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Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour

1. Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour

The green tea and matcha (powdered green tea) produced in Uji are famous for their quality not only in Japan, but also all over the world. While visiting Uji you will also get to see the gorgeous and famous Byodoin temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  During the tour you will sit down for a fantastic lunch, and have a chance to experience making and drinking tea. If you find teas that you like, you will have time to choose, purchase and take home some delicious memories of your tour.

Kyoto: Walking Tour with Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony

2. Kyoto: Walking Tour with Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony

Meet your guide and head towards Uji Bridge passing by local small shops. Enjoy the unique atmosphere this area has to offer. At Uji Bridge, you can enjoy a beautiful view over the river.  Continue to explore Uji and discover Japanese history at two world heritage sites: Byodo-in Temple and Ujigami Shrine. Learn about the relation between these two places across Uji river and deepen your knowledge of Japanese religion. Take the opportunity and taste spring water at the shrine as Uji is very popular for its clean water, which is the origin of tea production.  After learning about the characteristics of tea production, enjoy an Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony including a Japanese sweet. During the tea ceremony learn about the development of tea production in the last years. Matcha tea from Uji is a well-known tea brand in Japan.  Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to experience the authenticity of the tea ceremony in one of the major tea production cities of Japan.

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What people are saying about Byodoin

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Beautiful and informative tour in the beautiful town of Uji with great and knowledgeable tour guides. We visited a shrine and temple learning the history and significance of the landmarks, ground tea leaves to make matcha and made our own. We ate tasty matcha soba nodules and delicious matcha ice cream. Highly recommended tour.

Heroai was wonderful ! Food incredible ! Love uji

We really had a great time ! Loved heroai And all of the places she took us! She was informative and patient . Really a superb time!!! Thanks !!