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

by Hiroyo
(12) Reviews
6h $ 276 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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276.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancellation 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.

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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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 12 )

4 months ago |   by Joseph

“ Our perfect day with Hiroyo! :) ”

It was an excellent day we had with Hiroyo! My family truly enjoyed every bit of our tour. We were blessed with good weather that day and were able to see Mt. Fuji clearly, was able to enjoy Yakisoba in Fujinomiya, and REALLY enjoyed the Tea Farm tour. The owners of the tea plantation were so entertaining and really explained to us the process of tea farming. Not a dull moment with Hiroyo!

4 months ago |   by Ann

“ Excellent Tour ”

Hiroyo Aizawa was our tour guide (October 17, 2017) and she planned an excellent day of sightseeing (Shizuoka Sengen Shinto Shrine, Sunpu Castle Park, Momijiyama Garden, Nihondaira plateau and a Sushi Museum). She was an extremely sweet young lady. She also was knowledgeable and provided lots of information on history, customs, traditions using excellent visuals to explain things. Her English was good and throughout the day she was very helpful. Truly a wonderful guide.

6 months ago |   by Soewito

“ Knowledgable ”

She is very knowledgeable in the history and technical knowledge of all the places we visited. She was also a good company

7 months ago |   by Amy

“ Tea Tour in Shizuoka ”

I had the pleasure of taking a custom tea tour with Hiroyo. I have a tea business and the purpose of my trip was to visit a tea farm and learn the manufacturing process. Hiroyo was very knowledgeable and was able to explain the different steps of Japanese tea manufacturing. It was exactly what I wanted to experience and I am glad I was able to find Hiroyo to guide me through Shizuoka. Thank you!

11 months ago |   by Michelle

“ Visiting Shizouka and Fuji ”

Hiroyo was an excellent guide and a pleasure to spend time with. She was very organised and focused on what I wanted to achieve during our time together. Prior to firming up on the final itinerary there were a lot of changes due to fluid travel plans and she was very flexible and accommodating with those plans and made great suggestions. I would highly recommend Hiroyo's services.

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