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Experience Suruga’s tea culture and traditional crafts

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E-bike tour featuring central Shizuoka Prefecture’s traditional culture of Japanese tea and crafts

SURUGA Marketing and Tourism Bureau



This cycling tour lets you experience the tea culture and traditional crafts that have been a major part of life in Suruga, the central region of Shizuoka Prefecture, for hundreds of years. You’ll travel by e-bike on the Old Tokaido Road, which linked Kyoto and Edo (now Tokyo) during the Edo period (1603–1867), and through the famous Meiji Tunnel (opened in 1876 and designated a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan as a significant structure of the Meiji era) at Utsunoya Pass.

Visitors can sample matcha powdered green tea in the Asahina district of Fujieda City, famous for the production of the very special tea known as Gyokuro. Enjoy the beautiful natural setting in a Japanese garden with seasonal flowers as you sip your choice of Gyokuro or traditional green tea at the Gyokuro no Sato tea house.

Next, head to Takumi-shuku, a traditional-craft experience facility based on the concept of “connecting history with the future.” Here, you can take a break while savoring the traditional culture of Suruga. The café at Takumi-shuku offers a delicious menu and a wide variety of drinks, as well as a gallery with carefully selected exhibits. Enjoy an exciting e-bike adventure as you experience firsthand a culture and lifestyle that has been passed down through many generations.


How to get there


From Tokyo Station, take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen, to Shizuoka Station (about 1 hour). Fujieda Station, the meeting point for the tour, is about 20 minutes from Shizuoka on the JR Tokaido Main Line.


1214-3 Nyufune, Okabe-cho, Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka-ken


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