Japanese Matcha Desserts at Shimizu Ippoen (清水一芳園) in Kyoto

Japanese Matcha Desserts at Shimizu Ippoen (清水一芳園) in Kyoto

Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto

Shimizu Ippoen (茶寮翠泉) is a Kyoto based traditional teahouse, cafe and shop specialized in Japanese matcha desserts. The infamous Japanese green tea matcha powder is nowadays considered a superfood and one of its features, among many, is its versatility. However, to find high quality matcha is not always easy. At Shimizu Ippoen you can rest assure you will get the best matcha since they only use the freshest matcha directly harvested and refined in Kyoto prefecture. The place Shimizu Ippoen cafe has a black façade and looks like a traditional Kyoto house from outside:     Inside, expect a diaphanous space with comfortable seats and minimalist...

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Matcha Parfait at Ujien Kissako in Osaka

Matcha Parfait at Ujien Kissako in Osaka

Matcha Restaurants in Osaka

Ujien is a specialized matcha (green tea) company based in Osaka, Japan. They have several shops and cafes mainly in Kansai area but also in other metropolis like Tokyo and Shanghai. For a complete list of their branches you can check Ujien's website here (in Japanese): http://www.uji-en.co.jp Today we will talk about; Ujien Kissako (宇治園喫茶去), one of their tea houses located at Hankyu Sanbangai in Umeda, Osaka. Hankyu Sanbangai is a shopping center annexed to the Hankyu Umeda Railway Station. Ujien Kissako is situated in the basement floor of this mall and looks like this from outside: Ujien Kissako Hankyu...

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Japanese Matcha Desserts at Saryou Suisen (茶寮翠泉) in Kyoto

Japanese Matcha Desserts at Saryou Suisen (茶寮翠泉) in Kyoto

Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto

Saryou Suisen (茶寮翠泉) is a Kyoto based traditional teahouse, cafe and shop specialized in Japanese matcha desserts. The infamous Japanese green tea matcha powder is nowadays considered a superfood and one of its features, among many, is its versatility. However, to find high quality matcha is not always easy. At Saryou Suisen you can rest assure you will get the best matcha since they only use the freshest matcha directly harvested and refined in Kyoto prefecture. The place Saryou Suisen looks like a traditional Kyoto house from outside:     Inside, expect dark brown tones and minimalist decoration typical from Kyoto.  What to...

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Japanese Matcha Desserts at Teahouse Yuri [ 茶寮 有里 ] in Osaka

Japanese Matcha Desserts at Teahouse Yuri [ 茶寮 有里 ] in Osaka

Matcha Restaurants in Osaka

Saryou Yuri is a teahouse specialized in Japanese matcha desserts. Teahouse Yuri is located on the 11th Floor of the Daimaru Building in Umeda, Osaka, Japan. Daimaru Umeda is a large department store situated right near JR Osaka Station. This famous department store branch was renovated and re-opened in 2011 and consists of 15 floors. Like in any other department store in Japan, the dining section of Daimaru is located on the top floor of the building (14th floor in that case). However, be aware that Teahouse Yuri is located on the 11th floor (right near the bridal's salon). Saryou...

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Yanoen: a historical Teashop in the middle of Osaka

Yanoen: a historical Teashop in the middle of Osaka

Matcha Restaurants in Osaka

Recently, we discovered a historical teashop and cafe called Yanoen just in the middle of Osaka city. Established as a store in the current location in 1959, and operating as a production and trading tea company since 1836, Yanoen has been run generation after generation by the same family. One of the things that impact the most, it is that this shop is located in a former granary or storehouse (蔵) which was used before the II World War. Luckily, this building was not destroyed by the air raids that collapsed other parts of the city and now it can...

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