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Ippodo Tea Kyoto

52 Tokiwagicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-211-3421
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Fabulous tea tasting at this 300-years-old store

We first tried a few different kinds of green tea--sencha, matcha and bancha--at the main store's... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Zurich, Switzerland
Lovely tea experience!

My friend and I learned so much about different types of tea. We were given free sample of frozen... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Danielle C
via mobile
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52 Tokiwagicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915, Kyoto Prefecture
City Center
+81 75-211-3421
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Reviewed 10 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

Thank Groovy-Zen66
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I learned so much about different types of tea. We were given free sample of frozen macha tea. We then had 3 different teas and treats in the tea room. The staff was so wonderful..

Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We actually visited this company as a research project for our university. Equipped with the company's background information, we decided to interview one of the senior staffs to get first-hand information. It turns out that they really follow the company's philosophy of staying true to...More

2  Thank AntonioRyan
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must do stop for tea. Ippodo has the best teas; they've been in business for over 300 years! The staff are happy to explain the different types of tea, and there is a charming tea room to sit in and try your...More

1  Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing tea experience. Gluten free sweets!!!! Easy to reach. Extensive selection of tea. Matcha and genmacha tree!

Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Most realize that Kyoto is a place to find matcha, along with other varieties of green tea, and this is one of the best shops. This company has been in business for over 300 years and has remained in the same family. It is located...More

1  Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Experienced staff. Wonderful matcha. Highly recommended to us by a place we took a tea ceremony class at to buy product from and so glad we did!

Thank lauraleighwood
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

As someone with no experience with quality tea, the visit to Ippodo was great. The sales lady spoke good english and described in detail the different tea selection that they offer. She also gave us a demonstration on how to prepare the matcha and bancha,...More

Thank Xianren G
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We went to this place as it was recommended to us by some friends. They have a shop where you can taste and buy different varieties of tea. They also have a restaurant where you can sit down and have tea. We were excited to...More

Thank nztravellerbaton
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Ippodo in Kyoto was one of the shops I was really looking forward to visit again, not only for the tea itself, but also for the atmosphere and service. Almost worth traveling 10000km ... Had been there various times and always bought lots of green...More

1  Thank Swiss-Flutterby
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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