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Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

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Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

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2 Otsuka, Wazuka-cho, Soraku-gun 619-1201 Kyoto Prefecture
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Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)
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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. <br>(Tea picking is available in May as a option).
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Arianne wrote a review Dec 2019
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After spending time in the city, Wazuka was a breath of fresh air. The views were unbelievable! Pictures don't do it justice. It's about 2 hours from Kyoto, but well worth the trip. We did the guided tea tour and was able to sample over 9 different teas over 3 hours. The tour was guided by an intern and Hiro. Hiro was very knowledgeable and amazing at answering any of our questions! We learned how tea is harvested and produced manually and with machines. We also learned how to brew and prepare different types of tea. Overall an amazing learning experience! They offer a Master Tea Course and internship opportunities, and I'm definitely considering those for the future.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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erich802 wrote a review Sep 2019
Oakland, California457 contributions184 helpful votes
The Obubu Tea Fram provides the visitor with a full introduction to tea farming and production. The Farm has foreign interns who stay and work at the farm for 3 months at a time and in addition to working the farm and the tea factory, they act as guides for visitors. The visit includes a introduction to tea and tea farming, a visit to the mountainside where the tea is grown, a visit to the factory and finally a tea tasting.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Tynee S wrote a review May 2019
Sydney, Australia114 contributions24 helpful votes
We love everything here was thinking shall we skipped as not easy travel there so ended up book the tour with Matcha man....OMG worth go out of the city and see this.It is so good to know and learn about how long it takes until harvest and how hard .You will enjoy the tea more than ever! Note that very hard to walk especially when we went there becuz of the rain
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Date of experience: May 2019
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BrooksyNJ wrote a review Mar 2019
South Orange, New Jersey104 contributions30 helpful votes
Okay, so you won't become a tea master after the four hour tea tour, but chances are you will leave knowing a lot more than even the average Japanese. The staff and interns were fun and friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. Afterwards, we opted to spend the extra yen to get a scenic drive in the farm's van back to our train station, where we learned more about the local history of the area. We came from a night in Nara, and left for Kyoto. It's definitely a great day trip to the countryside as a bridge between the two cities. Logistically, it did take us both a bus and a train to get there from Nara, but the directions on the website regarding timing are spot on.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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R C wrote a review Feb 2019
New York City, New York18 contributions9 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of participating in a full-day tea tour at Obubu during our honeymoon in February 2019. Getting to Obubu from Kyoto station wasn’t easy (took us 2 hours and entailed a train + bus), but it was SO worth it. I am not much of a tea lover, but my wife is. Still, I’d highly recommend the tea tour to anyone visiting Kyoto or Osaka. Our day started off with a general overview of the company and introduction to tea. Next, we were taken to the tea farm in the mountains where we had magnificent views of the city. It would be impossible difficult to get those views on your own. Put it this way, when we visited Fushimi Inari, the view from the top of the shrine paled in comparison to our experience at Obubu. Also, we were left with a lasting impression from our guide Hiro who was the most genuine, kind and warm person we met in Japan. He’s one in a million and we’re glad to have met him. After physically seeing the area where the tea was grown, we saw where the leaves were processed to make the physical product. We were then taken to a fantastic local lunch and ate with the team at Obubu where all our curiosities of tea were addressed in a candid forum (the interns at Obubu are largely foreign with strong English proficiency so complex questions are answered perfectly). After lunch, we headed back to try a variety of different teas. Wazuka as a region produces a meaningful portion of Japan’s tea and obtaining a curated and wholesome experience like this is unparalleled. During our visit to Kyoto, we saw the Suntory Yamazaki production process, Fushimi Inari and Arashiyama. We would say that experience at Obubu was the most interesting and unique! Thanks so much to the team at Obubu
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Date of experience: February 2019
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