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Ippodo Tea Kyoto

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We went to the tea room and had a macha and specialty tea. The tea room is attached to the shop and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Courtice, Canada
via mobile
Wonderful Shop (and neighbourhood)

We went specifically to sample and select tea for ourselves and as gifts. Staff patiently and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edward M
London, United Kingdom
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52 Tokiwagicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
+81 75-211-4018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the tea room and had a macha and specialty tea. The tea room is attached to the shop and is quite nice to sit and enjoy. Afterwards we went and tried another couple teas and bought some to bring home. I would...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went specifically to sample and select tea for ourselves and as gifts. Staff patiently and expertly brewed and provided background information on the various teas we wanted to try. Service was exceptionally good by any standard. We also found the local area to have...More

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The best matcha I've ever had. A tea set is very good. The staffs are nice. To relax, to study or just check in this is a good place in Kyoto for you. Oh and this is the original Ippodo. Great!

Thank Werapol S
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Having been making and drinking matcha for years, I looked forward to tasting different types of matcha here before buying it. But I was only allowed to try 2 out of the 10 varieties. I was shown a chart which showed richer v. lighter types...More

Thank Arlanda_11
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I stoped by to buy some tea and try a new one: Gyokuro tea. I went around 10am so it was almost the first costumer (no waiting lines). First try some tea and then buy. When I had my Gyokuro tea, the lady explained to...More

Thank Erika G
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Ippodo is unmissable. Of course there are multiple locations, but I liked this one as it was located on a quiet street with some other shops but was away from the main touristy areas of Kyoto. Our server demonstrated the right way to brew the...More

Thank vonifide
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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
Reviewed 21 June 2018 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
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
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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City Center
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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