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Uji: Matcha And World Heritage Sites Private Tour

Uji: Matcha And World Heritage Sites Private Tour

From US$ 106.38 per person

This tour is for matcha lovers. Kyoto has many specialties and green tea is one of them. This tour also visits World Heritage sites in Uji, including Byodoinhoodo.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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English, Japanese
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  • Make your own matcha powder by using traditional stone mill and enjoy a tea ceremony
  • Visit two World Heritage sites and learn about their history
  • Find a hidden local shrine which offers unique rabbit paper fortunes
Full description
There are many shops selling Uji matcha products. the Uji region is a major producer of tea, especially high-quality green teas. You can also find other matcha products such as ice-cream, jelly, bread, noodles, and even beer. You will visit Byodo-in Temple, a world heritage site and is engraved on the 10 Japanese yen coin. The building and golden phoenix are beautiful, and the figure reflected in the pond is extraordinary. You will be left enjoying the beauty, thinking about the paradise that people dreamed of in ancient times. Here you can make your own matcha powder as well as a tea ceremony. Your next stop is Uji Shrine. It is a small yet hidden power spot shrine. There is a saying that if you find 3 rabbits in the shrine, your wish will be granted. The final stop is the Ujigami shrine, another world heritage site in Uji and it is believed to be the oldest standing shrine in Japan.
  • Private tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Fee for Tea Ceremony and making matcha powder
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

JR Uji Station, in front of the ticket gate (about 30mins from JR Kyoto Station on the Nara line)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • If certain locations are temporarily closed, the tour itinerary will be altered accordingly
  • Entrance fees and activities are at an additional cost.
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