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Our history

 History of Marukyu-Koyamaen

In the Genroku period (1688-1704), a man by the name of Kyujiro Koyama began the cultivation and production of tea in Ogura, Uji. His work was the beginning of what was to become Marukyu-Koyamaen. During the following generations, the quality of the tea was raised through improvements in all aspects of the cultivation, treatment and production, thus establishing the tradition of Ujicha. The fourth generation began marketing the tea, and by the eighth generation, Motojiro, the market had been extended to the whole country. A standard of high quality, consistent from cultivation to the final product, was achieved, and the tea was highly esteemed. It is well known that Marukyu-Koyamaen stands for the highest quality standard.

For generations, our teas have been carefully inspected and produced by succeeding directors. Through repeated training, honing of skills and techniques, the know-how of how to produce the finest teas and maintain their quality has been constantly improving. Marukyu-Koyamaen now ranks among the foremost producers of fine teas in Japan. Every year, competitions are held appraising the teas of different producers. For many years, Marukyu-Koyamaen has taken many first and other top prizes for our teas. Furthermore, the present director, Motoharu Koyama, has won two times in the mastery of tea inspection.The second time, he received full marks.This achievement has been highly praised and was a first in the history of competitive tea inspection.

Motto

The motto

The motto of Marukyu-Koyamaen is`Making teas with quality as the highest priority’

Quality policy

Our quality policy

We are devoted to constantly improve our production of teas with a superior taste and other fine properties while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our customers. We also try to contribute to a healthy life for our customers and their peace of mind.

Company outline

Head quarter plant
Head quarter plant

Makishima plant Makishima plant

Name

Marukyu Koyamaen Co.,Ltd.

Address

Terauchi 86,Ogura-cho,Uji-shi,Kyoto,Japan   Zip 611-0042

Established

Genroku period(1688-1704)

Incorporation

Feb.1964

Business services

Production and sale of Japanese tea,tea products and tea utensils

Director

President Motoharu Koyama

Capital

45,000,000yen

Number of employees

90 employees

Plants

Head quarter plant (Terauchi 86,Ogura-cho,Uji-shi,KYOTO)
Makishima plant (Nakagawara172-4,Makishima-cho,Uji-shi,KYOTO)

Main customers and distribution

Country wide famous temples,shrines and head families of tea ceremony schools.Retail stores,tea ceremony utensil stores. Gourmet supermarkets,manutacturers of processed food,etc

We have two shops in downtown Kyoto.
One is in a department store which is located just in front of Kyoto Station, the other which is also downtown Kyoto near Nijo Castle has a tea house besides the shop itself.
To buy our teas in Kyoto, please visit our shops there.

1. Isetan Shop
B1F JR Kyoto Isetan Dept. Store
Tel. 075-352-1111(ext.3054)
open:10:00-20:00
Holiday: 1st of January

2. Nishinotoin Tea House
West side of Nishinotoin, South of Oike
6 min. walk from subway Karasuma Oike Sta.(K08, T13), Ext. No.4-1,
6 min. walk from subway Nijojo-mae Sta. (T14), Ext. No.2,
Tel. 075-223-0909
Shop open : 9:30-18:00 Tea house open : 10:30-17:00
English menu available
Holiday: Every Wednesday, 1st, 2nd & 3rd of January

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