Tea town Shizuoka
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Where am I?
Golden tea farm on a hilltop
Farmer

Kogane Midori Chaen

This tea farm features tea leaves that have turned golden due to a mutation. The color and tea production with a sense of fun attract visitors. Enjoy the visit as you like—just observe the farm, taste tea, or relax along the river. The friendly owner may be another reason people are attracted to this spot. They will do their best to accommodate different requests that include a farm tour or making black tea.

Contact person:
Mr. Sato

Experience programs

On a mountain, enjoy golden tea in front of a superb view

Once upon a time, a golden shoot was born in the green tea farm.
It was so beautiful that the people thought “Let’s grow it as a bonsai (dwarfed tree)...♪”, “Let’s make seedlings and use them to create a hedge around the houses...♪”, however amongst so many great ideas, one particularly stood out in the end “We want to make a golden tea farm!” – once decided, it took 30 years, but the result is outstanding.
Its name “Koganemidori”.It is a mysterious tea which, like the characters forming its name, have soft top golden sprouts and firmer bottom green leaves. Facing this incredible scenery, you will be able to taste and compare the texture of the Koganemidori Sencha(green tea), Kamairicha, Bancha(coarse tea), Houjicha(roasted green tea) and a variety of exceptionally rare teas, in our specially prepared tea ceremony. Our goal, provide you with a healing and fun experience in nature.
Enjoy this full guided tour and taste the “Koganemidori”, a tea you will not find anywhere else in the World.

Reservation RequiredPlease make reservations at least 3 days before the intended date of tour.
Period
From July 11th to April 14th
* From April 15th to July 10th is the busy season for tea farmers. Please contact us so we can consult with the tea farmers as to whether they are available.
Price
5000JPY/person (Tax included)
*Includes guided tour of tea farm, tea ceremony, Japanese sweets, etc.
Capacity 2 to 10 people (Solo travelers or groups of 10+people, please contact us)
Conditions People who enjoy drinking tea and hiking
Total Duration Morning: From 9:00(departure) to 12:00 (3hours)
Afternoon: From 13:00(departure) to 16:00 (3hours)
*The tour will start on time, so please come at least 15 minutes in advance
What to Expect Kogane Midori Chaen, parking lot
-> Hike to the tea farm (~30mins)
Paved road(700m) → Steep mountain road(700m)
-> Reach the tea farm on top of the mountain
-> (1)Visit the golden tea farm and picture time
(2) Compare the teas at the specially prepared seats, looking over the beautiful scenery. Snacks will be provided (takes 2hours)
-> Hike back to the parking lot (1.4km, 20mins)
-> Shopping Time! (You can buy the teas you enjoyed)
-> End of tour
    
*The “Yunoshima” onsen hotspring is very close♪. (Adults: 500JPY, closed on Thursdays, open from 9:30~16:30, no entry after 16:00)
Meeting Place Kogane Midori Chaen (219 Morokozawa, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka)
* You will hike to the tea farm. (It’s 2.8km there and back.)
What to bring We will hike on a mountain so please bring comfortable shoes and clothing, a hat, etc…
Additional Information If we can't contact you during the day when booking by phone,.
* There are some possibilities that we have to cancel the trip suddenly because the weather in the mountain changes easily. We will do our best to gather the latest information on the weather forecast and tea field condition and contact you on the day before the trip.

Contact & Reservation

Shizuoka Tea Tourism Desk

Kogane Midori Chaen

Parking
5 passenger cars
Languages
Japanese only
Address
219 Morokozawa, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka
Access
40 minutes by car from Shizuoka SIC on E1A SHIN-TOMEI