Kyoto Tea Country

Nakamura Tokichi Head Shop

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Opened in 1854, with a history of more than 165 years, this tea shop is famous for its matcha sweets. While there are three Nakamura Tokichi stores in Kyoto Prefecture, the Nakamura Tokichi Uji Head Shop, which was the first store opened, is a must visit for those with a sweet tooth.
Only a minute from JR Uji Station, the store building is an important item of cultural heritage. In the gardens, there is a stunning 200-year-old pine tree, the Horaifuna-matsu, one of 100 famous trees in Uji City. Visitors can enjoy the view from the open terrace building, remodeled from what was once the tea factory, while sipping their tea. The most popular delicacies in the store are, of course, the tea and the desserts! The tea jellies are a particular favorite, (which come in two flavors: matcha and hojicha roasted tea) and are made using Nakamura Tokichi’s secret recipe, sealing all the matcha flavor into the jelly, and paired with matcha ice cream, Japanese white flour dumplings, and red bean paste. It's a luxurious dessert served in a photogenic bamboo cup only used at the Uji main store.

Address
10 Uji Ichiban, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture
Access
Train:
1 minute walk from Uji Station on the JR Nara Line.
10 minutes' walk from Uji Station on the Keihan Line.
Business Hours
Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Last order 4:30 p.m.)
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Last order 4:30 p.m.)
Parking
For regular-sized vehicles: 15 car spaces (Price: Free)

*If the parking lot is full, plese use the coin parking lot nearby
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