|Meeting Point||at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto|
|Ending Point||at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto|
|Departure||09:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 30|
except the next day of a holiday
Uji city in Kyoto offers a variety of temples and shrines. Among them, the Byodoin Temple designated as a part of the World Cultural Heritage site in Kyoto is the major attraction of Uji.
It's on the south bank of Uji river. After crossing the Uji Bridge, a sharp turn to the left leads to the temple. Phoenix hall houses the Amida Buddha made by the famous Buddhist sculptor Jocho. Atop the roof stands a pair of mythical Chinese phoenixes, "ho-o" symbolizing the peace of the world.
Cormorant fishing takes place in this river at night from mid-June to mid-August.
Uji is one of the two largest centers of tea plantations along with Shizuoka. Two types of tea are grown: sencha is a high quality green leaf tea and matcha is a powdered green tea used in the formal tea ceremonies.
You can experience the Japanese tea ceremony as well as learn how to make Uji tea and how to use the tea cups.
You can have kaiten-zushi (a conveyor belt sushi restaurant), or Japanese noodles such as udon or soba for lunch.
Manpuku-ji is the head Temple of the Obaku Zen sect, one of the three Zen sects. A particulary notable feature of the temple is the golden statue of Hotei God enshrined in the Ten-no den. The wood carving of a large fish hangs in front of the Saido diniing hall.
Why don't you visit Byodoin and experience a Japanese tea ceremony ?
|extra person ( more than 30 people ).||4.45 USD|
|extra hour.||8.90 USD|
Hideo is a great guide. His English is good and he knows the site and sites well. He also moves quickly so you get to see a lot. Using trains and buses you also get a feel for the city. We walked about 10 mines during the day but with the stops etc. it did not feel difficult. I was very pleased with Hideo.
We love Mr Hideo so much. We are family of 12 and he was able to managed us very well with his prepared tour itinerary. He picked us up from our apartment and guide us all the way through the scenic spots using local trains. Highly recommended! Thank you so much Mr Hideo :)
We had two separate tours with Hideo. One for a full day to Osaka and another to Hiroshima. Hideo is very thorough in his planning and well-organized. He plans everything in detail but at the same time is very flexible according to our interests. He gave us good advice and ideas while proposing the itinerary. He is punctual and knows the cities well. He is also humble and patient and very hardworking. Thank you Hideo for bringing us around!
Hideo is a pleasant man, very knowledgeable as you would expect of a private tour guide, and ultimately made our Kyoto stay every memorable. We had a great time visiting the must see places as we only spent 3 days 2 nights there, so we decided to make the most of the with Hideo. We'll be back to Japan again and we'll be sure to book with Hideo once more!
We spent 5 enjoyable days with Hideo in Osaka and Kyoto. He was well organised, puntual, patient and flexible with our plans. He was particularly kind to assist us in any way we required, and was a pleasure to get to know during our stay in these two cities. A big thank you, again!
Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years.
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