Enjoy matcha sweets that epitomize Kyoto at Itohkyuemon Uji Main Branch’s café
Itohkyuemon is one of the most famous tea shops in Kyoto. For foreign tourists, the most famous products is Matcha and Hojicha Kit Kats collaborated by Itohkyuemon which is limited Kyoto. Their Uji main branch is always bustling with customers, most of them tourists, and its location is a 5-minute walk from both Keihan Mimurodo and Uji stations, and it’s also a 12-minute walk away from JR Nara line Uji Station. You can enjoy the high quality Matcha desserts at only Itohkyuemon which has long history.
The luxurious experience of enjoying matcha desserts in a café filled with the fragrant smell of matcha is something you can only have in Kyoto. I hope you will enjoy authentic matcha desserts at Itohkyuemon Uji Main Branch’s café, which is the first café to get Uji City’s official matcha café certification.
Uji matcha parfait
One of their most popular products is the Uji matcha parfait. The red beans in this parfait are not too sweet, and the matcha pudding with a nice texture and the shiratama rice cake balls go very well with it. There is also another version of this parfait, the glutton’s delight, where you have matcha dango, warabimochi, and matcha cornflakes added to the parfait.
The matcha anmitsu uses such great ingredients as freshly ground Uji matcha and Dainagen red beans from Kyoto’s Tanba region. You can taste the carefully selected ingredients in this sweet. I hope you’ll add some of the matcha-mitsu syrup you’re served with the anmitsu on it before eating.
Uji Kintoki with shiratama and vanilla ice cream
The shaved ice called Uji Kintoki is only available from June 1 to September 30, and it’s topped with shiratama (rice cake balls) and vanilla ice cream. The beans used at Itohkyuemon have an elegant sweetness to them so they go well with the shaved ice. This is the real deal, an Uji Kintoki with plenty of matcha.
Matcha soba noodles (hot)
They also have some savory foods for you to enjoy. You can enjoy their delicious, fragrant matcha soba noodles either hot or cold.