Tea Tour




A tea garden in a temple, and a tea room in the back of a coffee shop. You can see green tea leaves in a mountainous area. A tea shop which can be seen in the middle of stone pavements. We can introduce you to some spots in Uji and Kyoto city, where people can enjoy Japanese tea in numerous ways.
These unique places have a long and deep history of Japanese tea. We hope you have a relaxing time enjoying the fragrance of Japanese tea.


Uji is a well-renowned place for Uji Tea throughout Japan.
When we walked around UNESCO's World Heritage Sites such as Byodo-in Temple and Ujikami Shrine or tea shops, we could experience the origin of Japanese tea.


1Marukyu Koyamaen Makishima tea factory

Marukyu Koyamaen is a powdered green tea factory.
We could enjoy its various kinds of interesting activities.

  • Address:172-4 Nakagahara, Makishima-cho, Uji City
  • Open:10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.,1:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
  • Closed:Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
  • Access:5 minutes by taxi from“ Mukaijima” Station on the Kintetsu Nara line.
  • Website:http://www.marukyu-koyamaen.co.jp/

2Nakamura Tokichi Honten

This shop has a class in which you can enjoy green tea after you grind tea leaves on a grind stone.

  • Address:1-10 Uji, Uji City
  • Souvenir shop:Open weekdays from 10:00a.m.-5:30p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
  • Coffee shop:Open weekdays from 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. (last order). Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11:00a.m.-5:30p.m. (last order).
  • Open:365 days a year
  • Access:Close to “Uji” Station on JR Nara line. 10 minutes walk from “Uji” Station on the Keihan Uji line.
  • Website:http://www.tokichi.jp/

There are various places and people dealing in Japanese tea in Kyoto City. For example monks who tried to introduce Japanese tea and succeeded. Tea rooms loved by noted people. There used to be tea farms in the Fushimi area.



The buckwheat noodles have been loved by the people of Gion. All of the buckwheat noodles served here have a tea taste.

  • Address:484 Shimogawara-cho, on the south side of Yasaka-torii, Shimogawara Street, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Open:11:30a.m.-7:30p.m. (last order, 7:15p.m.)
  • Closed:Mondays. When a public holiday falls on Monday, it is open on those days but closed the next day.
  • Access:13 minutes walk from“Gion Shijo” Station on the Keihan Honsen line. 3 minutes walk from Kyoto city bus stop, “Higashiyama Yasui”.


Gallery and coffee shop in a traditional Kyoto style house on Nishi-hanamikoji Street

  • Address:570-119, on the south side of Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Open:lunch, 11:30a.m.-2:30p.m. (last order).
    Coffee shop, 11:30a.m.-10:00p.m. (last order, 8:30p.m.).
    Dinner, 5:00p.m.-10:00p.m. (last order, 8:30p.m.).
  • Closed:Tuesdays
  • Access:6 minutes walk from “Gion Shijyo” Station on the Keihan Honsen line.
  • Website:http://www.oku-style.com/


This tea room of Tsubakido Tea Shop has its origin for manufacturing and selling Gyokuro (hight quality Japanese tea) in Fushimi. It is recommended for adults.

  • Address:635 Fukakusa Kitashinmachi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
  • Souvenir shop:Open from 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
  • Tea room:Open from 11:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
  • Closed:Sundays and public holidays
  • Access:Close to “Sumizome” Station on the Keihan Honsen line
  • Website:http://www.tsubakido.com/

This information is correct as of May, 2011.