Matcha Experience Tea picking (about 2 weeks in May)
Located in Okabe (Gyokuro no Sato Roadside Station), one of Japan’s three largest production regions of Gyokuro, a high quality premium green tea (the other two are Uji in Kyoto and Yame in Fukuoka). Okabe also flourished as the 21st staging post on the Tokaido Road in the Edo Period.
Enjoy a Gyokuro or matcha tea ceremony experience at Hyogetsutei, the tea room in the adjacent gardens.
In spring, the cherry blossoms bloom along the Asahina River, and in autumn, the nearby fields of cosmos flowers are at their most beautiful.
Also, once every two years, the Asahina Oryusei, a festival in which traditional Ryusei or “Ascending Dragon” skyrockets are launched, is held. This festival, a designated intangible folk cultural heritage of Shizuoka Prefecture, attracts many visitors.
|Highlight||Gyokuro or Matcha Tea Ceremony Experience at Hyogetsutei Tea Room|
|Experience content||Enjoy a casual tea experience in the atmospheric tea room, while gazing out at the beautiful scenes of nature.|
|Tour style||With guide|
|Price||Admission to tea room: 510Gyokuro no Sato/Old Grand Hotel ”Kashiwa-ya” Historical Museum Joint Ticket: 700Gyokoro & Matcha Double Ticket: 820|
|Acceptable number / Program||30 people per session300 people per day|
|Publication time Opening Hours||9:30~16:30|
|Time required for Stay , Exprerience||Approx. 30 min.|
|Closed||Year-end, New Year’s holidays (Dec. 28?Jan. 2)|
|Parking Lot||Passenger cars: 91Large vehicles: 2|
|Merchandise Availability / Food Availability||Available|
|Receiving target||Individuals Groups Observation/training groups Schools * People from same industry welcome|
|Barrier free correspondence||Available|
|Reservation(Need / No Needed)||Bookings required for groups|
|Reservation window||TEL：+81-54-668-0019 FAX：+81-54-668-0074|
|Traffic access||From JR Shizuoka Station, take the Shizutetsu Justline Bus to “Fujieda City Hall Okabe Branch Office” and get off at the “Gyokuro no Sato” stop.|
|Contact address||1214-3 Nyufune, Okabe-cho, Fujieda City, Shizuoka Prefecture|
|Contact information||TEL：+81-54-668-0019 FAX：+81-54-668-0074 Mail：firstname.lastname@example.org|