You can join this tour from Kyoto, Osaka or Nara. This tour gives you a full experience of matcha production. Wazuka, Kyoto is the biggest producer of Tencha (tea leaves of matcha) in Japan. From the café, we will drive up to mount Jubu and hike through the town’s winding streets surrounded by Japanese traditional houses.
Our first pitstop is Yubune tea field, a famous tea field that originates tea growing in Wazuka, Kyoto, with a gorgeous view of the town and the famous circular patterns of the tea bushes. The hike continues through idyllic terraced fields and stunning panoramic views of endless greenery of rice paddies and tea plantations. As we approach the summit of Hakusan Shrine, we will walk through the cedar woods and experience the fresh air high up on the mountain and the serenity of the forest.
Our destination will be at our organic tea farm where you can see a nice view of the town. Then you can drink our refreshing organic cold-brewed sencha and join our tea picking activity.
After returning to the cafe, you will get to eat green tea tempura made with the freshly picked tea leaves and have lunch (most items contain green tea products!).
After lunch, we will visit Sencha factory nearby. Green tea is not fermented tea, so farmers process the leaves the same day as the harvesting day.
Tours are conducted rain or shine! The review below is from a recent guest who toured in heavy rain."We had an amazing time on this experience! Daiki and his wife were fantastic hosts... Even though it was raining heavily during our experience, Daiki was really accommodating - he provided umbrellas and shoe covers for us and found a route for the walk that wouldn’t be too wet..."
Location & Contact Details
- From Kyoto (All JR Trains): 65 min train + 20 min bus
- From Osaka (All JR Trains): 70 min train + 20 min bus
- From Nara (JR Train): 10 min train + 20 min bus
- Take JR train to Kamo Station
- From Kamo Station, exit on West Gate side
- Take bus #66 to “Naka Wazuka” stop when you see d:matcha cafe on the right. The bus takes 20 min and costs 480 JPY. The bus takes cash and IC Cards.
- Pickup from the Kamo Station is available for morning tours only.