[Tokyo Bus Day Tour] Mt. Fuji Immersive Tea Picking Experience | Tea Plantation “Obuchi Sasaba” & Izu Panorama Park “Ao Terrace” | Departure from Tokyo

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Shizuoka, Tokyo
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Duration

10 hour(s)

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

Role play as a tea farmer, in an authentic Japanese environment! Head to Shizuoka’s No. 1 Mount Fuji tea garden called “Obuchi Sasaba”. Here you can wander through a tea farm and sample the early summer tea fragrance. Then participate in a special tea-picking experience, wearing traditional Japanese-style tea-picking garb, pick the fresh tea leaves, and then take them home as souvenirs! Finally, head to “Izu Panorama Park”, where you can gleefully ride a 1,800 meter cable car to “Ao Terrace” on the top of the mountain. Here you can enjoy a magnificent 360-degree view of the magnificent Mount Fuji and even Suruga Bay too!

  • Experience this fully immersive tea farming activity!
  • Try your hand at tea farming at “Obuchi Sasaba” with a Mt. Fuji view to boot!
  • Pick tea in an authentic and historic Japanese tea-picking outfit 
  • Ride a fun cable car to Izu Panorama Park’s “Ao Terrace”, overlooking the majestic Mount Fuji and the magnificent Suruga Bay!

— What You Can Expect —

Try out the life of a tea farmer in an authentic Japanese environment! Become part of Shizuoka’s No.1 Mt. Fuji tea garden, known as “Obuchi Sasaba”. Take a stroll through the tea farm and waft in the refreshing fragrance of the early summer’s tea leaves. Learn a new skill and make a connection to the people of days past by learning a unique skill, tea picking, while wearing the traditional Japanese-style tea-picking garb. When you pluck the fresh tea leaves, you can take them home as souvenirs.

After that, make your way to “Izu Panorama Park”. Here you can take an exciting ride on a 1,800 meter cable car and reach the top of the mountain called “Ao Terrace”. From there, marvel at the stunning 360-degree view of the magnificent Mt. Fuji and the beautiful Suruga Bay! These breathtaking views are second to none!

— Product Details —

  • Obuchi Sasaba, located in Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture, is one of the few tea garden landscapes in Japan that has a front row view of Mt. Fuji. It is famous for the scenery and the spectacular tea garden. Every year, it attracts many tourists who love tea and photographers who love Mt. Fuji
  • May is the season when new tea sprouts in the local area. Not only are the tea trees brightly colored, but you can also smell the fragrance of new tea when you walk around the tea garden. Don’t forget to bring some sweet and fragrant Japanese tea home while enjoying the beautiful scenery!
  • Put on traditional Japanese tea-picking clothes, and experience the fun of tea-picking in a tea garden overlooking Mt. Fuji! Both men, women and children (over 3 years old) can easily dress as tea pickers, and the picked tea leaves can be taken home as souvenirs! In addition, there is also a special area where you can buy all kinds of tea products in the park, and at the same time enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Japanese tea
  • If it rains on the day of the trip, the activity will be carried out in the indoor tea garden instead
  • It takes only about 7 minutes to reach the top of the mountain by taking the cable car, with a total length of about 1,800 meters. You will be able to see the majestic Mt. Fuji and the Izu Nagaoka hot spring street, and enjoy the fun of traversing the sky. The Ao Terrace on the top of the mountain is a super popular spot in Izu! Here you will be able to see the invincible beauty of Mt. Fuji and Suruga Bay, which is absolutely breathtaking. At the same time, you can also buy a lot of limited edition and adorable goods in Shizuoka in the park! After watching Mt. Fuji, don’t forget to buy some cute Mt. Fuji groceries for yourself and go home!

- Important Information -

  • Meeting time: 7:15 am in Tokyo
  • Meeting location: Marunouchi Building
  • Departure time: 7:30 am
  • Arrive back around Tokyo Station at about 6:30 pm
  • Please note that Mt. Fuji may not be fully visible depending on the weather
  • The itinerary may be adjusted according to the number of reservations
  • Children under the age of 3 who do not occupy a seat do not need to purchase a ticket. If they occupy a seat, the adult price will apply. Only one child may share a seat with 1 adult 
  • The space in the car is limited, and each person is limited to one piece of large luggage
  • The tour leader will not stop the van to conduct a tour along the way

— Exchange Method —

  • Show the electronic Mikitravel voucher and check with the tour leader at the assembly point on the day to board the bus

Included/Excluded

  • Consumption tax
  • Transportation
  • Parking fees
  • Toll fees
  • Lunch
  • Tea picking experience fee
  • Izu Panorama Park Ropeway fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Other expenses not mentioned
  • Personal insurance, which is recommended to be purchased separately

Itinerary

<span class='tour-time'><strong>Day 1</strong></span>

  • 07:15 Arrive at the meeting point and look for the "Travex Tours" sign

  Meeting point: Tokyo Marunouchi Building

  Meeting point: Tokyo Marunouchi Building

<span class='tour-time'><strong>10:15</strong></span>  Arrive at "Obuchi Sasaba" and spend around 1 hour

<span class='tour-time'><strong>12:00</strong></span>  Enjoy Shizuoka's staple Sakura Shrimp set meals for about 1 hour at the "Izu Fruit Paradise"

<span class='tour-time'><strong>13:30</strong></span>  Enjoy this immersive tea picking experience for about 70 minutes

<span class='tour-time'><strong>15:00</strong></span>  Arrive at the "Izu Panorama Park" and enjoy some free time for about 75 minutes

Durations

10 hour(s)

Languages

English

Cities

Shizuoka
Tokyo

Countries

Japan

Categories

Half-Day & Full-Day Tours

Product Category Codes

Day Trip

Frequently asked questions

Valid only on selected date(s) and time slot(s)

Present e-voucher on-site

Processing fee
For cancellations made at least 11 day(s) prior to selected date, a cancellation fee of 0% will apply
For cancellations made 8 to 10 days prior to selected date, a cancellation fee of 20% will apply
For cancellations made 2 to 7 days prior to selected date, a cancellation fee of 30% will apply
For cancellations made 1 to 1 days prior to selected date, a cancellation fee of 40% will apply
For cancellations made 0 to 0 days prior to selected date, a cancellation fee of 100% will apply

  • Minimum of 20 people are required to book tour. If total number of travelers do not match the minimum requirement for this trip, the tour will be cancelled and you will receive a notification e-mail 4 day(s) prior to departure
  • In the event of a change in itinerary or cancellation due to traffic, weather, or any other unforeseen circumstances, travelers will be informed 1 day(s) (at 17:00 local time) prior to departure by e-mail
  • Please arrive at designated location 15 mins prior to departure, as tour will depart on time
  • If the timetable is affected by traffic jams, facility maintenance, etc, the itinerary or the time spent at each of the scenic spots will be adjusted
  • Please allow ample time when making your way to the meeting point. The bus will leave promptly at 7:30 am. If you are late, you will not be able to catch up and join the tour later on
  • There will be walking time during the itinerary. Passengers are advised to wear light, comfortable clothing and good walking shoes
  • During the group itinerary, it is not possible to leave the group early. If you leave the group early, it will be regarded as giving up the itinerary, and no additional refund will be provided
  • Depending on the number of people in the group, the tea-picking experience time and the time spent visiting "Ao Terrace" will be slightly adjusted
  • Please note that Mt. Fuji may not be visible depending on the weather
  • If you are a vegetarian, please inform us in advance when booking

Tour's Location

1445 Obuchi Sasaba, Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

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