Pearl lady is original tapioca shop in Japan. You can’t try this shop in any other countries. When you want to save cost, Paul Lady is the best choice. Surprisingly, milk tea that is most famous flavor of this shop is only 290yen.
Selecting the type of tapioca is one of feature of this shop. There are three type, black tapi, color tapi, and chocorate tapi. You can customize flavor, type of tapioca, quantity of ice and sweetness. Also, doubling of tapioca is only 30 yen
Everyone can drop easily in this shop if you don’t want to take too much cost.
Shinjuku east side
It is no exaggeration to say that it is the most popular tapioca shop among Japanese. Popularity reason is particularity if tapioca. Everyone will addictive to texture and moderate sweetness of parl. Traditional tea from Taiwan is also the reason why Goncha is popular.
You can choose toppings such as pearl, milk form, aloe, natadekoko, jelly, and basil seed.
Please notice that standard menu is not including toppings, so when you need tapioca, you have to pay extra fee.
This one is the most seasonable flavor named black forest. It is including tapioca, milk form and jelliy.
Also, it’s photogenic, so I recommend it for instagramer.[Black forest 486yen←amazing cost!]
Shinjuku west side haruku
Tokyoto-Shinjukuku-Nishishinjuku1-5-1 Shinjuku west gate haruku 1F
Only 1 minute from west gate.
TP tea is the closest tapioca shop from Shinjuku. There is in Shinjuku station, so you must enter the gate. If you focus on access, TP tea is the best choice. It opened July 20 this year, and first released in Japan. TP tea is presented by “Chunsuigtan” comes from Taiwan. One feature is less sweetness tea. I recommend 100% sweetness for person who has a sweet tooth.
This shop has two type of tapioca, big one and small one. Both quantities will satisfy you. I was surprised that I could drink tapioca without interruption.
These are one of popular menu of this shop. You should try their combination between ice cream and tapioca.
Tokyoto-Shibuyaku-tidagaya5-24-55 Shinjuku2F in the station
weekdays：8:00〜22:00 （last order 21:45）
holiday：8:00〜21:30 （last order 21:15）https://goo.gl/maps/u91YcMCCukm
Chatime is loved by many countries around the world. When you need quantity and affordable cost, CHATIME is the best choice.
As you can see, most drinks can choose cold or hot. That is to say, strong point of this shop is variety of hot drinks favor. Hot tea makes tapioca chewier. Even more surprising is being able to choose temperatures of liquid, as like 40℃, 50℃, 60℃… I am sure Chatime will be necessary for winter season.
Open time: 11:00~22:00
1minute from Seibu Shinjuku station north side[https://goo.gl/maps/EwpdggmKkRv]
Chakasho is new tapioca shop compare with other shop in Japan such as Gong cha and chatime, but I guess it will become very famous. Big chewy tapioca attracts everyone.
There are variety of flavor and choose hot or cold, sweetness and ice level. It is great to add toppings from pearl, jelly, natadekoko and milk form.
https://chakasho.gorp.jp/[black sugar maccha milk 620yen+tax]
This one is most popular item of Chakasho. Layered with tapioca, milk and maccha. After you enjoy taking photos, be sure to mix them up before drinking. Since you are here in Japan, mind as well try Japanese green tea!
1minute from Okubo station