Where should you start to sample the freshest, highest-quality green tea in Japan's oldest and most famous green tea region? You may visit the most traditional tea shops, more modern tea emporiums, and stroll through beautiful tea fields. Find special locations to sample the unique flavor and fresh taste of matcha and other forms of green tea.
By the way, what is matcha? Matcha is a type of green tea by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into powder. Many studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits. Matcha also offers the same benefits as it contains high amounts of substances with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, mainly through a high concentration of catechins.
There are two Uji Stations. The Uji Station on the Keihan Railway Uji Line is located on the north side of the Uji River. The Uji Station on the JR West - Nara Line is located on the south side of the Uji River. Although located on opposite sides of the river, both stations are approximately a ten-minute walk from Byodoin Temple. Keihan-Uji station is closer to some of the locations on the north side of the river, including the "Tale of Genji" Museum.