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Tea picking and Hiking in Wazuka Kyoto

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 729 reviews.Wazuka, Soraku District, Japan

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Experience hosted by Daiki

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You can join this tour from Kyoto, Osaka or Nara.

The tour begins after meeting in my café, “d:matcha Café & Kitchen,” then we will drive up to mount Jubu, and start the hike walking uphill through the town’s winding streets surrounded by houses built in Japanese traditional style. The first spot to visit is the scenic Yubune tea field. The hike continues walking surrounded by idyllic terraced fields and stunning panoramic views of endless greenery of rice and tea plantations. As we get close to the top of Hakusan Shrine, the scenery changes, we will walk through the cedar woods, experience both the fresh air high up on the mountain and the serenity of the forest. Our destination will be at d:matcha's organic tea farm where you will get the chance to drink organic Sen-cha cold brewed tea, and join our tea picking activity. Finally, we will head back to our meeting point, and you will try green tea tempura made with the tea leaves you picked, after that you will have the chance to enjoy a tea tasting session and you will learn to whisk your own matcha.

More info,
https://www.dmatcha.com/
You can join this tour from Kyoto, Osaka or Nara.

The tour begins after meeting in my café, “d:matcha Café & Kitchen,” then we will drive up to mount Jubu, and start the hike walking uphill through the town’s winding streets surrounded by houses built in Japanese traditional style. The first spot to visit is the scenic Yubune tea field. The hike continues walking surrounded by idyllic terraced fields and stunning panoramic views of en…

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What's included

  • Food
    A wide palette of green tea and matcha during our tasting session.
  • Drinks
    Refreshing cold brew organic Sencha in our organic tea farm on the top of m...
From $62
/ person
Sat, Oct 31
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$88 per person
$88 per person
Sun, Nov 1
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$88 per person
$88 per person
Mon, Nov 2
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$88 per person
$88 per person

Meet your host, Daiki

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 729 Reviews
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I am an agronomist who used to work in the corporate world. After quitting my job and finishing grad school, I followed my passion for green tea and its cultural heritage, and founded a green tea company, which I run with my wife, brother and our extended family. I very much enjoy helping travelers from all over the world to discover the lasting tradition of Japanese green tea, while exploring the beautiful lands of Wazuka, its mountains, woods, rivers and awe-inspiring tea plantations. Let me show you the tea farms and how we produce and enjoy the finest grades of green tea.
I am an agronomist who used to work in the corporate world. After quitting my job and finishing grad school, I followed my passion for green tea and its cultural heritage, and founded a green tea company, which I run with my wife, brother and our extended family. I very much enjoy helping travelers from all over the world to discover the lasting tradition of Japanese green tea, while exploring the beautiful lands of Wazuka, its mountains, woods, rivers and awe-inspiring tea plantations. Let me s…
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Where you'll be

Travel Time:
From Kyoto: 65min + 15min bus
From Osaka: 70min + 15min bus
From Nara: 10min + 15min bus

Instructions:
1. Take JR train to Kamo Station (https://goo.gl/maps/t4EiUZ51wTt)
2. From Kamo Station, exit on West Gate side
3. Take bus #66 to “Naka Wazuka” stop where you’ll see my café “d:matcha”. The bus takes 15 min and costs 480 JPY.

Bus #66 Schedule (Kamo Station→Naka Wazuka)
9:10→9:26
10:41→10:57
11:54→12:10
13:13→13:29
14:13→14:29

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 729 reviews.

Aishling
March 2020
The experience is well worth the trip out to Wazuka. Daiki is lovely and has a passion for what he does. The whole experience was very insightful into how tea is grown and processed.
Martín
March 2020
Great experience with an exceptional host. He knows what he's talking about and will give you a great overview of tea production in general and his family's experience.
Bianca
March 2020
Wonderful and unique experience if you even have the slightest interest in japanese tea. Highly recommend taking a day out of your initeary to experience this charming, rural part of Japan.
Ameer
March 2020
Our experience with Daiki was amazing right from the start. He went out of his way to pick up my partner and I from the train station and drove us to his cafe! He is very knowledgeable in his field, and provided concise explanation for our many questions about tea growing, the area and his business. The location of his tea farm is beautiful, surrounded by magnificent cedar trees and just a short walk away from an ancient Shinto shrine. After we picked our own tea leaves, he drove us back to his cafe, where we had a tasting of three different varieties of sencha tea and matcha, which was very enlightening for me. The variety of flavour, among different tea cultivars and brewing times, was amazing. After we had finished, he was kind enough to walk us to the bus stop, where we said our goodbyes. I would highly reccomend this tour to anyone coming to the area.
Our experience with Daiki was amazing right from the start. He went out of his way to pick up my partner and I from the train station and drove us to his cafe! He is very knowledge…
Andreana
March 2020
This was such a unique experience! It was so wonderful for one experience to include history of the tea, and the location, hands on time, tasting, and Q&A the whole way through! Daiki was patient, knowledgeable and very flexible. Definitely suggest this experience!
This was such a unique experience! It was so wonderful for one experience to include history of the tea, and the location, hands on time, tasting, and Q&A the whole way through! Da…
Paul
March 2020
Daiki had extensive knowledge in the subject and answered the questions I had in a simple and understandable manner. Himself and his staff where extremely warm and inviting. Enjoyed the experience very much and would happily repeat it again.
Daiki had extensive knowledge in the subject and answered the questions I had in a simple and understandable manner. Himself and his staff where extremely warm and inviting. Enjoye…

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    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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  • Fri, Nov 13
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring your camera, sunscreen, and cash/ credit card for additional purchases.
I recommend long pants and closed shoes especially when it rains.
You can enjoy food, and desserts in our green tea concept d:matcha Café & Kitchen.

What to bring

walking shoes

water