A long established Japanese tea shop in Sapporo, where you can enjoy Japanese tea and original sweets.
Founded in 1933, Gyokusuien is a Japanese tea shop located close to Sapporo’s Nijo Market. There is an eat-in space where you can enjoy quality Japanese teas from all over the country and original sweets served with ice cream made with mature matcha tea. The ochazuke, made with deer meat and Hokkaido rice is also popular. Green tea is rich in vitamins and also has fatigue-relieving effects, so there are many regular customers from the neighboring office district. You may also see foreign tourists enjoying sampling the teas and enthusiastically listening to explanations provided by a Japanese tea instructor. The Japanese tea and sweets can also be taken out, and there is also a popular service whereby if you bring a flask with you (350 to 500ml), they will fill it with freshly made Japanese tea for ¥250.