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UJI BYODOIN with PHOENIXES, TEA CEREMONY、and MANPUKU-JI TEMPLE

by Hideo
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8h $ 270 up to 30 people

Highlights

  • UJI BYODOIN Temple
  • Thirteen-storied stone pagoda
  • Uji tea craft center
  • Japanese food restaurant (lunch)
  • UJI Shrine
  • Ujigami Shrine
  • ThE TAIL OF GENJI Museum
  • MANPUKU-JI Temple
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270.00 USD

total price for up to 30 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( more than 30 people ).
$ 4.50
Extra hour.
$ 9.00

What to Expect

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 ?

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Highlights

  • UJI BYODOIN Temple
  • Thirteen-storied stone pagoda
  • Uji tea craft center
  • Japanese food restaurant (lunch)
  • UJI Shrine
  • Ujigami Shrine
  • ThE TAIL OF GENJI Museum
  • MANPUKU-JI Temple

Important

except the next day of a holiday

City Kyoto

Meeting Point at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto

Ending Point at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 30   Flexible
What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee (you and your guide)
  • entrance fee
  • lunch

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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Hideo


National Certified Guide

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  • English ( License )

Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


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