Travel Date: December 2016
Green tea and match paradise!!!!
Green tea is probably the most consumed drinks in Japan and is an integral part of the Japanese food culture. It’s no wonder how Japanese tea ceremonies are still being kept and practiced up until today.
If you are a certified matcha lover, a trip to Kyoto, Japan would not be complete without a day tour at Uji City. Uji is famous all over Japan for its high quality green tea and matcha products, so all you matcha lovers out there (me included) will be in for a treat!!! Green tea and matcha products are abundant at the Omotesando Street, which you can take on your way to the Byodo-in Temple.
A cultural walk in Uji
Not only is Uji famous for its high quality green tea and matcha products, the City is also rich in historical landmarks and treasures, such as the Byodo-In Temple, a Unesco World Heritage Site; the Tale of Genji, which is a famous Japanese literary masterpiece; and the Koshiji Temple, etc. This makes a day tour of Uji City perfect for green tea and matcha products shopping and food trip, as well as for a cultural walk.
How to get there
Take the train until JR Uji Station or Keihan Uji Station. The Keihan Uji Station is closer to the Uji Bridge and Omotesando Street heading towards the Byodo-In Temple.