Green tea is an integral part of Japanese culture and Ippodo is the perfect place to learn the art of preparing it – as well as picking up some tea to take home.
Located in Kyoto's historic Teramachi Street, Ippodo can be found halfway between Kyoto City Hall and the Imperial Palace.
Part tearoom part shop, the store has a reputation as one of the city’s best, and most tourist friendly, teahouses.
Staff are experts in Japanese tea and are on hand to help visitors select from the wide selection of Matcha, Sencha and Bancha leaves.
Customers can try before they buy in Ippodo’s tearoom using a traditional ceramic kyusu teapot.
For those who want to learn more, the store also runs classes on how to prepare and fully appreciate green tea.
This location is Ippodo’s main store, with the company also running tea shops across Japan and in New York.
- (+81) 075-211-3421
- Teramachi Street Nijo, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915
- The closest stop to Ippodo is Kyotoshiyakusho-Mae Subway Station (Tozai Line). After exiting the subway, the street to the west of the City Hall building is Teramachi Street. Ippodo is an 8-minute walk away.