Visit to the vast tea plantation & museum

Tour Number

Activity Level

489319


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
We can visit another place in place of the antient stone pathway or just have a look at it.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Learn everything about tea in Japan's largest tea plantation area!


As Japan's No. 1 tea producer, there are many tea production areas across Shizuoka prefecture. Makinohara is the largest tea plantation among them. It looks like a huge green carpet!
In the tour, we'll visit the World Tea Museum. If you are interested in tea very much, it would be a nice visit to learn everything about tea including its history and culture. It also has a tea house and a garden. You can experience an authentic tea ceremony. You don't have to worry too much about formalities. Just enjoy the experience!

Lunch at the museum is special for using green tea as an ingredient such as tea buckwheat noodles.
A part of old Tokaido highway remains in the area. Strolling an ancient stone pathway takes us back to some hundreds of years ago. You can enjoy breathing air each season. The wooden footbridge called Horai Bridge is the longest one listed in the Guinness Book. You may want to cross it.

According to your request, I can offer other places to visit. Please feel free to let me know.

Itinerary

Sample times itinerary:

9:00 Meeting at Shizuoka station

10:00 - 13:00 Tea museum including tea ceremony & lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Antient stone pathway

15:30 - 16:00 Horai bridge(the longest wooden footbridge of Guinness records)

Around 17:00 Shizuoka station

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: At Shizuoka station (Shinkansen stops).

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

JR local train, taxi, short walking.

What’s Included

Other: - guide fee
- transportation for the guide to and from Shizuoka station
- tour arrangement

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20000 Japanese Yen - * The above estimation is for 3 guests
- JR train tickets: Shizuoka to Kanaya and Shimada to Shizuoka 1,080yen/person
- Taxi fare: a regular size taxi can accommodate up to 3 guests and it will cost about 6,000yen. If we will be more than 4 (including the guide), we have to take more than 1 taxi.
- Tea museum: 900yen per person
- Passing the bridge: 100yen per person
- Lunch(you and guide): around 1500yen per person

What’s Extra

Other: - JR train tickets: Shizuoka to Kanaya and Shimada to Shizuoka
- Taxi fare (we may need more than 1 taxi if we will be more than 4 including me)
- Tea museum entrance
- A fee to pass the bridge
- Lunch.

Restrictions

I'm not a driver because a national licensed guide is not permitted to drive during the tour according to Japan's tourism law. However, I know some local taxis and bus companies to arrange the transportation.

Private tour guide Hiroyo

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