Experience tea picking at Obubu Chaen in Uji city
Japan is famous for green tea and Uji city in Kyoto is one of the most tea producing areas. If you would like to experience tea picking, this is where you should visit! Obubu Chaen, Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms, is an agricultural social venture that has three principles. They are: 1) Sending out Japanese tea to the world, 2) Enjoy agriculture and 3) Contribute to society from their tea plantation. There are mainly four different times to experience tea picking a year in Obubu Chaen. You may notice the differences depending on the seasons. As they hold many workshops and seminars for foreign guests, please feel free to join any events!
Look at these beautiful fresh green tea leaves! Tea plants sprout tender green shoots about three times a year. Around April, the first sprouts would come out. The second sprout would be around May and the last sprout would be in July. You may feel differently in the tea plantation depending on the seasons!
Experience tea picking
You can experience tea picking in Obubu Chaen about four times a year. Since skilled staff would kindly teach you how to pick tea leaves, please feel free to join the event! After the tea picking, you can make a tea by “Temomi”, a hand rolling technique, with the tea leaves you just picked! As you can wear the special clothes for tea picking, you may feel the authentic tea picking atmosphere in Obubu Chaen!
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Tea Picking Event / 茶摘み体験
|Address||Ohtsuka 2, Sono, Wazuka, Soraku, KYOTO|
|Directions||For a transportation information, please take a look at the following website: https://obubutea.com/about-us/contact-directions/|
|Event time||11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Cancellations||◾Up to 2 weeks prior to the event – 100% refund ◾Up to 1 week prior to the event – 80% refund ◾Up to 3 days prior to the event – 50% refund ◾After 3 days prior to the event, no refund will be given, but Obubu Chaen will send you 1-bag per person of tea so that you do not go away completely empty-handed.|
|Notes||Please come in comfortable shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. The event is guaranteed to take place in any weather and may only be cancelled or rescheduled in case of a heavy rainfall. If you are arranging a large tour group, contact Obubu Chaen for details.|
￥6,000 *Tea picker’s costume for women - 3000 yen (optional and available on first come first serve basis)
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted|
As there are staff who speak English in Obubu Chaen, please feel free to join the tea picking or any events!
|Information||English website is available|
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese, English|