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Ippodo Tea Kyoto

52 Tokiwagicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-211-3421
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Great traditional tea experience

As someone with no experience with quality tea, the visit to Ippodo was great. The sales lady... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Xianren G
via mobile
Good tea but very expensive

We went to this place as it was recommended to us by some friends. They have a shop where you can... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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52 Tokiwagicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915, Kyoto Prefecture
City Center
+81 75-211-3421
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Swiss-Flutterby
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We knew where we were supposed to be going. However, Ippodo tea are a little old school, with no English signage. But a quick peek in the window, it's a tea shop, and all is good. So first up. It's not cheap tea in there....More

Thank Russell R
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Ippodo has converted me from a party drinker to appreciating tea. i tried their matcha and it was second to none - it was so creamy and rich. I wish i can master the skills in making a good cup of matcha. they are so...More

Thank Jac I
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very nice experience. Stopped in and sat in the cafe for a cup of matcha, made in front of me. Then went into the shop and bought some (expensive!) tea to bring home and for gifts. The shop is very busy and it took a...More

Thank Carré C
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The staff here is knowledgeable and helpful. The store is quaint and has an extensive assortment of matcha, roasted green tea and other types of tea. They have a cafe where you can sit down and enjoy a tea with Japanese sweets. The price list...More

Thank Pink B
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

So I looked and saw that this opened at 9am and was there by 9:10 as I'm a semi early riser. I was looking forward to the tea tasting and unfortunately I must not have done my homework as it did not open the tasting...More

Thank MacKenzie S
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Kyoto twice, stocked up on tea here twice. Our favorite tea shop at home closed down after we fell in love with great green tea. We could never seem to find anything that compared, until Ippodo. It's on a great, quiet street away from...More

Thank Debi K
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We had matcha and hojicha set with mochi. Staff spoke very good English and was very willing to provide knowledge to us. Thumbs up!

Thank Dyu P
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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