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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