Byodoin Omotesando

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Neighborhood: 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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kotechang
Osaka, Japan9 contributions
It is a short and small street to Byodoin temple.
There are many famous and historical tea shops on both side of the street .
Walking down this street, everyone can feel the smell of roast of green tea leaves called Houjitya tea.
It is smokey but terrific !

Do not forget to walk on this street , never ride on a cab without breathing outdoor air coming to famous Byodoin temple !

Sorry for my poor English .

Written January 3, 2014
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Hazimo
Shah Alam, Malaysia97 contributions
Family
The street is located just beside the Uji River. From Uji JR Station, turn left and walk along the main road (about 500 meters) until you see the Uji River, the street will be on your right. There are cafe and tea shops along the street, from ice cream, cake, soba etc. It is a nice relaxing street to hang out. Just walk until the end of the street and you can see a path leading to Uji river.
However, if you plan to combine your Uji trip with Nara, just make sure you arrive before 4pm because most of the shops will be closed at 5pm.
Written April 30, 2015
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Wendy
Sydney94 contributions
Friends
The street is full with tea shops, sweet shops, noodle restaurants, and ice cream shops. It is a very pleasant road, you can take a leisurely walk looking at the stores with the smell of tea being roasted keeping you company. It was a very nice smell :))

Try the green tea mochi, green tea soft serve, and if you want to buy tea, better buy it here as it's few grades cheaper. I scolded myself for not buying it here and instead wait until I got to Osaka to buy it.
Written March 2, 2014
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Allan S
Singapore, Singapore96 contributions
Couples
Tea shops and restaurants related to matcha are abundant here. We tried the matcha ice cream which tasted great. Bought some matcha to bake cakes too.
Written October 31, 2018
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Harempercussion
千葉県299 contributions
Solo
The street is the main street that leads to Byodoin. A lot of shops are along the street. Above all, Uji is the famous place for Japanese tea. I found a lot of tea shops and green tea ice cream shops there. Free English maps are provided at Uji station. The map tells the way to Byodoin through the street.
Written May 18, 2015
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Byodoin Omotesando at Uji was famous for green tea. There were many tea houses along the street and visitors would not miss their chance to have tea tasting and matcha ice-cream experience there. Recommended.
Written December 9, 2019
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Haelist
277 contributions
Couples
A street with almost all uji matcha products of all brands there, a bit touristy but definitely a full collection of uji tea and matcha products! I personally prefer the small stores selling tea accessories like tea pot and cup! Japanese craftsmanship always amaze people!
Written September 19, 2017
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dlisbona
Rishon Lezion, Israel146 contributions
Couples
If you're into green tea, particularly the Matcha variety, this Green Tea shopping street is for you. There are endless varieties and qualities of green tea and matcha powder and all manner of foodstuffs and sets made from green tea. You will need however to read or speak some Japanese to have a meaningful conversation with the shop assistants.
Written May 20, 2017
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Friends
The matcha street in Uji just parallel to Uji River was famous for the many tea houses and shops where you could find your own type of green tea at your own taste according to your own budget. Apart from tea leaves, there were other tea products, like green tea ice cream etc. were also visitors target as well. So come here to have a taste of green tea product when you visit Nara again.
Written May 10, 2017
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wdcwrldtrvlr
Washington DC, DC55 contributions
For green tea connoisseurs staying in the Kansai area, a trip to Uji is a must. A short walk from Uji station on the Keihan or JR railways, Byodoin Omotesando is the main shopping street in Uji. There are numerous tea shops - some shop owners are more friendly and welcoming than others - so visit a few different ones. Many shops offer samples, which is a great way to determine what type/grade of tea you want to buy. There are also restaurants and souvenir shops along the way. Consider trying soba noodles, mochi or ice cream made with green tea. At the end of the street, you'll find Byodoin Temple.
Written March 19, 2017
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