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Nakamura Tokichi Honten

#1 of 7 Dessert in Uji
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southern Kyoto
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10 Ichiban Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 774-22-7800
10:00 - 18:00
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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69 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I arrived here at 11am. And there was a long queuing line. I have to wait about 8-9 tables of customers. But that was still lucky for me as the shop is just open, so I get in to the restaurant within half an hour. If you reach at noon. You got to prepare to wait. A long wait. I... More 

Thank Yosef J
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I waited an hour to get a seat here during the off season so I hate to think what it's like during high season. Yes it was worth the wait. Smooth delicious fresh and not overly priced. Would I wait again? ? Well this is Japan! Everyone queues!

Thank Keiko P
Hong Kong, China
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791 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Upon arrival to Uji and less than five minutes walking distance from JR Station, we saw a queue waiting to enter the tea restaurant (Nakamura Tokichi Honten. Due to time limitation, we just purchased the ice cream cup with matcha flavour and proceeded to other scenic spots. The taste of ice cream was delicious and highly recommend to travelers when... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Uji's view are very stunning. Accidentally, we found that restaurant which have a long history and full with green tea's desserts. As a greenteaholic, we went inside without any doubt. There is a large french casement which we can enjoy the view of uji. A river is surrounding Nakamura Tokichi Honten and it's such a nice place to hang out... More 

1 Thank Bell Y
Tokyo, Japan
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The main store of this famous local tea producer is to be found directly by the river guaranteeing a lovely view for your break. Try the Matcha Soba (green tea infused buckwheat noodles) for lunch or a premium quality Matcha green tea set accompanied by a Matcha dessert.

1 Thank Carozilla
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222 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Uji around 2pm, and there was a 1 hour waiting time queue to enter the restaurant. To beat the queue, we decided to buy the takeaway items to sample instead. The ice cream cups (350JPY? each) comes in Houjicha and Matcha flavours. We tried the Houjicha version and it was so good that we bought the matcha... More 

1 Thank Alfred F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Before its opening at 11 A.M, I wrote down my name on the list, and in this way I could finally taste legendary Maccha. Its sweets, based on green tea, are also recommendable.

Thank Kimitaka S
Hong Kong, China
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I stayed in Uji for one night. In the first day, I went there around 4pm and then decided to come back because I would attend a night Ukai show. Next day, I came back early around ten. They took me in at eleven when they started the day. I enjoyed their noodle and dessert. I had four scoops of... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I was amazed how popular they were. They had done their marketing well because everybody seemed to go there. I was also a bit disappointed on the selections. I thought there would be more options of different teas, especially on quality perspective. I did buy some premium matcha though. There are other teashops in the area so makes sense to... More 

Thank pepics
Hong Kong, China
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Arrived around 11am and it said wait time is 90minutes so I signed my name and left to visit the town. Guess this is prob the best way to do it but better manage your time well. As for the dessert, quantity is quite big so i wasnt able to try many stuff. I tried the 生茶ゼリイTea Jelly and also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Ichiban Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Uji>  > Southern Kyoto
  • Neighbourhood: Southern Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 774-22-7800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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