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Ippodo Tea Kyoto

52 Tokiwagicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-211-3421
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This tea shop came very highly recommended. The people working there were super helpful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MegChan18
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Los Angeles, California
Lovely tea shop selling delicious tea there and to go

Wonderful tea shop, apparently opened in 1717. I’m not a huge tea drinker, so not sure I’m really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wzhkevin
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Singapore, Singapore
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52 Tokiwagicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tea shop came very highly recommended. The people working there were super helpful and friendly and we were able to test the teas before we purchased them. The gifts we bought were also meticulously gift wrapped. Overall, amazing teas and great selection of high...More

Thank MegChan18
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful tea shop, apparently opened in 1717. I’m not a huge tea drinker, so not sure I’m really qualified to judge, but I visited this place twice, sampled their Koicha and gyukuro tea, and loved it. Bought lots of tea to bring home with me....More

Thank wzhkevin
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

After my cooking class, I asked my instructor Taro where's the best place to buy green tea in Kyoto? He said Ippodo Tea . He buys his tea there, both for his family and guests. With such high praise, I had to find out why....More

Thank Jennifer Y
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Was there to buy a gift, the staff are helpful, friendly and professional, they really do know their stuff and make good recommendations. There's a cafe next door where you can drink and even hands on to make your own tea. A wide variety of...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We went here before our Sento Imperial Palace visit. I had their seasonal spring matcha with Japanese sweets which was really lovely. The match was very delicate and the sweets were Oishii! My husband tried their sencha tea and loved it. A great tea experience...More

Thank Pv2017
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a very serious place to buy and drink tea. The shop is very elegant and sells a lot of different Japanese teas and paraphernalia. Then there is the cafe where you can drink from a menu of teas. As a fan of matcha,...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This company makes delicious Japanese tea. They offer matcha, sencha and other varieties of Japanese tea. But only Japanese tea. As a fan of Chinese tea, I wondered if it was sold in Japan and it is not. That said they have a tasting room...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We had Matcha and Brown tea here: 300 years of tradition, beautiful location, top class service - an experience I won’t forget.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

One of the servers here clearly explained the instructions on how to prepare a good cup of tea. Pricey, but entertaining.

Thank mrsirin
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We first tried a few different kinds of green tea--sencha, matcha and bancha--at the main store's counter and then the store invited us to try matcha whipping at the special corner on the left. A coaching was given by the specialist on how to whip...More

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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