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Fushimi & Uji -Local Delicacy of Sake and Green Tea!

by Seiko
(55) Reviews
7h $ 218

Highlights

  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 10,000 torii gates!
  • Fushimi sake brewery museum & tasting (400 yen)
  • Lunch at a former sake brewery
  • Option: Visit sake tasting bars and/or shops (additional costs: 300~1,700 yen depending on how many kinds you'll try)
  • Uji - home of Japanese green tea (lots of traditional tea houses, tea salons, macha sweets, etc. on the street)
  • Ujigami Shrine, UNESCO site, oldest remaining shrine building in Japan
  • Uji Byodoin, UNESCO world heritage site (600 yen & 300 yen to see inside the main hall)
  • Option: Traditional tea ceremony@500 yen with confectionery
  • Option: Tea workshop such as making Hoji-cha, maccha, maccha sweets, etc. (extra fee and reservation required)
  • Option: Gion at the end of the tour (extra hour required)
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218.05 USD

People People
1 ~ 6 people 218.05 USD
7 ~ 8 people 231.40 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour for Gion or dinner.
$ 29.37
Hotel pick-up in Kyoto and Shinosaka area.
$ 8.90
Hotel pick-up in Osaka.
$ 13.35

Overview

While the tour covers the popular Fushimi Inari Shrine and Uji Byodoin Temple, we'll also spend some time in Fushimi sake district for sake tasting and local lunch at an old sake brewery. In Uji, the home of the best Japanese tea, we'll visit traditional tea houses and enjoy their special tea that many eminent Shoguns also appreciated.

What to Expect

With this tour, not only visiting the photogenic Fushimi Inari and Byodoin Temple, you can also deepen the knowledge of sake and green tea, and enjoy the freshness and different kinds of sake and green tea served in a proper way.

Fushimi is a traditional sake district with 23 sake breweries including the giant "Gekkeikan" which was founded in 1673. We will visit the Gekkeikan museum to learn about sake making process and sake tasting, and have a local lunch in one of the sake breweries. You can also visit other shops and breweries for more comparison.
Uji is the home of Uji tea, where you'll see many traditional tea houses and different kinds of Japanese tea with opportunities to try special maccha sweets, green tea soba, maccha beer, etc.
Workshops are available if you're interested in making maccha, hojicha (roasted green tea), and green tea sweets.

This tour is also recommended for the foodies and those who get "templed out" in Kyoto!

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Seiko Licensed Guide
(55) Reviews

Highlights

  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 10,000 torii gates!
  • Fushimi sake brewery museum & tasting (400 yen)
  • Lunch at a former sake brewery
  • Option: Visit sake tasting bars and/or shops (additional costs: 300~1,700 yen depending on how many kinds you'll try)
  • Uji - home of Japanese green tea (lots of traditional tea houses, tea salons, macha sweets, etc. on the street)
  • Ujigami Shrine, UNESCO site, oldest remaining shrine building in Japan
  • Uji Byodoin, UNESCO world heritage site (600 yen & 300 yen to see inside the main hall)
  • Option: Traditional tea ceremony@500 yen with confectionery
  • Option: Tea workshop such as making Hoji-cha, maccha, maccha sweets, etc. (extra fee and reservation required)
  • Option: Gion at the end of the tour (extra hour required)

Important

*Please contact me first for availability and note below before booking: 1. My schedule on Triplelights site is open for the next 3 month only. 2. Please read through my profile including "Important Notes" at the end before booking.

***Excursions ***
I can guide you in Okayama (including Naoshima and Kurashiki), Hiroshima (Onomichi, Shimanami islands cycling, Miyajima, etc.) and Shikoku (Iya valley etc.) if you pay for my transportation.
The above areas can be visited from Osaka/Kyoto in one or two days.

1. Morning tour starts@9:00. Fushimi Inari => Fushimi sake area and lunch => Uji.
2. Afternoon tour starts@12:00. Fushimi sake area & lunch => Uji => Fushimi Inari (evening visit in fall to enjoy lantern lights)
3. You must be 20+ years old for sake tasting.
4. If you'd like to do tea workshop, please let me know in advance.
5. This tour will be focused on green tea and sake. You can pick one of them and shorten the other part, but if you don't like either sake or green tea, you should not book this tour. Please make a custom booking.
6. As per your request, we can finish the tour in Gion area for the afternoon tour (extra hour required). read more

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
- Transportation fee and lunch (you and guide)
- Entrance fee (Byodoin@600 yen and Sake museum with a bottle of souvenir sake@400 yen)
- Optional workshops and tea ceremony etc.
- Hotel pick-up
- Hotel drop-off (please request and pay 1,000 yen for transportation etc. upon the end of the tour)
Depart From
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara
Meeting Point
At your hotel (subject to additional fee) in or selected JR/Keihan station depending on your hotel location
Ending Point
At your hotel (subject to additional fee) or JR/Keihan station
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people   Flexible

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?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 55 )
Wayea Wayea United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great customized tour of Nara and Osaka ”

Seiko is a wonderful tour guide. Her English is fluent and easy to understand. She accommodated our particular shopping and dining requests, and even let us use her wi-fi. She explained the history well. Highly recommend.

angela Angela Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! ”

Don’t hesitate to book Seiko as your guide! We had a fantastic day with a knowledgeable, friendly and interesting guide who spoke fluent English. I will be highly recommending her to all my friends travelling to japan.

Seiko:

Thank you Angela! Fushimi Inari walk to the viewpoint, Uji with maccha, sake lunch was the perfect combination of a day in Kyoto for someone like you guys! Thanks for sharing your stories with me during the tour as well. I always feel so lucky to be able to meet such interesting and cool people as a part of my job:) Arigato for the fun day to all of you!!! Seiko

rob Rob Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Fabulous day exploring the riches of Kyoto ”

What a wonderful day exploring Kyoto with Seiko as our guide.She couldn’t do enough to ensure we had a great time,explaining the history and culture of the city whilst managing to keep our two young daughters engaged and interested. The highlights were definitely the river cruise along the hozu,the bamboo forest and the tour of the Gion district where we spotted a trainee Geisha. Seiko guides us expertly from area to the next and found a lovely restaurant with river views for lunch.We would certainly recommend her for any visitors requiring a guide with great English language and natural ability to communicate at all levels with all ages.

Seiko:

Thanks Rob for the kind review! Hodugawa kudari is one of my favorite things to do in Kyoto in every season. I always recommend this to my friends visiting Kyoto and was so happy when you said you wanted to do this! It was also nice to spot a maiko (and geiko later!) for the girls too as I remember they sounded very interested as I guided the area. Hope they can come back to Japan some time again and use the Japanese words they learnt here. Thanks again! Seiko

Phiet Phiet United States
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Outstanding trip ”

Seiko was definitely the best. She gave suggestion for us to arrive early as we were coming from Tokyo so that we could enjoy all the activities. She greeted us at the station and guided us through a full day of tour. She was so efficient and knowledgeable that we couldn’t have visited as many places without her. She picked great places for dinner and guided us back to the Shinkansen. Many thanks Seiko. We are very grateful to you.

Seiko:

Thank you Phiet! It was a great day for me having fun with you guys just like showing my friends around. Thanks for getting up so early (4:30am!?) and letting me choose the dinner places, as well! I hope you enjoyed an authentic part of Japan and Japanese food here in Kyoto:) Seiko

Jacinta Jacinta Australia ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Seiko was amazing ”

Seiko was the highlight of our Japan holiday. We were 4 Australians in our late 40s cruising around Japan and had never used a private guide before. We decided to give in a go as an alternative to a cruise booked tour. So pleased we did. She met us at the cruise terminal and help us change our JR Voucher into tickets. We then spent 8 hours touring Osaka & Kobe. Including the Castle, Shinsekai, Nipponbashi (subculture street) and Kuromon Ichiba Market. We walked, used subway and trains. She took us into restaurants we would never of entered on our own, introduced us to street food, she explained the culture and history in easy simple language that explained so much from our previous days in Tokyo and set us up for the rest of our time in Japan. Seiko even helped us plan our next day to ... read more

Seiko:

Thank you, Jacinta! Yes, we walked a lot and I really like to do that because you can see more of our real life and scenes as you walk. You were all so fit and interested in checking things out that I wished we'd had more time to show you more! I'd be so happy if my tour helped you all experience and understand our country and culture a bit more. It was also easy and fun for me to spend a day with you as chatting about lots of things. I hope you also had a great time in Hiroshima. Thanks again to all of you!!! Seiko

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