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Nakamura Tokichi Byodoin

#1 of 573 Restaurants in Uji
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southern Kyoto
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5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 774-22-9500
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Bangkok, Thailand
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I went to this restaurant before noon so the queue not too overwhelm. I order Kitsune Matcha buckwheat noodle set and wow it's really great. I really enjoy the nice meal and nice view of Uji river.

Thank OBlood
New York, NY
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The matcha green tea here was one of the best things I have ever tasted. I think about it every day since coming home and it's one of the things I would recommend most of the whole trip. They also had really thoughtful desserts and the setting was very pleasant. You can put your name down and come back later.... More 

1 Thank Natek3232
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Came here after reading a review online and it didn't disappoint. This restaurant offers a nice view of Uji river while you sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and other green tea food items such as noodles and desserts.

Thank Justin L
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had one mission to accomplish coming to Uji and that is to sample the legendary matcha in its birthplace. Nakamura Tokichi is undoubtedly the best place to go if you like matcha. Practically stuffed ourselves with oh-so-delicious matcha ice cream, desserts, and matcha noodles. There are two Nakamura Tokichis in Uji. We went to the one next to Byodoin... More 

2 Thank Willy N
Hong Kong, China
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360 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Have a lunch, tea and coffee, bowl of noodle or some ice cream, if you just been walking for many hours, thank heaven, to find this place to take a break and rest, we enjoy the visit.

Thank hkvisitor1997
Hong Kong, China
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156 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

If you love matcha dessert or you want to give it a try, this is the place to go. This place is very popular and the wait is quite long but you do not have to wait at the restaurant. You can just write down your name and the number of guests on the clipboard at the entrance, then you... More 

1 Thank MidcoVincent
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely matcha experience at Uji matched by tranquil views and and efficient service. We were lucky and had a window seating. Price was very reasonable. The wait is long.. 1 hour for us..but as other reviewers have said, it is very systematic and you won't feel the wait. you just write down your name and you can check out the... More 

Thank sporeantraveller
Taipei, Taiwan
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I have always loved drinking mocha and came here simply because Uji is said to be the home town of mocha. I knew the mocha here is good, but mocha tastes good everywhere, so I didn't expect it to stand out so much. But omg does the mocha here tastes heavenly ! Words can't even begin to describe.I would actually... More 

Thank Anita W
Kuching, Malaysia
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

We ordered the matcha, ujicha and matcha cakes dessert. It is delicious except for the hojicha which tasted a lot like choc ice cream topping. The green tea udon is absolutely delicious!

Thank fafaliyen
Singapore, Singapore
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142 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Fine food with a view overseeing the Uji River. We ordered green tea noodle and desserts. Fine quality and delicious. We love especially the green tea jelly with red bean and icecream. I have been to their branch in HK but the experience is far better here. Definitely want to come again!

Thank wynsum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Uji>  > Southern Kyoto
  • Neighbourhood: Southern Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 774-22-9500

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

Staying in Southern Kyoto

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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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