Surfing Shizuoka, the secret city of green tea

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If talking about the green tea town Most people think of Uji. Kyoto Prefecture 
Or not, Sayama Saitama Prefecture But actually Shizuoka Prefecture is the third 
largest tea producer in Japan. Shizuoka city is not far from the capital 
city like Tokyo. For anyone who travels to Tokyo, you can travel to visit the tea 
plantations comfortably.

Makinohara (牧之原市)


Makinohara is a green tea plantation located in the middle of Shizuoka Prefecture. And also a tea plantation with a long history of tea growing Here, tea was planted from the Meiji period (1868 – 1912). The tea tree grew along the Oi River. If visiting at Grinpia Makinohara, we can go to collect tea leaves and see the tea production process similar to going on a tea factory tour. During the harvest, the tea will be in April to August.

Travel method: Take a train from Kakegawa Station to Kikugaea Station and take a taxi to Grinpia Makinokara (about 15 minutes).

Nihondaira (日本平)


Nihon Dai is also located in the heart of Shizuoka Prefecture as well. 
From the ranch overlooking the view of Mount Fuji Is a beautiful backdrop with a green tea 
plantation This place has grown tea from the Meiji period. And can harvest tea from April 
to October at Nihondaira Ocha Kaikan at Shimizu Port
How to travel: Take a bus from Shizuoka Station to Nihon Dai (about 50 minutes) 
and take a bus to Nihondaira Ocha Kaikan. 

Kanaya (金谷町)


Kanaya Tea Plantation is located along the Oi River. Famous for tea festivals, which are held every 2 years, around the second week of April. The whole city will have drums, cruises and girls picking tea that marches to dance. Here there is the Ocha no Sato World Tea Museum for us to learn about tea history in Japan and the whole world. There are also restaurants and cafes selling food and beverages using local ingredients. Don’t miss out on Matcha Popsicle!

How to travel: Starting at Shizuoka Station, change to the local Hamamatsu 
line and get off at Kanaya Station (about 31 minutes) and connect to the JR bus 
for about 5 minutes to Ocha no Sato.

Kawane (川根町)


Here may be a plan for visiting your dream tea plantation. If arriving here early 
in the morning We can touch the morning mist. In addition to mountain views that 
are suitable for tea growing The water from the Oi River is also a good water source 
for nourishing tea plantations for the best quality tea. Is another famous source and 
there are not many visitors to visit

How to travel: Travel by Oigawa line from Kanaya Station to Tanokuchi Station 
(approximately 57 minutes) and continue by taxi to Kawane-cho (5 minutes).

Kakegawa (掛川市)

In addition to being famous for the castle This tea plantation is also known 
for its rich flavor of tea. This farmer planted ordinary tea with normal methods. 
Making the farm a friendly atmosphere and also being friendly with nature Starting 
from learning the Japanese tea ceremony Drink Zencha or Matcha here. Eat with Japanese 
desserts. Will give you both knowledge and enjoyment in an unforgettable taste
Travel method: Take Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Kakegawa Station. It's very 
easy (about 100 minutes).

Who has the opportunity to travel to Tokyo? And want to try to experience Japanese tea 
plantations Traveling to Shizuoka with One Day Trip. Go to a tea plantation. Touch nature 
Is considered a good choice