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Amasake Tea House

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Desserts: Japanese Sweets


Amasake Tea House Description

Located in Hakone, Amasake Tea House is a hidden gem that offers traditional Japanese sweets and desserts. As a recipient of the prestigious EAST Top 100 Award in 2023, this charming establishment is renowned for its exquisite selection of wagashi (Japanese confections) and kakigori (shaved ice). The cozy ambiance of the tea house, adorned with traditional decor and tatami mats, provides a serene setting for guests to indulge in authentic Japanese treats.

One of the standout features of Amasake Tea House is its menu, which showcases a variety of beautifully crafted wagashi made from premium ingredients. From delicate mochi to elegant yokan, each sweet is a work of art that reflects the rich cultural heritage of Japanese confectionery. Additionally, the tea house offers a refreshing array of kakigori flavors, perfect for cooling down on a hot day. Whether you choose the classic matcha flavor or opt for a seasonal fruit topping, each kakigori is a delightful blend of flavors and textures that will tantalize your taste buds.

In conclusion, Amasake Tea House stands out as a must-visit destination for those seeking an authentic taste of Japanese sweets in a tranquil setting. With its dedication to quality and tradition, this establishment offers a culinary experience that is both memorable and enchanting.

Amasake Tea House Overview

Address

Hatajuku Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0314

Phone

+81 (0) 460-83-6418

Access

5 minute walk from Hakone-Yumoto Station. Take the bus bound for Moto-Hakone and get off at Amazake Chaya.

Operating Hours

Sun: 7:00AM-5:30PM
Mon: 7:00AM-5:30PM
Tue: 7:00AM-5:30PM
Wed: 7:00AM-5:30PM
Thur: 7:00AM-5:30PM
Fri: 7:00AM-5:30PM
Sat: 7:00AM-5:30PM

Payment methods

Cash

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Outdoor seating

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Amasake Tea House Reviews

Amasake Tea House Google Average Rating

4.4

5

Google
Such a charmingly wonderful place. Make sure to stop by when visiting Hakone. All you can drink tea is best when you come out from the cold or the rain. We had amasake (fermented sweet drink, not alcoholic - can be served hot or cold). Also had a different kind of mochi (flat, similar to palitaw in the Philippines) topped with roasted sesame seeds.

Overall great experience and atmosphere. Worth it. Not too expensive.

5

Google
This place is such a gem! I have to admit to hating the amazake itself due to the texture. If you have problems with slimy textures, avoid the amazake and just get the shiso juice, which was refreshing and sweet. I didn't like the mochi either, personally. Even though I didn't like the food due to personal preferences, I give it a 5 for the atmosphere and the fact that a place like this still exists 400 years later, nearly as it was. It was worth taking the Old Tokaido Road to the teahouse, as it gets you into the feeling of being an Edo period traveler who needs a break. A fair warning though: the Old Tokaido Road is a very hard walk if you have bad joints. Conveniently, there is a bus stop right by the teahouse for those who can't make the walk. The toilets on site are squat toilets. Have fun and try out this cool place!

5

Google
Very lovely tea house, worth every second to get there.

We came by foot with a small trail through the forest coming from Ashigarashimo District and then left using the bus as there is a bus station in front of the place.

I think I ate the best moshi of my trip in Japan - of my life - there. We took amakaze and macha with them, both delicious. Do try amakaze for the full experience.

The atmosphere of the place is incredible, and the staff was super kind.

5

Google
When you walked a long way and saw one of these tea houses.
Everything tasted extra delicious.
The price was petty decent.
400yen for the drink. And 500yen for 2 mochi. And they offer free tea too. And sell souvenir stuff.
Roughly 30mins walk from the lake.