What to Expect
Tea trees are everywhere around houses in Wazuka, as if their houses are floating in the middle of the tea plantation, designated as ”the most beautiful villages in Japan".
We will take around 30 minutes walk around tea plantation, and learn how to process tea from an organic tea farmer (please select the option, if you would like to visit a private tea farm, including lunch at a farm cafe).
It is also possible to drive a car to the farm and matcha processing factory, if you rent a car by yourself. It could be easier to visit different destinations effectively (it is not allowed to drive my own car, under the Japanese law).
What you can learn from this experience
- Basic knowledge of tea ceremony
- Real livelihood of local people in the tea community
- Tasting various types of tea (bancha, houjicha, ryokucha, matcha, sencha..)
- Tea cultivation and processing
Please also see my blog for your information:
9:00 Meet at JR Uji station
9:00-10:50 Visit Uji Tea Traders in Uji town, walking through Tonoshima island in Uji river
10:50-12:10 Travel from Uji town to Wazuka
12:10-12:30 Waking to a local tea farm
12:30-14:00 Lunch (at a farmhouse or at a farmer's cafe)
14:00-15:00 Visit tea farm
15:00-15:40 Walking around Wazuka town and visit a local tea market, tea tasting
15:40-17:00 Travel back from Wazuka to Uji