Hello to everyone in Japan and all humanity around the world. Today, I’d like to introduce my recommended shop in Kyoto.

Here it is.

Exterior view of Ito Kyuemon

Does everybody know this shop? It is called Ito Hisaemon located in Gion Shijo and offers Kyoto Uji tea and transmits new values of the tea while cherishing traditions being inherited from in Edo era.

As the shop being such, it handles mainly various Matcha products. And to my surprise, there were a product called Uji Matcha curry there. I was surprised with this. I wonder what taste it has.

Else, for example, there are like this.

Uji green powdered tea rice cracker, light green leaves

If you buy it as a souvenir, you may be pleased.



Oh yes, and there is something else unusual that I would like to introduce.
It is this one.

Matcha Puffa Ice Cream Bar Strawberry

Matcha Puffait Ice Cream Bar – Strawberry (680 yen)

How about this ice cream bar? It is beautiful, isn’t it? The ice cream is reminiscent of feather board, with oversized strawberries and matcha ice cream spread on top. This is probably the first of its kind that can only be experienced here.

There are various kinds of these ice cream bars.

Sakura Toropikaru Momburan green tea ice cream bar

It’s one of the best on a hot day. Please try one.

In addition to these, the second floor is a café space where you can enjoy match soba noodles and matcha sweets.

Ito Kyuemon Parfait

Ito Hisaemon Parfait (1,090 yen)

Ito Hisaemon is a Uji tea shop that offers a wide variety of attractive Uji tea products, cold ice cream bars, matcha soba noodles, and other sweets. I recommend you try it once.

Ito Hisaemon Gion Shijo Tea House

  • Tel: 075-741-8096
  • Address: Kyoto City Higashiyama Ward Shijo Street Yamato Oji Tounankaku Gion town south side 586
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  • Access through public transportation:
    1-minute-walk from no.6 exit in Keihan “Gion Shijo Station”
    About 4-minute-walk from no.1 exit in Hankyu “Kawaramachi Station”
    ※Please be advised that there is no parking for cars in Gion Shijo shop
  • Business hours: 10:30 – 18:30 (Last order at Tea House is at 18:00)
    Please be advised that depending on the crowdedness in café there might be early finish of reception.
    Lunch is available, open on Sundays
    Regular holidays: None holiday (Closed only the first day of the year)
  • About card payments, electronic money: Credit cards accepted (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, China UnionPay)
    Visa Master Card JCB American Express China Union Pay Electronic Money Accepted (some are not applicable)
  • Seat capacity: 67 seats
    2nd floor: 48 seats (7 table seats for 4 people, 5 table seats for 2 people, 10 counter seats)
    3rd floor: 19 seats (2 table seats for 4 people, 3 table seats for 2 people, 5 counter seats)
    No private room
    No chartering
  • About smoking: Smoking is not alllowed
  • Note: Wi-Fi compatible