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Nakamura Tokichi Byodoin

5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 774-22-9500
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“the river” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

I went to this restaurant before noon so the queue not too overwhelm. I order Kitsune Matcha buckwheat noodle set and wow it's really great. I really enjoy the nice meal and nice view of Uji river.

Thank OBlood
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The matcha green tea here was one of the best things I have ever tasted. I think about it every day since coming home and it's one of the things I would recommend most of the whole trip. They also had really thoughtful desserts and...More

1  Thank Natek3232
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Came here after reading a review online and it didn't disappoint. This restaurant offers a nice view of Uji river while you sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and other green tea food items such as noodles and desserts.

Thank Justin L
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had one mission to accomplish coming to Uji and that is to sample the legendary matcha in its birthplace. Nakamura Tokichi is undoubtedly the best place to go if you like matcha. Practically stuffed ourselves with oh-so-delicious matcha ice cream, desserts, and matcha noodles....More

3  Thank Willy N
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Have a lunch, tea and coffee, bowl of noodle or some ice cream, if you just been walking for many hours, thank heaven, to find this place to take a break and rest, we enjoy the visit.

Thank hkvisitor1997
Reviewed 10 April 2016

If you love matcha dessert or you want to give it a try, this is the place to go. This place is very popular and the wait is quite long but you do not have to wait at the restaurant. You can just write down...More

2  Thank MidcoVincent
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely matcha experience at Uji matched by tranquil views and and efficient service. We were lucky and had a window seating. Price was very reasonable. The wait is long.. 1 hour for us..but as other reviewers have said, it is very systematic and you won't...More

Thank sporeantraveller
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I have always loved drinking mocha and came here simply because Uji is said to be the home town of mocha. I knew the mocha here is good, but mocha tastes good everywhere, so I didn't expect it to stand out so much. But omg...More

1  Thank Anita W
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

We ordered the matcha, ujicha and matcha cakes dessert. It is delicious except for the hojicha which tasted a lot like choc ice cream topping. The green tea udon is absolutely delicious!

Thank fafaliyen
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Fine food with a view overseeing the Uji River. We ordered green tea noodle and desserts. Fine quality and delicious. We love especially the green tea jelly with red bean and icecream. I have been to their branch in HK but the experience is far...More

Thank wynsum
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
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  • Address: 5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Uji>  > Southern Kyoto
  • Neighbourhood: Southern Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 774-22-9500
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