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NaturaliTea, Tsubaki Tei

Mountain Area

Countryside Throwback While Learning about Setonoya Organic Tea

Tsubaki Tei is a renovated 100-year old Japanese farmhouse and vacation rental home located in Setonoya, a mountainous area of Fujieda City. This building was refurbished by NaturaliTea, a cooperative of organic tea farmers, to provide guests with an authentic countryside stay. The establishment’s wooden exterior and interior, tatami floors, and wide windows, coupled with the surrounding nature and culturally rich community make it the perfect traditional getaway. Tsubaki Tei’s owners, and Setonoya natives, are passionate about preserving and sharing sustainable tea culture with guests through immersive experiences. The farmhouse’s rustic charm makes it the perfect place to rest after a day of exploration.

This quaint home is more than just a place to rest and acts as an extension of Setonoya thanks to its numerous tour plans. Sample green tea in NaturaliTea’s tea fields and learn about organic tea from an expert. Beyond the farmhouse, rent a bicycle or explore Setonoya on foot. Visit nearby tea fields, Waterwheel Village, and Yurubiku Village, which is filled with local restaurants and shops. For hands-on experiences, try harvesting seasonal fruits and vegetables, pottery making at the pottery center, chopstick making, or cooking traditional Japanese dishes with help from local chefs. Of course, be sure to enjoy the natural beauty of the area with a hike. After a day of exploring, relax and unwind at the local hot springs.

The Surroundings

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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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