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Overview

We will visit a hometown of Uji tea, Wazuka, located near the border of Kyoto and Nara prefectures.
In this tour, we will enjoy the special scenery by walking or cycling this beautiful area registered as the first of the Scenic Property of Kyoto Prefecture.
10:00 Meet at your hotel (or 11:35 at JR Kamo) , arriving in the village around noon, and leave the village around 5:00 pm.

Highlights

  •   Tea plantation walking/cycling in Wazuka village
  •   Tea picking experience
  •   Tea sweets, food, crafts etc. shopping

Information

City Kyoto
Depart From Kyoto, Osaka, Nara
Meeting Point At your hotel or selected JR station
Ending Point At your hotel or selected JR station
Departure 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 7h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5

Tea picking is available only on certain dates in May, June, September, and October.

Booking
7h
When?

People

180.00 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

per group People
1 ~ 5 people 180.00 USD

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 18.00 USD

What to Expect

Tea picking is normally done by machine these days but still done by hand for special teas such as Gyokuro and for events such as contests and tourist activities. I will work with the village to make a special arrangement for your experience. You can also enjoy the unique and spectacular view of tea plantations while walking or cycling in the village and stop by some tea specialty shops to enjoy special tea sweets, soba noodles, etc. Tea dumpling making, fresh herbs making, use of tea terrace summit cabin with a special tea set is also possible to arrange upon request.


What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Osaka and Kyoto area

What‘s not included

- Transportation fee to the site from your hotel (you and guide) ex. Train & bus fare is about 2,500 yen/round-trip/person from Kyoto
* You can choose to rent a car for your group (5,000-10,000 yen + highway toll & gas per day)
- Lunch (and dinner)
- 1,000 yen per person for tea picking experience fee
- 1,000 yen per person if you'd like to rent a bike

Important

1. Please join the tour with comfortable clothes and shoes on.
2. Travel insurance is required if you would like to rent a bike or car.
3. Special arrangements:
If you wish to stay over at an old house in the village. I can make an arrangement. The accommodation is for private use and cost varies depending on the number of people staying.
Tea dumpling making, fresh herbs making, use of tea terrace summit cabin with a special tea set is also possible to arrange upon advanced request.

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 18.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do we walk or cycle? Is it hard for children?

We walk about 1-1.5 hours including photo shooting and break time, and the course is paved and easy to walk but have some ups and downs. For cycling, the tour time is the same but we can go further. There is no bike to hire for children.

Can we book this tour in other months than specified for tea-picking experience?

Yes, you can. Tour hours may be shorter or you can enjoy walking/cycling longer.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
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You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Thank you Jess and the whole family! It was my pleasure to guide you all and also good experience to lead a big group of people with different generations and demands. Everyone was patient with me especially about walking so much during the tour. Thanks again and hope to see any of you if ever coming back to Osaka! Seiko

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Seiko:
Hi Barry, thanks for the wonderful time together. Although the rainy weather was a bit disappointing, I enjoyed guiding you and Merce, and we laughed so much during the tour too! It was also great you both are great walkers so that made it all happen! I hope you had a great time for the rest of your cruise trip in Japan. Thanks again. Seiko

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2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Kind and patient. ”

Seiko made our stay in Japan more exciting and memorable. I love our Kyoto tour! Aside from speaking english very well, she's very patient with us, we are a family of 5, i have 3 boys with me, just imagine that. I will definitely recommend her. Hopefully when we comeback, we can have her again as our tour guide.

Seiko:
Thank you Christine! I also enjoyed the tour with you and your family. It's always great to have guests like you, curious about our food and culture. I hope the boys enjoyed Osaka and Kyoto too. They were such good boys! Thanks again to you and your family and hope to see you again!

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