Where is Kyoto?
Kyoto Prefecture, located in the center of the Japanese archipelago, covers an area of 4,613.21 square kilometers.
Feature of Kyoto
Kyoto prefecture has a quite long history with traditional and historical heritages and food cultures.
Their beautiful cityscapes are loved by tourists.
As a meaning of the name “Kyo-Yasai”, it is harvested in Kyoto Prefecture.
By sorting with some definitions, they would be divided into below types.
・It has long before Meiji era (more than150 years ago)
・Vegetables fhistoryrom not only Kyoto city, but all around Kyoto
・Except mushrooms and ferns
・Including the varieties, cultivating, saving and extinction
・High specification of the standard for certification
・Distributing enough quantities in the market
・Except processed products
・Pass the examination of expart
Tea produced and processed around Kyoto and Ujitawara area is called Uji-cha.
It is one of Japan's high-quality tea brands, and is known as one of Japan's three largest teas
alongside Shizuoka tea and Sayama tea.
History of Uji-cha
The origin of the Uji-cha goes back to the Heian period. During the Heian period, the “Sencha Method” (boiling with hot water ) was introduced to Japan from China. In the Kamakura period, the “Tencha method”(dissolving in hot warter) was introduced from China, and tea cultivation began in Uji. In 1374, Uji-cha was used as a gift, and around 1476 it was said to have established itself as a top brand tea that is commonly consumed by Shogun (generals) and the Imperial Family. Uji-cha production became an important industry in Kyoto in 1867 during the Edo period, as it contributed to the acquisition of foreign currency as a major export product following the opening of Kobe Port. With a history of 800 years since the start of cultivation, Uji-cha has created original cultures of Japanese Maccha, Sencha, and Gyokuro, and has a strong influence on Japanese culture such as the tea ceremony, and Uji-cha has established a position as a top brand of Japanese tea.
Following 3 restaurants serve special menu inspired by Kyoto products until 23rd February 2020.
Please enjoy and feel Kyoto taste.
@ 64 Club Street, Singapore, 069438
+65 6887 3311
Tuesday to Sunday Opening Hours 12:00 - 24:00
Lunchtime 12:00-15:00 (14:30 Food L.O)
Social Moment 14:00 - 17:00
Dinner 18:00-24:00 (22:45 Food L.o) (23:45 Drink L.o)
Monday & PH Closed
@ 7 Wallich Street, #01-06, Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore 078884
+65 6822 7912
11:30 - 15:00 (L.O. 14:30)
17:30 - 22:00 (L.O. 23:00)
KAN SUSHI ROBERTSON QUAY
@ 30 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238251
+65 6970 7168 / 8716 2950
Tue–Sun: 12:00～14:30 18:00～24:00