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[Fukujuen Ujicha Workshop]

Tea-making that invites you to feel the spirit of Ujicha

A workshop on the distinguished, high-class Ujicha tea by the banks of the Uji River, a picturesque place great for a stroll. There is a course on making powdered green tea using a stone mill, which involves stone-grinding the raw material of matcha called tencha, brewing it, and tasting it; a course on making roasted green tea on a ceramic plate; and a hands-on experience of making your own Asahi ware. (See below for reservation details. / Paid.) You will be able to encounter the diverse cultures of tea. There is a tea shop where you can purchase tea and a tea room within the building, and you may well want to visit the Byodo-in Temple in the neighborhood. Enjoy a quaint moment unique to Uji.
Posted photos Main Ujicha Workshop is within walking distance of Byodo-in Temple World Heritage Site and Ujigami Shrine
Three photos Upper left Uji Museum opened on the first floor of the building in 2016, and is a place where you can learn about the tea production process, upper right Chazuke Gozen is created by pouring a tea of little astringency over refined conger-eel with a mild flavor, lower Roasted green tea is made by roasting tea leaves at high temperatures of about 130 degrees or more until a roasting aroma fills the air
 
Address 10 Uji-Yamada, Uji-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-774-20-1100 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hours - Course on making powdered green tea using a stone mill: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Approx. 40 minutes required)
- Course on making roasted green tea: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Approx. 30 minutes required)
- Course on making Asahi ware: 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Approx. 90 to 120 minutes required to make one piece)
* Please come to the reception between the above hours for each course.
* Please check the website for details.
Holidays Every Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday)
Fee ● Experience fees
Course on making powdered green tea using a stone mill (per person / reservations have priority) 1,296 yen
Course on making roasted green tea (per person / reservations have priority) 1,620 yen
Course on making Asahi ware (one piece / reservation required) 3,240 yen
● Fukuju Saryo (restaurant) menu
Chazuke Gozen 1,620 yen
Matcha Ice-cream Parfait 864 yen
Access Take the JR Nara Line from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 23 minutes, alight at "Uji Station" and walk for approx. 15 minutes.
URL http://www.ujikoubou.com/
* The course on making Asahi ware is not open on the fourth Sunday of the month. It may not be available on some days according to circumstances. Please check at the time of reservation.

updated on Mar 28, 2017

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