80% of tea produced in Japan is Sencha, and if you’re in love this delicious good stuff that not only burns calories but keeps you looking younger then there is only one place you need to go – Wazuka, in the mountains of Kyoto.
Only an hour away from home-away-from-home Osaka, it takes a train and a bus to get to Wazuka, a charming village area laden with Tea Fields hidden in the mountains of Kyoto.
Whilst Uji may be the popular tea producing area for tourists to go to near Kyoto, tea plantation or farm tours in this area can set you back roughly $100USD, and lets face it, it seems pretty steep when you can go to USJ or Disneyland for less and not all of us travellers have unlimited money to burn.
For months and months I had been wanting to visit tea farms in Japan, and so I spent the winter months researching and talking to friends in Japan, only to discover the locals secret of Wazuka.
Check out my YouTube video above of this beautiful area and you will understand why you need to go!
PS Contacting the tourism board of Kyoto and Wazuka will have you be informed of expensive tea tours like the ones I mentioned above. Skip all of that, just jump on a train and bus, and explore the hundreds of tea fields that covers this mountain region. We happily strolled through these fields and had no qualms from workers or locals.
If you’re heading to Kyoto and have some free time or if you’re like me and love to venture out off the beaten path, then Wazuka is definitely the place for you!
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