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About Ippodo Tea

We are a family-run Japanese tea company founded in 1717, in the heart of Kyoto. For generations, we have upheld a tradition of aromatic, well-balanced teas by carefully selecting, blending, and crafting each of our 30+ blends.

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Ippodo Tea is sold worldwide through our online shops. You can also find our tea in our several store locations, from our original shop in Kyoto to our Tokyo store, and our storefront in New York City.

Kyoto Main Store

Address
52 Tokiwagi-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915
+81-75-211-4018
Hours
Store: 10:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kaboku Tearoom: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Last call at 4:30 pm)
Store and Tearoom are closed on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Ippodo's main store in Kyoto is located on Teramachi Street, which runs north and south along the eastern side of the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

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Featuring Obukucha, Our New Year’s Genmaicha Seasonal

Featuring Obukucha, Our New Year’s Genmaicha

There is a long tradition of drinking Obukucha in January in Japan to bring good fortune in the coming year.

Holiday Gift Selection - Fall & Winter 2022 Seasonal

Holiday Gift Selection - Fall & Winter 2022

Our 2022 selection of Japanese teas and utensils, for gifts or for your own use at every occasion this season.

Enjoying Tea Under Cherry Tree Blossoms Seasonal

Enjoying Tea Under Cherry Tree Blossoms

With the springtime comes the beloved blossoming of cherry tree flowers in Japan. In Kyoto, where Ippodo Tea was founded, after the bonds of winter loosen, these flowers transform the city into a pink wonderland.