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Hideo Y.

4.44(113) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 30 people

Uji city in Kyoto offers a variety of temples and shrines. Among them, the Byodoin Temple designated as a part of the World Cultural Heritage site in...

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Meeting Point

at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto


Thirteen-storied stone pagoda

Uji tea craft center

Japanese food restaurant (lunch)

UJI Shrine

Ujigami Shrine



Ending Point

at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto

What to Expect

Uji city in Kyoto offers a variety of temples and shrines. Among them, the Byodoin Temple designated as a part of the World Cultural Heritage site in Kyoto is the major attraction of Uji.

It's on the south bank of Uji river. After crossing the Uji Bridge, a sharp turn to the left leads to the temple. Phoenix hall houses the Amida Buddha made by the famous Buddhist sculptor Jocho. Atop the roof stands a pair of mythical Chinese phoenixes, "ho-o" symbolizing the peace of the world.

Cormorant fishing takes place in this river at night from mid-June to mid-August.

Uji is one of the two largest centers of tea plantations along with Shizuoka. Two types of tea are grown: sencha is a high quality green leaf tea and matcha is a powdered green tea used in the formal tea ceremonies.

You can experience the Japanese tea ceremony as well as learn how to make Uji tea and how to use the tea cups.

You can have kaiten-zushi (a conveyor belt sushi restaurant), or Japanese noodles such as udon or soba for lunch.

Manpuku-ji is the head Temple of the Obaku Zen sect, one of the three Zen sects. A particulary notable feature of the temple is the golden statue of Hotei God enshrined in the Ten-no den. The wood carving of a large fish hangs in front of the Saido diniing hall.

Why don't you visit Byodoin and experience a Japanese tea ceremony ?

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and your guide), entrance fee, lunch

Important Information

I guide you Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate in Hokkaido / Aomori in Hokuriku / Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu / Kochi, Matsuyama in Shikoku / Tottori, Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato in Japan Sea side. Please get in touch with me!! Thank you.

except the next day of a holiday

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Brian T.

Apr 16, 2022

Well planned tour of Kyoto!

We had an excellent day with HIDEo YOSHIda. From our wishes he planned a tour, took us around town and showed us different sights of Kyoto. He is very knowledgable in many different areas so we learned a lot about Japanese culture and history. We can warmly recommend a day with HIDEo YOSHIda.

Hideo Y.

Hello Brian. I'm very glad to receive your good review. Today we visited Japanese gardens such as moss garden in Saihoji, Sogenchi garden in Tenryuji and Ninomaru garden in Nijo Castle. They gave us peaceful and fresh atmosphere. I'm going to do my best on guide for many years to come. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Pobparat A.

Aug 27, 2020

Excellent guide. Well prepared tour.

He is so friendly and very knowledgeable about local history and japanese mythology. His itinerary was well preplanned. I would not have been able to explore all the places we did on my own. Thanks Hideo san!

Hideo Y.

Hello Pobparat I'm very happy to receive your message. Favored by good weather, we could enjoy visiting Kumano three Grand Shrines such as Kumano Nachi Taisha, Hongu Taisha, and Hayatama Taisha. Furthermore we watched Nachi Waterfalls with a height of 133 meters, the longest drop in Japan. I look forward to your activities and success in your life. Thank you, Tua.

Arlene B.

Feb 2, 2020

Highly recommended

Sir Hideo is great we finished all the itineraries as planned and very patience with my 13 pax group of tourists from the Philippines.Very informative and accommodating. Definitely will recommend you Sir Hideo see u next time.. Thank you very much

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your message. I also enjoyed guiding you. You all enjoyed wearing Kimono. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Arlene.


Polly E.

Jan 16, 2020

Highlight Tour of Kyoto

Communication with Hideo was very good. He was organized in laying out plan for our 5 hour tour. We were happy with his service in guiding us through the various sites.

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your review. We enjoyed Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Nishiki Market. I wish you and your family happinss and your children's healthy growth. Thank you, Polly.

$226/ per group