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Tea Museum, Shizuoka

River Area

Journey to explore global tea culture at the home of Mt. Fuji

Why don't you start a journey to explore tea culture in Shizuoka where fascinating architecture meets incredible history. Tea Museum, Shizuoka is located in the middle of the Makinohara Tea Plantation area and affords visitors a commanding view of the sacred Mount Fuji. The museum aims to promote Shizuoka as the tea capital of Japan and utilizes tea-related resources to teach and explore tea culture. 

For only 300 yen, the museum will show you the history of tea production in Shizuoka and the attractive qualities of green tea. Tea drinking cultures from all over the world are also introduced in order to learn more about the cultural value of tea. You can enjoy trying matcha with Japanese sweets at the tea ceremony house with audio guides in English, Chinese, and Korean. Experience various workshops like tea picking and rubbing courses that guests of any age can enjoy and learn from. Other experiences in the museum include grinding matcha on a stone mill, tasting green tea outdoors at the Makinohara Tea Terrace, and strolling around the beautifully landscaped Japanese garden. 

Shizuoka's Tea Museum is one of the best places in the area to learn more about the value of tea culture in the area as well as to gain hands-on appreciation. For tea lovers, this is a must-see destination. Even casual drinkers will enjoy learning more about tea using all of their five senses. 

Activities

Details Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony experience. Japanese sweets are served alongside matcha.
# of People 10
Duration 15 minutes
Price 500 yen

The Surroundings

River Area

The Oi River originates 3,000 meters high in the Southern Alps of Japan and runs through Shizuoka Prefecture from north to south. The Oi River basin is home to three vast green tea production areas, including Kawane, Shimada and Kanaya.

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