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Add: 2F Pola Bldg Ginza, Chuo Ku / 中央区銀座 1-7-7 ポーラ銀座ビル 2F
Hours: [Tue-Sat] 11am-10pm [Sun] 11am-7pm
Price: [tea] 1,400~1,500 yen
Visited: Oct 2016
My favorite spot for Japanese tea and sweets on this trip to Tokyo was Yakumo Saryo, but if your itinerary is too rushed and don’t have time to venture out to this neighborhood, perhaps you can try Higashiya, another Japanese sweets establishment by the same designer Shinichiro Ogata, conveniently located in Ginza. Higashiya was established with the goal of creating modern wagashi (Japanese sweets) that can be enjoyed on a daily basis, hence the name “higashiya” (“hi” means day in Japanese).
如果你在東京的行程很趕，沒有時間到目黑區去尋找八雲茶寮的話，那可以試試同樣出自緒方慎一郎之手，位于銀座的 Higashiya。Higashiya 原本是家沿著目黑川的小店，品牌的初衷是將和菓子帶回到人們日常生活中，做出 “每天吃也不會膩的果子”，因此名爲 Higashiya（日菓子屋）。
The Ginza shop opened in 2009, composed of a boutique space and a 40-seat tea salon. A white canvas noren hangs at the entrance, and walking through it is like entering another space, leaving all earthly worries out behind. Unfortunately photos are not allowed inside the shop, so here’s a quick sneak peek. If you would like to see more, take a look at their beautiful website.
2009 年開幕的 Higashiya 銀座店位于ポーラ銀座ビル的二樓，首先穿過似乎可以把煩惱擋在門外的布簾，先看到的是和菓子的櫃台，往裏走才是茶室。店員表示緒方先生不希望客人在店裏拍照，所以在這裏就沒有太多照片可以放，喜歡的話可以上官網瞧瞧。不過總之茶館裏的裝潢風格結合了現代和日式傳統，桌椅均為木質，沒有太過華麗的擺飾，簡單大方。
In addition to seasonal desserts, Higashiya offers a diverse selection of Japanese sweets and original tableware, 30 varieties of tea, as well as lunch menus and afternoon tea using seasonal ingredients.