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Shinjuan is a cafe that specializes in Japanese tea and Chinese tea. The relaxing and graceful atmosphere matches the historic "Naramachi" well. They use a renovated old merchant house as a shop and the interior is decorated with simple, sophisticated items. They not only have Japanese rooms but also table seats and counter seats for more casual use. They have 17 kinds of Japanese tea and 16 kinds of Chinese tea! The wide, even maniac selection of the tea reflects the owner couple's enthusiasm towards tea. They offer some quality time in a wonderful Japanese space.
- 22 Nishinoshinya-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
- Contact No.
- 10 minutes' walk from Kintetsu Nara station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 12:00-16:30 (L.O.)Closed: Sunday, Monday, National holidays
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average budget (per person): lunch -1,000 yenMenu: Yamato Reisencha (700 yen), Awa Zenzai (400 yen)
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Special Japanese Tea at a Relaxing Old Japanese House
The shop is filled with a relaxing atmosphere and it also has a tasteful courtyard. There is a Japanese tea instructor to give you advice on which tea to choose, the right way to brew tea, and how to enjoy it.
"Yamato Reisencha", professionally brewed cold Japanese tea
"Yamato Reisencha" (700 yen) is the cold brewed Japanese tea that the owner completed to brew after repeated trial and error. First extraction has rich taste and aroma, second has plainer, pleasant taste, and third and fourth has bitter, refreshing taste. It is a rare style tea to brew with ice cubes in a tea pot.
"Awa Zenzai", the Sweets Made from Traditional Japanese Cereal
"Awa Zenzai" (400 yen) is a hot Japanese sweet that consists of some mochi made from "awa", traditional Japanese cereal and sweet red bean paste. It may not look gorgeous, but the sweetness of the bean paste and the pleasant flavor of cereal makes great harmony. It goes well with your tea.