Escape to tea paradise in the south
of Kyoto [lunch included]

Let's visit an idyllic countryside in the Kyoto Tea Village with the local people and enjoy rural tourism experiences. You will be immersed into farmer’s daylife and will learn all the secrets about Japanese tea in one of the most important production in Japan.

It will be pleasant experience for you to walk through the tea fields and attend a tea ceremony, and you will be taught how to make Japanese tea. Also you can taste a meal that uses tea leaves.
Enjoy cultural exchanges with local people at the idyllic atmosphere in the countryside.
If you are favour in Japanese tea, this tour is must. 

Come as a couple, with friends or with your family and enjoy sightseeing in the japanese countryside !!

2 days 1 night tour is also availableAgritourism in a tea village in Kyoto 2 days
3 days 2 nights tour is also available:Agritourism in a tea village in Kyoto & discover the ninja culture in Iga

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Overview

Let's visit an idyllic countryside in the Kyoto Tea Village with the local people and enjoy rural tourism experiences. You will be immersed into farmer’s daylife and will learn all the secrets about Japanese tea in one of the most important production in Japan.

It will be pleasant experience for you to walk through the tea fields and attend a tea ceremony, and you will be taught how to make Japanese tea. Also you can taste a meal that uses tea leaves.
Enjoy cultural exchanges with local people at the idyllic atmosphere in the countryside.
If you are favour in Japanese tea, this tour is must. 

Come as a couple, with friends or with your family and enjoy sightseeing in the japanese countryside !!

2 days 1 night tour is also availableAgritourism in a tea village in Kyoto 2 days
3 days 2 nights tour is also available:Agritourism in a tea village in Kyoto & discover the ninja culture in Iga

Click here to discover our excursions from Kyoto.


We are Japan specialist travel agency, click here to contact our experts for more information about your next trip.
 
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Itinerary ↓↓ The tour will take you to ↓↓

Itinerary

Kyoto station - Wazuka village : Cultural experences related japanese tea - Kyoto station

★Meeting point : Kyoto station (In case of private tour, it is possible to meet at your hôtel.)

★Departure time : 9:15

★Duration : 9 heures (approx.)

★Highlights :
- English speaking japanese guide
- Small group excursion (private tour is also possible. please contact us) 
- Walking tour with local guid between tea plantations
- Tea leaf picking experence (May - June *except rainy day) /  Japanese Tea Lessons ~ How to Make the TEA ~ (july-april, rainy day between May - June)
- Déjeuner  : Bento using tea leaves
- Shopping at Wazuka-cha Café 
- Tea ceremony experience :  sâdo
*All experiences & a lunch are included in the tour price 

Lovely tea village : Wazuka

Let's head to Wazuka village surrounded by peaceful landscapes of tea plantations from Kyoto by train & bus

Welcome to the tea paradise : WAZUKA

Wazuka-cho,which is located at the southern edge of Kyoto prefecture, famous as the hometown of Uji Tea, accounts for approximately half of the production from Kyoto prefecture. As the landscape in Wazuka-cho has been made over 800 years by tea-production and their scenic view is incomparably beautiful, it was designated and registered as the first of the Scenic Property of Kyoto Prefecture. It was also registered as one of the Japan Heritage in 2015.Wazuka is a place where you can feel the beautiful nature as well as meet nice peple. We hope you ca enjoy the tea fields Wazuka tea and food that you’ll never ever be able to see in other places.

Wazuka walking

Let’s stroll in one of the most important Uji tea plantation of the Wazuka area. Here there is one of the biggest high-end green tea production of entire Japan. The tea cultivation is part of daylife of Wazuka inhabitants, and you will be amazed by the beautiful scenery of the grower’s tea fields around you. Moreover, you will be surprised by the wonderful nature while admiring the forest, the mountains and rivers too. The landscape is incredible every season, so come and enjoy it !

Lunch : Bento using tea leaves

Let's taste local recipes carefully prepared with the tea harvested in the region by the hard work of the tea producers.
lunch

Tea picking Expérience (May - June except rainy day)

Tea Pickiging Experience is the most popular among all. There are two seasons fro tea picking seperately in May –June and September-October. Tea is considered to be picked by hands but now in Japan cut by machine has become the main trend.The form of tea picking by hand is applied in the first grade Gyokuro Macha 、tea contest、tea picking event and so on. It’s available to have tea picking experience in Wazuka,but in the busy seasons tea farmers may not meet your requirements.We hope you can understand .According to the hope of tourists experience liike tea girl cosplay.

Japanese Tea Lessons ~ How to Make the TEA ~ (july-april, rainy day between May - June)

Wazuka is the birthplace of the delicisous Uji tea. Here you could receive instructions from the producers of the region about how to prepare it. Usually, we make tea unconsciously. Nowadays, more and more people drink tea in tea bags and forget the true way to brew it in the teapot properly. Learn about how to do it at best following the explanations of the producers and discover all the secrets about its production. The tea lessons are becoming more and more popular and we always hear the people being surprised about its unique taste and the manner to prepare it.

Shopping at Wazuka-cha Café 

"Wazuka-cha café" is a direct sell point for the tea producers in the area. Here we find many kinds of tea, from the tea we use to drink everyday to a special high range selection of tea that we can buy for reasonnable price. What about enjoy a tea or coffee set and taste cakes and sweets made with Wazuka tea ?
 

Tea ceremony  experience : sâdo

Experience together tea ceremony, in a chashitsu (a room dedicated to tea ceremony), or outside (“Nodate” in Japanese); we will observe a particular tea preparation named “Otemae” that is only made during the “Urasenke” tea ceremony style. Then, you could prepare matcha tea on your own. We will learn how to taste “Okashi” (traditional Japanese pastries) with the tea. Tea ceremony is a unique and important moment between the host (who welcome) and the guest ( who enjoy the tea). During the preparation, plenty of images will unfold in front of your eyes, you will listen to the sound of the Kama (small container where the tea is prepared), you will smell the sweet aroma of the tea before enjoying it. Stimulate your senses and enjoy this deep sensation.Departure from Wazuka village & return back to Kyoto. The tour ends at Kyoto station.

Possibility to get off at Fushimi-inari shrine on the way back to Kyoto

Excursion finish at around 18h30 at Kyoto station, but on the way back to Kyoto staion, it is possible also possble to get off at Inari station located in front of the entrance of Fushimi inari shrine. The sanctuary is also accessible by night, the path being lightening beautifully, you can enjoy a very pleasant stroll without being worried by the closing time. Unlike visiting it by day, there are less visitors, and you can still find food and souvenir shops around.
There is the masterpiece of the thousand torii (front guard frame painted in vermilion) that line up from the main Okumiya pavilion to Okusha, but in reality there would be 800. However, it is said that there are more than 10,000 torii in all sanctuaries dedicated to the god Inari.
These torii are offerings by individuals, companies or families to grant their wishes and such a custom can date back to the Edo period, the number of torii continue to grow until now.
It is possible to access the sanctuary also at night, the site is lighten up all night long which relieves you from worrying closing hours. You can also enjoy a short two-hour hike of about four kilometers, called "Oyama Meguri (a tour of Mount Inari)" for the person who is more athletic.Return details from Fushimi-inari shrine :
*to Kyoto station by JR train                         : JR "Inari" station - "Kyoto" station:5min/140yen
  to city center & gion district by Keihan train : Keihan "Fushimi-Inari" station - Gion Shijo station : 10min/210yen

Where to Go

Itinerary

Itinerary ↓↓ The tour will take you to ↓↓

Itinerary

Kyoto station - Wazuka village : Cultural experences related japanese tea - Kyoto station

★Meeting point : Kyoto station (In case of private tour, it is possible to meet at your hôtel.)

★Departure time : 9:15

★Duration : 9 heures (approx.)

★Highlights :
- English speaking japanese guide
- Small group excursion (private tour is also possible. please contact us) 
- Walking tour with local guid between tea plantations
- Tea leaf picking experence (May - June *except rainy day) /  Japanese Tea Lessons ~ How to Make the TEA ~ (july-april, rainy day between May - June)
- Déjeuner  : Bento using tea leaves
- Shopping at Wazuka-cha Café 
- Tea ceremony experience :  sâdo
*All experiences & a lunch are included in the tour price 

Lovely tea village : Wazuka

Let's head to Wazuka village surrounded by peaceful landscapes of tea plantations from Kyoto by train & bus

Welcome to the tea paradise : WAZUKA

Wazuka-cho,which is located at the southern edge of Kyoto prefecture, famous as the hometown of Uji Tea, accounts for approximately half of the production from Kyoto prefecture. As the landscape in Wazuka-cho has been made over 800 years by tea-production and their scenic view is incomparably beautiful, it was designated and registered as the first of the Scenic Property of Kyoto Prefecture. It was also registered as one of the Japan Heritage in 2015.Wazuka is a place where you can feel the beautiful nature as well as meet nice peple. We hope you ca enjoy the tea fields Wazuka tea and food that you’ll never ever be able to see in other places.

Wazuka walking

Let’s stroll in one of the most important Uji tea plantation of the Wazuka area. Here there is one of the biggest high-end green tea production of entire Japan. The tea cultivation is part of daylife of Wazuka inhabitants, and you will be amazed by the beautiful scenery of the grower’s tea fields around you. Moreover, you will be surprised by the wonderful nature while admiring the forest, the mountains and rivers too. The landscape is incredible every season, so come and enjoy it !

Lunch : Bento using tea leaves

Let's taste local recipes carefully prepared with the tea harvested in the region by the hard work of the tea producers.
lunch

Tea picking Expérience (May - June except rainy day)

Tea Pickiging Experience is the most popular among all. There are two seasons fro tea picking seperately in May –June and September-October. Tea is considered to be picked by hands but now in Japan cut by machine has become the main trend.The form of tea picking by hand is applied in the first grade Gyokuro Macha 、tea contest、tea picking event and so on. It’s available to have tea picking experience in Wazuka,but in the busy seasons tea farmers may not meet your requirements.We hope you can understand .According to the hope of tourists experience liike tea girl cosplay.

Japanese Tea Lessons ~ How to Make the TEA ~ (july-april, rainy day between May - June)

Wazuka is the birthplace of the delicisous Uji tea. Here you could receive instructions from the producers of the region about how to prepare it. Usually, we make tea unconsciously. Nowadays, more and more people drink tea in tea bags and forget the true way to brew it in the teapot properly. Learn about how to do it at best following the explanations of the producers and discover all the secrets about its production. The tea lessons are becoming more and more popular and we always hear the people being surprised about its unique taste and the manner to prepare it.

Shopping at Wazuka-cha Café 

"Wazuka-cha café" is a direct sell point for the tea producers in the area. Here we find many kinds of tea, from the tea we use to drink everyday to a special high range selection of tea that we can buy for reasonnable price. What about enjoy a tea or coffee set and taste cakes and sweets made with Wazuka tea ?
 

Tea ceremony  experience : sâdo

Experience together tea ceremony, in a chashitsu (a room dedicated to tea ceremony), or outside (“Nodate” in Japanese); we will observe a particular tea preparation named “Otemae” that is only made during the “Urasenke” tea ceremony style. Then, you could prepare matcha tea on your own. We will learn how to taste “Okashi” (traditional Japanese pastries) with the tea. Tea ceremony is a unique and important moment between the host (who welcome) and the guest ( who enjoy the tea). During the preparation, plenty of images will unfold in front of your eyes, you will listen to the sound of the Kama (small container where the tea is prepared), you will smell the sweet aroma of the tea before enjoying it. Stimulate your senses and enjoy this deep sensation.Departure from Wazuka village & return back to Kyoto. The tour ends at Kyoto station.

Possibility to get off at Fushimi-inari shrine on the way back to Kyoto

Excursion finish at around 18h30 at Kyoto station, but on the way back to Kyoto staion, it is possible also possble to get off at Inari station located in front of the entrance of Fushimi inari shrine. The sanctuary is also accessible by night, the path being lightening beautifully, you can enjoy a very pleasant stroll without being worried by the closing time. Unlike visiting it by day, there are less visitors, and you can still find food and souvenir shops around.
There is the masterpiece of the thousand torii (front guard frame painted in vermilion) that line up from the main Okumiya pavilion to Okusha, but in reality there would be 800. However, it is said that there are more than 10,000 torii in all sanctuaries dedicated to the god Inari.
These torii are offerings by individuals, companies or families to grant their wishes and such a custom can date back to the Edo period, the number of torii continue to grow until now.
It is possible to access the sanctuary also at night, the site is lighten up all night long which relieves you from worrying closing hours. You can also enjoy a short two-hour hike of about four kilometers, called "Oyama Meguri (a tour of Mount Inari)" for the person who is more athletic.Return details from Fushimi-inari shrine :
*to Kyoto station by JR train                         : JR "Inari" station - "Kyoto" station:5min/140yen
  to city center & gion district by Keihan train : Keihan "Fushimi-Inari" station - Gion Shijo station : 10min/210yen
Important to know
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Minimum number of participants required for tour departure is one. 

  • This itinerary includes a moderate amount of walking is involved; please wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • Please inform us, at the time of booking, about the participation of any person with reduced mobility or suffering from any condition requiring  special needs during the trip.

  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.

  • This tour is not covered by insurance.

  • Itinerary order is subject to change depending on traffic, weather and operation hours.

  • In case of traffic congestion or weather or any other uncontrollable reasons that affect the tour schedule and lead to delay in time, schedule change or visit cancellation etc., the tour will not be cancelled or refunded in such cases.  Please be noted in advance.

Additional informations
  • Small groups, 8 people maximum. The tour can be customized in the case if there is no other participant on the day of trip.

  • Please note that public transportation will be used during this tour and seating is not guaranteed.

  • Please refer to “Travel information” about any useful information.

  • Pictures are used for illustrative purpose only.


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Included
  • English speaking japanese guide

  • All transportations during the tour

  • Lunch; Bento using tea leaves

  • All experiences mentioned in the itinerary at Wazuka
Not included
  • The insurances

  • The personal expenses

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned

  • Transportations,visits and activities not mentioned

  • Transfers to and from the hotel

  • Gratuities (Voluntary)

    *  Meeting and/or sending service to the hotel by the tour leader are available with additional fees (each service:5000yen / 1group ) 

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