Ippodo Tea (Kyoto flagship shop)

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A venerable Japanese tea specialty shop founded in 1717 facing Teramach-dori Street in Kyoto City. The shop mainly carries renowned Kyoto teas characterized by a delicate fragrance, refined sweetness, and mild flavor. From teas which require a whisk and teapot to teabags, the shop carries a wide array of products, and customers can taste before they buy. The shop also provides a takeout service, making it the perfect place to stop by while strolling along Teramachi-dori Street of the Kamo River on a sunny day. You can also enjoy making your own tea in the adjoining Kaboku tea room.

Spot details

Address
Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi-dori Nijo Le Ru map map Map
Phone
0752114018
Hours
10:00-17:00 (cafeteria closes at 16:30)
Closed
New Year's holiday (Cafe is New Year's holiday)
Parking Lot
Available(6spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • Knowledgeable and friendly staff to help guide you to your green tea bliss
    5.0 Reviewed : 2024.03.16
    I went to Ippodo on a mission to buy some high-quality Japanese tea. I had hoped that since it was spring, there would be some sakura tea, but alas, it is only varieities of green tea. (My mistake...
  • FOREIGNERS, WARNING! YOU SHOULD NOT BE FOOLED BY Ippodo Tea Kyoto!
    1.0 Reviewed : 2023.11.12
    My husband went to Kyoto and bought this sencha - green tea for me. He was so excited because it was very expensive and should have been very good taste...I was EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED. As a native...
  • Undergoing refit in July 2023 - check before going..
    2.0 Reviewed : 2023.08.04
    A word of warning from July 2023. When we visited the shop was undergoing a major refit & they were running a “pop up” operation around the corner. If its still undergoing refit visit the store at...

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