Mr. Mizuno grows tea on his farm on the slope of Nihondaira hill overlooking Mt. Fuji. He grows such varieties as Saemidori, Benifuuki and Machiko as well as Yabukita, a strain that originated there. He has invited local primary school students and other people to try picking tea for over a decade. He also owns a shop where he sells his tea products and his farm is a spot to stop by on the taxi tour.
* Young children and senior citizens are welcome too!
|Total Duration||About 1h30 mins (Depends on tour content decided during consultation)|
|What to Expect||Arrive at the shop, visit tea plant, taste and compare some teas (35mins)
Experience the tea farms (40mins)
Tea picking (april to September)
Wear traditional female tea farm costumes (All year)
Return to the shop and small break(15mins)
Tea Ceremony “Ippuku” (All Year)
The tasting and comparing of teas will take place in the tea farm. You also get Japanese sweets to enjoy with your tea.
|Meeting Place||Maruichi Mizuno Seicha, 362 Utozaka, Shimizu-Ku, Shizuoka
* Tea fields of Nihondaira (10mins by car from the shop)
|Additional Information||In case of bad weather, the contents of the tour will be modified (No change in case of light drizzle)|