Long before Japan adopted coffee from the West, it was a land of tea and still retains much of that culture. In particular, tea ceremony is still a thriving aspect of Japanese culture that many visitors come to experience. While around Kanazawa, there are several places at which to enjoy simplified versions of the Japanese tea ceremony with wagashi and matcha.
Tea houses offering matcha service:
- Kenroku Garden’s Shigure-tei
- Nomura Samurai Clan House (no English information)
- Kanazawa Castle Gyoukusen’en (no English information)
Aside from the traditional matcha, however, Japan also has an array of light and delicious teas that may be unfamiliar to visitors. While visiting places around Kanazawa, why not give some the area’s teas a try?
- Kaga Bo-cha