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I initially went on this tour as my husband loves drinking matcha tea, which he imports from Uji; so of course when we visited Kyoto we had to go and see how the tea here is grown and processed. I was surprised at just much...More
Absolutely fascinating if you're into green tea and maccha (matcha), as I am. The amount of work that goes into preparing maccha is surprising. The result is amazing. The tour is detailed and unhurried, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and see all stages...More
Marukyu Koyamaen offers an excellent tour of matcha production in both English and Chinese. The tour is well organized, detailed, informative and professional. You will come away with an understanding of what makes Uji Matcha so special (and of course you can taste it too)....More
I was with two foreigners as well and we arrived at the shop in Uji and not in the factory but they dive us to the factory without any complain, free of charge. We were not alone in the tour, we were with some Japanese...More
We were the only people on our tour, which was English speaking. They gave us a nice introduction to the company and its awards, green tea, the traditional tea ceremony in their in-house tea room, and matcha preparation. The kids enjoyed preparing their own matcha...More
This free 90 minute tour is in the Uji area of Kyoto when tea growing is famous. The factory is about 1.3 mile walk from the closest train station (Kintetsu train- Mukajima station), but the area around the factory is devoid of any charm so...More