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Highlights

  •   Grinpia(Tea fields and tea factory)
  •   The World Tea Museum(including tea ceremony)
  •   Other places in Shizuoka are available to be added to your itinerary

Information

City Shizuoka
Meeting Point Shizuoka station
Ending Point Shizuoka station
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 6h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 8

Except for Dec. 28 to Jan. 4

Booking
6h
When?

People

252.30 USD

total price up to 8

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Shizuoka is the No. 1 Tea producer in Japan. We will visit two tea-related facilities on this tour. They are located in Makinohara plateau, the largest tea plantation area in Japan.
At Grinpia Makinohara, there are several activities that can be done. You can try tea picking in the tea fields and look around the tea factory to see the whole process of making green tea. The Japanese restaurant there is also nice. The green tea mixed-in buckwheat noodles and tea leaf Tempura are recommended.
At Ocha-no-Sato or the World Tea Museum, you can learn everything about tea there including a variety of tea cultures across the world. It has a tea house and a garden. You can experience an authentic tea ceremony.
Since I have a certificate of Japanese tea instructor, it would be my pleasure to help you find out more about Japanese tea through this tour.
I think it will be a special experience for you to spend a day in the spacious tea fields!

☆  Tea picking is available from the mid-April to the beginning of Oct.
Other option includes an experience to learn "How to make a good cup of tea!".
☆ If you are interested in other places in Shizuoka, I can add it to your itinerary.
Please don’t hesitate to ask.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

■ transportation fee(you and guide)
・ A round-trip ticket of JR Tokaido line between Shizuoka and Kanaya 1,160yen/person
・ Taxi fare
1 to 3 persons: a regular taxi about 9,000 yen in total
4 to 8 persons: a taxi van about 12,000 yen in total
■ lunch(you and guide)
■ entrance fee of the World Tea museum(including tea ceremony) 1,000yen/person
■ tea picking experience fee 820yen/person, costume rental fee 500yen/person,
experience fee of "how to make a good cup of tea" 510yen/person

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a half-day visit tour?

We can visit Grinpia and Ocha-no-Sato in the afternoon.
The tour will start from 13:00.
It does not include lunch, so it will take 4 hours.
The guide fee will be 21,000yen.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
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Reviews

Trine Trine
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Denmark

“ Super tour with charming and engaged guide. ”

Hiroyo is a wonderful and engaged guide who we can highly recommend. Everything is well organized, she has an adorable personality and she can help you to get more familiar with the japanese culture and basic etikette.

Hiroyo:
Dear Trine and Kirsten, Thank you very much for your kind message! I'm very happy to hear from you and to know that you and your mother enjoyed here at the foot of Mt. Fuji. It was a great time for me as well, to spend the day with you. I hope you have another chance to visit Japan and it would be happy to meet you again! Thank you so much!! Hiroyo

Patrick Patrick
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ Despite the bad weather... ”

We had a fantastic visit toShimizu, thanks entirely to our wonderful guide. Thanks again

Hiroyo:
Dear Patrick, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm very happy to hear that all of you could enjoy the day. It was really great time for me being with you and your group. I hope you will have a good time during your cruise trip! Thank you so much!! Hiroyo

S
Sri
2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ She was good ”

Spoke good English and very friendly

Hiroyo:
Dear Sri, thank you very much for your review. The view of Mt. Fuji was so nice on the day! There are more things to explore around the mountain. I hope you have another chance to visit Japan! Thank you!!

J
Jean
10 months ago , From: United States

We spent a wonderful day with Hiroyo tea sight seeing in Shizuoka. Even though the tour was in December we still had much fun visiting the World Tea Museum and a local tea factory. Hiroyo has excellent knowledge about tea and Shizuoka, and she is a great communicator so it really made for a wonderful tour!

Hiroyo:
Dear Jean and Bernard, Thank you very much for your warm words! I’m very happy to hear that you had a wonderful day in Shizuoka! I also enjoyed the day with you. Yes, although it is not the season for tea picking, but there are more places to see here in Shizuoka. I hope you’ll have another chance to visit here, of course I’ll always welcome you! Thank you so much!! (^0^)/

H
Hedy
1 year ago

Hiroyo-san was very helpful and patient, responding in a timely manner to all my questions as I was trying to decide which tour to take. During the tour, she also explained the history of the places we visited using helpful aids (such as illustrations). She was also very entertaining. Last but not least, she was very flexible in accommodating my mom's request for additional stop at the end of our tour.

Hiroyo:
Dear Hedy-san, Thank you very much for a warm review for me! I had a great time to be with you and your family on the day and it was my great pleasure that you enjoyed Shizuoka. The goddess of Mt. Fuji was a little shy, but appeared her face over the clouds for a while in the morning. I hope you’ll have another opportunity to visit here to see her again. Shizuoka has a lot of places to enjoy. I hope to see you again and I will always welcome you and your family here with Mt. Fuji! Thank you so much!!

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