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Best Places to Enjoy Matcha tea and desserts in Kyoto, Japan

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Who hasn’t heard of Matcha (green tea) that are very not only popular in Japan but worldwide? And coming to Japan means trying all the best Matcha tea and Matcha desserts out here. There are coffee dessert shops in Japan for Matcha tea and desserts. Some of them hold their Japanese Matcha sweets heritage. Must try to have a lifetime experience.

Otanien Tea Stall

A beautiful place to enjoy perfect Japanese matcha desserts and Tea. This coffee shop comes not only best Matcha tea and desserts but also with a nice interior that gives an authentic Japanese feel. Best desserts on affordable price with homemade touch is all you need to have the best Matcha experience. 🚶‍♂️10 minutes walk from Keihan / JR "Tofukuji" station

🕘 Time- [Monday-Saturday] 9: 30-17: 30

Saryo Tsujiri Gion Sweets Shop

Saryo Tsujiri Gion sweets shop is a very old and well-established shop where they sell One of the best Green-Tea (Matcha) desserts. Parfaits are very popular and they also offer shaved ice cream and other matcha desserts. Going early is advised as it is most crowded on the weekends. 🚶‍♂️A 3 mins walking distance from Kyoto Station.

🕙Time- 10:00~21:00 (Last order at 20:00) Last order on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 7:30 p.m

Tsujirihei Uji Honten Cafe Shop

Tsujirihei Uji Honten Cafe Shop is actually a tea shop plus cafe, where they sell authentic Matcha tea and also desserts originating from Uji. They are quite famous in Kyoto and have a calm and peaceful environment to seat and enjoy delicacies. The Menu offers a quite good amount of Matcha desserts to choose from, such as - Uji Matcha Parfait (Uji Homare), Matcha zenzai

(Matcha-flavored sweet red-bean soup with pieces of rice cake), Chocolate truffle using mellow Japanese chestnuts. 🚶‍♂️8 minutes walk from the Uji post office.

🕙Time- 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Last orders at 5:00 p.m.)

Nakamura Tokichi Honten

Nakamura Tokichi Honten is a Cafe shop where you can have seasonal desserts and also their regular Matcha desserts. Comes with lots of good reviews, the environment is also nice and cozy. And not only limited to Matcha desserts but also savory Matcha dishes are served. Popular Desserts include Matcha Icecream, parfaits, and Matcha Jelly. 🚶‍♂️Only 2 minutes walk from JR Uji station.

🕙Time- (11 AM to 4.30 PM)

All these Tea shops are full of perfect and best Matcha desserts and tea in Kyoto, Japan. The best is to go before it gets busy so you can enjoy the environment also. For a Matcha Tea enthused these tea shops can give a lifetime experience with their fresh scent of tea and eye-catching desserts.


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