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Good for match lover

Lots of restaurants and shops selling matcha souvenirs and food. We did try a match ice cream which... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Nice Street

This is a nice street just in front of the temple with many shops selling Uji tea and souvenirs... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

This road on the way to the Byodo-in has many tea merchants and unless you know which GREEN tea you want it will be a hit or miss. There is much activity on this street for it seems everyone that visits Uji uses it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed October 31, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Soh S
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Lots of restaurants and shops selling matcha souvenirs and food. We did try a match ice cream which is nice

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StellaTeh
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice street just in front of the temple with many shops selling Uji tea and souvenirs. They are restaurants selling matcha ramen and gyoza here as here.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed March 22, 2018

On of the nicest streets in Uji. Lots of people which added to the atmosphere. Lots of tea shops and cafe's with a mix of souvenir shops. Even if you are not interested in the shops it is a pleasant street just to stroll down.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Trish W
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Uji is famous for its matcha and this street leading to the Byodoin Temple is lined with many tea houses and shops selling everything matcha. We were spoilt for choices as we wanted to try and buy all the delicious looking goodies.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

This street is full of shops selling tea and other souvenirs of Uji. There are also some cafes and restaurants. It's a fun place to browse, and tea and tea cannisters make great souvenirs.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Selsy
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Haelist
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank dlisbona
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

This is the shopping street that you walk down on the way to the temple. It is full of green tea and matcha and other things made with green tea: ice cream, desserts, snacks...All kinds. You can see matcha being made and try the tea...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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