What you'll do
Upon arriving at the Tea Zion House via the free shuttle from the train station, we enjoy some fine organic matcha and a local treat from the tatami room overlooking the tea fields . Feeling good from the matcha we start our walkabout. Surreally beautiful tea fields, historical sites, local architecture, mountain streams, and a 1400 year old sugi tree, all await us. I will be explaining all things tea and nature, while answering any questions you may have, as we stroll through the tea fields and forest on public and private paths. After the walkabout we return to the tea room for our private tea session/party with the best locally sourced natural tea and simple vegan bento/additional sweets that compliment the tea perfectly. After the tea party we board the shuttle back to the train station before rush hour congestion begins allowing you to enjoy the rest of the day relaxed. A quote from a past guest : "A tour with Greg is not a mass produced cookie-cutter spiel that you often experience with tours, but is rather an authentic local experience that feels like a conversation with a friend. It's not just a tea picking tour, it is an intimate discovery into country life in Japan." See a drone video of the tour made by one of my past guest as a thank you, @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Cl9cwkayU&feature=youtu.be
Vegan Bento Locally produced simple, vegan bento. Gluten free and made with spring water fed rice.
Locally selected Fine Tea At least three different tea types, of the best local pesticide free tea, served with wagashi,…
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Hello everyone! I am a certified Uji tea sommelier (lic.# 28320) and have 20+ years of Japanese tea brewing expertise. I process hand crafted small batch tea of the highest quality, and I am a purveyor/connoisseur of the finest naturally grown tea Japan has to offer. With my acquired tea skills and 18+ years of wisdom as a tour company owner, I have created for you an experience that is focused on the tea we will enjoy together and the nature surrounding us, all in a private setting .
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Where you'll be
The center of Wazuka is our destination, the prime tea growing area of Uji. Close to Kyoto and Osaka via Japan Rail (JR). From the Tea Zion House, located in the heart of Wazuka, we enter the vibrant tea fields and forests. Relax in an authentic Misawa built Japanese home, before and after the hike, while enjoying your bento and very special tea with the fabulous views from the tea room. Come see the daily life of Wazuka up close and personal.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 5 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
Comfortable shoes. The free shuttle from JR Kamo Station is optional but recommended. Parking is available for guests with private cars. Free Membership to my exclusive tea buying club for all guests.
TEAFARI ,,, a journey into the tea lands