Shine Muscat Sweets Afternoon Tea in Tokyo Autumn 2023

Autumn Shine Muscat Afternoon Tea and All-You-Can-Eat Dessert Buffets in Tokyo 2023

Kihachi Ayoma Flagship

Afternoon tea and dessert buffet  have become one the latest food trend in Japan for the past years, specially in Tokyo. Some of the best luxurious hotels in Tokyo and popular restaurants and coffee shops offers various kinds of afternoon tea or dessert buffets through the year, featuring seasonal themes or ingredients such as cherry blossom for Spring season or strawberries during Winter.

With the drop in temperatures and the fall of the leaves, the shine muscat grapes season arrives in Japan. Shine muscat are a super-sweet, large grape native to Japan and are considerably expensive, but they are juicy and taste the best so worth the price. Since they are pricey one of the best way to enjoy this delicious Japanese shine muscat grapes is a fancy afternoon tea or an elegant dessert buffet.

Each venue offers delicious high-quality and photo-worthy sweets. In this article, I’m going to introduce the best shine muscat afternoon tea and dessert buffets in Tokyo for 2023 autumn! Enjoy cute and delicious shine muscat flavored sweets.

-Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo Shine Muscat Dessert
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Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo Otemachi (フォーシーズンズホテル東京大手町) is a top venue for afternoon rea in Tokyo that offers high-quality sweets. This Autumn the hotel will held Shine Muscat Afternoon Tea at THE LOUNGE restaurant on the 39th floor from September 1 (Friday) to November 30 (Thursday), 2023.

The Shine Muscat Afternoon Tea is a flavorful afternoon tea featuring a selection of sweets and savory dishes that allow you to enjoy the texture, refreshing sweetness and mellow aroma of the fruit, as well as the flavors of autumn. The top sweet of the menu, Muscat Vacherin & Kyoho Shortcake, is a unique creation that allows you to taste both the Shine Muscat and Kyoho grapes at the same time. In addition to shine muscat, sweets with other popular autumn fruits are also available, as a mousse with Japanese pears or a Darjeeling pound cake. Savory meals include a pork ham sandwich with pumpkin cream, a mushroom flan and smoked salmon with spinach.


Location: THE LOUNGE 39F Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo Otemachi

Date: 1 September to 30 November, 2023

Hours: 11:00~13:00/13:30~15:30/16:00~18:00

Price: Weekday 8,800 yen, Weekend and holiday 9,800 yen

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-Tokyo Marriott Hotel

Tokyo Marriott Hotel Afternoon Tea-Autumn

The luxury hotel Tokyo Marriott Hotel (東京マリオットホテル) will offer an autumn-only afternoon tea set Afternoon Tea-Autumn Fruits Basket. The special menu features different types of seasonal grapes. In September customers can enjoy Nagano Purple, a large grape juicy and sweet, while in October and November they can fully savor the refreshing sweetness of Shine Muscat grapes. The most notable sweet is the parfait, decorated with large Nagano Purple grapes in September and replaced by Shine Muscat in October and onward.

In addition to these fresh grapes, autumn sweets and savories using chestnuts and purple sweet potatoes will be available. For the savory dishes, the menu will include a creamy truffle-scented autumn eggplant potage, a smoked salmon sandwich with autumnal colors, apple quiche with chestnuts and purple sweet potato corn.

Afternoon Tea-Autumn Fruits Basket will be available from Friday, September 1 to Thursday, November 30, 2023.


Location: Lounge and Dining G 1F Tokyo Marriott Hotel

Date: 1 September to 30 November, 2023

Hours: 13:00~/15:30~

Price: 7,500 yen

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-Haute Couture Cafe Omotesando

Haute Couture Cafe is a fashionable cafe located in Nakameguro that offers seasonal Afternoon Tea. The store has gained popularity on social media platforms as Instagram or Tik Tok not only for the delicious and cute food but also cause the interior design changes with the seasons, making it really aestethic and photo-worthy. It has become so trendy that recently they have opened a second store in the fashion and luxury district of Omotesando, Haute Couture Cafe Omotesando.

Following the Nakameguro store, Haute Couture Cafe Omotesando is a space inspired by the image of a forest that evokes the seasons, offering an extraordinary experience, as if one were taking a forest bath in the middle of the city.

For the opening season they are having a special afternoon tea featuring an abundance of seasonal Shine Muscat sweets. The menu includes a refreshing sorbet, tiramisu sauce and a parfait made by the patissier, as well as delicious tarts like a pear Mont Blanc.


Location: Haute Couture Cafe Omotesando

Date: From 28 July, 2023

Hours: 11:00~/13:30~/16:00~/18:30~

Price: 5,000~5,999 yen

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-Kihachi Ayoma Flagship

KIHACHI Aoyama (キハチ 青山)  is a restaurant, cafe and patisserie very popular for its delicious and visually appealing food, especially desserts. This Autum they will offer an Autumn Afternoon Tea using Shine Muscat for the first time in its main restaurant from September 7 (Thu) to October 31 (Tue), 2023.

Kihachi’s Afternoon Tea Shine Muscat Special featuring the luxurious and mellow aroma of shine muscat includes the crumb pie with shine muscat, as well as crepes, shortcakes and puddings. For savories, the restaurant offers shine muscat caprese and original spicy chicken burger. As a welcome drink, you can also enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or a mocktail made with shine muscat.


Location: Kihachi Ayoma Flagship Restaurant

Date: 7 September to 30 October, 2023

Hours: 11:30~/14:00~/14:30~/15:00~*2 hours each time (free drink last order 30 minutes before)

Price: 8,800 yen

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-Yokohama Grand InterContinental Hotel

Yokohama Grand InterContinental Hotel
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The Yokohama Grand InterContinental Hotel (ヨコハマ グランド インターコンチネンタル ホテル) will offer a limited-time afternoon tea set Afternoon Tea with Shine Muscat, from Monday, September 11 to Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Autumn sweets and savories made with beautiful Shine Muscat, pumpkin and chestnuts will be served. On the top shelf of the tea stand, there are a variety of sweets featuring the Queen of Grapes in Japan, the Shine Muscat. As a green tea panna cotta with shine muscat Joule, a shine muscat and black tea roll cake and a shine muscat tart.

The restaurant also offers a variety of sweets to enjoy the taste of autumn, such as pear verrine combined with caramel pudding, a Mont Blanc with marron paste of Japanese chestnuts with rich aroma and Tiramisu. The savory menu also includes three types of autumnal dishes such as chestnut and mushroom quiche.

In addition from September 11  through October 31, the restaurant is offering a plan that includes the  Afternoon Tea with Shine Muscat and Mont Blanc parfait as a set during weekday night hours only.


Location: Lounge & Bar Marine Blue 2F Yokohama Grand InterContinental Hotel

Date: 11 September to 30 November 30, 2023

Hours: 12:00~16:00(L.O.)

Price: 7,500 yen (1 glass of sparkling wine & 25 kinds of free coffee)/ 6,300 yen (25 kinds of free coffee)/ 5,500 yen (with tea or coffee)

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-Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers

Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers

In Autum 2023, the Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers (横浜ベイシェラトン ホテル&タワー) will hold an autumn night sweets buffet, Sweets Parade: Shine Muscat & Marron, where visitors can enjoy the tastes of autumn all at once. The buffet, available from Thursday, September 7 to Friday, September 29, 2023 features a wide array of sweets made with shine muscat and marrons, the most popular autumnal ingredient.

The jewel of the collection is a special Mont Blanc Parfait made of chestnuts boiled in astringent skin or candied chestnuts, with fine chestnut paste and Mont Blanc cream squeezed over the top. Light meals are also available, including the popular autumn Japanese dish chestnut rice and crab miso soup that fit perfectly with the sweets.


Location: Lounge and Dining G 1F Tokyo Marriott Hotel

Date: 7 to 29 September, 2023

Hours: 18:30~21:00(L.O.20:30)

Price: 6,500 yen for adults, 3,250 yen for child (4 years old to preschooler)

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Thanks for reading! During Autumn season in Tokyo, in addition to shine muscat afternoon tea you can also enjoy Halloween delicious and photo-worthy dessert buffets!

For more exciting events and things to do in Japan this autumn, here are some more articles for you. Check out the Autumn leaves forecast for 2023 in Japan, the best food to try, the best Halloween events and more!

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