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.
|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.|