A private tour to Uji Green Tea farm in Kyoto


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes. 2500JPY per kid (3-10years old)

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent), Mandarin (advanced), Taiwanese (advanced)

From Farm to Table Experience

Wazuka is a village of producing Japanese green tea, where most of Uji-green tea is produced. We will visit a tea trader in Uji city first, and travel to Wazuka to meet an organic farmer and experience tea picking (in spring and summer). Then, we will have a lunch at a farm cafe or farmer's house, and also visit a local tea market and a tea house.


9:00 Meet at JR Uji station or at your hotel in Uji
9:50 - 10:28 Travel from Uji-Kamo satation
10:36-10:51 Travel from Kamo to Wazuka tea village
11:00-12:00 Walking through tea farms and visit a local tea shop
12:00-14:00 Tea experience
14:18-14:30 Travel from Wazuka to Kamo
14:45-15:24 Travel from Kamo to Uji
15:30-17:00 Sight seeing in Uji tea town (shopping / tea house / UNESCO world heritage site: Byodo-in temple)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 8 hours


Train and Bus

What’s Included

Other: - Private guiding service during the tour
- Meals are included in the tour price

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 JPY - Entrance fee for a Tea house on the hill 500JPY per person
Transportation fee from Uji to Wazuka 1000JPY

What’s Extra

Other: - Transportation
- Entrance fees.


I do not have a license to drive my own car. If you rent a car by yourself at Kyoto station or JR Nara station, then I can drive the car, or I can also arrange for a taxi with a driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Chisato gave us an amazing tour of Uji and the Tea Plantations. She was so flexible when one of our party had a problem with walking. She met us at the train station in Uji and we ended up driving our car to the tea plantation. She is fluent in English and so knowledgable about the subject matter. She truly made the day special for the 4 of us. Our lunch with a local farmer was fabulous, one of the best meals we had the entire time we were in Japan. Would highly recommend this tour. Thanks again.
Anne Maesaka

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