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Review of Takuminoyakata

Takuminoyakata
Ranked #16 of 709 Restaurants in Uji
Cuisines: Cafe
Neighborhood: Southern Kyoto
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Neighborhood: Southern Kyoto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting to this place can be a little tricky so you might want to use google map. If you are coming from JR line, the stop to get off is Uji Station. From there onwards, open up your google map and search for Takumi-no Yakata. Follow the directions given to you via the app. To reach to Takumi-no Yakata, it takes about 10 to 15mins walk from the station and you have to walk along the Uji Bridge. After hitting the end of the bridge you actually get to read some of the history about the bridge. Once done reading make a right turn and walk all the way in and keeping left. Eventually you will hit a junction and there are 2 roads. Just stay on the left lane and you should see the tea house within the next few steps. Best is to use google maps.

The experience at the tea house is awesome. It is a very small place, nice and quiet. The staffs are not really proficient in English so you may take some time to be able to understand them. Upon ordering your tea, they will show you the pictures of the tea and how it is being made. Following by guiding you how to make and drink the tea. You can even eat the tea leaves and surprisingly the leaves are really delicious!

This place however, do not sell any tea leaves. If you are looking to buy the teas, the staffs will most likely recommend you to get the teas just along the small little road before the Uji Bridge. You may want to search for byodoin omote-sando in google maps.

Highly recommend for tea lovers. You won't regret it.

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Thank Gideon T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was recommended to me by the local Tourist Information office when I expressed an interest in maccha. I was in a bit of a rush, but decided to stop in anyway. I ended up staying for about an hour and a half! The ladies taught me how to make maccha and sencha the proper way. I was shown what to look for, how to mix it, water temperatures and the proper etiquette in preparing and serving both teas. I had one bowl of maccha and three cups of sencha along with some traditional Japanese sugar sweets and some chocolate balls coated in maccha. My server, whose name I did not get very kindly made me an origami helmet and kimono. It was an experience I will never forget. As I was leaving, the Tea Master came from the back to say hello. Even more surprising was the price--only 800 yen (about $10 CAD) and English is spoken. If you ever in the Kyoto / Nara area, do stop in. I'm sure you won't reget it!

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Thank wearethe801
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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Great way of experiencing tea in Uji. 4 different sets of tea - from matcha+sencha to gyokuro and ice brewed tea. Very affordable prices, and the air conditioning helped us survive the scorching sun.

1  Thank Marcin B
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Reviewed September 22, 2014

Excellent experience of drinking the most delicious Uji green tea (not a tea ceremony, just delicious tea), the matcha was really excellent, very creamy with a very fresh taste. The sencha was also highly recommended, especially due to the interesting re-steeping process through which we managed to get around 5 cups from one (approx 5g amount of tea leaves). The process is very interesting, involving starting with water of around 60C then building up towards 80C for the later extractions, with each cup comes a completely different flavour, the first had a strong umami taste from the theanine which in later extractions was replaced by a more bitter flavour from the catechin. The staff I was served by in the shop had a real love of tea and took great pleasure in explaining things.

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1  Thank Malcolm S
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Guest can take a rest while brewing one's own tea, such as Gyokuro, Maccha and Sencha. Amazing experience at this place located at the bank of Uji RIver.

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2  Thank koyagikko
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