This Shizuoka Tea Farm Tour with Factory Visit and Tea Tasting is a no-holds-barred tea experience in a prefecture that’s famous for delicious, premium green tea. With a climate and high-quality water that are conducive to delicious tea, Shizuoka Prefecture is responsible for over 40% of Japan’s tea production and has a history of tea making that dates back to the 1200s.
During this Shizuoka Tea Farm Tour, you will travel to the mountains of Shizuoka, where the air is crisp and expansive fields of green tea spread before you. You will begin with a tour around the tea farm, with dazzling views of Shizuoka’s mountain ranges from high above, and experience tea leaf picking. You will also enjoy a tasting of several varieties of Japanese tea. If the tea farmers are available, you will also get a chance to meet and speak with them. Also on the agenda is a visit to a local tea processing factory to learn more about how tea is made. As tea farming is seasonal, the tea factory is not fully operational every day of the year. Please note that the factory is also closed on Wednesdays and weekends. If the factory is not operating, instead you will have an educational session and have another tea tasting session! Lunch will be provided, a Japanese bento (lunch box) made with fresh local produce.
Pick-up and drop-off service from/to Shizuoka Station (30 minutes by car to the tea farm)
Guided tea farm tour with tea leaf picking
Tasting of various types of Japanese tea
Meet a tea farmer and visit to the tea processing factory (if available)
Additional purchases during the tour
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point is Shizuoka Station (30 minutes by car to the tea farm). The tour includes a pick-up and drop-off service.
Please note that this tour begins at 10:15 am
This tour is for guests who are 12 years of age or older
As tea farming is seasonal, please note that the tea factory does not operate all year round. If the factory is not in operation, it will be substituted with an educational session and a tea tasting
Please let us know if you have serious allergies