
While taking full advantage of the unique local history and resources, Chanoyu aims to create a teahouse that will be be loved by everyone.
Dried herbs, spices, and dried fruits are all used to enrich the flavors and aromas of the teas. Green, roasted green, and Japanese black tea leaves are used as the base for the teas.
Enjoy as a cold drink by infusing with spring or soda water, or use as a mixer with your favorite alcoholic beverage. There are many ways to drink this tea.
Tea is often enjoyed by the Japanese after a meal or during a moments rest. It is a routine and staple drink.
But tea’s charm doesn’t stop at just its taste. Much like wine, tea can also be enjoyed and admired with our eyes and nose too. It is a drink with many different layers.
Information listed below was last updated 03/2023 and is subject to change. Contact the business directly for updated information. Note, most businesses can only speak Japanese.
- Business Name
- Restaurant Type
- Business Hours
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
This site is in Japanese.
- Language Support
- Sorry, but only Japanese is spoken.
671-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka, Hyogo 669-6101