Ultimate Shizuoka Tea Tour with Tea Farm and Cafe Tour

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Duration
6 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Halal, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With green tea, With transport, With dessert, Tea experience
In the first leg of your journey, you will visit a Shizuoka tea farm, pick tea leaves, and visit a tea factory. Then, you will stop by different tea cafes in Shizuoka, both traditional and trendy!
Highlights
Learn all about Japanese tea: farming, processing, brewing, and serving
Visit a Shizuoka tea farm with scenic mountainous views
Tour a tea factory, see the tea processing machinery, and learn about how Japanese tea is made (if the factory is closed, this will be substituted with an information session & tea tasting)
Enjoy a tasting of several types of Japanese tea (from Shizuoka and other regions of Japan)
Visit Shizuoka tea cafes and learn about tea brewing, from traditional techniques to modern innovations
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
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). 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!
Inclusions
Pick-up and drop-off service at JR 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
Tea making experience and tea Q&A session
Guided tour of Shizuoka tea cafes (depending on time constraints and days of operation)
Japanese confectionery
Exclusions
Additional purchases during the tour
Lunch
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 service at the station.
Remarks
Please note that pickup time is at 9:30 am at JR Shizuoka Station
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
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions
We will give recommendations for nearby restaurants for lunch
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

Shizuoka City is the capital of Shizuoka Prefecture, and the 5th largest city by land area in Japan. Halfway between Tokyo and Kyoto, Shizuoka City is known for stunning natural scenery, including views of Mt. Fuji. Located along the Pacific coast, Shizuoka’s fishing industry is booming, with Shimizu Port hauling in the most tuna out of any port in Japan while Suruga Bay is one of the only places in the world where sakura shrimp can be found. Meanwhile, Sunpu Castle Park in central Shizuoka is famous as the place of retirement of Tokugawa Ieyasu, one of the three unifiers of Japan.
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Earliest available date: April 27, 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