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2 Apr 2019
“Outstanding Team - Great Value - and Truly Unique Experiences”
1 Feb 2019
“Great tour!”
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Secret Journeys for food lovers interested in the origins of food ingredients, tasting local stories away from tourists. “Meet the people and places behind your plates”
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169-5 Haibara, Nara 633-0235, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

With Chisato we went to Noriko's beautiful traditional house and tea plantation. More than just a gorgeous place, we could really get a taste of the longstanding traditions and a feeling of great care and love given to the place they call home. Noriko's cooking...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jancharusu
Village2Table, Guide at Village to Table Tours - Off-the-Eaten Food Experience in Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

Dear Charles, Thank you for your nice comments. I appreciate your deep interest in Japanese tea and culture. I hope you could take nice photos and movies. Please enjoy Japanese tea in Russia as well. Thank you again for choosing us for your visit.

Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

Our guide Chisato-san was very flexible with our proposed itinerary. She came to join us in Kyoto and drove our rented car to Wazuka. Hariyama, Erihara and Ishitera are beautiful tea plantations we read in articles and wanted to see, and we managed to do...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Betty H
Village2Table, Guide at Village to Table Tours - Off-the-Eaten Food Experience in Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

Dear Betty, Thank you for your review. Your knowledge on tea is really impressive! I hope you enjoyed communication with tea farmers in Ujidawara and in Wazuka. Thank you again for joining the tour.

Reviewed 19 May 2019 via mobile

A perfect day for us to explore green tea culture. Chisato san did a very professional tour for us. We enjoyed our day very much.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Village2Table, Guide at Village to Table Tours - Off-the-Eaten Food Experience in Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2019

Thank you for your visit. Your knowledge and enthusiasm on tea were impressive. It was nice to talk with you. I hope you enjoy staying in Wazuka, and visit Japan again in future.

Reviewed 3 May 2019 via mobile

We just had a tour yesterday with Chisato(a tour guide) . She was so great, and she has so much knowledge about tea industries and agricultural things. Her explanation about tea in Kyoto was so detailed well and she introduced us many attractive places. I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Village2Table, Guide at Village to Table Tours - Off-the-Eaten Food Experience in Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2019

Thank you for your message. I hope you enjoy your time in the tea village in Uji and Wazuka, and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 April 2019

Wow - this company is truly outstanding. My partner and I just returned back to the U.S. after spending a week on a custom tour with Chisato and Junko. They are simply incredible people and their bespoke itinerary was perfectly crafted and balanced. I was...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Village2Table, Guide at Village to Table Tours - Off-the-Eaten Food Experience in Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and for being such wonderful guests. I hope you had a thoroughly enjoyable time with us. It was also a pleasure for us to welcome you to rural villages in Miyama and Tango region. Please let us...More

Reviewed 30 March 2019

Chisato Maeda was our tour guide for this excellent tour. She was amazing. She speaks wonderful English and was very flexible when one of our group had an ankle problem and could not do some of the walking. The tour of Uji town was very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Village2Table, オーナー at Village to Table Tours - Off-the-Eaten Food Experience in Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2019

Thank you very much for your comments. It was nice to meet you all, sharing tea time with you. I hope you enjoyed landscape of the tea village and meals there, and visit the farm again if you have a chance in future. Thank you...More

Reviewed 8 February 2019

During my day with Chisato we first met at the Nara train station and spent the morning visiting the Todaji-ji Shrine, Nara Park and other key sites. From there we boarded the JR train and headed to the trailhead of the Yamanobe no Michi ancient...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Odyssey13827416823, Guide at Village to Table Tours - Off-the-Eaten Food Experience in Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

Thank you for your comments. I am glad to hear from you. It's absolutely my pleasure to introduce unknown local places, foods and experiences. I hope you enjoy your time in Japan.

Reviewed 1 February 2019 via mobile

Had an excellent time, Chisato arranged a great trip that was very helpful and informative. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Odyssey13827416823, Guide at Village to Table Tours - Off-the-Eaten Food Experience in Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

Thank you for your comments. It was nice to meet you and explore Uji town with you. I hope you had a good time, and hope you to be back to Japan in future again.

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