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Matcha made in Heaven! – Kyoto Green Tea Tour

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11.00am

  • Duration

    3hrs

  • Start time

    Daily at 11.00am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Meeting at the entrance of  Keihan Uji station (NOT the JR Uji station). Address: 7-13, Uji-Otsukata, Uji, Kyoto. So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 20 mins early.

  • Ending Point

    Shopping streets in yodoin area

Key Highlights

  • Tour Kyoto’s Uji district and have a delicious lunch
  • Take part in a tea experience
  • Visit the stunning Byodoin temple
  • Watch how Matcha is prepared

Overview

How do you like your tea green? A little frothy perhaps with its flavour so deep and unique it’s like nothing else? If green tea is your drink of choice, why not if it isn’t! Then this is a tour you are going to love. A trip to Uji will give you the chance to experience and taste Matcha and other green tea types. If you are new to green tea, once you’ve tried it, there’s no looking back. This tour is more than just green tea though. You're going to learn about history and culture too. You’ll visit the famous Byodoin temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, no less. And, get this if what you’re already doing isn’t enough! You’ll sit down for a fantastic set lunch, where you’ll have the chance to experience making and drinking tea. See, it’s a matcha made in tea heaven!

About the Supplier: Arigato Japan loves nothing more than giving you sweet memories of Japan through the joy of food. Their tours take you on a culinary journey to explore and taste local and regional specialities. They also like to show you the places that locals cherish, those off-beaten places which offer foodie experiences that only locals know about. Want to understand Japan, then Arigato Japan will show you.

Note: In case there are any dietary issues, restrictions, food allergies or cross contact (nuts, shellfish - molluscs and crustaceans, ocean/sea fishes, gluten, soy and/or lactose intolerance) that you are concerned about, don’t forget to mention them clearly in our Special Requests section while booking the tour. If this is not enough, you can always give us a call or drop us an email and we will connect with you at the earliest possible. Additionally, please make sure, in scenarios like this, that you try and make the booking along with all your dietary requests as much prior to the tour as possible. We try our best to accommodate all our customers’ health requests to the best of our abilities (after all, health is wealth) but please understand that it might not be possible to accommodate last-minute requests - especially with food, as they require preparations in advance.

Itinerary

  • Love your green tea? Then here’s the plan. You are going on a tour of green tea heaven. A place where the drink is cherished and appreciated to the fullest. This tour is a mix of wandering around the Uji district and enjoying the delights of Matcha. You’ll visit the outer grounds of Byodoin temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. If you’re wondering it’s the temple featured on the 10 yen coin. For further wandering fun, you’ll visit local tea shops and stroll the beautiful streets of Uji. Then it’s onto the main event. Watch as Matcha is made and then enjoy a matcha tasting and lunch. That’ll be 5-7 dishes!  Make sure you have plenty of room!Add in wagashi sweets and matcha ice-cream (the best!), well now you see why this is a tour made in matcha heaven.

Inclusions

  • Lunch in restaurant with tea experience
  • Matcha tasting included
  • Matcha making, wagashi sweets and matcha ice cream all featured
  • Shopping time (well you’ve got to take some home!)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up (can be arranged for an additional charge)
  • Tips, oh go on then

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
In case there are any dietary issues, restrictions, food allergies or cross contact (nuts, shellfish - molluscs and crustaceans, ocean/sea fishes, gluten, soy and/or lactose intolerance) that you are concerned about, don’t forget to mention them clearly in our Special Requests section while booking the tour. If this is not enough, you can always give us a call or drop us an email and we will connect with you at the earliest possible. Additionally, please make sure, in scenarios like this, that you try and make the booking along with all your dietary requests as much prior to the tour as possible. We try our best to accommodate all our customers’ health requests to the best of our abilities (after all, health is wealth) but please understand that it might not be possible to accommodate last-minute requests - especially with food, as they require preparations in advance.
Yay! This tour is for everyone
Wear comfortable shoes, there’s plenty of walking

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