Makinohara YamamotoenBay Area
Makinohara's great tea fields lie on a vast plateau in the midwest of Shizuoka Prefecture. Watched over by the sacred Mt. Fuji, and the land is bathed with sunlight—it truly is a wonderful place to grow tea. Because it is grown in rich red soil, the tea leaves create a deep, delicious taste when steamed after harvest.
It all started during the second year of the Meiji period (1869), Tokugawa's (the shogun of the period) retainers reaped the lands of the barren Makinohara plateau and paved the way for the lands full of tea plantations. Later, during the World War, the lands were temporarily confiscated by the Oi Naval Air Corps, and after years of post-war hardships, the land was revived and turned into the great tea production we know today. In April the lands are covered in yellow so you won't want to miss visiting then!
Here at Makinohara Yamamotoen we have started production of our very own "fragrant green tea," as well as black and oolong tea. We also offer our own Japanese tea experience, where you can come and compare our selection of tea.
|Details||Tea tasting comparison. Available November–March|
|# of People||10|
|Address||258 Nunohikihara, Makinohara City|