Those looking to experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony don't need to look further than Yakumo Saryo, a tea house that marries cultural traditions with contemporary design details. The restaurant features an authentic and elegant design by Shinichiro Ogata of famed architecture firm Simplicity.
Embodying an air of minimalism, the calming eatery is adorned with cream-colored walls, simple furniture and traditional fabric wall coverings. Putting focus on Yakumo Saryo's artisanal food and beverage offerings, this communal dining space is open and serene without boasting too much ornamentation.
Located in the heart of Tokyo's Yakumo neighbourhood in Meguro, this authentic restaurant is a contemporary version of traditional tea houses that have been a staple of Japanese culture and history for thousands of years.