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IPPODO TEA Co.
On Teramachi-dori, north of Nijo; Tel: 075-211-3421; Open: 9:00-18:00; Closed Jan. 1-3; A variety of Japanese teas, Matcha (from 432 yen/20g), Gyokuro (from 1,512 yen/100g), Sencha (from 702 yen/100g), Hojicha, Genmaicha, and Uji-shimizu (powder for making iced green tea, unique Ippodo blend); English spoken; Learn and experience the traditional tea-serving process at Japanese-style tearoom ''Kaboku'' (Open daily: 11:00-18:00; L.O. 17:30); English instructional leaflet is available; Enjoy the perfect combination of Matcha with a traditional sweet (from 540 yen); Tokyo Store with tea room Kaboku: A 3-min. walk from JR Yurakucho Stn. (11:00-19:00); AMEX, VISA, DC, MC, DINERS.
West side of Teramachi , north of Shijo; Tel: 221-1215; Fax: 213-2502; Open: 10:00-20:50, closed the 2nd, 12th, and 22nd of the month; established in 1803, this conveniently located, classic style Japanese tea shop only sells Uji teas (considered to be the finest growing area for Japanese tea in all of Japan), as well as all kinds of tea utensils for tea ceremony and daily use, etc.; their website, has an excellent English section; overseas shipping available; friendly owner welcomes foreign customers and will give instruction on how to enjoy best taste of their first-quality tea; major credit cards accepted.
MATCHA AND FINE JAPANESE GREEN TEAS
Producing high quality teas for over 300 years, Marukyu Koyamaen has repeatedly won first prize at the Japanese National Tea Competition.
Nishinotoin Tea House
Tea house: 10:30-1700 (L.O.)
Kyoto Station Shop
Isetan Dep. B1F
Make online reservations for
*Introductory Matcha-preparation class
*Seasonal Tea Gathering experience:
Participate as a guest at a beautiful tea house.
Matcha Factory Tour in Uji: Reservation required 4 days in advance.
Head Offices in Uji Tel: 0774-20-0909
Traditional Art Utensils
Kyoto Chaka Dougukan
On the east side of Karasuma, north of Takoyakushi. 2F of Karasuma Center Building. A 3-min. walk from Subway Karasuma Line Shijo Stn.. Tel: 075-251-7070; Open: 10:00-18:00 (Open daily except Summer & New Year Holiday); This is the biggest shop in Kyoto specializing in a wide range of tea ceremony and flower arrangement utensils (*No antiques). If you are interested in tea ceremony or flower arrangement which has a history of 400 years, please stop by our spacious shop to touch and feel our beautiful utensils and enjoy your time here. Customers are sure to find something they'll love; Tax free; Credit cards available; English website: http://www.kyoto-zuiun.com/english_map.html
Discount Liquor Shop in Central Gion
Liquor Burn Gion
Buying liquor in Kyoto?
Then Liquor Burn where you want to be!
Come in for the best prices & convenience in Kyoto…
Pick some up and enjoy during your stay or take some home as souvenirs.
All kinds of liquor await you here, including sake, whisky, wine, beer, shochu, and much more.
Open: 14:00–4:00; Closed: Sun., nat'l holidays
Japan. Tax-free Shop
One street west of Hanamikoji, north of Shijo
Kyoto's Delicious Gift
GRAND MARBLE Gion
Marble Danish is inspired by original Kyoto homemade bread. Meet the unexpected delight with ''MARBLE DANISH.'' It would be a great souvenir or a special gift for in its stylish box. Our stylish shop located on Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district will welcome you.
Choose from more than 10 Marble Danish flavors!
Open daily: 11:00-19:00 Tel: 075-533-7600