The Ultimate Shizuoka Tea Tour with Tea Farm Visit and Cafe Tour combines two fun and exciting tea tours! Go behind the scenes and learn how tea is farmed and processed during the tea farm tour, then you’ll get to experience tea at various unique cafes in Shizuoka and learn about brewing techniques and serving styles. If you’re a tea lover, there’s no better place to visit than Shizuoka, the scenic prefecture which produces over 40% of Japan’s tea!
First, during the tea farm tour, you will travel to a farm that’s hidden in the mountains of Shizuoka, overlooking the prefecture and all of its stunning natural beauty. After taking in the gorgeous, mountainous landscape and walking among the tea bushes, you will enjoy a tasting of several types of Japanese tea, try your hand at picking tea leaves and meet the farmers (if available). You can also visit the tea processing factory (closed on Wednesdays and weekends). Then, you’ll have a tasty local bento box for lunch, made from seasonal Shizuoka veggies.
Next, your guide will show you several of their favorite traditional and modern Shizuoka tea cafes. Learn about Japanese cafe culture through the ages, and experience both old-school and innovative methods of making and enjoying tea. You’ll also get a chance to try types of tea from other regions of Japan and have a hands-on experience where you make tea for yourself. And for dessert, there’s a little something special: Japanese tea gelato!
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 and a meeting a farmer (depends on availability), and a visit to the tea factory OR educational session with more tea tasting
For lunch, a bento box made with with local Shizuoka produce; for dessert, Japanese tea gelato!
Tea making experience and tea Q&A session
Guided tour of up to 5 Shizuoka tea cafes (depending on time constraints and days of operation)
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 at the station.
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