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Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour provided by Arigato Japan

Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour

Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour
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Last updated: 18 Jun 2020
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Uji is known for producing incredible Matcha green tea, and this tour is the perfect way to learn how it’s made, as well as taste it. A guide takes care of translating, so there are no language barriers, and the tour reveals hidden spots that you might not find alone, such as local tea shops. A perk of the tour is that a Matcha tasting, and a delicious lunch are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Visit a place known for its Matcha green tea, just south of Kyoto—Uji
Watch how Matcha is made and expand your green tea knowledge
Visit Byodoin Temple—a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Hassle-free tour with tastings and lunch included
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31383P24
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Matcha Tasting Included • Lunch In Restaurant, tea experience • Matcha Making, Wagashi Sweets and Matcha Ice Cream all featured • Shopping time
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified • Transportation costs
Duration
3h
Departure details
Uji Station, Otsukata Uji, Kyoto 611-0021, Japan Meet up point: Meeting at entrance of Keihan Uji station 宇治駅 ( NOT the JR Uji station) Address: ‎7-13, Uji-Otsukata, Uji, Kyoto 〒611-0021 京都府宇治市宇治乙方
Byodoin, Renge-116 Uji, Kyoto 611-0021, Japan End point: Shopping streets in Byodoin area
Inclusions
Matcha Tasting Included • Lunch In Restaurant, tea experience • Matcha Making, Wagashi Sweets and Matcha Ice Cream all featured • Shopping time
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified • Transportation costs
Departure details
Uji Station, Otsukata Uji, Kyoto 611-0021, Japan Meet up point: Meeting at entrance of Keihan Uji station 宇治駅 ( NOT the JR Uji station) Address: ‎7-13, Uji-Otsukata, Uji, Kyoto 〒611-0021 京都府宇治市宇治乙方
Byodoin, Renge-116 Uji, Kyoto 611-0021, Japan End point: Shopping streets in Byodoin area
Duration
3h
Return details
Byodoin, Renge-116 Uji, Kyoto 611-0021, Japan End point: Shopping streets in Byodoin area
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information copy is required for kids 10 and above.
Family-friendly
Minimum drinking age is 21 years
For solo travelers, please email us
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
Not recommended for Vegans and Gluten-free
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Vegetarian friendly
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Uji Station
    Otsukata Uji, Kyoto 611-0021, Japan
    Meet up point: Meeting at entrance of Keihan Uji station 宇治駅 ( NOT the JR Uji station) Address: ‎7-13, Uji-Otsukata, Uji, Kyoto 〒611-0021 京都府宇治市宇治乙方
    See address & details
  • 1
    Uji
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Uji Scenic Bridge
    Uji River Cormorant Fishing
    Uji Shrine
    Amagasetsuri Bridge
    Masuda Chaho
  • 2
    Byodoin Temple
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Byodoin
    Renge-116 Uji, Kyoto 611-0021, Japan
    End point: Shopping streets in Byodoin area
    See address & details
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Jschnurr1
1 contribution
Green tea tour
Jul 2019 • Family
Ayaka was a gracious and informative guide! We took a walk around beautiful Uji and ate a delicious meal with green tea themes, visited a temple and shrine, had matcha ice cream (hojicha was the best!), and ended with a traditional matcha ceremony (except much less formal!). Great for a lot of information in 3 hours with a friendly tour guide!
Written 3 July 2019
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Thank you so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed our tour in Uji. Such a wonderful place and nice to get out of downtown Kyoto!
Written 6 July 2019
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Susan L
1 contribution
Making matcha with Toby!
Mar 2019 • Family
Hiroe is fabulous! She taught us so much about matcha and Japanese culture. We had such a lovely day walking around Uji eating matcha buckwheat noodles, making matcha tea and drinking it and having matcha and roasted green tea ice cream. The area was beautiful, the shrine awe-inspiring and Hiroe's knowledge of the area and her excellent English explanations made for a wonderful day for Grandma, Mom and Daughter. Many of the things we did with her we wouldn't have been able to figure out ourselves.
Written 21 March 2019
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WOW thank you for the wonderful review. Hiroe will be so happy to hear that you had a nice day! We are so proud of the UJI tour, happy you enjoyed. We love when we can share Japanese food and culture with multi-generation travelers. So special. Hope the rest of your journey was amazing.
Written 21 March 2019
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Derek
7 contributions
Matcha experience of a lifetime!
Nov 2018 • Friends
As someone who enjoys matcha, I had a wonderful experience joining this tour and tasting the different matcha tea, ice cream and noodles. Our tour guide was Mana who was very friendly and knowledgeable about the Uji region and the places we went to. I will 100% be recommending this tour to my friends and family who visit Japan!
Written 19 December 2018
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So glad you enjoyed. Thank you for the kind review. Uji is such a special place and we are very proud of the variety of food and experiences we offer on this one! Your review will help others find this tour we hope! THANK YOU!
Written 30 December 2018
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Dan
3 contributions
Great day in Uji
Nov 2018 • Couples
We booked this tour on a recent trip to Kyoto since Uji was a short train ride from there. Our tour guide Russ was very knowledgeable and friendly and we had an excellent time touring the city and learning about Matcha as well as other aspects of Japanese culture/history from Russ. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys tea; it is also an excellent way to escape the crowds in Kyoto for a half a day.
Written 21 November 2018
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Uji is such a special place, we are truly glad you enjoyed it. Kyoto these days, especially in the autumn season can be quite crowded and a day sipping green tea and enjoying beautiful Uji is something we hope many visitors would consider trying. Thank you for the review we really appreciate your thoughtful comments.
Written 25 November 2018
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julwe87
12 contributions
Wonderful day !
We just spent 3 hours with Jennifer and Tanimoto learning a lot about the Uji region and it‘s history. We had a wonderful lunch with different and very lovely green teas. Later we experienced making and drinking a premium Matcha in a tea house with 16 generations of history.
We loved the guides Jennifer and Tanimoto, who were very passionate about japanese tea, food and culture :) We learned a lot!

Written 16 October 2018
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Prince Rjay P
1 contribution
Superb Experience
I love greentea and i always wanted to know how it is made in japan. I am very much satisfied i booked arigato japan. Now that i experienced it, i love green tea even more. Japanese people makes green tea with so much passion.
Written 3 July 2018
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Alexis B
Gastonia, NC6 contributions
Awesome Way To Begin Our Trip in Kyoto!
Apr 2018
I'm so glad that this was the first activity we chose to do during our time in Kyoto. Our guide Jennifer was very warm, friendly and knowledgeable. The meeting place was super easy to find and we began our tour by taking a walk through Kyoto which is quickly surpassing Tokyo in becoming one of my favorite cities in Japan. It is clean, beautiful and far less crowded than Tokyo. We began by having a tea infused lunch and learning about the history of Japanese tea as well as the different kinds of green tea and how to traditionally enjoy it. I had no idea that there were so many levels and details that go into the production of matcha. After lunch we took a stroll through the area and went to a temple, checked out some local shops and sights, and took lots of pictures. Next we went to a matcha tea shop where we learned how to hand grind our own fresh matcha powder! After grinding our matcha we got to drink it with some traditional sweets! I really loved the pace of the tour it was very easy and relaxed, plus the weather was beautiful! After coming from the noise and congestion of a busy city like Tokyo this was just what we needed. Jennifer was so kind and gracious. She was able to answer all of our questions and she was very helpful by taking pictures of us and giving us suggestions for more things that we could do in Kyoto during the rest of our stay. My friend and I really enjoyed ourselves and I would 100% recommend doing this tour or any of Arigato Japans food tours because their guides are excellent. This is our second tour but it definitely won't be the last!
Written 23 April 2018
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