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Country Life Experiences at an Old Waterwheel Village

Mountain Area

Country life and nature experiences by the Seto River

Setonoya in Fujieda City, Shizuoka prefecture, is renowned as a paradise for aromatic green tea because of its blessed location between the mountains along the Seto River. 

A traditional, rustic Japanese house located upstream provides an idyllic country-life and nature experience here at the Waterwheel Village (Suisha Mura). Upon crossing a suspension bridge, a time-weathered water wheel attached to a 250-year old country house will warmly welcome you. 

The highly recommended half-day plan includes chopping firewood, catching Yamame brook trout by hand, rice cooking on a woodfire stove, and grilling dishes by the fireplace. It is also fun to explore nature in the luxuriant forest while staying at the nearby Tsubaki Tei.

Access

  • About 30 minutes by car from the Shimada Kanaya IC on the Shin-Tomei Expressway
  • About 30 minutes by car from JR Fujieda Station

The Surroundings

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.

Mori no Akaoni

Mori no Akaoni

Mountain Area
Happy Mukoujima-en Tea Farm

Happy Mukoujima-en Tea Farm

Mountain Area
Murakami Tea Garden

Murakami Tea Garden

Mountain Area

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