Uji Matcha Tea Picking Experience in Kyoto

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1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 20 guests
Language
Japanese, English
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Pick exceptionally high-quality tea leaves in Wazuka, Kyoto, where its Uji matcha is renowned worldwide.
Highlights
Explore a fresh green tea plantation
Pick high-quality tea leaves
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
This experience takes place in Wazuka-cho, which is a town nestled in the southeastern countryside in the tea capital of Kyoto. This town only has a population of 5,000, but produces a whopping nearly 40% of the annual Uji matcha production. The pristine, rolling tea fields explain its important presence in the local culture. Visitors can get a glimpse into the world of matcha with this tea-picking experience right in the heart of the industry. You will be guided by the director, a Wazuka local passionate about matcha and the area. Participants will be equipped with appropriate gear and get to pick green tea leaves straight from the source in the pristine Japanese countryside. Participants can get a hands-on experience with the first step that takes the tea leaf from the soil to the table. Because no visit to Wazuka is complete without a taste of its local brews, this experience includes a refreshing cup of matcha tea prepared by your host along with two pieces of chadango, traditional sweet tea-flavored skewered dumplings. You can also choose an optional chasoba, tea leaf tempura, cooking class. Make kakinohazushi and kuzumochi, using tea leaves you just picked!
Inclusions
Appropriate gear to pick matcha
Wazuka matcha tea and sweet chadango skewered dumplings
Exclusions
Additional food, such as green tea soba
Transportations to the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Hatsuohira-21 IshiteraWazuka, Soraku District, Kyoto 619-1221
Remarks
Bring comfortable shoes that can get dirty.
This experience is available only during the harvest season, which is from mid-April to October.
Experience may be canceled if it's raining.
If you are over 30 minutes late and you do not contact the host, your booking will be automatically cancelled.
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 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Wazuka's tea fields are registered as Kyoto Prefecture's No. 1 Scenic Property. With its idyllic scenery of rolling hills of green tea leaves, the town has been recognized as a beautiful Japanese village. Known for the Ishitera tea fields, recognized as a Japanese cultural heritage site, Wazuka is a wonderful location for nature and tea lovers alike.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals