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Nakamura Tokichi Byodoin

5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 774-22-9500
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Japanese, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not really sure why everyone is saying worth the wait. It’s really not. We waited about an hour even though there was only four other names in front of us. Turns out the staff wait until a certain section is empty and then seat everyone...More

Thank Arcadi8
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

My local friend recommend to buy their Kabuse- cha. It was specific for Uji green tea which has rich aroma and taste. Color is not green but maybe so many people does not know good one is not green. Actuary Gold color. The tea is...More

Thank Ayako I
Reviewed May 11, 2018

We went to this restaurant on a Monday for lunch shortly before noon before our visit to Byuodouin about five minutes away. We were shown to our table by the window overlooking Uji River and the bridge. It appears that there is a long wait...More

Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed April 8, 2018

On the day we were in Uji it was filled with tourists and you had to queue up to get into a lot of restaurants and cafes. We came later in the afternoon and were fortunate enough to be able to get a table with...More

1  Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Great taste while watching uji river, table may be full during lunch. Come earlier or late afternoon. Recomment hot green tea soba set with green tea dessert for 1600 yen

Thank Patcharin J
Reviewed February 12, 2018

I will say tourist had better taste 抹茶 if coming to Kyoto or 宇治. But I will not say 中村藤吉 is the one for tasting 抹茶 or who will be regretted. I don't mean中村藤吉 is bad, it just took me too much time for waiting....More

Thank A C
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Waited an hour to be seated, about 30tables only until our turn. We ordered matcha soba as main dish, feel that it’s soggy and taste normal. For the matcha dessert is good and surprisingly not sweet. Overall is ok, recommend go for dessert only

Thank MCY66
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Oct 7 Within 30 min of Hotel Mume departure we arrived in a touristy area of shops and restos on both sides of a single pedestrian street adjacent to the Uji River. Expect a wait after you sign the list. We waited 30" before we...More

1  Thank alohatripper
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Uji is famous for Matcha green tea and everything imaginable flavoured or made with it, so I was eager to try this restaurant. So were many others, because even at 11am there was a queue and waiting list! It was so popular that there was...More

Thank Roger T
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

It has been famous for its matcha dessert like ice-cream and we were surprised to see the long queue in this original store was quite reasonable! Honestly it would be more or less the same as the store near the JR station and given the...More

Thank Haelist
Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist
attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Uji>  > Southern Kyoto
  • Neighbourhood: Southern Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 774-22-9500
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