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Ippodo Tea Kyoto

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A cup of tea to remember Japan by

A visit to Ippodo Tea was the perfet way to end my 5 week stay in Japan — conscientiousness... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2019
Great for green tea lovers!

Had a great time learning how to brew sencha, while I experienced super thick matcha that I had... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2019
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52 Tokiwagicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915, Kyoto Prefecture
City Center
+81 75-211-4018
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

A visit to Ippodo Tea was the perfet way to end my 5 week stay in Japan — conscientiousness service, on-point seasonal sweets to accompany and, above all, a beautifully frothy cup of green tea that made me stop and reflect on all that I'd...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ledues0relle
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Had a great time learning how to brew sencha, while I experienced super thick matcha that I had never seen before! The thick green tea paste was bitter, not for the faint hearted even for matcha fan like me, but after a few sips, it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tanchutney
Reviewed February 3, 2019

This is the most lovely & authentic tea purveyor ever. As a longtime fan of matcha tea, we made the 'pilgrimage' while in Kyoto, and were not disappointed! When I couldn't decide between two different Kyoto-made matchas, I was escorted to a side room, where...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed January 27, 2019

A beautiful tea house, in a lovely street full of interesting shops, including an antique shop selling tea ceremony utensils, a calligraphy shop, a patisserie, and a washi shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank littletern
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

What a great experience this place was. I came here after a long day visiting temples and shrines in and around Gion, and what a treat it was to wrap my cold hands around a warm cup of tea. The staff here are extremely helpful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ryanprecisionfitness
Reviewed December 26, 2018

I have been a huge fan of Ippodo for five years, ever since a friend who used to live in Japan tipped me off. I live in the USA, and it is not easy to get top quality Japanese teas here. The teas from Ippodo...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank DonnaSPDX
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Incredible service from a smart, knowledgeable assistant. He showed me how to prepare the tea and clear advice on flavours and types of tea. After the tasting, I bought green tea, brown tea, and matcha. It was a pleasure to buy tea here and I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 426brianp
Reviewed October 14, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank edwardmM8826MM
Reviewed October 2, 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!

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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