The 67th National Tea Festival in Kyoto

October 24, 2013

The 67th National Tea Festival in Kyoto 2013 will be held on November 16 – 17, 2013.

This tea festival is held for the purpose of “improving tea production skills and promoting Japanese tea”, and will be held in Uji city, the hometown of Uji-cha (uji tea), this year. It has been 15 years since the last festival was held in Kyoto and for the first time in 59 years to be held in the city of Uji.

Various events are scheduled during the festival to entertain and teach the visitors about tea.

Events held during the festival:
Ceremony November 16 – Uji City Culture Center
Events to increase tea consumption November 16, 9:30am – 4pm: Uji (near JR and Keihan Uji station, shopping arcade, Uji City Hall, etc)
November 17, 10am – 4pm: Uji (near JR and Keihan Uji station, shopping arcade, Uji City Hall, etc)
November 17, 10am – 4pm: Kyoto (Kitano Tenmagu Shrine – Grand Tea Ceremony)

November is the perfect season to visit Kyoto area to see the autumn leaves. If you are looking for a place to visit during this time of the year, it would be nice to stop by to have sip of tea while viewing the beautiful autumn leaves.

More info on the festival. (Website only in Japanese.)
Original article in Japanese on news.mynavi.jp

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