Makinohara Green Tea Fields

Boasting some of the largest green tea plantations in Japan which have to be seen to be believed.

A 20km cycle from Kakegawa Station and you find yourself surrounded by line after line of green tea with, on a good day, Mt Fuji providing a stunning backdrop.

Day 1

Kakegawa Station

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Kakegawa station

Kakegawa station frontGrab a breakfast near the shinkansen station of Kakegawa. 

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Green Tea Picking Experience

Makinohara-green-tea-fieldsEnjoy GreenPia, picking fresh green tea leaves through beautiful rolling green fields. 

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Lunch at GreenPia

Greenpia Green Tea Ice Cream makinoharaEnjoy local cuisine at Greenpia surrounded by rolling green tea fields and be sure to try the various green tea ice cream flavours at the nearby store. 

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Green Tea Farming experience

Makinohara Green Tea FarmingAfter learning about how green tea is grown and produced try your hand at driving one of the machines that give the green tea shrubs their distinctive curved shape.

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Dinner and stay at Haz Cottage

Makinohara Haz Cottage ShizuokaExperience modern Japanese hospitality at Makinohara Haz Cottage Shizuoka. 

Day 2

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Wake up for a sunrise surf

Makinohara Sunrise SurfThe coastline in Makinohara has some of the most consistent waves in Japan and nothing beats sitting on the water with while the sun comes up with views of Mt Fuji.

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Zazen Experience

Makinohara-Zazen-experience_thFollow up your morning in the surf with some Zen meditation at the local buddhist shrine and start the day off right.

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Soba Restaurant and Gardens

Makinohara Soba and GardensEnjoy delicious soba noodles on the grounds of this 18th century house and garden that has been lovingly maintained.

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Strawberry Picking

Pick and eat fresh strawberries at a local farm,  and then try the delectable freshly made strawberry ice cream. 

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Makinohara onsen

Makinohara onsenAfter lunch, relax and recover in natural hot spring waters, at the local Japanese onsen. 

 

 

When to Visit?

Green tea is harvested 4 different times throughout the year between spring and autumn. The first harvest produces the best green tea and occurs in spring.  

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