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Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private) provided by Village to Table Tours - Off-the-Eaten Food Experience in Japan

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

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Overview
Matcha and tea ceremony are getting popular in Kyoto, but this tour is for the people more interested in the ingredients, where and how it grows. You can visit some historical tea stores of Uji and a tea farm in Wazuka town, and enjoy home meal together with the tea farmer, listening to the stories behind matcha bowls and tea whisks. (Tea picking is available in May as a option).
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You'll start at
Uji Station
Japan, 〒611-0021 京都府宇治市宇治宇文字17−16There is a green tea post in front of JR Uji station beside Uji City Tourist Information Center
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  • Pass by Uji River
  • 1
    Byodoin Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Tsuen Teahouse and Shop
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Mitsuboshien Kanbayashi Sannyu Main Shop
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    和束茶カフェ
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 5
    Wazuka-cho
    Stop: 2 hours -
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You'll end at
Uji Station
Japan, 〒611-0021 京都府宇治市宇治宇文字17−16There is a green tea post in front of JR Uji station beside Uji City Tourist Information Center
See address & details
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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 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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Betty H wrote a review May 2019
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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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Date of experience: May 2019
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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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Liza F wrote a review May 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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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Date of experience: May 2019
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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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HappyBloomKyoto wrote a review May 2019
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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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Date of experience: May 2019
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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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Indianarenaissance wrote a review Mar 2019
Indiana10 contributions4 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: March 2019
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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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