Guided Tour from East Kyoto to Uji and Fushimi

Discover more of Kyoto during a walking tour: sample exquisite Uji green tea, learn about sake brewing, immerse in Zen, explore Fushimi.

1 day
Kyoto

Highlights

  • Enjoy a short train ride and walking in the greater Kyoto area, visit eastern Kyoto, Uji and Fushimi, a traditional city with a rich tea culture
  • Explore the area of old sake breweries and ware houses in Fushimi and learn about sake brewing
  • Experience major sightseeing spots in East Kyoto mostly without the tourist crowds

Description

Join our tour, a combination of short pleasant train rides and walking, to Uji and Fushimi. Start in East Kyoto and explore the picturesque area along the way. On this tour you can get to know some of the most important sights in eastern Kyoto without being constantly amid crowds of other tourists. This tour introduces many aspects of Japanese tradition in places where it has existed for centuries.

Details

Enjoy a full day tour in eastern Kyoto, away from the crowds.. The tour introduces various aspects of Japanese tradition and is broiught to you by an expert local with M.A. in Japanese studies. 
Discover the highlights of eastern Kyoto via train and during short walks, and experience not only the cultural and historic highlights but also the local life in the area. 
Following a short train ride, the tour takes you to Fushimi Inari Shrine where you can take a walk through the hundreds of crimson "torii" shrine gates. We also visit Uji, which is well associated with green tea in Japan. There are numerous tea shops in the pedestrian area where you can taste green tea and enjoy various other drinks, desserts and noodles that pride on having green tea as its most featured ingredient. There is also an opportunity for a lunch break. 
Between the two districts lies the Mankpuku-ji Temple, which is the main temple of the Obaku Zen School, that retains Chinese appearance. Fushimi is also known for sake brewing. We visit the Gekkeikan Sake Museum, where you will be introduced to the sake production process as well as taste some sake. The scenery around traditional sake breweries and warehouses in Fushimi has also served as a backdrop in many movies. 
Our tour ends with a walk through the famous geisha district of Gion and the old town of Kyoto. 

Important information

Included in price

  • Entrance fees for Manpukuji, Gekkeikan Sake museum
  • Guide fee

Not included

  • Drinks and meals

Minimum number of persons required for this tour to run is 1. 
Maximum number of persons per tour is 10. 

Know before you book

  • Cancellation
    2 days prior to the day of your trip: 40 % of tour price
    1 day prior: 50 % of tour price
    On the day, no-show: 100 % of tour price
  • This tour is not very demanding. The terrain is mostly flat.

Starting point

Kyoto Shijo Minami-za Theater
198 Shijyo-ohashi-higashitsume, Nakanocjo, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto-fu 605-0075

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Organised by Japan Travel KK

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