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Shizuoka Tea Tour - to know everything about tea in the largest plantation area!

by Hiroyo
(18) Reviews
6h $ 264 Price up to 8 people


  • 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

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264.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 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.

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  • 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


Except for Dec. 28 to Jan. 4

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
Meeting Point
Shizuoka station
Ending Point
Shizuoka station
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people

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.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 18 )
Jennifer Jennifer Viet Nam ( Solo )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ A nice easy trip ”

Lovely lady with quite a few tricks up her sleeve to entertain her guests.


Thank you very much for your warm message! The goddess of Mt. Fuji was shy yesterday, but I hope she will appear next time you visit. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan!! Best wishes, Hiroyo

Velerie Kwee Cheng Velerie France ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Hiroyo is an Amazing Tour Guide ”

We had a wonderful experience visiting the tea farm etc. because of Hiroyo. She was very accommodating. She patiently explained to us everything we needed to know, waited for us to take photos and buy souvenirs, and also moved at a slower pace since my mother was on a wheelchair. We will definitely recommend her to our friends.


Hello Velerie! Thank you very much for your review! I'm very happy to hear from you and to know that you and your family enjoy the tour. I hope you have another chance to come to Japan. Shizuoka has more places to see, visit and enjoy. I'll always welcome you! Thank you so much!! Hiroyo

lili Lili Mexico ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Tea museum, bird park, kiwi farm ”

Excellent day!!! Hiro is kind and very smart! Speaks flluent English!!


Thank you very much, Lili! It was a memorable day for me as well, to be with you and your family!! I hope that you could also enjoy the rest of the days in Japan and that you will have another opportunity to visit here! Thank you so much!! Hiroyo

Betsy Betsy United States ( Solo )
4 months ago

“ Highly Recommended for Tea! ”

I had a marvelous experience with Hiroyo, and I would recommend her service to anyone looking to learn more about teas offered from the Shizuoka region. It was clear that Hiroyo has done her research thoroughly, and I had the opportunity to visit a well thought out list of tea farms. She was able to translate from English to Japanese and vice versa effectively and efficiently, and I'm very happy about the other tea related activities that she recommended, such as touring the tea museum and having matcha flavored ice cream, which was all very entertaining. Always punctual, professional, and courteous, I would highly recommend Hiroyo!


Hello Betsy, Thank you very much for your review!! I’m very happy to hear from you and to know that you enjoyed the teat tour here in Shizuoka! It is always my great pleasure if I can be any help for guests. I also enjoyed myself to be with you. Shizuoka is the best destination to discover Japanese tea, as it is the No. 1 tea producer in Japan. I’ll always welcome you to have such a tour including off-the-beaten places. Thank you! Hiroyo

Jasper Jasper Australia ( Friends )
4 months ago

“ Group Guide - Tea farm/Wasabi ”

Hiroyo was an excellent guide. She was able to organise a private van for our group 8pax and customised our tour to suit our interest. We loved the flexibility and enjoyed the activities very much.


Hello Jasper! Thank you very much for the review for me! I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was a good day for me as well to be a guide of your group. I hope you'll have another visit to Japan! Thank you!! Best wishes, Hiroyo

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