December 17, 2017
The 10 Best Matcha / Green Tea Shops You Must Visit in Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto is a historical city in Japan, and with its traditional setting, Matcha is a perfect matching drink! Today, I’m going to introduce 10 great stores where you can enjoy Matcha and Matcha sweets.
1. Nanas Green Tea
First off, this shop has a good variety of Matcha drinks such as Matcha latte and Matcha cream latte. Matcha sweets are also popular items here. Even just a parfait, they offer many different kinds.
Name: Nanas Green Tea
Address:376-1 Kuze takadacho, Minami ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Store hours: 10:00-22:00
Access: 5 mins walk from Katsuragawa station
Map: Map to Nanas Green Tea
2. Mamezen cafe
In this store, you can have a very rich Matcha drink. Their Matcha soft serve also has a very rich taste. Why don’t you grab one to go and enjoy it while exploring Kyoto city?
Name: Mamezen Cafe
Address:487-4 Nakasuji cho, Chukyo ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Map: Map to Mamezen Cafe
Fushimi area is famous for Sakekasu (sake lees). Sakekasu matcha drink has a nice sweet taste and you’ll like it! Not just matcha drinks, they have other drinks like Cocoa-Banana drink and ginger drink as well.
Address:108 Naka Aburakake cho, Fushimi ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Store hours: 10:00-19:00
Access: 8 mins walk from Momoyama goryomae station
Map: Map to Tsukinotoki
4. Ikusu cafe
This store is a Matcha drink store. Its building was renovated from a Japanese traditional house and also has a Japanese garden.
So while enjoying your drink, you can have a nice peaceful time there. They also offer Japanese sweets so pairing them with Matcha is perfect!
Name: Ikusu cafe
Address:35-3 Sagatenryuji Tsukurimichicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Store hours: 10:00-17:30
Access: 1 min walk from Arashiyama station
Map: Map to Ikusu cafe
5. Matcha House matcha kan
In a walking distance from Kawaracho station, this store offers many delicious Matcha menus. Especially Matcha tiramisu is amazingly delicious! You can’t miss it.
Name: matcha house matcha kan
Address:382-2 Kawaracho Dori, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Access: 2 mins walk from Kawaracho station
Map: Map to matcha house matcha kan
6. Chasho Shimizu Ippoen
10 mins from Shichijo station, relatively close to Kyoto station as well, I recommend you to stop by at this store.
Their “Kiwami parfait” is definitely a must try item! This is a 25 cm tall parfait! The store has a good relaxing atmosphere so enjoy your matcha time here.
Name: Chasho Shimizu Ippoen
Address:665 Hon Kawaracho Shiokoji Higashioji, Higashiyama ku, Kyoshi shi, Kyoto
Access: 10 mins walk from Shichijo station
Map: Map to Chasho Shimizu Ippoen
This is a cafe built in a historical building. It was built in Taisho era, more than 100 years ago. With this amazing atmosphere, you can have matcha soy drink, matcha tofu sweets, coffee jelly, etc. There are some antique items in the cafe, so check them out too.
Address:Shimizumon mae, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Store hours: 11:00-17:00
Access: 25 mins walk from Shimizu Gojo station
Map: Map to Goryukaku
8. Tsuruya Yoshinobu
This is also a great matcha cafe I recommend. They sell many kinds of Japanese sweets, so many customers and tourists visit this store to get them.
You can have a fresh brewed Matcha here as well. The store staff makes Matcha in front of you so that’d be a memorable experience.
Name: Tsuruya Yoshinobu
Address:Imadegawadori horiguchi Nishiiru, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Store hours: 9:00-18:00
Access: 10 mins walk from Imadegawa station
Map: Map to Tsuruya Yoshinobu
9. Kaede an
At this store, there are people called tea instructors and they deliver an authentic Matcha for you.
You can even choose which cup you’ll have your drink with, so it’s more fun and personal experience. They also offer a different Japanese tea selection along with Japanese sweets. Must visit!
Name: Kaede an
Address: 1-2-18, Nagaoka, Nagaokakyo shi, Kyoto fu
Store hours: 10:00-18:00
Access: 3 mins walk from Nagaoka tenjin station
Map: Map to Kaede an
10. Ogawa coffee
This is a cafe 3 mins from Kyoto shijo station. They mainly offer coffee beverages, but their matcha latte is a must try. The price is 630 yen so it is a very reasonable price for its quality.
Name: Ogawa coffee
Address:96-2 Nakajima cho, Sanjo dori Kawaracho Higashi iru, Chukyo ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto
Access: 3 mins walk from Sanjo station
Map: Map to Ogawa coffee
Experience delicious Matcha in Kyoto!
There are so many places to see in Kyoto, which means you’ll definitely need a break time! Matcha drink is a refreshing drink so enjoy it while relaxing in a traditional Kyoto city.