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Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour

Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour

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This Marvelous Matcha Kyoto Green Tea Tour is the perfect way to discover the different varieties of Matcha, see how its made, and best of all—taste it. Visit the world-renowned district of Uji, which is known for producing outstanding quality green tea. The tour helps you discover hidden local tea shops that would be hard to find alone, and you have a guide to help translate. See how tea is prepared, and enjoy tasting it. When you’ve worked up an appetite, a delicious set lunch is provided.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.71
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$190.71

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

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

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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00
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Kyoto - Make a handmade Goshuin book to collect calligraphy from temples!

Kyoto - Make a handmade Goshuin book to collect calligraphy from temples!

A Goshuin-cho (a book in which to collect seals and stamps from the temples and shrines you visit) is a great souvenir from Japan. Even more special is making one yourself. In this workshop in Osaka you will learn how to make your own notebook by hand, selecting the paper and creating your own unique design.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.41
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$28.41

Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)

Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)

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Matcha and tea ceremony are getting popular in Kyoto, but this tour is for the people more interested in the ingredients, where and how it grows. You can visit some historical tea stores of Uji and a tea farm in Wazuka town, and enjoy home meal together with the tea farmer, listening to the stories behind matcha bowls and tea whisks. (Tea picking is available in May as a option).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$217.84
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$217.84
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Half-Day Exploration of Iwashimizu-Hachiman Shrine with Local Guide in Kyoto

Half-Day Exploration of Iwashimizu-Hachiman Shrine with Local Guide in Kyoto

Are you bit tired of hustles and bustles of Kyoto-city? Only 20 minutes train ride from downtown Kyoto, you'll find tranquil small town of Yawata where the National Treasure Iwashimizu Hachimangu(Shrine) locates. It's on the top of Mt. Otokoyama where you can see many rare plants and small animals. The Shrine is dedicated to 3 kami( deities) which collectively known as Hachiman-Okami, one of them is an ancient Japanese Emperor. Local guide will tell you background of the shrine at this sacred site. After the shrine, we'll visit a hidden treasure of Yawata-city, Shokado-Garden where various types of bamboos and 300 camellia trees. That spacious garden rarely be crowded, so you'll enjoy greenery and tranquility also. A friendly Japanese guide from the town will lead you to explorer this small lovely town. The tour is conducted in English.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.52
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$79.52
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JR West Official: Kansai WIDE Area 5 Day Pass

JR West Official: Kansai WIDE Area 5 Day Pass

Kansai WIDE Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map ・ Valid trains are below; - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama) ・ The pass can be used for non-reserved seats on the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen". - Non-reserved seats on Express Trains HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO, SUPER INABA, etc. - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines * For reserved seats, please purchase a Limited Express Reserved Seat Ticket from a JR-WEST Ticket Office or other location before boarding.
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  • 5 days
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$90.09
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$90.09

Local life experience at a herbal farmhouse in Miyama, northern Kyoto (Private)

Local life experience at a herbal farmhouse in Miyama, northern Kyoto (Private)

In rural village , knowledge of traditional plant medicine has been handed down from generations to generations. This is off-the-beaten path experience to learn about ethno-botanical local knowledge how to utilize natural resources. A local guide will also show you around the village after the workshop.
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  • 1 day 5 hours
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$151.54
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$151.54
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Maizuru Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Maizuru Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Maizuru! Maizuru, a laid-back beach town in the northern Kyoto area, is filled with fascinating history and incredible local sights, including an impressive collection of temples and shrines, making it well-worth adding to your Kyoto itinerary. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.61
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$112.61
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Family picnic in a Tea Field

Family picnic in a Tea Field

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You can enjoy tea fields surrounded by Japan's beautiful nature, which is usually prohibited to enter. ( Depends on the weather/season, we cannot enter there) Escape the big city as a family! The central Kyoto is too crowded and don't know what to do/ where to go with your kids? You should come and join our Ujitawara tour! You can be surrounded by beautiful Japan's nature, and enjoy tea picking (If it is the season), having tea outdoor. Your children can also enjoy running and playing outdoor! Sometimes our guides bring their children, too. So your children can make local playmates!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.43
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$350.43
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Matcha stone milling experience

Matcha stone milling experience

While talking with tea farmers and Japanese tea instructors, you will be able to grind the tea that is the material of matcha. Freshly made matcha has an exceptional taste. Ujitawaramachi is the birthplace of Japanese green tea, and after the experience, it might be a fun time to visit the birthplace of Muneen Nagatani, the founder of Sencha.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.31
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$6.31

Japanese traditional craft

Japanese traditional craft "stand pile burning experience" and sightseeing in Tamba Teiyama (Shukura tour, castle, castle town)

It is a small private tour that you can enjoy the nature, traditional crafts, history, and the Tamba mountain range in one day. One of Japan's Six Ancient Tombs, the Tachiyaki Burning Experience, the Tachiyaki Sales Office, the oldest active climber, and historically, the ruins of the Ogiyama Castle built by Tokugawa Ieyasu as a base for the capture of Osaka, the reproduced Daishoin, Edo Kawahara Town Tsuma Irisayas, where the towns of the times remain, Tambaan Sakazushi Memorial Museum of the three major Japanese warriors, tour of the Shuzo, tasting, nature, scenery that the scenery of the countryside where "Eononuma, West Tambasanzan" is said, is spread There are specialty products such as Tamba chestnut and black beans. You can enjoy the charm of Tamba Aoiyama in one day.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.79
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$99.79
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[Up to 200 yen discount] Genji no Yu coupon (bath + towel set)

[Up to 200 yen discount] Genji no Yu coupon (bath + towel set)

Uji natural hot spring Genji no Yu 200 yen discount coupon “Uji Natural Hot Spring Genji no Yu” is the only natural hot spring facility in Uji City. If you apply from this page, you can use "Bathing + Towel Set (Bath Towel, Face Towel)" at a discount. The natural hot spring that springs from 1,111m below the ground is known as “Hot no Yu”, and has excellent thermal and moisturizing effects. Relax in a bath with a taste, such as an open-air bath inspired by the “Yamaaino Yujiba”, “Shigaraki Yaki no Tsuboyu” and “High-concentration carbonated spring”. * Rental towel sets are only for adults. Please purchase your child's towel set separately. * Mixed bathing for men and women over the age of 7 is not allowed due to Kyoto regulations. Guests under elementary school age must be accompanied by a guardian. Re-bathing and long stay are welcome! Relax in a cozy Japanese space From the exterior to the interior, the “Uji Natural Hot Spring Genji no Yu” is designed with a good old Japanese design. Re-bathing is set freely so that you can relax in one visit. There are also facilities other than the hot springs, such as “Korean style Akasuri” handled by skilled local staff and “Kenya” restaurant where you can taste “Genji pork”. Feel free to enjoy a hot spring trip in the comfortable atmosphere of Nagai. Access is an 8-minute walk from "Okubo Station" on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line. There are 124 free parking lots, so people coming by car are safe.
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  • 8 hours
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$11.07
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$11.07

JR West Official: Sanyo-San'in Area Pass 7 Day

JR West Official: Sanyo-San'in Area Pass 7 Day

・ Sanyo-San'in Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map ・ Valid trains are below (Reserved seats) - Reserved seats on SANYO SHINKANSEN (Shin-Osaka⇔Hakata) ・ This pass can be used for "Hello Kitty Shinkansen". - The Limited EXPRESS 'HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, YAKUMO, SUPER HAKUTO (INCL.Kamigori⇔Chizu) etc.' - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines - JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima)
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  • 7 days
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$180.18
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$180.18

Zazen experience in the bamboo forest, Kyoto

Zazen experience in the bamboo forest, Kyoto

【OUTLINE】 A bamboo forest is an idea environment for meditation. Calm down and try to face yourself.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$24.28
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$24.28

JR West Official: Kansai-Hiroshima Area 5 Day Pass

JR West Official: Kansai-Hiroshima Area 5 Day Pass

・ Kansai-Hiroshima Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map ・ Valid trains are below; - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Hiroshima) ・ The pass can be used for non-reserved seats on the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen". - Non-reserved seats on Express Trains 'HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO (Kyoto⇔Kamigori) etc.' * A separate fare is required for traveling on SUPER HAKUTO (Kamigori⇔Tottori) and SUPER INABA (Kamigori⇔Tottori) - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines - JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima) * For reserved seats, please purchase a Limited Express Reserved Seat Ticket from a JR-WEST Ticket Office or other location before boarding.
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  • 5 days
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$135.14
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$135.14

Byodoin Temple E-ticket (Admission + Audio guide)

Byodoin Temple E-ticket (Admission + Audio guide)

・Byodoin Temple's ” Phoenix Hall” is the national heritage which is depicted on a 10-yen coin, and widely known around the world. ・Byodoin is registered as a World Heritage Site, and the Temple is a 1000 years old . ・The temple displayed many Buddha statue made by Japane represented buddha engraver,and you can have glance of history parts through the exhibit items.Official audio guide, expound by the chief priest of the temple.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$10.86
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$10.86

Matcha Town Walking Tour in Uji, Kyoto

Matcha Town Walking Tour in Uji, Kyoto

Are you a green tea lover or food lover? Then join us on this Matcha Town Walking Tour! On this tour, you will be exploring Uji, a beautiful historic district that is often affectionately known as a tea haven for tea lovers and connoisseurs. As we stroll around Uji, you will be introduced to many interesting and fun facts about the origins of tea, the art of tea ceremony, and the wonders of Uji.Here you will get a chance to taste their delicious matcha rice cake skewers, made using pure, rich matcha powder that is sure to tantalize your taste buds! We will also visit tea houses, and tea fields, and will even pay a visit to some of Japan's oldest shrines, which Uji is home to. Here I'll introduce the wonders of the shrines.For lunch, we will be stopping by a famous tea house, to enjoy “chasoba,” green tea soba noodles.After lunch, we will get to experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony at a traditional tea house.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.36
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$129.36

Kyoto Uji Matcha & Byodo-in Temple Walking Tour

Kyoto Uji Matcha & Byodo-in Temple Walking Tour

-Start your walking journey in the historically rich town, Uji!- Byodo-in Temple and Ujigami Shrine. We will head to Uji Bridge passing by local small shops showing the ancient atmosphere. At Uji Bridge we will witness the epic landscape over the river and step our feet to the first world heritage site in Uji, Ujigami Shrine. -Learn Japanese history in the two different World Heritage Sites- You will not only just visit these places but also deepen your knowledge on the Japanese religion and learn the relations between these two iconic places across Uji river. -Try authentic Kyoto Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony!- Enjoy Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony with a Japanese sweet. Don't miss this extravagant opportunity to experience the authenticity of the tea ceremony. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.11
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$68.11

JR West Official: Kansai-Hokuriku Area 7 Day Pass

JR West Official: Kansai-Hokuriku Area 7 Day Pass

・ Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map ・ Valid trains are below; - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama) ・ The pass can be used for non-reserved seats on the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen". - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "HOKURIKU SHINKANSEN" (Kanazawa⇔Joetsu-Myoko) - Non-reserved seats on Express Trains 'HARUKA, THUNDERBIRD, KUROSHIO, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO (Kyoto⇔Kamigori) etc.' * A separate fare is required for traveling on SUPER HAKUTO (Kamigori⇔Tottori) and SUPER INABA (Kamigori⇔Tottori) - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines * For reserved seats, please purchase a Limited Express Reserved Seat Ticket from a JR-WEST Ticket Office or other location before boarding.
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  • 7 days
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$153.16
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$153.16

Maizuru Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Maizuru Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Maizuru! Maizuru, a laid-back beach town in the northern Kyoto area, is filled with fascinating history and incredible local sights, including an impressive collection of temples and shrines, making it well-worth adding to your Kyoto itinerary. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.09
Price varies by group size
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$90.09
Price varies by group size

Science Park Walker

Science Park Walker

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Let's visit Kansai Science Park called Keihanna. This is located between Kyoto and Nara. In this walking tour, we will visit Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library, the second largest national library in Japan having more than 6 million items. We will explore the perfectly air-conditioned storage area of the library where people usually cannot enter. We will also step on the world’s largest sundial at Keihanna Plaza, and walk in front of many research centers of big companies. Then, enjoy a peaceful Japanese garden with huge stones, beautiful blossoms and a pond.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.10
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$23.10

[Weekday 500 yen discount] Genji no Yu Coupon (Bath + Towel Set + Seasonal Kettle Miso)

[Weekday 500 yen discount] Genji no Yu Coupon (Bath + Towel Set + Seasonal Kettle Miso)

Uji Natural Hot Springs Genji no Yu Weekday 500 yen discount coupon “Uji Natural Hot Spring Genji no Yu” is the only natural hot spring facility in Uji City. If you apply from this page, you can use "Bathing + Towel Set + Seasonal Kamameshi Gyoen" for a great deal. Please take advantage of this opportunity. (* Meals: Enjoy "Seasonal Kamameshi Gyoen" at the restaurant "Kenya".) Relax in a cozy Japanese space. Long stays such as re-bathing are OK The hot spring used in Genji's hot spring is a natural hot spring that springs from 1,111 meters below the ground. The quality of the spring that resembles the seawater component is also called “Hot no Yu”, which is particularly effective for keeping warm and moisturizing. In the bathhouse, there are a variety of hot baths such as an open-air bath inspired by the “Mountain Ainoyu”, “Shigaraki Yaki no Tsuboyu” and “High-concentration carbonated spring”. There is also a topical lowry sauna and salt steam sauna, so it is perfect for relaxing. Re-bathing and Nagai are also welcome hot springs, so please feel free to visit them.
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  • 8 hours
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$24.09
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$24.09

Private Tour - World Heritage of Tasty Sweets! An Uji-Matcha Tour!

Private Tour - World Heritage of Tasty Sweets! An Uji-Matcha Tour!

Kyoto, Japan? Make think of Matcha. This otomo tour is for Matcha lovers. Also visit Byodoinhoodo, a world heritage site in Uji. Uji is a major production area of tea, many high quality green teas are produced here. There is an overwhelming number of food with matcha on the road to Byodoin. Ice-cream, jelly, bread, noodles and even beer! Those of you not keen to matcha, this will surely change your image! Moreover, you can even try matcha powder making as well as a tea ceremony! Uji is the only place you can experience tea ceremony with a great view of world heritage!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.71
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$94.71

Tea Fields Tour - Discovery & Photo Walk in Wazuka

Tea Fields Tour - Discovery & Photo Walk in Wazuka

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Get off the tourist track and venture into picturesque tea fields with an 800-year history, untrodden by most other travelers. On this small-group, two-hour walking tour, you’ll cover the most scenic towns and hills on foot, including Shohoji Temple and Ishitera Tea Plantation. Learn how Wazuka has been shaped by tea farming and admire stunning natural scenery. Tours include a tea tasting with traditional biscuits.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.09
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