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Gyokuro no Sato

Mountain Area

Enjoy tea culture in the authentic tearoom at Gyokuro no Sato

Situated along the beautiful cherry trees lined banks of the Asahina River, is one of Japan's three largest Gyokuro (high quality) green tea-producing areas. Gyokuro no Sato, located in this peaceful landscape, is a facility where you can experience a truly unique Japanese tea culture. There is a tea house named “Hyogetsutei” in front of the gourd-shaped pond. It has an authentic tearoom, where you can enjoy the traditional tea ceremony experience with either Gyokuro or matcha-powdered tea. A tea ceremony master will serve you excellent green tea with Japanese sweets. You can also learn about the manners of the tea ceremony and how to appreciate the tea utensils. At the restaurant, “Chanohanatei”, local specialties can be enjoyed such as tea-flavored soba noodle. In addition to the tea ceremony and dining experiences, various souvenirs such as Gyokuro green tea, local sake and fresh farm produce are available as well.

Activities

Description Enjoy tea ceremony with Gyokuro- or matcha-powdered tea in the Hyogetsutei tea house.
Duration 30 minutes
Price 510 yen

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Mountain Area

The mountainous areas have long been well-known for producing premium teas grown with great care on farms at high elevations interspersed with the rich forests and irrigated by waters from the pristine streams.

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