Green tea fans, rejoice, because this is the food tour for you! World-renowned for its high-quality matcha green tea, Uji is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, located between Kyoto City and Nara. On this Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour in Uji, you’ll taste a variety of Uji green teas alongside Japanese wagashi (traditional sweets), and even indulge in some creamy, smooth matcha ice cream! Learn all about how Kyoto matcha is produced, and see how it is prepared, while you visit the local Uji tea shops and get a sense of Kyoto’s traditional culture.
Not only will you learn about the different types of tea in the city with the most high-quality matcha in the world, but you’ll also get to prepare it and experience a tea tasting for yourself! As a special bonus, you’ll also visit the grounds of UNESCO World Heritage site, Byodoin Temple (which can be seen on the 10 yen coin), and stop by a restaurant to enjoy a delicious set lunch including several different Japanese dishes. Then, explore the area and have time to peruse local shops, to find some tea omiyage (souvenirs) to take home!
3-hour tour of Kyoto’s famous tea-making district: Uji
Kyoto matcha green tea tasting
Lunch with several Japanese dishes
Matcha ice cream
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting location is the entrance of Keihan Uji Station 宇治駅 (note that this is NOT JR Uji Station). Uji is located about 40 minutes from Kyoto City. The meeting time is 10:45 a.m. The tour will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. and will end at 2:00 p.m.
The food tour starts strictly on time. If guests do not arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will begin regardless, and no refund shall be given.
Please wear comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.