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Kyoto Uji Matcha & Byodo-in Temple Walking Tour
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Kyoto Uji Matcha & Byodo-in Temple Walking TourExperience a traditional Kyoto Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony and explore in one of the ancient areas in Kyoto

  • 3 hour tour
  • Small group tour
  • English speaking guide
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What makes this tour unique
  • An all-inclusive tour through the ancient towns of Kyoto, with an authentic Kyoto Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony experience.
  • Gain knowledge on Japanese history and religion in two different world heritage sites; Byodo-in Temple and Ujigami Shrine.
What's included
  • Byodo-in Temple Entrance Fee
  • Kyoto Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony Experience
  • Lunch
  • 3 hours with a local guide
  • Photos during the tour
Not included
  • Extra food and drinks (available for purchase)

Uji is a south part of Kyoto, about half an hour away from the city centre. It has been one of the most historically rich areas in Kyoto, showing the unique attractions of ancient Japan.

Uji has been the popular destinations among the Japanese matcha lovers to try the fresh Uji Matcha, that is one of the three well-known Japanese tea brands, and learn how it is produced in this place.
On this walking tour, you will not only have fresh Uji matcha, but also make your own tea.

On the tour, a local guide will navigate you to all the must places in Uji and give you the insights about the history of Uji, Uji Matcha and Japanese religion while visiting two different World Heritage Sites; Byodo-in Temple and Ujigami Shrine.

At first, you will get insights into the historical background of this ancient town. On the way to Ujigami Shrine, we will stop our steps on Uji Bridge and learn about the meaning of the temple and the shrine both locating along the river.

After learning its rich history at Ujigami Shrine, we will stop by the tea museum to gain the knowledge on the tea production in Uji.

Walking over the bridge, we will visit Byodo-in Temple, one of the iconic destinations in Kyoto and learn why it was built and its relation to Japanese Buddhism.

Leaving Byodo-in Temple, you will make your own Uji Matcha Tea and taste it with a traditional Japanese snack. During the tea ceremony experience, you will also deepen your knowledge on the history of Uji Tea production about how tea would be produced in the past.

We will end our small journey in Uji after having lunch at the local restaurant.
We are sure that you'll get to explore not only all of the must-visit places but also have the educational experience by gaining the knowledge from local guides.

Hope to see you soon!

Start your journey in the historically rich town, Uji!

After meeting up, we will spend the next three hours learning its rich history and experiencing Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony. To start, we will head to Uji Bridge passing by local small shops showing the ancient atmosphere. At Uji Bridge we will witness the epic landscape over the river and step our feet to the first world heritage site in Uji, Ujigami Shrine.

Learn Japanese history in the two different World Heritage Sites in Uji; Byodo-in Temple and Ujigami Shrine!

We will continue to explore in Uji and head to the two different world heritage sites in Uji; Byodo-in Temple and Ujigami Shrine. You will not only just visit these places but also deepen your knowledge on the Japanese religion and learn the relations between these two iconic places across Uji river. Since Uji is very popular for the clear water, which is the origin of the tea production, you will also be able to try tasting spring water at the shrine.

Try authentic Kyoto Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony!

Enjoy Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony with a Japanese sweet after learning its characteristics of the tea production in Uji region. During the Tea Ceremony Experience, you will also learn how tea production in Uji has been developed over the past years and been popular as one of the well-known matcha brand in Japan. Don't miss this extravagant opportunity to experience the authenticity of the tea ceremony in one of the major tea production cities in Japan.

Meeting Point
In front of FamilyMart JR Uji Station South
  • Meeting Place is in front of FamilyMart nearby JR Uji Station South Exit
  • A guide will be holding a board saying "MagicalTrip"
  • All ages can join this tour
  • Please bring some cash with you for additional food, drinks and souvenirs.
  • For the respect of other participants, please make sure to show up on time.
  • Out of respect for other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time.
  • You will not be able to join the tour, get refund or rescheduled if you are late for the tour and missed the group.
Cancel Policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the tour starting time.
  • Free date/time rescheduling up to 24 hours before the tour starting time (depending on availability).
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