Located in the Kawaramachi area in the heart of Kyoto’s city center, Fuya-Ryuryoku is a shop and cafe that opened in 2021, themed around tea from Minamiyamashiro Village in Kyoto prefecture.
On the first floor, it operates as an antenna shop for Minamiyamashiro Village, the only village in Kyoto Prefecture and a major producer of Uji tea. They offer the local tea called Mura Cha, which highlights the distinctiveness of individual tea farmers in Minamiyamashiro Village, along with a selection of Japanese black tea like Benifuki and Saeakari, showcasing differences in tea varieties.
In addition, they have a variety of products including popular items from Minamiyamashiro Village’s road station “Ocha no Kyoto Minamiyamashiro Village,” such as “Mura Cha Pudding Matcha” and “Mura Cha Dora Matcha,” as well as original Japanese tea sweets.
A tea stand on the first floor offers takeaway options, including blended teas featuring “Mura cha” as a base infused with ingredients of Japanese Herbs.
On the second floor, a Japanese tea cafe called Naturam RYU-RYOKU by Kazuya Sugiura is supervised by Chef Kazuya Sugiura from the French restaurant Naturam in Tokyo’s Futakotamagawa. The cafe focuses on creatively pairing Minamiyamashiro Village’s tea and seasonal ingredients to represent the four seasons through innovative desserts, offering a delightful fusion of Japanese black tea and hojicha.
For those interested in encountering the valuable tea from Minamiyamashiro Village that has contributed to Uji tea’s development, Fuya-Ryuryoku is a must-visit shop while exploring Kyoto’s city center.
Address: 439 Shirakabe-cho, Rokkaku-agaru, Fuyacho-Dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City
Opening hours: 11am-6pm
Closed on Wednesdays