Offering various tea experiences

Fukujuen Kyoto Flagship Store(Kyoto)

Fukujuen Kyoto Flagship Store is located along Shijo Street, the central downtown area of Kyoto City. It is the flagship store of Fukujuen, a long-established tea company founded in 1790, known for its Uji tea.

Seven floors to experience Japanese tea

The store offers various tea experiences on each floor from the basement 1st floor to the 6th floor (with the retail floors up to the 5th floor), each floor with a different concept.

On the basement 1st floor, “Kyo no chagura” offers experiences such as creating original blended tea using Sencha, Kabusecha, and Gyokuro, as well as tea-tasting comparisons.

Japanese tea instructors will provide detailed explanations about the basics of tea and how to brew it during the experience.

The 1st floor is Tea shop “Kyo no chaho”. They offer a wide selection of high-quality teas ranging from Sencha and Gyokuro to Hojicha and Matcha, with the representative product being the “Uji Meicha Heiankyo” series. 

The package design, incorporating lattice patterns inspired by the traditional shoji doors found in aristocrats’ mansions during the Heian period, is also impressive.

New possibilities for Uji tea

On the 2nd floor is the “Saryo Fukucha,” a café concept by Fukujuen which aims to enjoy traditional Uji tea in a casual and enjoyable manner. 

The menu includes herbal tea combining Uji tea with fruits and flowers, Uji tea and sweets pairing sets, patissier’s special Matcha desserts, and tea-flavored rice porridge made with smoked tea. One of the highlights is “My Drip Tea,” where you can enjoy four types of tea green tea blend: hojicha, genmaicha, and Japanese black tea in a drip style, carefully developed considering steeping time and extraction efficiency.

The 3rd floor is a French restaurant “Maison de Matsuda Fukujuen,” created by Fukujuen that combines Uji tea with French cuisine, allowing you to enjoy authentic French dishes using tea.

Chef Matsuda, who has mastered French cuisine in Kyoto and has been praised as a Modern Master Craftsman of Kyoto Prefecture, creates delicate menus that you must try.

Experience the rich world of tea

On the 4th floor is a tea house “Kyo no cha-an” where you can enjoy seasonal Japanese confectionery along with Matcha, Gyokuro, and Sencha. 

There are tea rooms on the floor where you can experience tea ceremonies. Additionally, a Night Tea Ceremony is held once a day for one group, allowing you to enjoy a tea ceremony experience with the soothing light of Japanese candles.

The 5th floor, “Kyo no chagu,” offers sales of Fukujuen original tea utensils and teapots. 

They have a collection of beautiful tea utensils that enhance tea time, including exquisite vases and other items.

Finally, the 6th floor, “Tea Salon,” holds tea-themed events such as tea lectures. It is a space symbolically expressing the beauty of nature, Japanese culture, and tea culture while the theme is to enjoy tea at one’s own pace. The space is also available for rental, allowing it to be used for tea-related events and more.

In summary, Fukujuen Kyoto Flagship Store is a place where the charm of Fukujuen and Uji tea is condensed, offering various tea experiences from the basement 1st floor to the 6th floor. Its convenient location makes it a must-visit during your Kyoto sightseeing trip.

Store Information
Address: Corner of Shijo & Tominokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
Phone: 050-3152-2901
Opening hours: 11am-6pm(Varies by floor)
Check the website for regular holidays.
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