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Otanien Tea Shop Description

Located in Kyoto, Otanien Tea Shop is a unique and charming café specializing in Uji tea. With over 90 years of history, this establishment is dedicated to bringing the authentic taste of Uji tea to a wider audience at affordable prices. As a local tea retailer, Otanien Tea Shop goes beyond just selling delicious tea. They also showcase their expertise by creating homemade Uji tea ice cream, matcha chocolates, and other delightful matcha desserts.

What sets Otanien Tea Shop apart is their commitment to quality. They carefully select and blend their own tea, ensuring that every cup is a perfect balance of flavor and aroma. Whether you're a tea connoisseur or a casual tea lover, you'll appreciate the attention to detail and the rich taste of their teas.

The café itself exudes a traditional Japanese ambiance, with its warm wooden decor and tatami seating. It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cup of tea while immersing yourself in the serene atmosphere of Kyoto. Don't miss the opportunity to indulge in their signature matcha sweets, which are not only visually appealing but also incredibly delicious.

If you're looking for an authentic Uji tea experience in Kyoto, Otanien Tea Shop is the place to go. From their carefully crafted teas to their delectable matcha desserts, this café offers a truly memorable culinary journey.

Otanien Tea Shop Overview


7-7 Imakumano Naginomorichō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0971


+81 (0) 75-561-4658


10 minute walk from Tofukuji station on the Keihan and JR lines.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Tue: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Wed: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Thur: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Fri: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Sat: 9:30AM-6:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wheelchair Accessible



Wheelchair Accessible

Otanien Tea Shop Reviews

Otanien Tea Shop Google Average Rating



I love this place. Quiet, cozy, and the green tea is superb. I am not that fan of green tea but the one that was served to me is exquisite and no after-taste. This is such a memorable place for me. Won't forget this encounter.


It's a nice mom-and-pop tea store with a cafe inside, in the middle of a retro shopping arcade and just in front of a shrine. The area itself is just south of the crowded Sanjyusangendo and Kiyomizu Temple, so it's a nice spot to relax and unwind. I actually picked up this place on Google Maps just because the name is the same with LA Angels Otani Shohei lol.

I tried their matcha soft cream served in a waffle cone with some red bean, shiratama, and candied chestnut. I've had thicker matcha ice cream in Uji before, but considering it's just 550 yen it's practically a steal since Kyoto can get really pricey with touristy prices. Highly recommended if you're getting sick of the tourist crowd in Kyoto.


Excellent small shop with Uji tea and delicious sweets. Service is very doting.

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