What you'll do
From our meeting point, the free shuttle will bring you to my home. Here we enjoy some fine organic matcha and a local treat from the tatami room overlooking the tea fields . Feeling good from the matcha we start our walkabout. Surreally beautiful tea fields, historical sites, local architecture, and mountain streams all await us. I will be explaining all things tea and nature, as we stroll through the tea fields and forest on public and private paths. After the walkabout the free shuttle will return you to the pickup spot and from there you are free to roam the town and visit some recommended local tea shops/cafes at your leisure. This is a short version of my other experience that over 160 people have rated 5 stars. But, I don't always have time for the 4hr tour and have added this experience which, I think will be great for those on time restrictions as well. See the 4 hour experience @ https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/175107 See a drone video of some places we go made by a past guest, as a thank you for an awesome experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Cl9cwkayU&feature=youtu.be
Hello everyone! I am a certified Uji tea sommelier (lic.# 28320) and have 20+ years of Japanese tea brewing expertise. I process hand crafted small batch tea of the highest quality, and I am a purveyor/connoisseur of the finest naturally grown tea Japan has to offer. With my acquired tea skills and 18+ years of wisdom as a tour company owner, I have created for you an experience that is fun and educational.
Organic local fresh Match
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Where you'll be
The center of Wazuka is our destination, the prime tea growing area of Uji. Close to Kyoto and Osaka via Japan Rail (JR). From the Tea Zion House, located in the heart of Wazuka, we enter the vibrant tea fields and forests. Relax in an authentic Misawa built Japanese home, before the hike while enjoying organic matcha and wagashi with the fabulous views from the tea room. Come see the daily life of Wazuka up close and personal.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend. Parents with small children may need to carry them at certain points as strollers are not suitable for the entire walk. Mostly un-shaded paths surrounded by tea farms, hats recommended for those sensitive to the…
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.
Guests of all ages can attend. Some short but steep inclines, comfortable walking shoes recommended, hiking sticks are provided to guests for extra safety.
Tea Tour Japan
$36 / person
$36 / person