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Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour
Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour
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from: $193

Join our Matcha Kyoto Green Tea Tour and discover more about Uji Town, the heart and soul of Japanese Green Tea Culture. Matcha tea is definitely an integral part of Japanese tea culture. If you love Green tea and would like to learn more about Matcha, be sure to join our 3-hour tour to the town of Uji in Kyoto, the home of Matcha. A trip to Uji will give you many chances to experience and taste Matcha and other types of green tea in a variety of beverages and foods. The green tea and matcha (powdered green tea) produced here in Uji are famous for their quality not only in Japan but all over the world. Also, while visiting Uji you can see the gorgeous and famous Byodoin temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. During our Uji tour we will sit down for a fantastic set lunch, and we will have a chance to experience making and drinking tea. If you find teas that you like, you will have time to choose, purchase and take home some delicious memories of your tour.

Uplifting Kyoto: Private Tour of Uji
Uplifting Kyoto: Private Tour of Uji's Tea, Shrines, and Natural Spirituality
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from: $115

Ever wondered what makes Japanese green tea so special? Explore the nuances of Kyoto's most famous tea producing area on a private tour of Uji and learn not only about the intricacies of tea, but also the engaging local history. Just a little off the beaten path (around 30 minutes by local train from central Kyoto points such as the Gion or Kyoto Station areas), Uji packs in breathtaking views of the river and mountains, and houses not one, but two UNESCO world heritage sites within a 10-minute walk of each other. All of this, and with far less people than you'd typically find canvassing the well worn paths of central Kyoto. In addition to tea and nature, this tour also features a visit to Byodo-in, a magnificent temple with a superlative, modern museum as well (admission included), around which you'll be guided by a native or equivalent English speaker who is sure to be friendly, accessible, and also very knowledgeable about the finer points of tea and Buddhism.

Kyoto - Make a handmade Goshuin book to collect calligraphy from temples!
Kyoto - Make a handmade Goshuin book to collect calligraphy from temples!
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from: $25

Make your own Goshuin (original wash notebook) used to collect the calligraphy seals and stamps when visiting temples and shrines in Japan.

Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)
Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)
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from: $195

Matcha and tea ceremony are getting popular in Kyoto, but this tour is for the people more interested in the ingredients, where and how it grows. You can visit some historical tea stores of Uji and a tea farm in Wazuka town, and enjoy home meal together with the tea farmer, listening to the stories behind matcha bowls and tea whisks. (Tea picking is available in May as a option).

Half-Day Exploration of Iwashimizu-Hachiman Shrine with Local Guide in Kyoto
Half-Day Exploration of Iwashimizu-Hachiman Shrine with Local Guide in Kyoto
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from: $71

Are you bit tired of hustles and bustles of Kyoto-city? Only 20 minutes train ride from downtown Kyoto, you'll find tranquil small town of Yawata where the National Treasure Iwashimizu Hachimangu(Shrine) locates. It's on the top of Mt. Otokoyama where you can see many rare plants and small animals. The Shrine is dedicated to 3 kami( deities) which collectively known as Hachiman-Okami, one of them is an ancient Japanese Emperor. Local guide will tell you background of the shrine at this sacred site. After the shrine, we'll visit a hidden treasure of Yawata-city, Shokado-Garden where various types of bamboos and 300 camellia trees. That spacious garden rarely be crowded, so you'll enjoy greenery and tranquility also. A friendly Japanese guide from the town will lead you to explorer this small lovely town. The tour is conducted in English.

JR West Official: Kansai WIDE Area 5 Day Pass
JR West Official: Kansai WIDE Area 5 Day Pass
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from: $81

Kansai WIDE Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map ・ Valid trains are below; - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama) ・ The pass can be used for non-reserved seats on the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen". - Non-reserved seats on Express Trains HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO, SUPER INABA, etc. - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines * For reserved seats, please purchase a Limited Express Reserved Seat Ticket from a JR-WEST Ticket Office or other location before boarding.

Kyoto Japanese Bamboo Basket Weaving in Kameoka
Kyoto Japanese Bamboo Basket Weaving in Kameoka
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from: $47

【HIGHLIGHTS】 Get pleasure from creating art work by yourself Be familiar with Japanese artifact Touch bamboo that you are rarely exposed to Use the finished work in your daily life Fully enjoy the nature of Kameoka 【DETAILS】 Using the bamboo strips plaited into a square-shape, you will weave 'Shikainamikago' basket. The four side walls of the basket will be woven with bamboo strips to create wave form. That is why the style of weaving is called "Four-ocean-wave basket." You can learn the history and the ideas of the bamboo fence. The bottom part of the basket is already prepared so even a beginner can weave a nice bamboo basket easily. The finished basked is suitable for a vase, fruit basket or accessory box. You can appreciate the bamboo fence made with a high level of skill equivalent to a Living National Treasure. There is a shop that displays and sells interior knickknacks. The bottle stand made of beautifully processed bamboo from Kyoto is especially popular.

Local life experience at a herbal farmhouse in Miyama, northern Kyoto (Private)
Local life experience at a herbal farmhouse in Miyama, northern Kyoto (Private)
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from: $135

In rural village , knowledge of traditional plant medicine has been handed down from generations to generations. This is off-the-beaten path experience to learn about ethno-botanical local knowledge how to utilize natural resources. A local guide will also show you around the village after the workshop.

Zazen experience in the bamboo forest, Kyoto
Zazen experience in the bamboo forest, Kyoto
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from: $22

【OUTLINE】 A bamboo forest is an idea environment for meditation. Calm down and try to face yourself.

Amanohashidate round trip e-ride tour
Amanohashidate round trip e-ride tour
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from: $34

Amanohashidate has a beautiful view from the top, but a bicycle path is built along the sea like a mirror, and the scenery while running is very beautiful. Amanohashidate, which has been worshiped as a mysterious sacred place of Japanese Shinto since ancient times, has a variety of stories from ancient times to Sengoku and modern times. Many guides will give you a detailed guide to the highlights of Amanohashidate, where most people just stop at the top. This tour uses the latest e-sports bike (electrically-assisted bicycle for sports using the same frame and parts as the road bike). You can experience a model that usually costs nearly 300,000 at a great discount. Please enjoy the addictive ride. As an option, there is also a tour of the Tango Chirimen factory and a deep Amanohashidate experience where craftsmen explain Chirimen and Furoshiki in an elegant Japanese house that also serves as an exhibition hall, and you can take a break with tea and sweets.

Maizuru Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Maizuru Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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from: $101

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Maizuru! Maizuru, a laid-back beach town in the northern Kyoto area, is filled with fascinating history and incredible local sights, including an impressive collection of temples and shrines, making it well-worth adding to your Kyoto itinerary. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Kyoto Uji Matcha & Byodo-in Temple Walking Tour
Kyoto Uji Matcha & Byodo-in Temple Walking Tour
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from: $61

-Start your walking journey in the historically rich town, Uji!- Byodo-in Temple and Ujigami Shrine. We will head to Uji Bridge passing by local small shops showing the ancient atmosphere. At Uji Bridge we will witness the epic landscape over the river and step our feet to the first world heritage site in Uji, Ujigami Shrine. -Learn Japanese history in the two different World Heritage Sites- You will not only just visit these places but also deepen your knowledge on the Japanese religion and learn the relations between these two iconic places across Uji river. -Try authentic Kyoto Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony!- Enjoy Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony with a Japanese sweet. Don't miss this extravagant opportunity to experience the authenticity of the tea ceremony. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!

JR West Official: Sanyo-San
JR West Official: Sanyo-San'in Area Pass 7 Day
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from: $161

・ Sanyo-San'in Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map ・ Valid trains are below (Reserved seats) - Reserved seats on SANYO SHINKANSEN (Shin-Osaka⇔Hakata) ・ This pass can be used for "Hello Kitty Shinkansen". - The Limited EXPRESS 'HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, YAKUMO, SUPER HAKUTO (INCL.Kamigori⇔Chizu) etc.' - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines - JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima)

Maizuru Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Maizuru Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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from: $81

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Maizuru! Maizuru, a laid-back beach town in the northern Kyoto area, is filled with fascinating history and incredible local sights, including an impressive collection of temples and shrines, making it well-worth adding to your Kyoto itinerary. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

JR West Official: Kansai-Hiroshima Area 5 Day Pass
JR West Official: Kansai-Hiroshima Area 5 Day Pass
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from: $121

・ Kansai-Hiroshima Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map ・ Valid trains are below; - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Hiroshima) ・ The pass can be used for non-reserved seats on the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen". - Non-reserved seats on Express Trains 'HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO (Kyoto⇔Kamigori) etc.' * A separate fare is required for traveling on SUPER HAKUTO (Kamigori⇔Tottori) and SUPER INABA (Kamigori⇔Tottori) - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines - JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima) * For reserved seats, please purchase a Limited Express Reserved Seat Ticket from a JR-WEST Ticket Office or other location before boarding.

Science Park Walker ®
Science Park Walker ®
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from: $21

Let's visit Kansai Science Park called Keihanna. This is located between Kyoto and Nara. In this walking tour, we will visit Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library, the second largest national library in Japan having more than 6 million items. We will explore the perfectly air-conditioned storage area of the library where people usually cannot enter. We will also step on the world’s largest sundial at Keihanna Plaza, and walk in front of many research centers of big companies. Then, enjoy a peaceful Japanese garden with huge stones, beautiful blossoms and a pond.

JR West Official: Kansai-Hokuriku Area 7 Day Pass
JR West Official: Kansai-Hokuriku Area 7 Day Pass
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from: $137

・ Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map ・ Valid trains are below; - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama) ・ The pass can be used for non-reserved seats on the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen". - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "HOKURIKU SHINKANSEN" (Kanazawa⇔Joetsu-Myoko) - Non-reserved seats on Express Trains 'HARUKA, THUNDERBIRD, KUROSHIO, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO (Kyoto⇔Kamigori) etc.' * A separate fare is required for traveling on SUPER HAKUTO (Kamigori⇔Tottori) and SUPER INABA (Kamigori⇔Tottori) - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines * For reserved seats, please purchase a Limited Express Reserved Seat Ticket from a JR-WEST Ticket Office or other location before boarding.

Kansai Airport Transfer by Limousine Bus
Kansai Airport Transfer by Limousine Bus
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from: $9

Our Bus network is nationwide from the Kansai Airport, providing safe and comfortable trip with hospitality to the customers. Enjoy access to the free Wifi on our buses and spend your time relaxing during your trip. Protective measures are strictly executed responding to the Novel Coronavirus. Driver and passengers are required to wear masks and disinfecting the buses timely and frequently. Quality conditioners are installed on the bus and ventilating the air every 5 minutes.

Matcha stone milling experience
Matcha stone milling experience
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from: $6

While talking with tea farmers and Japanese tea instructors, you will be able to grind the tea that is the material of matcha. Freshly made matcha has an exceptional taste. Ujitawaramachi is the birthplace of Japanese green tea, and after the experience, it might be a fun time to visit the birthplace of Muneen Nagatani, the founder of Sencha.

Tea Fields Tour - Discovery & Photo Walk in Wazuka
Tea Fields Tour - Discovery & Photo Walk in Wazuka
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from: $44

We will discover the hidden nooks and crannies of the town and landscape of Wazuka, including sites like the Shohoji Temple and Ishitera tea fields. With an 800 year history of tea cultivation, Wazuka has been shaped and sculpted by active tea farming that continues today. On this truly off-the-hidden-path, walking tour, we will explore the town and hills around Wazuka to find hidden treasures and beautiful spots for great pictures. Beautiful in all seasons - from bright sunny days to mountains shrouded in low hanging clouds - Wazuka's evergreen tea plants and cedar groves are always a beautiful sight. The tour route will reflect the beautiful of each season during late afternoon light - from cherry blossoms in the spring to red Japanese maple leaves in the fall. This walk is one of discovery, with a photography twist - whether you are using a high-power camera, a smart phone, or just using your eyes - in a place where it is very rare to see any other tourists.

Family picnic in a Tea Field
Family picnic in a Tea Field
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from: $313

You can enjoy tea fields surrounded by Japan's beautiful nature, which is usually prohibited to enter. ( Depends on the weather/season, we cannot enter there) Escape the big city as a family! The central Kyoto is too crowded and don't know what to do/ where to go with your kids? You should come and join our Ujitawara tour! You can be surrounded by beautiful Japan's nature, and enjoy tea picking (If it is the season), having tea outdoor. Your children can also enjoy running and playing outdoor! Sometimes our guides bring their children, too. So your children can make local playmates!

Private Tour - World Heritage of Tasty Sweets! An Uji-Matcha Tour!
Private Tour - World Heritage of Tasty Sweets! An Uji-Matcha Tour!
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from: $85

Kyoto, Japan? Make think of Matcha. This otomo tour is for Matcha lovers. Also visit Byodoinhoodo, a world heritage site in Uji. Uji is a major production area of tea, many high quality green teas are produced here. There is an overwhelming number of food with matcha on the road to Byodoin. Ice-cream, jelly, bread, noodles and even beer! Those of you not keen to matcha, this will surely change your image! Moreover, you can even try matcha powder making as well as a tea ceremony! Uji is the only place you can experience tea ceremony with a great view of world heritage!

Spend Night at a Splendid Japanese Villa of Tangible Cultural Property in Kyoto
Spend Night at a Splendid Japanese Villa of Tangible Cultural Property in Kyoto
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from: $226

A rare opportunity to spend a night at a villa registered as Tangible Cultural Property. The Villa Nakamura in Yawata-city was built in 1917 of Taisho Era as a vacation house by Mr. AMANO TAKAYUKI, the owner of prestigious Play House of Osaka. They offer you a chance to rent out this whole villa of 180 square meter. The villa consists of bedroom, great guest parlor, Japanese tatami-room, kitchen & dining room, dressing room, bathroom and toilets. Wi-Fi, Air-conditioner, TV, Fridge, Microwave ,Electric toaster, Kitchenware & cutlery are set up. For the first day, a local guide will lead you to Iwashimizu-Hachimangu(National Treasure Shrine) and Shokado-Garden with brief explanation of city Yawata. The service ends after customers check into Villa Nakamura. The owner of the Villa is residing next and is willing to help and offer you some advice what to see the following day in Yawata. You may have some opportunities of taking KOTO lesson(harp) and cycling riverside.

Matcha Town Walking Tour in Uji, Kyoto
Matcha Town Walking Tour in Uji, Kyoto
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from: $116

Are you a green tea lover or food lover? Then join us on this Matcha Town Walking Tour! On this tour, you will be exploring Uji, a beautiful historic district that is often affectionately known as a tea haven for tea lovers and connoisseurs. As we stroll around Uji, you will be introduced to many interesting and fun facts about the origins of tea, the art of tea ceremony, and the wonders of Uji.Here you will get a chance to taste their delicious matcha rice cake skewers, made using pure, rich matcha powder that is sure to tantalize your taste buds! We will also visit tea houses, and tea fields, and will even pay a visit to some of Japan's oldest shrines, which Uji is home to. Here I'll introduce the wonders of the shrines.For lunch, we will be stopping by a famous tea house, to enjoy “chasoba,” green tea soba noodles.After lunch, we will get to experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony at a traditional tea house.

Japanese traditional craft "stand pile burning experience" and sightseeing in Tamba Teiyama (Shukura tour, castle, castle town)
Japanese traditional craft "stand pile burning experience" and sightseeing in Tamba Teiyama (Shukura tour, castle, castle town)
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from: $89

It is a small private tour that you can enjoy the nature, traditional crafts, history, and the Tamba mountain range in one day. One of Japan's Six Ancient Tombs, the Tachiyaki Burning Experience, the Tachiyaki Sales Office, the oldest active climber, and historically, the ruins of the Ogiyama Castle built by Tokugawa Ieyasu as a base for the capture of Osaka, the reproduced Daishoin, Edo Kawahara Town Tsuma Irisayas, where the towns of the times remain, Tambaan Sakazushi Memorial Museum of the three major Japanese warriors, tour of the Shuzo, tasting, nature, scenery that the scenery of the countryside where "Eononuma, West Tambasanzan" is said, is spread There are specialty products such as Tamba chestnut and black beans. You can enjoy the charm of Tamba Aoiyama in one day.

Private Monk and Zazen Experience Tour in Kyoto Temples
Private Monk and Zazen Experience Tour in Kyoto Temples
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from: $68

At the monastery of Koushouji Temple, the oldest Zen temple in Japan with the careful guidance of the monk. You can enjoy a full-fledged zazen experience. After Koushouji Temple, visit the world heritage Ujikami Shrine. Also, pay attention to the cute rabbit fortune. Finally, cross the Uji River and go to ByodoinTemple, a World Heritage Site

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