Morning Tour to Uji and Byodoin Temple with a Tea Ceremony from Kyoto

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Visit the historic city of Uji on this morning tour. Discover the Uji Bridge, the World Heritage Site-listed Byodo-in Temple and experience a delightful tea ceremony in an authentic setting.

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 4-hour walking tour around Uji with tea ceremony from Kyoto
  • Stroll the historic streets of one of Japan's oldest cities
  • Visit Uji Bridge, Byodo-in Temple and Furitsu Uji Park
  • Gain and in-depth understanding of Japanese culture and traditions

Description

Explore one of the oldest cities in Japan! Located between the two ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto, Uji's roots reach almost as deep into Japanese history as its two famous neighbors.

Upon arrival at Uji, visit the ancient Uji Bridge. Thought to have been built in the 7th century, the bridge is known as one the oldest in the country.

Next, enjoy a relaxing morning stroll around Furitsu Uji Park. Situated on the bank of Uji River, this park offers a magnificent view of Arashiyama.

Then, enjoy a simple tea ceremony at Taiho-an, an authentic tea house on the bank of Uji River.

Head to the World Heritage Site-listed Byodo-in Temple, a Buddhist temple that houses Buddha statue and other images, surrounded by a beautiful garden. An image of this temple's Phoenix Hall is featured on the 10 yen coin.

At the end of the tour, you will board a train to Kyoto Station.

Includes

  • Tea ceremony fee

  • Admission

  • Train fare

  • English-speaking guide
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Morning Tour to Uji and Byodoin Temple with a Tea Ceremony from Kyoto

Duration: 4 - 5 hour(s)
Available: Tue and Fri
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Tea ceremony fee / Admission / Train fare / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 08:10

    Pick up from designated hotels

  • Gather at New Miyako Hotel

    Head to Kyoto Station on foot, and board the JR Nara Line train bound for Uji.

  • Ujibashi Bridge

    Uji Bridge is thought to have been originally built sometime in the 7th century and is counted among the oldest bridges in Japan. A small protrusion off one side of the bridge known as 'san-no-ma' offers great views.

  • Nakanoshima Park

    A gorgeous park known for its 2,000-plus cherry blossoms! Stroll though this park which is built on a sandbar in the middle of the river.

  • Tea Ceremony at Taihoan (20 mins)

    Take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

  • Byodoin Temple (50 mins)

    Built near the end of the Heian Era, this temple houses a Buddha statue and other images, and is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The temple is registered on the World Heritage List as a part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

  • Uji Train Station (20 mins)

    Hop on the train and head back towards Kyoto.

  • 12:15-12:45

    Tour ends at Kyoto Station

  • (For Pick-Up) Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto (Karasuma Takatsuji Higashi-iru Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:10:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hotel Monterey Kyoto (Sanjominami Karasuma-dori Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:05:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hyatt Regency Kyoto (644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:25:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Karasuma Kyoto Hotel (Shijo-sagaru Karasuma-dori Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Kyoto Hotel Okura (Kawaramachi-Oike Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:05:00

  • (For Pick-Up) New Miyako Hotel (17, Nishikujo-Inmachi Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412, Japan) Time: 08:35:00

  • (For Pick-Up) The Westin Miyako Kyoto (Sanjokeage Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 07:50:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto (1 Taimatsu-cho Shiokoji-sagaru Higashihorikawa-dori Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:20:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto (In front of Kyoto Station Shiokoji-dori Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:25:00

  • (For Check-Out) Kyoto Train Station Time: 12:15:00

Pick-up Time & Location

  • (For Pick-Up) Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto (Karasuma Takatsuji Higashi-iru Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:10:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hotel Monterey Kyoto (Sanjominami Karasuma-dori Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:05:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hyatt Regency Kyoto (644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:25:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Karasuma Kyoto Hotel (Shijo-sagaru Karasuma-dori Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Kyoto Hotel Okura (Kawaramachi-Oike Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:05:00

  • (For Pick-Up) New Miyako Hotel (17, Nishikujo-Inmachi Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412, Japan) Time: 08:35:00

  • (For Pick-Up) The Westin Miyako Kyoto (Sanjokeage Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 07:50:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto (1 Taimatsu-cho Shiokoji-sagaru Higashihorikawa-dori Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:20:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto (In front of Kyoto Station Shiokoji-dori Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-city) Time: 08:25:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Kyoto Train Station Time: 12:15:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • This is a walking tour, not a bus tour. Please wear shoes and clothes which are appropriate for walking.

Additional Note(s)
  • The tour schedule is subject to change.

  • In case of flooding of the Uji River, the tour may not visit Nakanoshima Park.

  • If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 5 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date will be cancelled.

  • Children (ages 0-5 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions. Tour: An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be getting a priority in seating. An individual meal or snack will not be provided as well. If you would like any of the above for children (ages 0-5 years), please book them as a child.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 10.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 8 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) to business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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