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Uplifting Kyoto: Private Tour of Uji's Tea, Shrines, and Natural Spirituality

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Uplifting Kyoto: Private Tour of Uji's Tea, Shrines, and Natural Spirituality
This walking tour is largely outdoors and in areas that are not crowded with people.
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Ever wondered what makes Japanese green tea so special? Explore the nuances of Kyoto's most famous tea producing area on a private tour of Uji and learn not only about the intricacies of tea, but also the engaging local history. Just a little off the beaten path (around 30 minutes by local train from central Kyoto points such as the Gion or Kyoto Station areas), Uji packs in breathtaking views of the river and mountains, and houses not one, but two UNESCO world heritage sites within a 10-minute walk of each other. All of this, and with far less people than you'd typically find canvassing the well worn paths of central Kyoto. In addition to tea and nature, this tour also features a visit to Byodo-in, a magnificent temple with a superlative, modern museum as well (admission included), around which you'll be guided by a native or equivalent English speaker who is sure to be friendly, accessible, and also very knowledgeable about the finer points of tea and Buddhism.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Uji Station
    Japan, 〒611-0021 京都府宇治市宇治宇文字17−16
    Keihan Uji Station (pickup from JR Uji Station is available for a nominal fee).
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  • 1
    Tsuen Teahouse and Shop
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Takumi-no Yakata
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Ujigami Shrine
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Byodoin Omotesando
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Byodoin Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Prefectural Uji Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Koshoji Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Uji River
  • You'll end at
    Uji Station
    Japan, 〒611-0021 京都府宇治市宇治宇文字17−16
    Keihan Uji Station (pickup from JR Uji Station is available for a nominal fee).
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Uji Station, Japan, 〒611-0021 京都府宇治市宇治宇文字17−16
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Admission to Byodoin Temple and Museum
  • Gyokuro tea house experience with Japanese sweet
  • Kanbayashi Tea Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Tsuen Teahouse and Shop
  • Entry/Admission - Takumi-no Yakata
  • Entry/Admission - Ujigami Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Byodoin Omotesando
  • Entry/Admission - Byodoin Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Prefectural Uji Park
  • Entry/Admission - Koshoji Temple
Exclusions
  • Food and drink outside of the tea experience
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The itinerary as is includes many stairs. If this poses a problem, let us know, and we'll make suitable modifications.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Most enjoyable day trip to Kyoto from Osaka
We had the most friendly and knowledgeable, English speaking guide, Levy, who showed us the most beautiful places.
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Good Japanese food!
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Great Way To See The City With A Small Group!
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Kai C
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Authentic Osaka food experience
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Excellent intro into Osakan culture
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Great experience
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