There are several tea shops in Kyoto, and just as many offering traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. But none have been around as long as Fukujuen, which has been in the business since 1790. Their five level store offers both a cafe, a retail store and private tea ceremony room, and I’d recommend stopping in for at least a cup of matcha. You’ll find plenty of great gifts to bring home as well.
Shijo Tominokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto 600-8005 Japan; 81-75-221-2920