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Let's Go To Uji, Kyoto's Famous Tea Town!

Let's Go To Uji, Kyoto's Famous Tea Town!

Translated by Allie

Written by Marina Maeda

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Kyoto Uji Ochagai Meguri is a tour of shopping streets in Uji that are specialized in tea and Japanese sweets. If you visit Uji for this event, try the tea produced in this area! It is famous in Japan and makes for a great souvenir!


Uji city in Kyoto Prefecture is a famous for Byodoin Temple, a World Heritage site which is also featured as the design on 10 yen coins.

Uji is also one of the main tea growing areas in Japan. Both the green tea and matcha (powdered green tea) produced here in Uji are famous for their quality not only in Japan also all over the world.


There was an international event called the Kyoto Uji Ochagai Meguri - Kyoto Uji Matcha Town on Saturday, February 28th, and Sunday, March 1st, 2015.

What is Ochagai Meguri?

Three shopping streets, Ujibashi-Dori, Byodoin-Omotesando and Uji Genji Town in Uji, organized this event in collaboration with Uji city government. There are 51 shops in total on these three shopping streets. You can get useful information about these shops and the streets themselves if you sign up for this event through your smartphone.

How to Participate

By signing up, you can get discount coupons when you visit some of the shops.

1. Go to the official website: Kyoto Uji - Ochagai Meguri
2. Click sign up for this event.
3. Agree with Terms of Use and send a blank email to an address on the website.
4. Go to the web link which you've got from them after sending a blank email.
5. Click "long in" and fill out some of information then you are set.
*You can also sign up by scanning a QR code which comes in Japanese, English and Traditional Chinese.

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