Kyoto Premium Tea Farm Tour & Gourmet Experience in Wazuka

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Duration
4 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Chinese, English
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Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Regional food, Special offer, byFood Original, Private Experience
Pick leaves in a private tea garden and enjoy traditional gourmet experiences as you learn about tea culture from locals in the rolling tea farms of Wazuka in Southern Kyoto.
Highlights
Embark on an intimate tea tour complete with tea leaf picking, a traditional cooking class and a matcha experience in a private tea farm in Wazuka, Southern Kyoto
Pick tea leaves in a private tea farm usually closed to visitors overviewing the Ishitera Tea Plantation, a Japan Heritage site
Prepare a local gourmet specialty in a cooking class with local instructors and enjoy a meal including cha soba (noodles containing buckwheat, wheat flour, and tea leaves), and tea leaf tempura
Grind matcha leaves in a stone grinder and enjoy a matcha experience with traditional Japanese sweets
Receive an original, additive-free Wazuka spice mix containing sencha green tea
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Any mention of Kyoto brings to mind traditional temples and shrines, cobblestone streets, and kimono-clad geisha. But there’s another side of Japan’s old capital to be found outside of the urban areas, where the landscape transforms into a wide expanse of green terraced tea fields. This exclusive tea experience takes place precisely there, in the tea farms of Wazuka in Southern Kyoto, where some of the finest tea in the country is cultivated and harvested. In this intimate look of Kyoto tea culture, you’ll interact with local farmers, enjoy some of the freshest local brews and try making some of the area’s gourmet specialties with local ingredients. Itinerary: -Pick-up service: Arrive at the farm by private chartered car from your Kyoto hotel -Tea leaf picking: Stroll through fields that are usually closed off to visitors and pick fresh tea leaves in a private tea farm overviewing the Ishitera Tea Plantation, a Japan Heritage site -Cooking class (optional): In a private kominka traditional house, guided by knowledgeable local instructors, make a specialty tea noodle dish (cha soba) using a mixture of buckwheat flour and tea leaves -Tea tasting & lunch: Taste tempura made with deep-fried battered tea leaves, the cha soba noodles you prepared earlier, and taste three different kinds of Japanese tea -Matcha experience (optional): Grind matcha leaves in a traditional stone grinder, and prepare matcha tea. Enjoy it with two tea-flavored dango skewers (traditional sweets) -Souvenir: Receive an original additive-free Wazuka spice mix containing sencha green tea, sea salt, dried lemon, fried onion, garlic, and black pepper that can be used for a variety of dishes Soak in the relaxing landscapes and learn all about the local high-quality Uji-cha tea production in this intimate exploration of Wazuka’s tea culture and heritage in Kyoto.
Inclusions
Tea tasting and meal, tea-picking experience, matcha-making experience and cooking class in a privately booked kominka traditional house
Local English-speaking instructors (limited English proficiency)
Hotel pick-up
Exclusions
Additional purchases available onsite
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Hotel pick-up available for guests staying within Kyoto or Nara. Please send your pick-up address to your host upon booking.
Remarks
Please wear comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
Please note that this experience is only available from the third week of April to June, and from September to early October.
In case of rain, the tea-picking experience will be canceled, and guests will be served tempura made with Wazuka vegetables. In this case, ¥20,000 will be refunded.
Please note that guests with buckwheat allergies cannot participate in this experience.
Please note that this host's English proficiency is limited, so they might use a translation machine to communicate with guests if needed.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 5 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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Earliest available date: May 28, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals