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Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)

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Pass By: Uji River, Uji 611-0021 Kyoto Prefecture

Uji is a historical tea trading town with a lot of tea processing stores dealing with high quality matcha and green tea leaves. We will first walk along the Uji river side to learn basic knowledge of tea, visiting tea stores and tasting various kinds of tea, such as houjicha (roasted tea), matcha (powdered tea) and genmaicha (tea with rice).

Stop At: Byodoin Temple, 116 Uji Renge, Uji 611-0021 Kyoto Prefecture

UNESCO world heritage site. Byodoin-temple stands for “The Pure Land Paradise”, which represents heaven. The landmark of the phenix hall is depicted on the 10 yen coin.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Tsuen Teahouse and Shop, Higashiuchi-1 Uji, Kyoto 611-0021, Japan

The oldest tea house in Japan. The history dates back to 12th century, established in 1160.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mitsuboshien Kambayashi Sannyu Honten, Japan, 〒611-0021 京都府宇治市宇治蓮華27

It's a historical tea store, where you can see how to grind matcha powder by a stone mill, and there is a small exhibition on tea production in old days.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: 和束茶カフェ, Japan, 〒619-1222 京都府相楽郡和束町大字白栖大狭間35

Tea farmers market, where you can buy tea products from 70 different farmers.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wazuka-cho, Wazuka-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

We will visit a tea farmer

Duration: 2 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Uji Station, Japan, 〒611-0021 京都府宇治市宇治宇文字17−16
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private Guiding Service (English Speaking Guide)
  • Entrance fee for Byodoin temple
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Byodoin Temple
Exclusions
  • Option: Tea picking (only in May) or tea farm visit with matcha (all year) 3500JPY / person
  • Option: Tea tasting, grinding matcha by stone mill (pre-booking needed)
  • Train from Uji to Kamo, bus from Kamo to Wazuka, on the way back to Uji
  • Cooking lesson by a tea farmer (3000JPY)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our guide Chisato-san was very flexible with our proposed itinerary. She came to join us in Kyoto and drove our rented car to Wazuka. Hariyama, Erihara and Ishitera are beautiful tea plantations we read in articles and wanted to see, and we managed to do one. We had a wonderful
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Response from Village2Table, Guide at Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)
Responded 26 Jun 2019
Dear Betty, Thank you for your review. Your knowledge on tea is really impressive! I hope you enjoyed communication with tea farmers in Ujidawara and in Wazuka. Thank you again for joining the tour.
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A perfect day for us to explore green tea culture. Chisato san did a very professional tour for us. We enjoyed our day very much.
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Response from Village2Table, Guide at Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)
Responded 22 May 2019
Thank you for your visit. Your knowledge and enthusiasm on tea were impressive. It was nice to talk with you. I hope you enjoy staying in Wazuka, and visit Japan again in future.
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We just had a tour yesterday with Chisato(a tour guide) . She was so great, and she has so much knowledge about tea industries and agricultural things. Her explanation about tea in Kyoto was so detailed well and she introduced us many attractive places. I believe she is one of
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Response from Village2Table, Guide at Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)
Responded 8 May 2019
Thank you for your message. I hope you enjoy your time in the tea village in Uji and Wazuka, and hope to see you again!
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Chisato Maeda was our tour guide for this excellent tour. She was amazing. She speaks wonderful English and was very flexible when one of our group had an ankle problem and could not do some of the walking. The tour of Uji town was very informative and the trip to the Tea
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Response from Village2Table, オーナー at Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)
Responded 1 Apr 2019
Thank you very much for your comments. It was nice to meet you all, sharing tea time with you. I hope you enjoyed landscape of the tea village and meals there, and visit the farm again if you have a chance in future. Thank you again for joining the tour.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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