• Chikiriya Tea Shop, beginning of the 20th century

    Our History

    The brand name Chikiriya has a long history of more than 450 years. Chikiriya tea house itself was founded in 1854 in Kyoto and remains to this day a major actor in the tea industry of Kyoto.

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  • Chikiriya Tea House - Kyoto Tea Shop

    Chikiriya Tea Shop

    Chikiriya Tea Shop is located in the Hoko-cho (Takayama) area of the Gion Matsuri. The festival reaches its peak in middle July crowded with locals and tourists. At the shop we propose the best tea according to seasons and customer’s needs.

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  • Chikiriya Tea House - Gion matsuri parade in front of Chikiriya Tea Shop

    The Gion Matsuri

    The Gion Matsuri is the festival of the Yasaka Shrine and has a history dating back to 869. Originally held to pray for the delivrance from an epidemic outbreak, the festival has grown into a huge celebration of Kyoto culture. The festival is best known for its yamaboko floats parading in the streets of Kyoto.

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