Uji Tea Town & Bonsai Village Hike (Incl. Byoudoin)
Sunday, May 12th, 2019
10:15 AM to 4:00 PM
Keihan Yodoyabashi Station, CENTRAL Gate (map)
Save Your Spot:
A special, sacred, hidden gem!!
We take you to place even the locals don't know
Standing on the edge of a mountain with views to Japan's home of TEA. Uji produces some of the most recognized and high grade tea in the world!!!!
They use a method called "Ooishita" that covers tea leaves before hand plucking only the young leaves. After, the tea blending and processing techniques have been tried and refined through many generations to give it its unique flavors and blends
PLEASE VIEW A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS OF A PREVIOUS HIKE:
HISTORY OF UJI
The Buddhist monk Myoe introduced tea to Uji in the Kamakura era. When it came to the Muromachi era, great tea farms called "Shichimeien" and springs called "Shichimeisui" had been established and Uji became a first class tea producing area under great samurais such as Osa Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. During the Edo era tea masters made an annual ceremonial journey to Tokyo to present the tea to Tokugawa Shoguns which made Uji tea a luxurious brand and seal its name Japan's home of tea.
❂Go to a Bonsai village, and check out a couple bonsai farms (& buy if you want, discounted as its from the source): https://youtu.be/iT0kel2_GE0
❂See the preparation of a bonsai (from the bonsai master): https://youtu.be/Uu4-dMuqV8k
❂See the OLDEST SHRINE in the WHOLE of Japan!!
❂Walk up a mountain through the forest and see Uji Tea Town views from up above:
❂Stop by Byodouin. A world heritage Temple that is featured on the 10yen coin!!!
❂Visit traditional tea plantations:
❂Stroll along the Tea Shopping street filled with exclusive tea and macha inspired omiyage.
PARTICIPATION FEE: 1800yen per adult. 500yen for children (Includes in cost is: Japans oldest shrine, visit Bonsai farms, guide through forest hike, Go tea plantations, stroll along famous tea shopping street)
NOTE: PLEASE PAY YOUR OWN TRANSPORT FEES: 410yen one way from Osaka. (Also you can visit Byodouin but you must pay 400yen to enter)
WHERE: We will meet at At KEIHAN Yodoyabashi Station "CENTRAL GATES" at 10:15am
FINISH LOCATION: Finish at 4:00pm in Osaka.
WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults!
WHY: Cause we are tea & Bonsai lovers:) CONTACT: Andy, http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple
WHAT TO BRING: A bottle of water, non heel shoes and snacks.
LEVEL: 2/5 simple
CONTACT: Please ask me ANY questions if you have any:)
Andy, (facebook): http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple