The Umezono teahouse was founded in 1854, in a corner of the Baion-in temple, a branch of the Sensoji temple.
The name of the teahouse, Umezono, is in reference to the many plum trees in the garden.
For more than 160 years it followed tradition as a sweet store specializing in sweet red bean paste.
In a passage from Nagai Kaifu's famous novel "Odoriko," he writes, "I wanted to eat Oshiruko (sweet red-bean soup) at Umezono, but it was too crowded to enter.
In August 1948, the restaurant was reorganized as a corporation, and is now one of the leading sweet shops in downtown Tokyo.
- Opening Hours
- 【Weekdays】10:00 to 17:00
【Weekends and holidays】10:00 to 18:00
- Wednesdays, however, the in store shop remains open.
- 1-31-12, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
- A 2 minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tobu Isesaki Line
A 2 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Exit 6) on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
A 5 minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Toei Subway Asakusa Line
A 5 minute walk from Asakusa station on the Tsukuba Express
- Cash only