If you come to Kyoto or Uji, the MUST HAVE dessert is Nakamura Tokichi
If you only have one hour in Kyoto station and don't know what to do, you must try Nakamura Tokichi!!!
You will never know how delicious and delightful this dessert is unless you try it by yourself
Nakamura Tokichi began in year 1859, Uji, Kyoto
『our mission has been to provide truly delicious and rich Japanese tea with sincerity.』
says on their official website.
Since it is the eldest Japanese tea store in Kyoto, you gonna try it or you will regret it!
We visited Nakamura Tokichi for two times in our four day trip in Kyoto
This is the basic set for people who visits this store at the first time
It tastes like Matcha jello with three rice balls. The Macha jello itself isn't that sweet enough but you can taste the freshness of the tea, they work out perfectly delicious with the Matcha ice cream and the red beans.
I really don't what is this dessert, the only thing I know is THIS IS DELICIOUS!
This is the famous Matcha ice cream! I am speachless....
This is the ice cream drives us crazy and want to visit the store again and again.
This is Jeffrey's Matcha dessert, speachless again....
This face tells everything...
I chose this set when we visit again
Fresh fruit, rice balls, red bean, and Matcha ice cream!
But if this is your first time to Nakamura Tokichi, I suggest you try the first set first
You need to put your stuffing in this cookies and eat together
It tastes really good
The only thing you need to worry about is you will be unhappy when you finish your dessert
Because it is too delightful, when you realize that don't know when can you have this delightful dessert again, you will be very sad
Where is the Nakamura Tokichi store in Kyoto Station? FOLLOW ME!
After you come out from the JR station, you walk on the escalator to the second and follow the yellow arrow
There will be a mister donuts on your left hand side, please walk toward Isetan department
The Isetan department will be in front of you and there will be an information center on your right. Don't walk into the Isetan department( I know it's not easy), please turn left.
You will see another information center(where the ? is) and the GATE
Keep walking and you will haev SUVACO department on your right, please turn right on the block
Walk on the escalator when you see the SUVACO department on your left
Turn left after the escalator
And Nakamura Tokichi will be the first store with a big cross
Don't worry about the menu
They got English menu for foreigners and there are many pictures on the menu, too!
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!!!