Uji Walking Tour and Tea Ceremony Excursions à Kyōto
Uji Walking Tour and Tea Ceremony: One of the oldest cities in Japan, Uji is a historical gem famous for its green tea production.
* Experience an authentic tea ceremony
* Walk over a bridge that has featured in literature and paintings
* Admire one of few surviving temples from the Heian era
Departing from Kyoto we travel by JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service to Uji, a city that holds an intriguing history and was the setting for the final chapters of ‘The Tale of Genji’. We firstly take you to admire Uji Bridge, one of the oldest bridges in Japan which is thought to have originally been built in the 7th century. Absorb the arresting views of the mountains from the bridge and learn about how this city thrived on its location by the banks of Uji-gawa River.
Stroll around Nakanoshima Park, built on a sandbar in the middle of the river and take a tea break to experience the ceremony at an authentic tea house, Taiho-an. Afterwards we make our way to the temple that puts Uji on the map: Byodo-in. The temple is a stunning example of Buddhist Pure Land (Jodo) architecture built near the end of the Heian era. It houses a Buddha statue and an image of the Phoenix Hall even features on the 10 yen coin. Enjoy a tour around the temple and its equally beautiful gardens before returning to Kyoto.
Credit for images copyrighted by ©JNTO
Credit for images copyrighted by ©JNTO
Meeting/pick-up point: New Miyako Hotel, Sunrise Tours Meeting Spot (17 Nishi Kujoin-machi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412, Kyoto Prefecture. ). Pick up time at 8:30am.
Duration: Approximately 4 hours and 10 minutes.
Start/opening time: 8:30am.
-End/closing time: 12:45pm.
Languages: English.
Others: Public transportation will be used. Seating may not be available. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes as this tour will be on foot. Nakanoshima Park may not be visited due to river conditions. Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes as this tour will be on foot. Pregnant women; heart problems and other sensitive illnesses.



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