Uji, one of the famous sightseeing spots where many popular temples and shrines located here such as Byodo-in, a World Heritage temple. In fact, Uji is not famous with only sightseeing spots, instead Uji has a wide variety of gourmet such as the cuisine which made from Uji specialty tea and local ingredients. Today, we would like to introduce you some of the recommended restaurants to visit in Uji.

Uji Restaurant which strictly used selected Ingredients

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“Odaidokoro Roji” is an Izakaya which located in the Ujibashi shopping street, where you can reach this restaurant with only 5 minutes’ walk from World Heritage Byodoin.

The interior of the shop is cozy and calming, while the dishes provided are those cuisine which specially made with the strictly selected ingredients by the owner. The restaurant uses strictly selected ingredients such as natural fish which sent directly from Tango, Kyoto beef, Kyoto vegetables, and the rice branded Koshihikari which produced in Tanpa. You can enjoy fresh fish sashimi, steamed dishes, pottery dishes, fried dishes, etc which can be only prepared by skilled chef at this restaurant.

It is a popular restaurant visited not only by local customers but also by tourists who come from distant place. After enjoying Uji's historic buildings and nature, please do visit and taste the seasonal cuisine at "Odaidokoro Roji"? You can enjoy the four seasons of Kyoto even through cuisine. Since the restaurant has private room, you can spend private time with families and children meaningfully and slowly here.

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Spot information

  • Spot name: Odaidokoro Roji (お台所 roji)
  • Street address: Uji Myoraku, Uji-shi, Kyoto Prefecture 171-14
  • Access: 5 minutes on foot from JR "Uji" station

The exquisite menu which uses long-established Japanese Tea Specialty Store’s Tea as Ingredient

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Old Japanese Tea Specialty Store, "Nakamura Tokichi".

Besides the headquarter branch in Uji, the shop has store at nearby Byodoin, and also stores in Tokyo, Osaka, and Hong Kong. "Nakamura Tokichi" in Uji is such a popular shop that has a long queue of tourists during weekends. Not only tea, the desserts which sold here are exquisite. There are also meal menu which uses tea as ingredient such as tea soba and tea udon, and the place is crowded with people who want to enjoy the unique gourmet which can only be tasted here.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Nakamura Tokichi main store (中村藤吉 本店)
  • Street address: 10, Uji Iki No. 10 in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Access: 10 minutes on foot from JR Uji Station

Italian Restaurant which uses Seasonal Ingredients

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"TRE VERDI" a stylish and modern restaurant which has both the traditional and modern Japanese cuisine.

The restaurant is an Italian restaurant with sophisticated space. You can try cuisine which uses the carefully selected ingredients and Uji’s seasonal ingredients. There are 2 types of set lunch available which are pasta set and lunch course set. Each course are served with delicious appetizer which using the seasonal vegetable.

For dinner, there are also two sets course available for your selection so that you can enjoy the beautiful Italian meal at a reasonable price.

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Spot information

  • Spot name: TRE VERDI
  • Street address: 13-2 Uji Higashiuchi, Uji-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Access: 10 minutes on foot from JR Uji Station

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