Shizuoka Tea Tour: Blend Tea, Meet Farmers & Tour the Fields

Organized by Tea Master Kaku
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Duration
8 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
English
Other
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
In this guided tour in Shizuoka, Japan’s leading tea-producing prefecture, you’ll visit tea wholesalers, blend your own tea, and stroll terraced tea fields where you can meet local farmers.

Highlights

Meet your guide at the JR Shizuoka Station and enjoy a full day immersing in the tea culture of Shizuoka
This guided tour that includes visiting a tea wholesaler, blending tea, and interacting with farmers in the terraced tea fields
Enjoy the striking scenery of the terraced tea plantations and experience a tea ceremony in a traditional Japanese house
Tea and a light meal are included
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Striking views of terraced tea fields against the backdrop of Mt. Fuji are the image of postcards and tourist pamphlets, but in Shizuoka Prefecture, they are simply an everyday sight. Japan's main tea-producing region, Shizuoka, is the backbone of Japan's tea culture, and this experience invites you to explore Shizuoka's tea heritage by interacting with locals and experiencing the area's high-quality tea with your five senses. Your journey into the tea culture of Shizuoka will start at the JR Shizuoka Station, where you'll meet your host, a friendly English-speaking guide. From there, you will visit a tea wholesaler with over 100 years in business, where you'll learn about different types of tea and experience blending your own mix. Aromatic, light, and refreshing, Shizuoka's tea is renowned for its quality, which you will experience firsthand in this initial encounter. After that, you will take a local bus to a tea farm, walk through the tea fields, and interact with tea farmers, who will share interesting insights about local tea production and their everyday lives. Here, you will enjoy a light lunch with tea and soak in the picturesque views from a sky terrace. Next, you will visit a traditional Japanese home where farmers live to experience a Japanese tea ceremony. Engage your senses in the mindful tradition of mindfully pouring and brewing tea as you learn to prepare tea the traditional way. You will then return to Shizuoka Station by bus, from where you can continue exploring the city at your own pace after the tour.

Inclusions

Tour guide
Tea and snacks
Drinks on the terrace

Exclusions

Transportation expenses within the tour
Personal expenses (e.g. souvenirs)

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host at JR Shizuoka Station. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

Please note that transportation expenses within the tour are not included in the price.
Accompanying small children can participate for free.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

A coastal prefecture located in central Japan between Tokyo and Osaka, Shizuoka is home to Mount Fuji (the highest mountain in Japan), beaches and hot spring resort towns, and a thriving agriculture industry producing some of the most delicious and highly coveted produce in Japan.
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Earliest available date: July 29, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals