Just an hour’s ride from Tokyo on Shinkansen. Tea-picking tour will be held in Shizuoka Prefecture

05.March.2018 | SPOT

Oyaizu Seiichi Shoten has started accepting reservations for the tea-picking event called, “Shin Chatsumi Taiken Tour.” The tea fields are located very near Shizuoka Station, just 15 minutes away. The tour will be held from the 20th of April to the 30th of June.

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 “Shin Chatsumi Taiken Tour” is a rare experience-based event which both adults and children can enjoy.

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Many kinds of activities such as, a tea-picking experience, tempura-eating experience where you can eat fresh tea leaf tempura, touring of tea-processing/packing and sweets items producing factories, purchasing matcha desserts/gelato in the antenna shop “Gashoan” and participating in the “tea leaves – all-you-can-stuff-in-the-bag” event.

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In addition, reservations for the “factory-observing/experiencing tour” can now be made. In this tour, you can observe the tea factory/storage room and learn all about the varieties of Japanese teas.

 

Let’s participate in these experienced-based green tea events!

 

■Information

 

Shicha Tsumi Taiken

Date: 2018/04/20 to 06/30

Fixed holiday: Sunday, holidays

Time: 9:30 to 16:00 (last entrance – 15:00)

Number of participates: one group (5 to 100)

Reservation: 10 days before the day that you want to participate in the event

Required time: about an hour (the time can be adjusted)

Venue: Oyaizu Seiichi Shoten, Makigaya Factory etc…

Parking lot: free

Participation fee: 500 yen

Tea-leaves-all-you-can-stuff-in-the-bag event: 500 yen

 

Tea leaves picking tour webpage: http://www.oyaizu.co.jp/chatumitour/

 

Factory observation tour webpage page: http://www.oyaizu.co.jp/bustour/

 

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    Left: Unfiltered Yamagata Delaware / Right: Filtered Yamagata Delaware

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    Writer:Yuki Yokoo

    Photographer:Kayo Sekiguchi

     

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