Stretching from east to the west, Shizuoka is known for a production of green tea. Among many tea plantation areas, Ashikubo is historically unique as the origin of the tea seed had been brought by buddhist master Shoichi Kokushi during the Kamakura period and planted here, thus this is why Ashikubo is said to be the origin of the Shizuoka green tea. Foggy and the cold temperature in both mornings and night greatly contribute to growing good tea.
In this peaceful and mountainous place, quality green tea with significant aroma is grown.
Ashikubo Teaworks consists of a group of 40 local green tea farmers, and produces quality green tea, in order to keep this valuable knowledge of tea making as well as training young farmers.
The factory entrance is an open air space used as a cafe, people drop off to buy their favorite tea drinks ( for example, Sencha frozen, Sencha latte ) throughout the year.
Price ¥3,700 (including tax)
Location Shizuoka-city Shizuoka
Green tea experience, tea leaves pasta lunch.
１: A small tour for limited numbers of guests, no hustle to enjoy the tea experience
２: Premium green tea will be served carefully to enjoy tea pairing.
３:The remaining tea leaves from your pot will become a highlight of pasta!
４: Through the corridor, or from inside, make a factory tour to learn the actual process of green tea.
５: It is a rare chance to make a drink pairing of 5 different teas ! ( Depending on the situation of COVID-19 , we may reduce the type of tea to 2, and may pass you the remaining tea as your souvenir.
11:00 Tour introduction & payment
11:05 Brew their signature tea [ KunPu ] with the guidance of a staff.
11:15 Enjoy an unique pasta, topped with tea leaves that you used for brewing.
11:30 Move to a factory tour after the meal.
Freshly picked green tea are gathered here and steamed, rubbed down and processed in this factory.
11:35 factory tour
When you visit during the production season, visitors are asked to refrain from entering the factory due to the quality control. However, you can have an actual look at the process of green tea processing. The stunning aroma of fresh greentea is definitely a highlight of the tour!
11:50 Go back to the open cafe to make a green tea tasting
Let’s have a fun of gorgeous green tea tasting by asking the company staff to serve different kinds of their recommendation for you. Tasting tea while hearing the unique story of tea making from the staff will surely make you discover the treasure of green tea.
-Tour schedule: 3rd Friday of every month. The schedule of May is unfixed, as it is a peak period of the harvesting season.
For the last minute cancelation, regrettably we have to charge 20 % from total cost for cancellation. Please be also noted that a bank charge will be also deducted from the refundable fee.
Ashikubo Tea Works.
2082-2 Ashikubo-kuchigumi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka Pref.
From JR Shizuoka station, move to bus terminal 9
Take No.126 Miwa O-ya line, bound for [ Ashikubo Danchi mae ]; appox. 34 min
Get off at Miwa Chu-gakkou mae
Walk (17min.) to arrive at the destination.
8min. from Shizuoka interchange via national road 27and road 205.
3-11-1 Kusanagi, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka city, Shizuoka Pref.
Tel : +81 54-347-2511
10:00AM – 5:00PM ( JST )
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
A cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations made within 20 days.
- Cancellation 20-10 Days prior to the scheduled date: 20 % of the total cost.
- Cancellation 9-2 Days prior to the scheduled date: 30 % of the total cost.
- Cancellation on the previous day: 50 % of the total cost.
- Cancellation on the day or no-show： 100 % of the total cost.