Green tea fans will love 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.
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 to choose, purchase, and take home some delicious memories of your tour.
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 ¥17,500 + TAX. (min. 2 people)
**SAME-DAY BOOKING POSSIBLE. Please call this number: +81-03-6820-2250
|Every day (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.
The 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.
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.
Previously attending our Crazy, Cute, Kawaii food tour, Brittany of The Sweet Wanderlust tries her hand at our Matcha Kyoto Green Tea tour for a completely different experience. See just how different here.
Uji is about 40 minutes from Kyoto City.
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: