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Uplifting Kyoto: Private Tour of Uji's Tea, Shrines, and Natural Spirituality provided by Pinpoint Traveler

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

Uplifting Kyoto: Private Tour of Uji's Tea, Shrines, and Natural Spirituality
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 33348P22
Important information
Inclusions
  • Admission to Byodoin Temple and Museum
  • Gyokuro tea house experience with Japanese sweet
  • Kanbayashi Tea Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Uji
  • Entry/Admission - Uji
  • 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
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 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).
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Admission to Byodoin Temple and Museum
  • Gyokuro tea house experience with Japanese sweet
  • Kanbayashi Tea Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Uji
  • Entry/Admission - Uji
  • 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
Departure details
  • 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).
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 16, 2020
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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Tsuen Teahouse and Shop
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Takumi-no Yakata
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Ujigami Shrine
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Byodoin Omotesando
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Byodoin Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Prefectural Uji Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Koshoji Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Uji River
  • You'll return to the starting point
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