At Sky Garden at the top of Mt. Katsuragi accessible by ropeway in Izunokuni Panorama Park, you can enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Mt. Fuji, Suruga Bay and Hakone, if the weather is fine and clear.
After having buffet lunch with local specialties, the young green tea leaves picking experience is waiting for you at Naruya Narusawa.
What to Expect
About 30 minutes drive from Mishima Station takes you Izunokuni Panorama Park. There are many amusement facilities, but the best of all must be the breathtaking magnificent panoramic view of Mt. Fuji, Suruga Bay and Hakone at Sky Garden, if the weather is fine and clear.
You can enjoy tasting some 50 different delicious local cuisines such as Fujinomiya Yakisoba noodles, fried local vegetables and Black Hanpen fish cakes at the buffet style Panorama Dining.
After satisfying your stomach, you move to Naruya Narusawa where you can experience traditional tea leaf-picking and visit green tea factory.
You will also learn how you can enjoy green teas with different temperatures of water.
Coming back to Mishima, you can eyewitness the mystery of nature at Kakita River Park. There are springs called "Wakima" which is springs of melt water and rain from Mt. Fuji. These water from Mt. Fuji rises up from underground at this park. The dark green color of water makes you feel awesome lively nature.
Fees for transportation, admission and lunch for the group (including the guide) during the tour will be paid by the customer.
Travel fees from my house to the venues will be additionally charged. The followings are rough estimations: Yokohama: 1,000 JPY, Kamakura; 1,100 JPY, Hakone; 3,000 JPY, Mount Fuji: 9,000 JPY, Nikko: 8,000 JPY
Shizuoka: 11,000 JPY (If the tour starts before 9:00, another 7,000 JPY is reqired for an accomodation as the guide have to go to Shizuoka one day before.)
To enjoy this tour, weather is very important. If it is rain or cloudy, it is very difficult to enjoy the awesome view of Mt. Fuji.
The green tea leaf-picking is seasonal experience between April 22 to June 30.