Buzz Fledderjohn wrote:Ippodo and Horaido are both in Kyoto on the same street I believe, Teramachi. The Ippodo store has the Kaboku tea room attached where you can order their teas off the menu and have them prepared for you or prepare them yourself. You can usually get some matcha that is not available outside of Kyoto...and the wagashi are incredible. I'm not sure where marukyu koyamaen's place is but I have been to Tsuen. Again, they have a great tea room a short distance from the store along the Uji river. Uji is crazy with tea shops and tea rooms. Uji is about 20 minutes away from Kyoto by train so I guess it all depends where you are at the time. Hit them all if you can.