Restaurants & Cafés


The burly Canadian owner of Ranhotei looks more like a Bond villain than a tea master, but appearances can be deceptive. Randy Channell has been practising tea ceremony for more than two decades, teaching it since 1996, and in 2008 opened this beautiful tea salon, in which you can enjoy traditional tea-and-sweet sets or more modern twists on desserts such as green tea affogato or cheesecake. Channell’s hour-long tea primers are a great way to learn about the history and significance of tea in Japan, as well as enjoy a brew by the master (¥2,500, reservations are required).

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


64 Kamikawara-cho, Sanjo Dori, Omiya Nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Nijojo-mae station (Tozai line).

Telephone 075 801 0790

Open 10am-8pm daily.

Admission ¥.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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