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Kyoto: 8-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

1. Kyoto: 8-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore the historic city of Kyoto and its temples and shrines. This private tour allows you to choose your own itinerary like this sample. Follow your guide to Kinkakuji Temple, Golden Pavilion or Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. After that, head to the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a famous spot due to the thousands of Torii gates. Take a photo of the god of agriculture enshrined in Fushimi Inari Shine. Stop for lunch before visiting Kiyomizu temple, and experience the atmosphere of Kyoto's most famous district as you meander through Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka. Afterwards, if you have time, visit the Gion district, the famous geisha area. The tour ends at your hotel, or a location of your choosing.

Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour

2. 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

3. 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 Uji

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 20 reviews

We booked a full day tour with local guide Kaori and we loved the experience! She was very well prepared and had already discussed with us what we would like to visit before the tour started. She had made a good program so we could see a lot of Kyoto without having to rush from one site to another. We visited Kinkakuji temple (the Golden pavilion), Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari shrine !Thousands of Shinto gates) and Gion where Kaori gave us extra information on Japanese history and tradition. At noon we had lunch in a traditional Japanese restaurant, sitting on the floor. Very nice experience and very good choice of her! At the end of tour she gave us some tips on other things to do/visit in Kyoto and even arranged a taxi for us. We were very happy to have booked this tour and would like to thank Kaori again for the wonderfull experience!

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.

Kenji was great, patient and very amicable! He made our Kyoto day trip memorable... wonderful tips , very easy to travel with him... Gracias Kenji!!!!

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 !!

Had a great guide , very knowledgeable , very flexible

very knowledgeable , very flexible and very sensitive to our interests and to our wishes .