"Tea for two - or fifty!" Kyoto Things to Do Tip by CliffClaven

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The Ippodo company has been selling tea at the same location on Teramachi street at Nijo for nearly 300 years. Although the old shop appears to be a relic of a slower and gentler era, the cute salesgirls inside will expedite your order with typical Japanese speed and efficiency. If you are a bit overwhelmed by the 50 or so varieties on offer, all listed in impenetrable kanji above the counter, just point to the gift packs for a unique souvenir of Japan.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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