The Traditional Teahouse Starbucks is Opening in Kyoto!

The world’s first “tatami” Starbucks in over 100 year-old Japanese teahouse.. This is the newest Starbucks we are all going to die for!!

The world’s first “tatami” Starbucks in over 100 year-old Japanese teahouse.. This is the newest Starbucks we are all going to die for!!


Kyoto is the famous Japanese city with full of traditional culture. Thousands of traditional buildings line on the street of Kyoto and create a perfect “traditional Japanese” atmosphere. This summer, Starbucks Japan is taking their challenge to mold their coffee shop into the most classic street of the city.

The opening of their new branch has recently been announced, which will be on 30th June 2017 and it will be located in Kyoto’s Ninenzaka Street. The street is in Higashiyama district, the very popular historical area of the city center which is closed to numbers of touristic sites including the famous Kiyomizudera Temple.

This will be Starbucks’ first “tatami” style (Japanese floor) coffee shop, and moreover it’s located inside the 2-story traditional Japanese teahouse which is over 100 year-old. Instead of the Starbucks’ iconic green logo, the Ninenzaka Starbucks welcomes guests with a traditional Noren (entrance display). The interior stays as classic as exterior with Kyoto’s traditional lantern Hanatoro and multiple Japanese gardens. The coffee is located at the first floor, and there are tatami rooms on the second floor where guests can enjoy relaxing with coffee.

So how amazing to enjoy your favourite Starbucks coffee in a very special atmosphere only here in Kyoto?? Also, remember Starbucks in Japan offers plenty of Matcha drinks and sweets 😉 On top of that, there are “Kyoto limited” items sold at most of Starbucks stores in Kyoto. This could be another reason to visit there!

Without any doubt, this new Starbucks will be one of the top tourist attractions in Kyoto this summer!!

Map: https://goo.gl/uLVEwk

Address: Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya branch, 349 Masuyacho, Shimokawara Higashi Iri, Kodaiji Minamimondori, Higashiyama-ward, Kyoto

Hours: 8:00–20:00

Seats: 51

For more trendy cafe info in Kyoto, please check out my other articles 🙂

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