Ganbaru Farm Kawane Store, Yamakasho Plantation

a place to experience shizuoka tea

Yamakasho Green Tea Farm is located in the Kawane tea production region, upstream of the Oigawa River. 

Our quaint farm building, made from local wood, is attached directly to the tea production facility. 

Here you can try tea-picking experience wearing traditional Cha Musume clothing. In the adjacent kominka (traditional old home) you can experience hand rolling tea, as well as enjoy tasting and comparing teas out on the building's traditional veranda.  

Available experience【Tea-picking Experience】

AvailableAll year round
(Main season, ~ end of April to early-July, 
Hrs: 9:00 - 16:00)
Duration1 hr
Price800 yen per person (exc. tax)
To applyPeriod of availability may change each year.
Inquire before making reservation.
OtherAracha (unrefined tea) souvenir (x1) /
Take home picked leaves

Available experience【Seicha from Picked Tea】 

AvailableSeicha season only 
No. of personsn/a
DurationApprox. 1 hr
Price1,300 yen per person (exc. tax)
(Tea picking, seicha & shipping fees
To applyOnly available during seicha
production season. 
Inquire before making reservation. 
Other n/a

Available experience【Tea Picking in Traditional Clothes】 

AvailableAll year round
No. of personsClothing for 9 adults /
6 children (girls)
Duration1 hr
Price1,600 yen per person (exc. tax)
To applyReservation required
OtherAracha (unrefined tea) souvenir (x1)
※ Please wear short sleeves &
long pants / leggings etc

Available experience【Hand-rolling tea Experience, Engage with Traditional Culture - Farming Arts / Intangible Culture】 

AvailableLate-July - end of Nov.
No. of persons2 or more
Duration2-hr / 3-hr / 4-hr courses
Price2,800 yen per person (exc. tax)
To applyReservation required
OtherEven during above period,
may be unable to respond to inquiries
 due to farm work


Address17 Motofujikawa, Kawanehon-cho, Haibara-gun, Shizuoka-ken
Access50 minutes by car from Shin-Tomei Expressway (Kanaya-Shimada IC)
Pick-up from nearest stationn/a
Business hours8:30 - 17:00
HolidaysClosed Wednesdays (open every day during year's first tea harvest)
Credit cardn/a
English availablen/a