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Nakamura Tokichi Byodoin

5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 774-22-9500
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“noodles” (7 reviews)
“nice view” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It has been famous for its matcha dessert like ice-cream and we were surprised to see the long queue in this original store was quite reasonable! Honestly it would be more or less the same as the store near the JR station and given the...More

Thank Haelist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited a long queue to have lunch here. As for the great reviews we were super excited. What can I say? Yes food was ok but not incredible. There are not many options outside green tea noodles. So if you don't like tea, better...More

Thank Lauryn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a crazy fan of green tea, Uji definitely is the must go place in the world. And 'Nakamura Tokichi' gonna be the first one to try. However, you have to WAIT emm at least about a hour. Yes, there are loads people fond of...More

Thank Flyerinworld
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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We arrive at 10:50 A.M, wrote down my name on list , it's already have 10 groups line up for it. Wait about 10 minutes later, we enter the restaurant! Because I'm not really like Matcha , so l order the houjicha ice , it's...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I went to this restaurant before noon so the queue not too overwhelm. I order Kitsune Matcha buckwheat noodle set and wow it's really great. I really enjoy the nice meal and nice view of Uji river.

Thank OBlood
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The matcha green tea here was one of the best things I have ever tasted. I think about it every day since coming home and it's one of the things I would recommend most of the whole trip. They also had really thoughtful desserts and...More

1  Thank Natek3232
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Came here after reading a review online and it didn't disappoint. This restaurant offers a nice view of Uji river while you sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and other green tea food items such as noodles and desserts.

Thank Justin L
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had one mission to accomplish coming to Uji and that is to sample the legendary matcha in its birthplace. Nakamura Tokichi is undoubtedly the best place to go if you like matcha. Practically stuffed ourselves with oh-so-delicious matcha ice cream, desserts, and matcha noodles....More

4  Thank Willy N
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Have a lunch, tea and coffee, bowl of noodle or some ice cream, if you just been walking for many hours, thank heaven, to find this place to take a break and rest, we enjoy the visit.

Thank hkvisitor1997
Reviewed 10 April 2016

If you love matcha dessert or you want to give it a try, this is the place to go. This place is very popular and the wait is quite long but you do not have to wait at the restaurant. You can just write down...More

2  Thank MidcoVincent
Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist
attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
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  • Address: 5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Uji>  > Southern Kyoto
  • Neighbourhood: Southern Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 774-22-9500
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