Shikitei strawberry and cherry rose scented afternoon tea

Information for the seasonal afternoon tea at Shikitei Cafe in Saitama City.
The cherry blossom afternoon tea finished on April 15th and from April 17th there is a cherry and strawberries themed high tea.

Seasonal Afternoon Tea

Shikitei Cafe is a cafe restaurant located in a wedding venue Omiya Rikyu which since 2023 is more commonly known as Art Grace. Shikitei cafe is open to the public, but the rest of the venue is only for wedding guests. They have a fixed menu on the restaurant end of things, but each season they offer a themed afternoon tea. They are very popular, so it is advised to book as early as possible. (I have no affiliation to Shikitei / Omiya Rikyu / Art Grace, just disseminating information).

Shikitei Halloween

They have various seasonal offerings, but I only feature the Summer, Halloween, Winter and the Valentine’s / Spring Afternoon Tea. Their Halloween High Tea remains the most famous and popular (on this blog). However, Art Grace was featured on ZIP! (Nihon TV) last summer and the restaurant has been busier than ever since! And this special collaboration with Hermann Teddy is bound to grab even more attention.

Spring Afternoon tea

The 2024 late spring Afternoon Tea at Cafe Shikitei is strawberry and cherry themed, with mouthwatering treats galore. Their Spring afternoon tea is always rich in strawberries, as fresh strawberries in their prime at this time of year in Japan. There are 7 types of sweets, including Verrine, which combines rose-scented sparkling wine jelly and raspberry cream with fresh strawberries, and a gorgeous mini tart with fresh strawberries arranged in the shape of a rose.

The three tiered stand also has cherry and bergamot mousse and heart passion chocolate, cherry and champagne jelly. There is also cherry and champagne jelly. As if that wasn’t enough, there is rose cookie choux and, of course, delicious scones. You can choose either plain or tea flavored scones and they come with clotted cream and strawberry jam. There are also three bit sized savory treats; Cold onion and beet soup, pickled root vegetables and Pork rillette and almond slice tart. In addition, the afternoon tea is accompanied with all you can drink (in 90 minutes) coffee or tea. This season they have a choice of 15 types of tea.

Tea Shikitei Omiya Rikyu

All images on this post are from the official press release via the official website.

Past event: Art Grace Christmas Festival

For one day only, on Sunday December 10th, Art Grace will open their beautiful premises to the general public, for free. Moreover, they will have events, gifts and special experiences. For example, there are various workshops which cost as little as 100 yen. They will also be giving out free gifts to the first 50 people to complete a stamp rally. Another 25 people will get to release lanterns. In addition, they will be lighting up the Cathedral, one of the largest in Japan. And even Santa Claus will be making an appearance. Official event page.

Spring Afternoon Tea Information

Event: Strawberry and Cherry rose scented afternoon tea いちごとチェリーを使用した春のバラを感じるアフタヌーンティー

Dates: from Wednesday April 17th to Monday May 13th 2024.

Times: 90 minute time slot in the early afternoon.

Cost: from 4,000 yen, before tax. Its cheaper on weekdays. Booking can be done on the official website.

Venue: Shikitei Cafe, Omiya Rikyu Wedding Venue, 1 Chome-816-7 Uetakecho, Kita Ward, Saitama, 331-0813. Scroll down for map and access – below the photo.

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The 2021 Alice and the Queen of Hearts afternoon tea


The restaurant is a nine minute walk from Toro Station on the JR Tohoku line. It takes 14 minute on foot from Kamonomiya Station on the New Urban Transit New Shuttle line. You can also get a shuttle bus from Omiya station west exit (behind Sonic City), on weekdays it says bound for Spa-Herbs on it.

There is parking available. It is located in front of the Kita Omiya Housing stage site.

Official event website.

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2016. First republish 22.05.16. R20220928. Last republish November 14th 2023. Last update January 11th 2024.

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