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Ippodo Tea Kyoto

52 Tokiwagicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-211-3421
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Old school, high end

We knew where we were supposed to be going. However, Ippodo tea are a little old school, with no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Russell R
via mobile
transition from alcohols to tea drinker!

Ippodo has converted me from a party drinker to appreciating tea. i tried their matcha and it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jac I
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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52 Tokiwagicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915, Kyoto Prefecture
City Center
+81 75-211-3421
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 20 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 2 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
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This place is housed in a beautiful little building and features an excellent tea shop on the right and on the left of the entrance a tea room. Great place to purchase your tea. You can have various teas to taste, before purchase. We had...More

Thank Ccordo1
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I was treated with genuine friendliness by the staff at Ippodo. I had koicha & a sweet and it was incredibly delicious! The staff were informative and so nice. I'm still here for another few days and I'm already planning on going back again!

Thank Lindsey M
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I loved this place! There's a brochure that explains the types of tea in English and how each type is made and how they fit into Japanese culture. They could tell I was struggling at which one(s) I should get, so I was offered to...More

2  Thank Kim N
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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