By walking 30 seconds from Kaminarimon (雷門, “Thunder Gate”), you can arrive at a Japanese sweets cafe called Matoi.  People love coming to this cafe because of its great location and its amazing anmitsu and maccha menu offerings.  In contrast to the busy Kaminarimon area, this cafe offers a slow and relaxed atmosphere.  To find the cafe, look for the red traditional Japanese umbrella.  Please enjoy genuine maccha green tea there.

To know more about popular sweets cafes in Asakusa, check out our article “Top Nine Delightful Japanese Sweets Café you can Find at Asakusa – Overview”!

Anmitsu & Maccha Cafe Matoi

Anmitsu & Maccha Cafe Matoi


Matoi is located on the second floor of a building on Kaminarimon-dori, which is a busy street with traditional Japanese rickshaws.  You can get to this cafe by walking for 30 seconds from Kaminarimon in Asakusa.  The red traditional Japanese umbrella showing through the big window is the easy to find landmark.  A surprising fact about this cafe is that is has been running since 1884.  With a simple and tranquil atmosphere, you can lay back and rest your body after walking around many busy sightseeing spots.  What’s more, the amazing sweets and maccha green tea, that have been delighting customers for a long time, will recharge your energy.

Anmitsu & Maccha Cafe Matoi2

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The inside of the cafe is completely non smoking because the cafe wants customers to fully enjoy the aroma of maccha.  The cafe specifically buys maccha from Uji, Kyoto.  After receiving your order, a staff will make a cup of maccha green tea for you with great attention, using the same methods in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies.  The maccha is generously used for other sweets as well.  Although you’re not a big fan of maccha, it is worth it to try their maccha latte because you can enjoy both the rich flavor of maccha and the modest sweetness of the milk.  After your rickshaw ride, why don’t you have a break at this cafe?

Maccha Anmitsu From Genuine Maccha Cafe

Maccha Anmitsu From Genuine Maccha Cafe

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If you’re a maccha lover, order Maccha-zukushi.  You can get a dessert bowl called anmitsu that has maccha ice cream, a bowl of maccha jelly with two different types of roasted soybean flour and also comes with a cup of maccha green tea that is full of rich aromas.  There are other wonderful sweets that you can enjoy such as Wasanbon-pudding-anmitsu, which uses wasanbon (Ultra High Quality Japanese sugar).

Kakigori That You Must Try In Summer

Kakigori That You Must Try In Summer

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One of Matoi’s popular sweets is kakigori, which is one of the typical summer sweets in Japan.  The combination of satisfying sweetness and chilly shaved ice will instantly make you forget how hot it is outside!  The vivid contrast of syrup and pure white shaved ice is very photogenic.  It would be a perfect set for warm and freshly made maccha green tea.

Anmitsu & Maccha Cafe Kaminarimon Matoi Information

・Popular menu

Kakigori, Maccha, Anmitsu (a dessert bowl with anko), Oshiruko (sweet red bean soup), parfait

・Business Hours

Weekdays: PM12:00 – PM6:00

Weekends/Holidays: PM12:00 – PM9:00

(Times are subject to change due to weather and events)

・At times, will close for the day.


・Address: 1-3-3, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

・Phone: 03-3841-7508

・Direction (Subway / Bus)

2 minutes walk from the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Tobu Skytree Line, Asakusa Station

5 minutes walk from the Tokyo Subway Toei Asakusa Line, Asakusa Station Exit A4

・Direction from Haneda/Narita Airport and Tokyo Station

From Haneda Airport

Take the Keikyu Airport Line Limited Express (Imba Nihon-idai Direction).  Transfer at Sengakuji Station to get on Tokyo Subway Toei Asakusa Line (Imba Nihon-idai Direction).  Get off at Asakusa Station.  The total travel time is approx. 40 minutes.

From Narita Airport

Take a Skyliner Car No.38 (Keisei Ueno Direction).  Transfer at Keisei Ueno Station to get on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (Asakusa Direction).  Get off at Asakusa Station.  The total travel time is approx. 60 minutes.

From Tokyo Station

Take a Joban Line Rapid (Narita Direction).  Transfer at Ueno Station to get on Ginza Line Local (Asakusa Direction).  Get off at Asakusa Station.  The total travel time is approx. 15 minutes.

Travel time: approx. 40 minutes from Haneda Airport / approx. 60 minutes from Narita Airport / approx. 15 minutes from Tokyo Station

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