[Tea Museum, Shizuoka]
A museum where you can learn about tea of all kinds and flavors
This tea museum is located on the Makinohara Plateau, which is famous as a major tea-producing region. Established in 2018 as a new base for spreading the wonders of tea in Shizuoka Prefecture, it consists of a museum, a tea ceremony house, and a garden, as well as a shop and a restaurant. In the museum, you can learn about tea around the world, as well as Shizuoka’s traditional tea-grass integrated system, a designated Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System. There are also plenty of hands-on experiences to enjoy—matcha grinding, tea ceremony in an authentic tea ceremony house, a workshop where you can blend your own original tea, and more. Naturally, the museum's cafe-restaurant, Maruobara, offers tea galore, as does the museum shop. Take your time exploring the museum, and discover wonders and flavors of tea that you never knew before.
The outside view of Tea Museum, Shizuoka leaves an impression with its fukiyose-style walls made from cypress
Upper left: Museumgoers of all ages can enjoy the matcha-grinding experience, Upper right: You can also try making matcha yourself in the tea ceremony experience, Bottom: A tea-picking experience is available in the spring and fall (reservations not required, additional fee required). (Please inquire for details)
|Address||Kanayafujimicho 3053-2, Shimada City, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-547-46-5588 (English available)|
|Opening hours||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
* The tea ceremony house is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last admission 3:30 p.m.). The museum restaurant Maruobara is open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (last order 1:30 p.m.).
|Holidays||Every Tuesday (The following day if Tuesday is a holiday)|
|Admission fee||Adults 300 yen
University students age and under Free
Matcha-grinding experience (Four persons or more) 100 yen
Tea ceremony experience 500 yen
Tea-blending experience 200 yen
* Please check the website for details on each activity.
|Access||Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Kakegawa Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 15 minutes and alight at "Kanaya Station". Take the Shizutetsu Justline bus bound for Hagima or Katsumata for approx. 3 minutes, alight at "Nikenyabara", and walk for approx. 3 minutes.|
updated on Mar 25, 2019
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