Sep. 11, 2018 UPDATE

Fukujuen Kyoto Flagship Store

- 福寿園 京都本店 -
Long-Established Japanese tea shop, Fukujuen in Kyoto
Established in 1790, Fukujuen has been loved locally, nationally and also internationally. Their flagship store, Kyoto Honten, was established in the heart of Kyoto, where the sophistication of Kyoto’s cultural goods converges with luxury and elegance. At Fukujuen, their hope is to facilitate new experiences with tea, and that you may lead an enriched life. Under this slogan, they have culminated the slender of Kyoto’s artistic tradition through the art of tea. There are 9 floors including the basement floor in this shop and every floor has its own concept and theme to present Uji teas. You may enjoy their delicate tea and also their Omotenashi, the hospitality.
Uji Meicha "Heiankyo", powdered Japanese tea Koicha and Usucha (Matcha) / ¥4,320 Koicha | ¥2,160 Usucha
On the first floor, there are various kinds of original high quality Japanese teas that you can only make a purchase in this shop. This is a powdered Japanese tea generally called Matcha. It is popular for foreign guests who visit this shop. There are 2 kinds of Matcha in this series which are: 1)Koicha and 2)Usucha.
Matcha Starting Kit
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Matcha Starting Kit / ¥10,800
If you are interested in making Matcha by yourself, this is what you should get! There is an English instruction inside of this kit, so you may find it easy to try even for the first time! You can choose the design of the bowl (seasonal flowers are depicted on the bowls).
5th Floor "Kyo no Chagu"
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5th Floor "Kyo no Chagu"
On the 5th floor, it presents tea utensils. They are all delicate and sophisticated in designs, and they are all original products that you can only make a purchase in this shop. Tea utensils vary depending on the tea you would drink. Our recommendation goes to the Matcha bowls as the designs and the round shape are very pretty.
How to buy
Please bring the items to the cashier.
- Shopping Tips -
You can have a tea tasting before you buy.
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I was amazed by their fine Japanese tea and also their delicate Omotenashi, the hospitality. As there is a French restaurant that uses Uji tea for their dishes on the 3rd floor, you may enjoy it after buying the tea in this shop. We also recommend that you join a tea ceremony on the 4th floor as there is a session in English!
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Fukujuen Kyoto Flagship Store / 福寿園 京都本店
Category Japanese Tea
Phone +81 75-221-2920(1st Floor) | +81 75-221-6175 (5th Floor)
Address Shijo Tominokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto 600-8005
Directions 10-minute walk from Shijo Station by Subway Karasuma Line
Open Hours 1st Floor 10am - 7pm 5th Floor 11am - 7pm
Closed January 1st and the 3rd Wednesday of every month (Except November) *Holidays would be changed
Price range
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
There is an English brochure in the store. There are staff who can speak English (not always in the shop).
Information Japanese, English
Lanuages spoken Japanese, English
Shipping services Available (1st floor products only. Tea utensils cannot be shipped)
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