Uji Tea Experience

A unique and unforgettable experience.

Experience time: 2 hours

Fee (per person): 5,000 yen

Compare different teas to find the one you like best. Or experience the process of making tea and learn to make it at home. Or, you can actually go into a tea plantation and try tearing tea leaves. By coming into contact with various kinds of tea, your enjoyment of tea will expand. That is the kind of experience we offer.

English available

The experience is available in English or Japanese.

Various Experiences at Samurai Chajin

Experience Course 1: Samurai Tea Master Course (2 hours)

Japanese tea show, hojicha (roasted green tea) making experience,Chakabuki(tea guessing game)

Experience Course 2: Matcha Green Tea Experience (2 hours)

Basic knowledge of matcha, hands-on experience of grinding stone mortar, how to make matcha, matcha art experience

Experience Course 3: Making Kyo-bancha-style tea (2 hours)

A year-round tea making experience. You will pick your own tea, make it, and take it home.

Experience course 4: Hand-momocha tea experience (on designated days only)

Hand rubbing to make sencha tea. The hand-moiled tea experience is only available on designated days.

Experience course 5: Making tea tree dolls (3-4 hours)

Experience time: 2 hours Morning session (10:30-12:30) Afternoon session (13:30-15:30)

Please inquire at any time for experience course (4), “Hand-moiled tea”, and for experience course (5), “Making wooden dolls of tea”.

Payment of Fees

Payment will be made on site. Payment can be made in cash or by QR payment (PayPay, auPAY, d-payment) .PayPal is available.

How to make a reservation

Please indicate your preferred date (morning or afternoon), course, and number of participants from the Contact Us form. If you do not receive a reply within 2 days, please contact us at info@iwamoto-hiroyoshi.com (Please note that “@” is capitalized to prevent spam.) Please make sure to use lower case letters when copying and pasting.

Access (Ujitawara Samurai tea farm)

By public transportation

5-minute walk from Neda bus stop by Kyoto Keihan Bus. By bus, take the Kyoto Keihan Bus bound for Midori-enzaka (No. 62) from Kintetsu Shin Tanabe Station or the Kyoto Keihan Bus bound for Korenchu-mae (No. 180) from Keihan Uji Station, and it takes about 30 minutes. Please note, however, that there is only one bus every hour. The bus fare is 440 yen one way (as of December 2022).

Buses in time for the 10:30 start experience (10:30-12:30)
Kyoto Keihan Bus Keihan Uji station Neda
to Ichumae(180)維中前
Kyoto Keihan Bus Kintetsu Sintanabe station Neda
to Ryokuenzaka(62)緑苑坂
Bus in time for the experience starting at 13:30 (13:30-15:30)
Kyoto Keihan Bus Keihan Uji station Neda
to Ichumae(180)維中前
Kyoto Keihan Bus Kintetsu Sintanabe station Neda
to Ryokuenzaka(62)緑苑坂
If you are coming by private car or rental car

Please come directly to the site. Parking (10 cars) is available.