You can't visit Japan without tasting green tea in some form, either as the hot or cold beverage, or through matcha flavoured chocolates, ice cream, pancakes, KitKats and anything else you can imagine! Matcha green tea is one of the most popular forms of green tea produced in Japan and has taken the world by storm and one of the places that is said to produce the finest is Uji in Kyoto. Wazuka village produces more than 50 percent of Uji green tea. Wazuka is around two hours from Kyoto and the village has been designated as one of the most beautiful villages in Japan thanks to their rural landscape of rice paddies and tea fields spreading all over the valleys and hills.
On this two day tour, you will stay in Wazuka village at a tea farm and you'll get to experience a cooking class or tea harvesting and processing experience, depending on the time of year you visit. Learn how they grow, harvest, dry, and package the tea with the methods varying depending on the type of tea being produced. You'll be sure to try many of the varieties of green tea that are produced on this farm during you stay, as well as indulge in delicious meals that incorporate the tea leaves into your meal.
Food and drink (dinner and breakfast)
Transportation from Uji to Wazuka / Wazuka to Uji
English speaking guided tour
Tea picking and roasting experience
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please book this experience at least 14 days in advance
Please bring hiking shoes with you