About Gion Kitagawa Hanbei
"Gion Kitagawa Hanbei" is an authentic Japanese tea cafe produced by "Kitagawa Hanbei Shoten", a long-established tea wholesaler that handles Uji tea in Kyoto, founded in 1861, to convey the charm of Japanese tea. . We would like you to "brew a cup of tea, including the time you wait for the tea, and spend a little bit of calm and rich time in your busy days." We will continue to cherish that thought and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the relationship we have with you.
The tea leaves picked every year have different tastes depending on the climate of the year. A “tea master” who has inherited the tradition of 160 years of business continues to protect the quality by carefully selecting and blending them. Truly delicious tea does not have "astringency". Gion Kitagawa Hanbei uses techniques backed by history to create the perfect balance of umami and just the right amount of bitterness, and delivers it to everyone.
Of the 74 national tea competitions that have been held in the past, Kitagawa Hanbei Shoten has won the top prize 11 times.
At Gion Kitagawa Hanbei, we would be happy if you could enjoy the Japanese spirit and supreme moments by tasting the tea that we have made with all our heart.
Gion Kitagawa Hanbei Main Store
OPEN 11:00-22:00 / Irregular holidays (night café opens from 18:00)
570-188 south side of Gion-cho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
About 6 minutes on foot from Keihan Railway "Gion-Shijo Station" / 426m from Gion-Shijo Station
Gion Kitagawa Hanbei Namba
OPEN 08:00-22:00 / Open all year round *January 18 only 13:00-24:00 Citadines Namba Osaka 1st floor, 3-5-25 Nihonbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka