Shizuoka Green Tea Experience

Enjoy the nation's signature beverage and learn how it's grown in Shizuoka - the home of green tea

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6 hours
Shizuoka

Highlights

  • Visit a lush green tea plantation in the Shizuoka countryside
  • Enjoy the real green tea experience with a tea master
  • Have delicious Japanese-style lunch in a traditional setting

Description

Learn more about Japanese green tea production. Join a special tour in Shizuoka, the home of Japanese tea. Visit a tea plantation and learn about this beloved traditional beverage from the experienced tea master. 

Details

Head to Ocha-no-machi, situated in Shizuoka Prefecture, widely known across the country for its verdant tea plantations and the most exquisite green tea produced. Be a part of a specially designed, small-group tour, and learn the story of 'ocha' - Japanese green tea from the dedicated locals. Visit the traditional home of a tea master, and get to know first-hand about the delicate layers of 'ocha' flavor, while savoring the tea poured in three different sessions. 
After the green tea experience have lunch at a historical Fugetsuro Japanese restaurant, and then head for a stroll in Sunpu Park, where Sunpu Castle ruins can be seen. Look further into the history of Japan and the Edo Period when shoguns ruled - Sunpu Castle is where the famous leader Ieayasu Tokugawa spent his early years as a captive. 

You can extend your visit to Shizuoka and stay at a comfortable, centrally located Hotel Century in downtown Shizuoka City, or venture further away from the bustle of the urban area, treat yourself to a resort-style stay at Nippondaira Hotel, and explore local natural and historical gems. 

Read more about Shizuoka and the green tea-inspired day trip

Tour Itineraries

6-hour Tour Itinerary:

  • 9:00 Pick up at Shizuoka Station
  • 10:00 Arrive at the Green tea farm and Green Tea experience venue
  • 11:30 Head to Fugetsuro Restaurant for lunch
  • 12:30 Lunch at Fugetsuro Restaurant 
  • 13:30 Head to Sunpu Park
  • 14:20 Depart for Shizuoka Station
  • 14:30 Drop off at Shizuoka Station

3-hour Tour Itinerary:

  • 9:00 Pick up at Shizuoka Station
  • 10:00 Arrive at the Green tea farm and Green Tea experience venue
  • 11:30 Head to Shizuoka Station
  • After 12 PM Drop off at Shizuoka Station

Included in price

  • Green tea experience with a renowned tea master
  • Private transport with a guide

Not included

  • Transport to/from Shizuoka Station
  • Lunch in a traditional Japanese setting
  • Any personal expenses incurred during the tour

Important information

The minimum number of participants required for the tour to run is 1. 
The maximum number of participants per tour is 3.

Know before you book: 
Cancellation:
6 to 2 days prior to the day of your trip – 50 %,
1 day prior – 100 %,
On the day, No-show – 100 %

Meeting point

The meeting point for the tour is outside the ticket gates at Shizuoka Station. 

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Organised by Japan Travel KK

1 Reviews

4-6 of 12 Reviews

Ina

Feb 12, 2019

Such a wonderful tour a small farm in the hills outside Shizuoka. Very friendly and welcoming staff, and a truly fascinating experience. We got to sample high quality tea and learned several different methods to prepare it. The tea farm has been run by the same family for 400 years and is situated in very beautiful surroundings. I only wish my Japanese was better, so I could communicate directly with the farmer.

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