Uji and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto with Tea Ceremony and Western-Style Lunch

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Byodo-in Temple
Byodo-in Temple
Visit the main hall at Todai-ji Temple
Visit the main hall at Todai-ji Temple
Partake in a traditional tea ceremony at Taiho-an
Partake in a traditional tea ceremony at Taiho-an
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Uji Bridge
Uji Bridge
Enjoy close encounter with deer at Nara Park
Enjoy close encounter with deer at Nara Park
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Uji
Uji
The Kannon-do Hall of Byodo-in Temple
The Kannon-do Hall of Byodo-in Temple
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed  Byodo-in Temple in Uji
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Byodo-in Temple in Uji
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Todai-ji Temple
Todai-ji Temple
Bronze Buddha statue at Todai-ji Temple's main hall
Bronze Buddha statue at Todai-ji Temple's main hall
Stone lanterns at Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Stone lanterns at Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Bronze lanterns at Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Bronze lanterns at Kasuga Taisha Shrine
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What To Expect

Explore two of the oldest cities in Japan in one day! Visit Uji and Nara's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buddhist temples and lavish gardens, take delight in a traditional tea ceremony and enjoy a scrumptious Western-style lunch.

Highlights

  • Learn about the Japanese culture and traditions on a day tour to Uji and Nara from Kyoto

  • Visit three World Heritage-listed sites: Byodo-in Temple, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine

  • Partake in a traditional tea ceremony at a local tea house in Uji

  • Take delight in a scrumptious Western-style lunch in Kyoto

  • Experience close encounter with some deer roaming freely in Nara Park

Specifications

Type:
Day Trips from Kyoto
Departs From:
Kyoto
Meeting Point:
New Miyako Hotel
Duration:
11 hours
Availability:
Tuesday and Friday at 8:40 AM
Product Code:
15226
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Immerse yourself into the rich culture and tradition of two of Japan's oldest cities, Uji and Nara.

Depart from Kyoto in the morning with your friendly tour guide. Upon arrival at Uji, visit the ancient Uji Bridge and enjoy a morning stroll around Furitsu Uji Park. Then, experience a simple tea ceremony at Taiho-an, an authentic tea house on the bank of Uji River. Proceed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Byodo-in Temple, a Buddhist temple that houses Buddha statue and other images, surrounded by a beautiful garden.

Head back to Kyoto and take delight in a Western-style lunch at New Miyako Hotel.

After lunch, continue to Nara and visit Todai-ji Temple, one of the country's most historically significant temples. This awe-inspiring wooden structure is a symbol of the Nara Period and houses one of the largest bronze Buddha statues in Japan. Since the temple grounds cover most of northern Nara Park, you will also encounter some deer roaming freely during your visit. Next, visit picturesque the Kasuga Taisha Shrine, a Shinto shrine famous for its many bronze and stone lanterns. Last stop will be at Nara Nagomikan, a well-known souvenir shop where you can find Nara sweets, locally brewed sake, traditional Japanese craft and more!

Tour concludes with a drop off at your Kyoto city-center hotel.

Includes

  • English-speaking guide

  • Transportation expenses

  • Western-style lunch*

  • Traditional tea ceremony

  • Admission fees

  • Drop off at selected hotels in Kyoto**

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • This tour has a 2 participant minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they sit on an adult's lap. If they need a seat, they will be charged.

  • Please note that the morning portion of the tour is a walking tour so please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Nara tour in the afternoon will be a coach tour.

  • This tour uses public transportation. Seating is non-reserved. Please note that you may be unable to sit down.

  • Itinerary order is subject to change depending on road conditions and congestion at sightseeing destinations. Furitsu Uji Park may not be visited due to river flooding or other reasons, Phoenix Hall at Byodo-in Temple due to congestion and Nara Nagomikan due to heavy traffic conditions.

  • The tour will not enter areas requiring admission at Kasuga Taisha Shrine.

  • *Vegetarian option is available upon request. Please indicate this as special request upon booking.

  • **During the Gion Festival (Saki Matsuri) from July 14 - 16, drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 9 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 30% Cancellation Fee (70% reimbursement): between 3 to 8 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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