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Authentic Japanese Green Tea Tasting & Stunning Views of Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka

Explore a green tea plantation, try their own unique brewed tea and relax in lookout with spectacular views of Mt. Fuji in this one-day tour.

Overview

This tour will take you on a tour of a tea plantation in one of Japan's most famous green tea areas, Shizuoka. You will have the chance to try the freshly brewed Sencha, before travelling to the Nihondaira Yume Terrace which boasts amazing views of Mt. Fuji from the 360°C panoramic observation corridor. This tour is perfect for those looking for a day trip from Tokyo or cruise passengers stopping at Shimizu Port.

Itinerery:

Meeting point.jpg9:00:Meet the guide
Meet at Shizuoka station, Shinkansen Ticket Gate. Move to Moriuchi Tea Farm by taxi.

1d69b77fad0f556c095b0369a606674260765b71.jpg10:00-11:30 : Japanese Tea Tour at Moriuchi Tea Farm
Moriuchi Tea Farm is run by a husband and wife team who are the ninth generation owners of the farm, it having been in existence since the Edo Period. They are passionate about passing down their knowledge to others and preserving their families heritage, and they welcome visitors to explore their farm.
Their method of producing the best tea was to examine the land's features and plant each tea cultivar in the best spot for each type. As they have many hillsides, they have sunny spots, shady spots, steep spots, humid spots and so on. Each factor can influence the tea leaves.
The farm has many varieties of green tea such as yumesuruga which is nice and sweet, sofu which is heavily aromatic, and tsuyuhikari which is perfect in summer.

ef3f47c622a1cee8b42038114db747d356fe0102.jpegEnjoy a delicious tea flight at the traditonal tea farmer's house
Both Mr. and Mrs. Moriuchi are cerified Japanese Tea instructors and will introduce you to a unique tea flight while explaining the differences between each tea and the special nuances of each blend. Taste the tea and see what you like best.], while learning about each blend.

11:30-12:00 : Back to Shizuoka station by taxi

Lunch (1).jpg12:20-13:15: Lunch around Shizuoka station
Shimizu is the number one tuna fishing port in Japan. You can eat various kinds of delicious seafood freshly caught from the sea that morning for a reasonable price. If you don't like seafood, your guide can accomodate alternate restaurants.

13:23:14:08: Move to Nihondaira Yume Terrace by local train and bus

b31f96b7d72be23909026feb17bd076e2b9e1f16.jpg14:10-14:35 : Nihondaira Yume Terrace
The Nihondaira Yume Terrace boasts a 360°C panoramic observation corridor along wih an exhibition on Shizuoka's history and culture and a cafe with amazing views of Mt. Fuji. The observatory itself is an architectural masterpiece by the renowned Kuma Kengo and also had a 1,200m2 garden filled with seasonal blooms. If you wish, your guide will call the facility in advance to reserve the lounge inside the terrace for you to relax in while admiring the awe-inspiring scenery.

Nippondaira Hotel Lounge.jpeg14:45-15:25 : Tea Break at the terrace lounge in Nippondaira Hotel
Here you will relax in the peaceful terrace lounge, sipping tea and marvelling at the awe-inspiring beauty of Japan's largest mountain. With clear windows running floor to ceiling, this is one of the best places to see Mt. Fuji in the distance on a clear day.

Back to Shizuoka station by local train and bus and finish the tour at Shizuoka station around 16:15.

Highlights

• Explore a tea plantation that has been in business since the Edo Era
• Learn about the history of green tea in Japan from licensed tea experts
• Try the tea farm's own unique blends of tea and choose your favourite
• See stunning views of Mt. Fuji from the Nihondaira Yume Terrace
• Enjoy local Shizuoka specialties from the lounge cafe

Note

・If you are a passenger on a cruise ship coming to Shimizu Port, your round-trip transportation from Shizuoka Station to Moriuchi Tea Farm and back will be by cab, with the following additional charges. The charges includes pick up and drop off at Shimizu port as well.For 1-3 participants: JPY16,000 per groupFor 4-6 participants: JPY24,000 per group
・The experience at Moriuchi Tea Farm is not private. Please note that there may be other participants, especially during the peak season from March to May.
During the peak travel seasons of March, April, First week of May and October, please be aware that there will be an additional charge of 2,000 yen per person for the tour.

  Price From ¥25,000〜 / person

¥28,000 for 2 persons
¥25,000 for 3 persons or more 
¥47,000 for 1 adult
Pick up & Drop off at Shimizu port: Additional ¥16,000 for 1-3 participants, Additional ¥24,000 for 4-6 participants

  Duration 7 hours
  Hours of availability

9:00 - 16:15

  Inclusions

English speaking guide
Public transport
• Round trip taxi fare from the tea farm to Shizuoka station
Entrance fee
Green Tea Tour
Tax

  Exclusions

• Food & drink
Hotel pick up & drop off

  Participants 1-6 people

Meeting Point

Meet at Shizuoka station, Shinkansen Ticket Gate. Move to Moriuchi Tea Farm by taxi

Reviews (4)

Hans and Jana(Japan )★★★★★

Japanese Tea Tastung at a Tea Plantation with a view of passing Steam Locomotive

It was a wonderful tour and we enjoyed the time at the family Sakyoen.
We were very impressed about our Guide Hiroyo-San and her kind-fullness. We had so much fun when Tea-picking and we sang a original Japanese Tea-picking-Song. Thank you so much to Hiroyo!

Michael(Germany )★★★★★

Great green tea!!

Drinking great green tea is a pleasure. Yet understanding which steps are needed to make such a well-tasting drink with the tea leaves plants make the experience even better. Hence, we decided to do the tea tour to learn more about the process of growing, harvesting and processing the tea leaves to be able to sip a great cup of tea. We came with curiosity and many questions for the tea farmer (Yuichiro) and interpreter (Akiyo) that showed us around. Yuichiro showed us his tea plant fields and answered us all questions we had regarding the technical and economical aspects of tea production. We even had the chance to visit his home to have a tea tasting and to see the „production line“ (it‘s a small family production) for tea. We highly recommend doing this tour, it was a great experience, we really enjoyed the hospitality and enthusiasm of our host(s) and guide(s)!

DINI GIORGIO(Italy)★★★★★

Un sogno!

È stata un'esperienza indimenticabile. Vedere i campi da tè ci ha trasmesso pace e tranquillità e abbiamo assaggiato il Sencha di produzione della famiglia. Le guide sono state gentili e cortesi, persone incantevoli. Abbiamo anche acquistato il tè appena raccolto. Assolutamente consigliato!

Regina Kulifai(Hungary)★★★★★

Perfect day spent on a tea farm and viewing Mount Fuji

We had a perfect guideid tour with our guide Miyuki, everything went smoothly and we were lucky with the weather too so we were able to get a full view of Mount Fuji. The hosts at the tea farm were super friendly and knowledgeable and we enjoyed getting to know the details of tea picking and different types of teas including a tea tasting. Overall a great experience!

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