An Adventure in Hoshinomura: Taste the Best Gyokuro Green Tea in Japan!
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
- Product code: EN-FKO-7190-71902
Venture to Hoshino Town, or "Hoshinomura" in Japanese, home to an authentic, traditional Japanese atmosphere and the best Gyokuro green tea in Japan. Learn about how Hoshinomura makes one of the most luxurious and finest green teas of Japan and about the town's special pottery from the very potter who revived the art of traditional Hoshino-ware.
- Hear directly from Gyokuro farmers about their passion and commitment to providing this luxurious, high-quality tea.
- Enjoy tasting a special, one-of-a-kind Japanese tea that usually costs 60,000 yen (around $560) per 100 grams! (No extra costs!)
- Learn about "Yuhiyaki," a type of Hoshino-ware pottery known for giving off a golden glimmer when you pour tea into it.
【PRICES】29,250 yen～57,500 yen (including tax)
From home/the former accommodation・・・〈paid by the customer〉・・・9:00 Meet at the gathering point and depart from Fukuoka City <Taxi transfer>** ・・・10:25-10:35 Visit Yame Chuo Tea Garden, where you will get to see a magnificent, authentic tea plantation.・・・<Taxi transfer>・・・11:10-11:50 At the Hoshino Seichaen, learn about Yame Traditional Hon Gyokuro, such as how it is made, and the thought processes behind the production.・・ Traditional Hon Gyokuro, such as how it is made, and the thought processes behind the production.・・・<Taxi transfer>・・・12:00-14:00 Lunch at Tea Culture Museum. Try the highest quality tea in Japan, prepared in the best way.・・・<Taxi transfer>・・・14:10-15:10 Visit the “Genta kiln” by Genta Yamamoto, a potter who revived the local ceramic art “Hoshino Yaki” with a history of more than 300 years. Learn all about the magical art of this Hoshino-ware from a professional himself. <Taxi transfer>... 17:00 End tour in Fukuoka City・・・〈paid by the customer〉・・・To home or the next accommodation
**Please note that while we do provide transportation during this experience, we ask that you be responsible for your own transportation to the meeting point from your residence.
On this tour, you will visit one of the only towns in Fukuoka Prefecture where you can truly admire the untouched, original landscape of Japan, called "Hoshino Town," or "Hoshino" for short. You will learn from a tea expert how to make a high-quality, special type of green tea which costs up to $560 per 100 grams. Plus, you will be able to talk to real green tea farmers and learn what makes Hoshino's tea so unique and so special. At the end of your experience, you will visit a studio in Hoshino that creates unique and special pottery designs, drawing inspiration from the beautiful town and from the iconic image of sipping a cup of delicious green tea in the golden evening sun. Many say that this inspiration is what makes the pottery so magnificent.
【THINGS TO NOTE】
- Time：8 hours
- Least participants：2 people (Max: 5 people)
- Meeting point：Within Fukuoka City
※We offer pick-up service, so please tell us the name of your hotel at the time of your reservation.
- Tour conductor for 24 hours：None
- Accompanying National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter or Local Licensed Guide Interpreter：None
- Language support：English/Japanese
- Meals (included in a tour fee)：None
・Pick-up and drop-off service
・An English tour guide
・Transportation during the tour (taxi)
・Expenses such as transportation not described in the itinerary or personal expenses.
- Free Wi-Fi：Yes
- Toilet：Yes（Western Style Available）
- Operating company：Sekimoto taxi
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
【TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS】
Before booking the tour, please confirm the Tour Terms & Conditions and save the document.
Check [TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS]（Japanese）
【TOUR PLANNER AND CONDUCTOR】
Regional Branding Institute Co.,Ltd.
Aqua Terrace UⅡ bldg. 8F, 2-20-3 Kaminarimon, Taiko-ku, Tokyo, 111-0034
Travel Agency registered with a Tokyo Governor 2-7547
A regular member of All Nippon Travel Agents Association
10 to 8 days before the departure date of the tour 20%
7 to 2 days before the departure date of the tour 30%
The day before the departure date of the tour 40%
On the day of the departure date of the tour 50%
After the tour departed, No show 100%