Afternoon Tea Service

afternoon tea “stones”

In May 2022, Palace Hotel Tokyo celebrated its 10th anniversary. In commemoration of this special occasion, Lobby Lounge The Palace Lounge has renewed its signature afternoon tea service.

Afternoon Tea “STONES” is presented on lacquerware made by world-renowned Akito Akagi, based in Wajima. Akagi’s representative work “Stones,” using river stones as a motif, was redesigned exclusively for this afternoon tea.

Whereas most Wajima lacquerware apply a final coat uwanuri to express the smooth texture and beauty, Akagi chose not to take this process for “Stones,” emphasizing the matte, modern texture.

Made of wood and lacquer born of nature, “Stones” resonates with “Harmony with Nature,” one of Palace Hotel Tokyo’s brand values.


Where: Lobby Lounge The Palace Lounge (1F)
Hours: 11:00 am / 11:30 am / 2:00 pm / 2:30 pm / 5:00 pm / 5:30 pm
*Afternoon Tea seating is limited to 2.5 hours.
Price: JPY 8,000 per person / JPY 11,000 with a glass of Champagne
*Prices are inclusive of consumption tax and subject to an additional 15% service charge.
*Limited to 20 servings per day.

Menu: Under the sub-theme of “Colors of Japan,” the lacquer vessels serve as canvases for sweets and savories colored in traditional hues, with changing menus marking seasonal transitions. Enjoy an afternoon tea tantamount to a work of art.
*Menus to change with the season.

*Afternoon Tea “STONES” MONTBLANC Edition will also be available from August through October.

Reservations: Required
Tel: +81-3-3211-5370 (10:00 am – 7:00 pm)

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Lacquerware Artist Profile

akito akagi

Born in Okayama Prefecture in 1962, Akito Akagi graduated from the Philosophy Department at Chuo University and initially worked as a magazine editor.

Moving to Wajima in 1988, he studied under lacquer craftsman Susumu Okamoto, and opened his own studio in 1994.

Akagi has since gained international recognition, and was selected as one of the “Twelve contemporary Japanese lacquerware artists” at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum. In 2004, his artwork became part of the collection at Die Neue Sammlung, a design museum in Germany.

His lacquerware is conceived to enrich contemporary life.

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Akito Akagi


summer menu

Japan’s aesthetics combined in one afternoon tea.
A refreshing white peach compote with acerola and white wine jelly. A salmon coussin accented with papaya.
The highlights are Japanese tea cake from Yoshihashi Confectionery in Kanazawa and the matcha from Kanbayashi Shunsho Honten in Kyoto.

Matcha from Kyoto served in an original Kiyomizu-yaki bowl by Kanbayashi Shunsho Honten
Palace Hotel Tokyo original rakugan (dried sugar confectionery)

Raspberry and orange guimauve, banana ganache / Mango and pineapple tart / White chocolate mousse, lime gelée / Coconut granité and melon, passion fruit sauce / Lemon-flavored madeleine

Elderflower mousse, caramelized pineapple / Acerola and white wine gelée, white peach compote, redcurrant / Black sesame and orange mousse / Matcha macaron, bergamot gelée / Cream cheese meringue chantilly, apricot gelée / Japanese tea cake from Yoshihashi Confectionery in Kanazawa

Vichyssoise / Salmon coussin with papaya, cucumber, ricotta cheese, olive oil / Whelk bourguignon, gazpacho espuma / Roast beef carpaccio / Pork rillettes, eggplant / Country-style bread with liver mousse, truffle / Brochette of sweetfish and wax gourd

Bamboo charcoal and coconut scone, clotted cream, mango preserve