Fukujuen Uji ko-bo (tea craft shop)

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Fukujuen Uji ko-bo (tea craft shop)

Fukujyu-en is a tea company located in Kyoto prefecture (HQ is in Kyoto city). It has established in 1790. In the year, Tokugawa family dominated over Japan. They have produced Japanese tea for a long time. But it has developed new business related tea, such as tea equipment, place to drink Japanese tea, and french restaurant. They also have shops in Russian, Singapore,and Vietnam. Also, they have decided to have partnership with Suntory, which is one of the big beverage companies in Japan and they produce “Iemon”, a bottle tea, named after founder of Fukujyu-en. Fukujyu-en has several houses to visit in Uji city. You can enjoy the world of Japanese tea by visiting these houses.

  • Uji ko-bo (Craft Shops) in Uji city, Kyoto Prefecture

You can take various of lessons about tea from how to produce them to how to drink them.

Flow of Lesson

Making japanese tea with a ceramic plate

Dried green leaves on a ceramic plate

Having Japanese tea and sweets while all the tea leaves get dried up.

  • Spread boiled tea leaved on the ceramic plate and dry leaves by putting them on a hot ceramic pate.(100g)
  • Eliminate water by rubbing those leaves with white paper.
  • Put leaves on the ceramic plate again (Repeat above steps several times).
  • Dry up all the leaves (30 min).

You can bring those leaves home as a souvenir.

All Lessons at craft shop

Making Japanese green tea with ceramic plate

Day: Every day except closing day

Time: 10:00-,  13:00-, 15:00 (1:30)

Price: 2,700 yen (tax included) ppl.

Note: At least two people in your group.

Reservation is required.

Making Matcha by milestone.

Day: Every day except closing day

Reception Time: 10:00-16:00 (20 min, reservations first)

Price: 1,296 yen (tax included) ppl

Making hand-rolled tea

Day: Every day except closing day

Time: 10:00-,  13:30- (2:20)

Price:16,200 yen(tax included) per group. It means with 5 people in your group, it will be 3,240 ppl.

Reservation is required.

Making roasted green tea

Day: Every day except closing day

Reception Time: 10:00-16:00 (30 min), Reservations first

Price:1,620 yen (tax included) ppl

Making a plate

Day: Every day except closing day except forth sunday

Reception Time: 10:30-15:00 (1:30-2:00), reservations first

Price: Depend on the number of products you make.

It costs 3,240 yen for one, 5,400 yen for two, 6,480 yen for three.

Note: products will be handed after burnt. ( Difficult to get within the day)

Painting

Day: Every day except closing day except forth sunday

Reception Time: 10:30-15:00 (30 min), reservations first

Price: Depend on the products you make.

3,240 yen for small plate, 5,400 yen for cup.

Note: products will be handed after burnt. ( Difficult to get within the day)

Lesson for drinking matcha

Day: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday

Reception Time: 11:00-, 13:00-, 14:30 (1 hour)

Price: 2,160 yen(tax included)

Note: At least two people in your group.

Reservation is required.

Lesson for drinking green tea

Day: Every Thursday

Reception Time: 10:00-, 11:30-, 13:00-,14:30- (1 hour), reservations first

Price: 2,160 yen(tax included)

Reservation is required.

Making tea incense burner

Day: Every day except closing day except forth sunday

Reception Time: 10:30-15:00 (2 hours), reservations first

Price: 7,020 yen(tax included)

Note: products will be handed after burnt. ( Difficult to get within the day)

Cafe & Shop

Shop (first floor)

Cafe (Second floor)

Access

Uji ko-bo (宇治工房)

By Train

From JR Uji station, 15 min to walk

From Keihan Uji station, 8 min to walk

Cafe house ( near Uji ko-bo)(宇治喫茶館)

By Train

From JR Uji station, 15 min to walk

From Keihan Uji station, 8 min to walk

Note: there is a cafe in Uji ko-bo, but there is also a cafe house near Uji ko-bo.

Shop( 宇治菓子工房)

By Train

From JR Uji station, 10 min to walk

From Keihan Uji station, 6 min to walk

Reservation

Fukujyu-en Uji kobo (福寿園宇治工房)

Tel:  +81-774-20-1100

(from 10:00-17:00 excluding monday, Japanese only)

Lessons which required reservation is reserved 3 days prior to your visit.

Link & Resources

Fukujyu-en Uji ko-bo (craft shop)

Official website for Fukujyu-en Uji ko-bo (craft shop) (JAPANESE)

Fukujyu-en

Official website for Fukujyu-en

By |May 17th, 2017|