Guided tour

Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.

Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.

From US$ 193 per person

Green tea fans will love this tour to the town of Uji in Kyoto — the home of matcha. A trip to Uji will give you many chances to experience and taste matcha and other types of green tea in a variety of beverages and foods.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Leave the crowded area of downtown Kyoto and explore this historic and beautiful town
  • Visit local tea shops and stroll the lovely streets of Uji
  • Explore the outer grounds of the Byodoin temple, a World Heritage Site which is featured as the design on the 10 yen coin
  • See how tea is prepared and get a sense of what goes into the production of the world’s best matcha
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Matcha Tasting
  • Lunch In Restaurant
  • Matcha Making, Wagashi Sweets and Matcha Ice Cream all featured
  • Walking tour (moderate level)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Date

Meeting point

At entrance of Keihan Uji station (not JR Uji station). Your guide will be there holding a sign. Uji is about 40 minutes from Kyoto city. Please note we can only wait an additional five minutes after the starting time and then the tour will depart. In addition to our limited five-minute grace period, please note that we cannot give directions or contact the guides on the phone once the tour begins. This is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all guests on the tour, And also to respect our relationships with restaurants.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please advise supplier of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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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.

October 4, 2019

November 27, 2018

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 !!

April 1, 2019

Product ID: 131976