Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Ito En & Fukujuen (Narita)

Visitors flying through Narita International Airport can stock up on tea at branches of two of Japan's most famous tea businesses, Ito En and Fukujuen.

Ito En/伊藤園 was established in Shizuoka in 1966 and moved to Tokyo in 1971 where it has become the largest distributor of green tea in Japan.  Narita's Terminal 1 Ito En tea shop is located in the North Wing on the 4th Floor near the Central Building entrance.  It sells tea, teaware, sweets, and gifts, and offers a tea tasting corner.

Fukujuen/福寿園 was established in Yamashiro in 1790 and has continued to be a Kyoto-based tea distributor of Uji tea to this day.  Narita's Terminal 1 Fukujuen tea shop is located in the Central Building on the 5th Floor near the South Wing entrance.  It sells tea, teaware, sweets, and gifts.

Travelers passing through Terminal 2 can also visit Fukujuen in the Main Building on the 4th Floor.

Ito En (Terminal 1) Hours: 
7:30am to 8:30pm

Fukujuen (Terminal 1) Hours: 
8:00am to 8:00pm

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