Pop up shop 「Uji tea and pottery」 in Hyatt Regency Kyoto , Japan.

Asahiyaki Ware - Uji Tea and Pottery - Pop up shop & Special Experiences

Starting July 5 and until July 11, join us in Kyoto for a unique cultural experience! Explore the art of Asahiyaki pottery and the exquisite taste of Horii Shichimeien's Uji tea at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto.

An exhibition and pop-up sale featuring Asahiyaki pottery and Horii Shichimeien tea will be held at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto. Asahiyaki, with a 400-year history and now in its 16th generation, has been producing pottery to complement Uji tea. Horii Shichimeien, established in 1877, prepares Uji tea using traditional methods passed down through generations. Uji tea is celebrated for its deep flavor and refreshing aroma.

Uji tea, produced in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, has a rich history rooted in its unique soil and topography. The cultivation of Uji tea began in the Kamakura period (1185-1333), and by the early 13th century, it had become one of Japan's top tea brands.

As part of the exhibition, Asahiyaki will showcase new tea utensils, including teacups, teapots, trays, saucers, Uji matcha (powdered green tea), and freshly brewed sencha (green tea). Additionally, there will be tasting workshops, tea ceremonies, and hands-on experiences in making matcha.

Pop-up shop

Dates: 7/5 (Fri.) - 7/11 (Thu.), 2024, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Venue: Hyatt Regency Kyoto 1F

Discover unique Asahi-yaki tea utensils, including new works and teacups by Hosai XVI, and exclusive sencha and matcha teas, including the last new tea of the year from Horii Nanamyoen.

Note: Tax-free service is not available.


Tea Tasting Workshop

Fee: JPY 6,000 per person *Reservations are required

  • Matcha: 3 kinds of matcha + sweets, each time limited to 6 people.
    July 7 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

For reservation, please let us know through the contact  form.


Tea Ceremony by Tea Master 

Fee: JPY 6,000 per person *Reservations are required

  • Matcha | Mr. Suzuki Sona 6 people per seat - July 10th and July 11th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Tea Offering   *No reservation required
New menu starting on the 8th

1 Matcha green tea + 1 sweets.
Fee: 1,800 yen per person

2 Matcha green tea + 2 sweets.
Fee: 3,500 yen per person

July 8- July 11, 11:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Up-and-coming Japanese sweets artisan Sae will serve sweets and matcha with Asahi-yaki teacups.

Complimentary Welcome Tea

Newly brewed Sencha (green tea) served in the lobby.

July 5 - July 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, ends when all the tea is gone.

Asahiyaki Ware

Asahiyaki pottery was founded in Uji about 400 years ago and has been operated continuously from the first to the current 16th generation. Known for its tea utensils, such as teacups with colors reminiscent of the morning sun and handle-less teapots called "Hohin" that enhance the flavor of Uji tea, Asahiyaki has adapted to the times while maintaining its traditional craftsmanship.

Horii Shichimeien

Since its founding in 1877, Horii Shichimeien has meticulously produced Uji tea using time-honored methods. During the Muromachi period (1336-1573), the shogun designated seven tea gardens as exceptional, and today, the Okunoyama tea garden is the only one that still remains.