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Shizuoka Green Tea Guide

Centuries ago a monk brought back tea plant seeds with him from a trip to China. He planted them near his hometown in Shizuoka Prefecture and in doing so, quite literally, planted the seeds of a drink and a culture that is now integral to life in Japan. Today Shizuoka produces nearly half of the nation’s green tea, from plantations that cast exotic shapes and cut dramatic terraces, coating the region in a blanket of luminescent greens. Fed by fresh waters that pour down from the slopes of Mt. Fuji on their way to the Pacific and tended to on family-run farms with hands the recipients of centuries of experience and tradition, green tea here encapsulates the dramatic nature and rich history of Shizuoka and its people.

Proximity to Tokyo and access to the rest of Japan makes it easy for visitors to be a part of Shizuoka’s green tea tradition and take in its stunning backdrop.

Shizuoka Prefecture is located in the Chubu area of Honshu, with a population of 3,774,000. The capital, Shizuoka City, is surrounded with lush scenery and historical culture. Japan's largest tea growing area is located near Shizuoka City. To the east lies the highest mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji; a beautifully intact and active volcano, and one of Japan's most famous icons. Mt. Fuji has been an inspiration for the Japanese spirit since medieval times. Shizuoka Prefecture has many amazing hot springs and ryokan for visitors and residents alike. Shizuoka Prefecture holds the largest percentage of “secondary homes,” or “vacation homes” in Japan, at 18%, due to its scenic beauty and convenient links to the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Area.

population
3,735,000
foreign residents
77,353
foreigner birth
612
annual crime
32,396
annual income
5,965,820

Shizuoka Data Sources

Temperature

Population per age

Foreign Nationalities

#CountryNumber
1Brasil33,547
2China13,116
3Philippines12,517
4Korea ( South and North )6,216
5Peru5,445
6Vietnam2,111
7Indonesia1,743
8Thailand1,143
9United States855
10India575

Living Cost

ItemData
Num. of persons per household (persons)3.43
Age of household heads (years old)48.1
Income497,152
Expenditure419,887
Savings13,701,000
Liabilities5,835,000

Expenditure Detail

ItemYen
Food69,377
Housing
Rents for dwelling & land61,879
Imputed rent for owned houses80,075
Fuel, light & water charges18,921
Electricity8,552
Gas5,346
Furniture & household utensils8,933
Clothing & footwear12,668
Medical care12,539
Transportation & communication52,447
Public transportation5,332
Private transportation31,636
Communication15,479
Education19,756
Culture & recreation28,620
Beef (100g)
885yen
Pork (100g)
242yen
Chicken (100g)
131yen
Tuna (100g)
369yen
Milk (1L)
171yen
Green tea (100g)
414yen
Taxi (base fare)
670yen
Parking (1 month)
11,444yen
All data shown has been published by The Japanese Meteorological Agency and The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Information provided by City-Cost is for educational purposes and we hope the data posted here helps you.

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