Tea town Shizuoka
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Breathtaking scenery only on ideal days.


Ryogouchi is where tea farms concentrate along the upper reaches of the Okitsu River. Houkouen tea farm, on a steep slope 350 meters in elevation, not only yields quality tea but also offers superb views of Mt. Fuji and a sea of clouds. Owner Mr. Katahira started the tea farm tour to accommodate various requests ranging from seeing the sea of clouds to touring the tea farm and tasting tea. As he guides you around his farm, you’ll surely have a luxurious time enjoying the scenery and seeing and feeling the world of tea.

Contact person:
Mr. Katahira

Experience programs

Houkouen’s speciality tour: Tea tasting, tea farm tour and tea factory tour!

Ryogouchi area of Shimizu is located upstream of Okitsu river. Around this area, ayu fishing begins in May and fire flies start to dance in June. In the winter, enjoy the beautiful starry sky, in such a natural environment that helps the rich green tea grow. This is what this tea farm tour in the deep inner regions of Shizuoka has to offer.

Reservation RequiredPlease make reservations 2 days in advance.
Early June, early August to early September, early November to early April,
10,000JPY/person (tax included) * souvenirs1000Tea with Yen-
Capacity 1-5 people per session
Conditions No first time visitors without invitation
Total Duration (1) Morning session: 9:00-12:00 (3hrs)
(2) Afternoon session: 13:00-16:00 (3hrs)
What to Expect Welcome tea served randomly depending on the choice of the tea farmer.
Stroll around one of four tea gardens.
Tour of special factory (sequence of tour may change depending on weather)
Tea tasting of the 3 different kinds of tea produced at Houkouen.
Tasting of Houkouen’s flagship tea “Kirara”
Meeting Place Houkouen (270 Nunozawa, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka)
What to bring Sports shoes, Dress warmly during winter
Additional Information Please be careful not to get lost, as Houkouen is not located along the road.
Currently, from the viewpoint of preventing the spread of new coronavirus infections, there are companies that are considering accepting customers. If you would like to experience it, please contact the "Szuocha Tour Desk".

Contact & Reservation

Shizuoka Tea Tourism Desk


5 passenger cars
Japanese only
270 Nunozawa, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka
20 minutes by car from Shin-Shimizu IC on E1A SHIN-TOMEI