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I visited here at the end of July, but since we didn't realize that you can only do the green tea picking at select times during the day (once at 11am on weekdays or 11am and 2pm on weekends, or something like that), we were...More
On our recent trip to Japan in July, I wanted to visit the area around Kakegawa as it's known as the center of fukamushi (deep-steamed) sencha, and I'm a big fan of green tea. I had been to the area before, as I visited Ocha...More
The Greenpia (Gurinpia) tea plantation (noted as a $90 per person excursion from the cruise) is located in the Mokinohara area. So we decided to take the air conditioned train down to the Kikugawa Station from Shimuzu and visit Greenpia. Note: The train from Shizuoka...More
Went with a US tour group. Watched a 5 minute video on how green tea is processed then spend about 15 minutes picking leaves. After that tasted a few varieties in the shop.
Would have liked to actually see some of the factory and/or processing....More