Full-Day Tour in Uji and Nara With Lunch

Set out on a full-day journey through Uji and Nara, starting at Kyoto Avanti B1F at 8:30 am. Witness the cultural marvels of Byodo-in Temple and the iconic Phoenix Hall in Uji, then venture to Nara for Todai-ji Temple and Nakanoshima Park. Experience a traditional tea ceremony, unveiling the art and significance behind matcha preparation. Secure your spot early for a day brimming with history, culture, and culinary delights, promising an enriching exploration of Japan’s heritage.

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Good To Know

Full-Day Tour in Uji and Nara With Lunch - Good To Know

  • Full-day tour from Kyoto to Uji and Nara.
  • Includes lunch, transportation, and entrance fees.
  • Visit Byodo-in Temple, Todai-ji Temple, and Nakanoshima Park.
  • Experience a traditional tea ceremony.
  • Ensure a minimum of 2 participants for the tour to proceed.

Tour Itinerary

Full-Day Tour in Uji and Nara With Lunch - Tour Itinerary

Discover the full-day tour itinerary that takes you through Uji and Nara’s cultural highlights and iconic landmarks.

The day kicks off at Kyoto Avanti B1F at 8:30 am, where participants gather for a journey through time.

The morning session involves a scenic round trip to Uji using public transportation, offering a glimpse into the historical significance of the area. Highlights include a visit to the renowned Byodo-in Temple, where the majestic Phoenix Hall stands tall.

Participants then proceed to Nara by bus for the afternoon session, exploring Todai-ji Temple and Nakanoshima Park.

The day culminates with a traditional tea ceremony, providing a serene conclusion to a day filled with culture and historical exploration.

Pricing Information

For those interested in joining the full-day tour in Uji and Nara, the starting price per person is $150.48. This cost covers all activities mentioned in the itinerary. Below is a breakdown of what is included in the pricing:

Inclusions Details
Lunch Traditional Japanese meal
Transportation Public transport and tour bus
Admissions Entry fees to attractions

The tour provides a comprehensive experience while ensuring convenience and value for the participants. Plus, bookings are managed by Viator, a reputable company in the travel industry for over two decades. Ensure to secure your spot early to guarantee availability and enjoy a hassle-free exploration of Uji and Nara.

Meeting Point and Departure

Full-Day Tour in Uji and Nara With Lunch - Meeting Point and Departure

Participants of the Uji and Nara full-day tour are required to gather promptly at Kyoto Avanti B1F(Sunrise Tours desk) by 8:20am for departure at 8:30am sharp. The meeting point is easy to locate at Kyoto Avanti, ensuring a smooth start to the day’s adventure.

It’s crucial for all participants to arrive on time to avoid delays, as the tour departs punctually. The tour involves a combination of walking and bus transportation, with the morning session primarily on foot and the afternoon session by bus.

Please note that a minimum of 2 participants is necessary for the tour to proceed. By adhering to the meeting time and location, guests can maximize their experience in Uji and Nara.

Minimum Participation Requirement

Full-Day Tour in Uji and Nara With Lunch - Minimum Participation Requirement

The tour’s smooth operation hinges on ensuring a minimum of 2 participants are present for the day’s activities in Uji and Nara. This requirement is crucial for the logistics and cost-effectiveness of the tour. To give you a clearer picture, here is a breakdown of the minimum participation requirement:

Minimum Participation Requirement
Participants Activities
2 Guided tours
2 Lunch
2 Transport
2 Entrance fees
2 Souvenir shopping

Having at least 2 participants ensures that the tour can run smoothly, providing a memorable experience for all involved. Book your spot early to secure your spot and avoid any cancellations due to insufficient participation.

Notable Site Restrictions

Visitors should be aware of specific restrictions at key sites during the Full-Day Tour in Uji and Nara to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

At Byodo-in Temple, entry to the iconic Phoenix Hall may be restricted at times.

Due to river conditions, the visit to Nakanoshima Park could be omitted.

Plus, it’s important to note that the type of tea ceremony and the overall experience may vary. When participating in the tea ceremony, wearing socks is recommended, especially for comfort in a tatami room.

Lastly, be prepared for a 15-minute walk each way to the Todai-ji Temple parking lot.

Being mindful of these restrictions will help visitors make the most of their tour experience in Uji and Nara.

Tea Ceremony Details

Full-Day Tour in Uji and Nara With Lunch - Tea Ceremony Details

Prepare to learn about the traditional Japanese tea ceremony experience during the Full-Day Tour in Uji and Nara. The tea ceremony, known as ‘chanoyu’ or ‘sado,’ is a ritualistic practice that emphasizes harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

Participants will have the opportunity to witness the meticulous preparation of matcha, a finely ground green tea, and partake in the serene atmosphere of a tatami room. The host will guide guests through each step of the ceremony, from the precise movements to the symbolic meanings behind them.

Engaging in this cultural tradition provides a glimpse into Japan’s rich history and appreciation for mindfulness. Remember to wear socks for the ceremony and be prepared to savor every sip in this elegant and meditative experience.

Attire and Footwear Recommendation

Full-Day Tour in Uji and Nara With Lunch - Attire and Footwear Recommendation

For the tea ceremony experience, guests should opt for comfortable and slip-on footwear that can easily be removed before entering the tatami room. It’s recommended to wear socks during the ceremony, so guests should keep this in mind when choosing their attire.

Since the tour involves both walking and bus rides, it’s advisable to wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for strolling and sitting for extended periods. Layers are also a good idea, as temperatures may vary throughout the day.

Plus, considering the cultural significance of the sites visited, guests may want to dress modestly out of respect for the traditions and customs of the locations. By dressing appropriately, guests can fully enjoy the experience.

Walking Directions and Duration

Full-Day Tour in Uji and Nara With Lunch - Walking Directions and Duration

Guests will embark on a leisurely walk from the meeting point at Kyoto Avanti B1F (Sunrise Tours desk) to begin the day’s exploration. The journey will take them through Uji, where they’ll stroll along the picturesque streets, soaking in the historic ambiance of the town.

After exploring Uji, you will take public transportation to Nara, where they’ll continue the tour by bus. Throughout the day, guests can expect to walk for approximately 15 minutes each way to the Todai-ji Temple parking lot. The walking duration is designed to be manageable for all participants, allowing them to enjoy the sights at a comfortable pace.

This blend of walking and transportation ensures a well-rounded experience of both Uji and Nara’s cultural highlights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Bring My Own Food or Drinks on the Tour?

Guests cannot bring their own food or drinks on the tour. Lunch is provided as part of the experience. Enjoy a hassle-free day exploring Uji and Nara without worrying about packing meals. Just show up and savor the journey!

Are There Vegetarian or Special Dietary Options for Lunch?

Yes, there are vegetarian and special dietary options available for lunch. Travelers can inform the tour operator in advance about their dietary requirements. These options ensure all participants enjoy a satisfying meal during the tour.

Is There Free Time for Shopping or Exploring on the Tour?

Yes, there is free time allocated for shopping and exploring during the tour. Participants can enjoy some leisure time to explore local shops or attractions at designated stops, enhancing the overall experience.

Is There a Restroom Available on the Bus or at Each Stop?

Yes, there are restrooms available on the bus and at each tour stop. Participants can use facilities conveniently during the journey and at designated locations. The tour ensures comfort and accessibility for all travelers.

Are There Opportunities for Photography During the Tour?

Opportunities for photography abound throughout the tour, capturing beautiful moments in both Uji and Nara. From historic landmarks to scenic landscapes, visitors can snap unforgettable shots. Don’t forget your camera to preserve these memories!

The Sum Up

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable full-day tour in Uji and Nara with lunch!

From exploring historic temples to experiencing a traditional tea ceremony, this day is sure to be filled with cultural wonders and culinary delights.

Book now to secure your spot and learn about the rich history and beauty of these iconic Japanese destinations.

Get set for a day of adventure and exploration that you won’t soon forget!