The 10 Best Places to Eat in Uji, Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is most popular sightseeing place in Japan. They have historical cities, good food, shrines and temples such as golden temple and silver temple. They also have tour that you can wear kimono and walk in the city, so not only Japanese but there are lots of tourists visiting there every year. Today, we would like to introduce good local food in Uji top 10.


1. Byodoin Omotesando Chikurin

1. Byodoin Omotesando Chikurin
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Byodoin Omotesando Chikurin is located near Byodoin hououdo and it serves traditional local Kyoto food. If you walk through bamboo forest in front of Byodoin hououdo, you will feel you are back to past.

There are table seats of course, and also they have private room that fits more than 40 people and smaller room for family. They serve food that uses lots of seasonal food and green tea food.

How about having family time at where you can relax?

■Information
Name: Byodoin Omotesando Chikurin
Address: Byodoin Omotesando, 21 Ujirenka, Uji, Kyoto
Phone: +81-774-22-7475
Time: 11:00~14:00 / 17:00~19:30
Close: Wednesday
Access: 8 minutes from Uji station by foot

Website: http://web.kyoto-inet.or.jp/
Map: Map to Byodoin Omotesando Chikurin

2. Hasegawa

2. Hasegawa
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Hasegawa is local Kyoto food restaurant that opened 50 years ago. You can eat fresh fish and seasonal food at this place. There are table seats and counter seats inside.

We suggest you to have Syunsai Gyozen which made with 8 plates that uses seasonal food. Also you can enjoy tempura or raw fish too. If you come to Uji, please stop by.

■Information
Name: Hasegawa
Address: 5 Ujibashidori, 85-1 Uji ichiban, Uji, Kyoto
Phone: +81-774-21-2820
Time: 11:00~14:00 / 18:00~22:00
Close: Tuesday, Third Sunday
Access: 5 minutes from Uji station by foot

Website: http://www.uji-hasegawa.com/
Map: Map to Hasegawa

3. Tatsumiya

3. Tatsumiya
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Tatsumiya is where you can enjoy green tea food. They started in 1840 as green tea store but they opened green tea restaurant in 1913. They have counter seats on the first floor, and public room and private room on the second and third floor.

The public room can have 80 people maximum. In private room, you can eat watching Uji river. They serve green tea food, traditional local Kyoto food. Please visit for family trip or anniversary.

■Information
Name: Tatsumiya
Address: 3-7 Ujitogawa, Uji, Kyoto
Phone: +81-774-21-3131
Time: 11:00~14:30 / 16:30~20:00
Close: Wednesday, random
Access: 15 minutes from Uji station by foot

Website: http://www.uji-tatsumiya.co.jp/
Map: Map to Tatsumiya

4. Takumino yakata

4. Takumino yakata
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Green tea is famous thing in Uji. It is good to drink, good to eat as green tea food. But have you ever made green tea? Even Japanese, not many people have done. So we suggest this place. The instructor teaches you how to make green tea.

You can enjoy talking to other people. They also have café, so you can drink real green tea. If you are interested in Kyoto green tea, please stop by. Please experience Japanese culture.

■Information
Name: Ujisadojyo “Takumino yakata”
Address: 17-1Ujimadaburi, Uji, Kyoto
Phone: +81-774-23-0888
Time: 11:00~17:00
Close: Wednesday
Access: 5 minutes from Keihan Uji atation by foot

Website: http://www.ujicha.or.jp/
Map: Map to Ujisadojyo “Takumino yakata”

5. Kyoto Uji Itoh Kyuemon

5. Kyoto Uji Itoh Kyuemon
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Kyoto Uji Itoh Kyuemon is where they make green tea and sell. You can taste original green tea at this place. They use good green tea leaf from Uji.

At this place, you can drink fresh green tea of course, but also you can eat green tea cake and other sweets. Most popular is green tea chocolate. It melt in your mouth. It is good for souvenir. Please stop by!

■Information
Name: Kyoto Uji Itoh Kyuemon
Address: 19-3 Todouaramaki, Uji, Kyoto
Phone: +81-774-23-3955
Time: 10:00~18:30
Close: none
Access: 5 minutes from JR Uji station

Website: http://www.itohkyuemon.co.jp/
Map: Map to Kyoto Uji Itoh Kyuemon

 
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6. Kyoryori Ujigawa

6. Kyoryori Ujigawa
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You can eat watching Uji river at Kyoryori Ujigawa. Uji river is flowing behind the restaurant and you can hear it in the restaurant. They have table seats of course, also they have public room so you can use for party.

You can eat seasonal food from mountain and ocean at this place. You can eat the best green tea soba. They use nice plates. They also have rooms to stay so if you come to Uji, please think about staying here. Please spend luxurious time.

■Information
Name: Kyoryori Ujigawa
Address: 2-2 Ujirenka, Uji, Kyoto
Phone: +81-774-22-2628
Time: 11:00~20:00
Close: random
Access: 5 minutes from JR Uji station by foot

Website: http://ujigawa.com/
Map: Map to Kyoryori Ujigawa

7. Wafu kissa Todouan

7. Wafu kissa Todouan
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Wafu kissa Todouan is green tea café that is located at street of Byoudoin hououdo. There are lots of stores at on that street and Wafu kissa Todouan is located there.

They have green tea room that was built 120 years ago, and they have table at garden so you can enjoy green tea under the red umbrella. How about relaxing eating Japanese snack and good green tea? You can relax.

■Information
Name: Wafu kissa Todouan
Address: 20 Ujirenka, Uji, Kyoto
Phone: +81-774-21-2537
Time: 10:00~17:00
Close: random
Access: 10 minutes from Uji station

Website: http://b-omotesando.com/
Map: Map to Wafu kissa Todouan

8. Kashikobo KAMANARIYA

8. Kashikobo KAMANARIYA
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You can enjoy lots of sweets at Kashikobo KAMANARIYA. It is located at about 2 minutes from Keihan Uji station by foot, and open terrace is a sign for the store.

You can buy like strawberry cake and some green tea snack here. They use good quality food to make the snacks. Let’s enjoy good sweets from Uji!

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■Information
Name: Kashikobo KAMANARIYA
Address: 52-5 Ujiotsukata, Uji, Kyoto
Time: +81-774-22-8820
Time: 10:00~19:00
Close: none
Access: 2 minutes from Uji station by foot

Website: https://www.kamanariya.net/
Map: Map to Kashikobo KAMANARIYA

9. Ryori ryokan Ayuso

9. Ryori ryokan Ayuso
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Ryori ryokan Ayuso is a restaurant that is located at Uji river. You can eat good Kyoto food watching Uji river. You can have green tea soba, egg pudding, nabe, seasonal vegetables and tempura.

They have hotel too. So please stay here not only eating. Please enjoy good part of Uji!

■Information
Name: Ryori ryokan Ayuso
Address: 3 Ujitonokawa, Uji, Kyoto
Phone: +81-774-22-3001
Close: random
Access: 5 minutes from Uji station by foot

Website: http://www.wao.or.jp/
Map: Map to Ryori ryokan Ayuso

10. Sosaku dining Ujiso cocoro

10. Sosaku dining Ujiso cocoro
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Sosaku dining Ujiso cocoro is dining that is located at 5 minutes from Uji station. You can enjoy local food from Uji, and vegetables. They have Chasoba set that is served only 20 plates a day for lunch and also Ujichazuke.

They play jazz in the restaurant, so you can have your meal relaxing. If you don’t know where to go to eat, please visit this place!

■Information
Name: Sosaku dining Ujiso cocoro
Address: 58 Ujimyoraku, Uji, Kyoto
Phone: +81-774-24-5617
Time: 11:00~15:00/ 17:00~24:00
Close: Thursday
Access: 5 minutes from JR Uji station by foot

Website: http://www.ujiso-cocoro.com/
Map: Map to Sosaku dining Ujiso cocoro

Let’s enjoy food in Uji!

Lots of people may think like Gion when they hear Kyoto but there are lots of spots to visit in Uji too. Today, we introduced 10 places to eat in Uji but these are only just a little part of them. So if you go to Uji, please walk around and find places you like. Of course enjoying the view of Kyoto.




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