Itohkyuemon is the most popular Ujicha and sweets specialty shop among foreign tourists that visit Kyoto.
Did you know? Matcha was first grown in Uji, Kyoto, over 500 years ago.
Since then it has evolved greatly and was even enjoyed by Shoguns of the past.
Sencha was first grown by a farmer named Souen Nagatani who lived in the mountains of Uji about 270 years ago.
Being of a completely different taste to Matcha, it was a revolutionary development in the history of Japanese leaf tea.
Uji has always been at the centre Japanese tea culture.
Our aim at Itohkyuemon is to combine traditional Uji tea and present styles to create a modern tea experience.
Our items are greatly popular as souvenirs among foreign tourists that visit Kyoto.