All it takes is to visit this store and you will love and get to know more about Japanese green tea

Ippodo Tea

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Ippodo Tea
“Ippodo Tea Co.”, a Japanese green tea specialty store, sells Matcha, Gyokuro, Sencha, and Bancha.
With the store history going back nearly 290 years, the high quality of the products goes without saying, and it is also recommended for those who are not familiar with Japanese green tea. You can let the staff know the tea flavor that suits your taste, and they will be more than happy to help you in a kind manner. The staff can speak simple everyday English and several informational leaflets are ...morealso available in English. Tea tools and kits are also available, which make drinking Japanese green tea easy and enjoyable. In addition, you can prepare your own tea at a café adjacent to the tea store. Come and visit “Ippodo”, and you will love and want to know more about Japanese green tea.
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You can experience and appreciate the fact that Japanese green tea is such a profound drink! They have many foreign visitors, so the staff members are used to communicating in foreign languages. Sets of tea and tea tools are recommended as souvenirs and gifts!
Recommend !
Matcha / ¥432 ~ ¥4,320
The most popular item, Matcha, which is a finely grounded powder of green tea. The Umami flavor, bitter taste, and rich aroma of Matcha are popular among foreigners. Making Matcha with cold water is recommended for those who like it.

*Package will be changed from Nov.2015
Recommend !
Gyokuro / ¥756 ~ ¥32,400
Enjoy the distinctive Umami flavor and sweetness of Gyokuro, which will linger in your mouth. The ones with a light flavor go well with meals.
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Uji-Shimizu / ¥324 ~ ¥1,188
Matcha sweetened with granulated sugar. Those who are not keen on the bitterness of Matcha will enjoy this item. Packaged in individual stick packs, it is highly convenient and portable.
Hajime-no-Ippodo Matcha Starter Kit
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Hajime-no-Ippodo Matcha Starter Kit / ¥5,400
Making Matcha has never been easier with this kit. It includes all the tools you need to prepare Matcha. It comes with an English manual and is perfect for souvenirs.
How to buy
Ippodo Tea How to BuyThere is a wide variety of teas available. If you are not familiar with tea, it is recommended that you talk to the staff members about your budget, preference, and purpose, and they will be more than happy to help you select a tea that suits your taste. They will also let you smell the aromas of different teas.
- Shopping Tips -
You can purchase online through Ippodo’s website. The website is also available in English.
Ippodo has a branch in New York. The popular item is Matcha Soy Latte.
A 5-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line). It is located on Teramachi Street, which is full of general goods stores and restaurants.
Ippodo Tea Appearance Photo
Ippodo Tea
Categories Japanese Tea
Phone +81 75-211-3421
Address Teramachi-dori Nijo,Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi,Kyoto,604-0915
Directions 5-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station.10-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Marutamachi Station.
Hours 9:00~18:00
* Tearoom as below
Closed Open every day (except for the year-end and New Year holidays)
Notes If you are unsure of which item to choose or have any questions, it is recommended that you ask staff members for help. Prices vary as tea is sold by the gram.
Price range
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¥1,000 ~ ¥5,000
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, etc.
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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The staff can speak simple everyday English and several informational leaflets are also available in English.
Information English
Languages spoken English (The staff can speak simple everyday English.)
Shipping services Express Mail Service
Ippodo Tea +81 75-211-3421 ¥1,000 ~ ¥5,000 2/3

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