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Japan's Green Tea Capital
Uji has been known for its high quality green tea for centuries. Since around the 11th century, Uji has been cultivating green tea and it is still done so today. Many tea houses here are still preparing green tea and its many variations in the same traditional way as they've done for centuries.
One of them is the famous Nakamura Tokichi, a tea house that has been established in 1854. Their main store is located near JR Uji Station and can be reached within around one-minute walk. A second store can be found near the river, which will take about 10 minutes to walk from the JR Station.
Their tea assortment boasts with 14 green tea variations, ranging from Matcha over Sencha to Yanagi and Konacha. Their Nakamura-cha is their own unique blend of seven different types of green tea, which is said to change its flavor by adjusting the water temperature.
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