Matcha Kyoto Green Tea Tour

Uji Town is the heart and soul of Japanese Green Tea Culture

Cultural Experience

Tea Experience and Lunch

Everyday (Mon - Sun)

Starts promptly at 11am

Historic Kyoto

Kyoto, Uji Town

Green tea fans will lover our tour to the town of Uji in Kyoto — the home of Matcha. A trip to Uji will give you many chances to experience and taste Matcha and other types of green tea in a variety of beverages and foods. The green tea and matcha (powdered green tea) produced here in Uji are famous for their quality not only in Japan, but also all over the world.  Also while visiting Uji you can see the gorgeous and famous Byodoin temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Kyoto Matcha

During our Uji tour we will sit down for a fantastic set lunch, and we will have a chance to experience making and drinking tea. If you find teas that you like, you will have time choose, purchase and take home some delicious memories of your tour.

Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour. If you are a single traveler, please email us directly.
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

We have family friendly pricing on all our Arigato food tours- If you are traveling with children and need a price adjustment- please email our team at 

  • Babies and Toddlers 0 – 2 years old – free
  • Children 3 -12 years old – 50% of adult price
  • Children 13 and above – full price

Tour Highlights:

  • 3 hour tour of Kyoto’s Uji district including a delicious lunch set.
  • Tea experience.
  • Visit local tea shops and stroll the beautiful streets of Uji.
  • A visit to the outer grounds of Byodoin temple, a World Heritage site which is featured as the design on the 10 yen coin.
  • See how tea s prepared and get a sense of what goes into production of the world’s best matcha.
  • Browse the shops for souvenirs unique to the area.

We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour.

Arigato Tours are a great way to meet other travelers and food fans from around the world. However if you would prefer a private tour please see the additional fees below and click the add on button on your cart when you check out. 

For a more customized experience, make your tour private for an additional $175 + TAX (min. 2 people) (5+ $250 + TAX)



Private Food Tour Add-on (1-4 people) (+$175.00)
Private Food Tour Add-on (5+ people) (+$250.00)

Tour Schedule:


Everyday (Monday – Sunday)
Meeting Time Frame 10:45 – 11:00 am
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 2:00 pm

Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.

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¥19200 / Person

Matcha food tour in Uji was a great experience for our family of four. I highly recommend the company for ease of booking, service, and personal attention to detail.- slai2016 on Tripadvisor


April 2018


Tour Details


For this tour, it is possible (with advanced notice at the time of booking) to make adjustments to support the following dietary restrictions:

Dietary restrictions

Please keep in mind, however, that we cannot make an allergy free or dietary restriction food guarantee since food is prepared in kitchens that do not belong to Arigato Japan. Also some stops may not have a viable substitution but we will make every effort to compensate at different stops throughout the tour.

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Meeting Location

Meeting at entrance of  Keihan Uji station 宇治駅 (NOT JR Uji station)

Uji is about 40 minutes from Kyoto City

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On rainy days, we recommend bringing an umbrella. They can be easily purchased at any convenience store.


Our guide will be there holding an “Arigato Japan” sign. We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Please note, this tour is special because it is in the less crowded area outside of the busy downtown Kyoto. Please see the train info, time, distance and cost estimates here: 


  • Kyoto station to Uji (JR line) 30min, 240yen
  • Shichijo-Chushojima(transit)-Uji (Keihan line) 30min, 310yen


  • 40min, about 5,500 yen

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