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Fushimi & Uji -Local Delicacy of Sake and Green Tea!

Seiko T.

4.97(73) reviews
Kyoto
English, Japanese (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

While the tour covers the popular Fushimi Inari Shrine and Uji Byodoin Temple, we'll also spend some time in Fushimi sake district for sake tasting and local lunch at an old sake brewery. In Uji, the home of the best Japanese tea, we'll visit traditional tea houses and enjoy their special tea that many eminent Shoguns also appreciated.

Itinerary

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Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel (subject to additional fee) in or selected JR/Keihan station depending on your hotel location

Fushimi Inari Shrine - 10,000 torii gates!

Fushimi sake brewery museum & tasting (400 yen)

Lunch at a former sake brewery

Option: Visit sake tasting bars and/or shops (additional costs: 300~1,700 yen depending on how many kinds you'll try)

Uji - home of Japanese green tea (lots of traditional tea houses, tea salons, macha sweets, etc. on the street)

Ujigami Shrine, UNESCO site, oldest remaining shrine building in Japan

Uji Byodoin, UNESCO world heritage site (600 yen & 300 yen to see inside the main hall)

Option: Traditional tea ceremony @500 yen with confectionery

Option: Tea workshop such as making Hoji-cha, maccha, maccha sweets, etc. (extra fee and reservation required)

Option: Gion at the end of the tour (extra hour required)

Ending Point

At your hotel (subject to additional fee) or JR/Keihan station

What to Expect

With this tour, not only visiting the photogenic Fushimi Inari and Byodoin Temple, you can also deepen the knowledge of sake and green tea, and enjoy the freshness and different kinds of sake and green tea served in a proper way.

Fushimi is a traditional sake district with 23 sake breweries including the giant "Gekkeikan" which was founded in 1673. We will visit the Gekkeikan museum to learn about sake making process and sake tasting, and have a local lunch in one of the sake breweries. You can also visit other shops and breweries for more comparison.

Uji is the home of Uji tea, where you'll see many traditional tea houses and different kinds of Japanese tea with opportunities to try special maccha sweets, green tea soba, maccha beer, etc.

Workshops are available if you're interested in making maccha, hojicha (roasted green tea), and green tea sweets.

This tour is also recommended for the foodies and those who get "templed out" in Kyoto!

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

- Transportation fee and lunch (you and guide)

- Entrance fee (Byodoin @600 yen and Sake museum with a bottle of souvenir sake @400 yen)

- Optional workshops and tea ceremony etc.

- Hotel pick-up

- Hotel drop-off (please request and pay 1,000 yen for transportation etc. upon the end of the tour)

Important Information

*Please contact me first for availability and note below before booking: 1. My schedule on Triplelights site is open for the next 3 month only. 2. Please read through my profile including "Important Notes" at the end before booking. ***Excursions *** I can guide you in Okayama (including Naoshima and Kurashiki), Hiroshima (Onomichi, Shimanami islands cycling, Miyajima, etc.) and Shikoku (Iya valley etc.) if you pay for my transportation. The above areas can be visited from Osaka/Kyoto in one or two days.

1. Morning tour starts @9:00. Fushimi Inari => Fushimi sake area and lunch => Uji.

2. Afternoon tour starts @12:00. Fushimi sake area & lunch => Uji => Fushimi Inari (evening visit in fall to enjoy lantern lights)

3. You must be 20+ years old for sake tasting.

4. If you'd like to do tea workshop, please let me know in advance.

5. This tour will be focused on green tea and sake. You can pick one of them and shorten the other part, but if you don't like either sake or green tea, you should not book this tour. Please make a custom booking.

6. As per your request, we can finish the tour in Gion area for the afternoon tour (extra hour required).

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Don ri Y.

Dec 18, 2019

Fantastic sessions for our tour to Osaka and Kyoto

We have engaged Seiko san for 2 days tour to Osaka and Kyoto. We have had an enjoyable trip where Seiko san was a fantastic guide. She is so knowledgeable and cater to our needs and requirement. She knows all the in and out of Osaka and Kyoto and meetings all our needs in food, tour requirement and timing. One word to summarise - Outstanding!

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Renee frances P.

Nov 6, 2019

Uber-satisfied family of 4

We love how attentive and accommodating Seiko is. My children adore her for being funny and friendly. Also, she knows her way around. Worth your every penny. We will definitely book her again.

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Lorna D.

Oct 31, 2019

Full day Kyoto with fantastic guide

Seiko is an excellent knowledgeable guide with great English skills and attentive, intuitive sense of what we were interested in and spent more time guiding and explaining the historical and cultural significance of them. We had an optional day planned for Nara but learned from her about the islands in the Seto Inland Sea. She noted that we enjoyed the arts and suggested it as another option. A bonus from a professional that really knows the country!

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Christopher L.

Oct 19, 2019

history, hidden gems, and laughs!

My sister, niece and I spent three amazing days with Seiko. We had so much fun, we wanted to have more days! She is so full of knowledge about Japanese culture, food, history, and art. She navigated us swiftly and effortless around Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka, and showed us many hidden jewels we would have missed if we had been on our own. She is also super sweet, a great conversationalist, and a lot of fun. After Day 1, she already felt like a old family friend. We hope to see her again!!

Seiko T.

Thanks Chris, you guys were amazing! I had such a great time in the 3-day tour especially showing different kinds of sake and some of my favorite dishes to the gourmet family:) 3 days were not enough for me to accommodate your kind of people, so please come back and let me show you more! Thanks again! Seiko

$232/ per group

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