Guide of Uji,Kyoto

Japanese Green Tea KIYOSEN


Japanese Green Tea Kiyosen
Kiyosen Co., Ltd.
8 Nishide Iwayama
Ujitawara, Kyoto 610-0261


From the birthplace of Japanese tea,
Uji Tawara Kyoto

Japanese tea originated in Uji, a hilly district extending south and east of Kyoto, one of the oldest towns in Japan. Kyoto developed as a center of Japanese politics, culture and religion since emperor Kanmu founded the city in 794. In Uji the development and expansion of tea manufacturing methods were profoundly influenced by Japanese Buddhist culture, including Zen and the traditions of the tea ceremony established by Sen no Rikyu in the 17th century in Kyoto.

The development and production of Sencha first started in Japan in the Edo era. The Sencha from Uji then spread all over Japan as a signature of high quality tea and also of tea drinking customs.

Tea and Culture Tour Spots in Uji

Uji Tawara town Nagatani Souen' s Birthplace World Heritage Uji Byodo-in Hoo-do (Buddhist temple Phoenix Hall) World heritage Ujigami Shrine Obakushu Manpukuji Temple
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