An Ippodo Story

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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About Ippodo Tea

Located in the heart of Kyoto, Ippodo Tea Co. has been providing the highest quality Japanese green tea for over three centuries.

More than just a retailer, Ippodo is a multi-faceted tea company that carefully selects, blends, and crafts its tea.

Our teas are of the finest class, cultivated in the mountains of Kyoto and the surrounding area. This region is renowned for producing the highest grade of green tea in Japan, thanks largely to its mild misty climate, mineral-rich soil, and near-perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall.

Glass doors at Kyoto storefront between banners labeled Ippodo Tea in Japanese acting privacy blinds shading tearoom inside

Pouring milk from creamer into matcha tea latte in wide short cream mug beside cupcake on small plate on checkered tablecloth

The pleasures of tea

Tea is both a beverage and an experience, which comforts us and brings us together.

Whether sipping on a relaxing cup of tea on a quiet morning, or enjoying a nice conversation over tea with a friend, your tea experiences should be delightful.

To help you experience tea to its fullest, we are eager to answer any question that you may have, no matter how simple or complicated, through our contact page and in person at our store locations. We hope you enjoy exploring all the delicate pleasures that each of our teas has to offer.

Our Shops

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 outpost in Tokyo.

Kyoto Main Store

52 Tokiwagi-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915
Store: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kaboku Tearoom: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Last call at 4:30 pm)
The store is 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.

Our locations
Black storefront of Ippodo Tea's flagship store, tearoom and headquarters in Kyoto, Japan with lush cherry blossom trees