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The Fascination of Uji & Fushimi from Byodo-in to Teradaya Inn


Kyoto
8 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This tour is designed for Kyoto repeaters who would like to explore southern areas of Kyoto rich in historic and scenic sites. Uji is famous for the production of high-quality tea and Byodo-in Temple, a World Heritage site. Fushimi well-known for the production of Japanese sake was a battle ground before the Meiji Restoration ( 1868 ) between pro and anti Tokugawa Shogunate troops.

Itinerary

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  • Byodo-in Temple Ujigami Shrine ( a World Heritage site ) Walking along the Uji River
  • Teradaya Inn Gekkeikan Sake Museum Jukkoku-bune Boat Riding

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What to Expect

The approach to Byodo-in Temple is lined with many Uji tea shops and cafes of maccha sweets.
Byodo-in Temple enshrines Amida Nyorai Seated Statue ( national treasure ), which is believed to receive a person at death from the Pure Land paradise in the West.
The garden is a Pure Land garden with a pond in front of the Phenix Hall, which Fujiwara Yorimichi, a powerful aristocrat of Heian period ( 794-1185 ), founded as a Jodo sect Buddhism temple in 1052.
Teradaya Inn is an old Japanese style inn, where Sakamoto Ryoma, a very famous and popular Japanese hero just before Meiji Restoration, stayed and met Oryo, his fiancee.
Gekkeikan Sake Museum displays tools and facilities for sake brewery and you can enjoy sake tasting at the end of the short tour in the museum.
Wooden boat ( Jukkoku-bune ) riding along a small river leading to Fushimi Port on the Uji River. You can take a nice picture of Gekkeikan sake brewery and the riverside lined with willow trees.
If you wish after the tour, you can have dinner at a long-standing, popular izakaya restaurant in Fushimi, tasting an excellent sake of Gekkeikan.

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Departure & Return

Depart From Kyoto, Osaka, Nara
Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point JR Uji Station
Ending Point Keihan Chushojima Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee ( you and guide ), lunch, dinner and entrance fee for Byodo-in Temple ( 600 yen ), Teradaya Inn ( 400 yen ), Gekkeikan Museum ( 300yen ) and Jukkoku-bune boat riding ( 1200 yen ) .

Important

It is desirable to carry overseas travel insurance because the guide is not liable for any damage or loss incurred during the tour. It is also requested to bring enough Japanese yen with you because some restaurants and taxis do not accept credit cards.

You will take a train of Keihan Line from Uji to Fushimi, about a 15 minute ride.
The cost for dinner at the izakaya ranges from 3,000 yen to 5, 000 yen per person, depending on what and how much you eat and drink.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Lily Lily United States ( Business )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Fantastic day in Kyoto! ”

Thanks for a great day in Kyoto, Yoshie with Fushima Inari Shrine, other highlights in between, yummy lunch and ending with Golden Pavilion before the modern Kyoto station

Yoshihisa:

Hi Lily. Thank you so much for you kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour to the top of Mt. Inari, the yakitori lunch, the autumn foliage and so on. I hope you will visit Kansai region again someday in the near future. I wish you the very best of luck. Yoshie

David David United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Amazing day with an amazing guide ”

My wife and I just finished a full day tour with Yoshie on the Kyoto Golden Route and had a fantastic day. Yoshie is such a nice guide and very knowledgable and has made our stay in Kyoto very special.

Yoshihisa:

Hi David. Thank you so much for giving me a nice review for today's tour very quickly. I am glad that it was a beautiful day today and you enjoyed the autumn foliage in the temples you visited. I hope you will continue a pleasant trip in Nara and Osaka and return home safely. If you have another chance of visiting Kansai region, be sure to get in touch. With best wishes, Yoshie

Natalie Natalie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A wonderful day in Kyoto with Yoshi ”

We had a perfect day with Yoshi. He was very good at communicating with us prior to our visit. He went to great lengths to make sure we knew how to reach each other as he was meeting us in Osaka at our ship. We travelled by bullet train which was quite a stimulating experience. Yoshi is very fit so he had a full day planned for us seeing The highlights we requested in Kyoto. He know the area very well and is kind and patient and service oriented in all respects. It was rather a whirlwind day to see everything we wanted to see. If I had it to do again I would spend several days in the area with him. We Focused on zen gardens Buddhist temples modern Kyoto architecture food where the locals eat UNESCO world heritage sites and national art treasures. We of course had to visit Gion where the G... read more

Yoshihisa:

Good evening, Natalie. Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review for today's tour. I am very pleased to learn that you and your friends had an exciting time with me in Kyoto. Today was just like lightning and thunder to me too, lots of things happening around us in so short a time. Maybe Wind God and Thunder God were watching us from Pure Land paradise. I hope you will have another chance of visiting Kansai region someday soon. I wish you the very best of luck! Yoshie

Josephine Josephine United States
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent ”

Yoshi is a great tour guide. He was very informative and patient. We did the full day Kyoto tour and we added a couple of locations, so he spent over 11 hours with us. We took the public transportation which he easily navigated us through. I highly recommend Yoshi!

Yoshihisa:

Hi Josephine. Have your returned home safely with lots of nice memories and and souvenirs? I had a very nice time guiding you around Kyoto although it was pretty dark at the last attraction, Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine. I appreciate your kind review for my tour. If you have another chance of visiting Kansai region, be sure to get in touch. With best regards, Yoshie

Brett Brett Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 5 Hour Tour ”

Yoshi is a great tour guide. Very accommodating to our requests and needs. He had an excellent 5 hour tour organized. Very friendly, and informative. Highly recommended.

Yoshihisa:

Hi Brett. Thank you very much for your nice review. I am glad that your family enjoyed eating snacks and yakitori - grilled chiken that they liked. I hope you have returned home safely with lots of nice memories and souvenirs of Japan. Next time you visit Kansai region, be sure to get in touch. Best regards, Yoshie

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