Shizuoka Prefecture boasts the largest cultivation area and production volume of tea in Japan. The warm climate, topography and soil of Fuji City are well-suited for tea cultivation, yielding high-quality tea.
The meltwater from Mt. Fuji springs from a precipice formed by a volcanic layer, with a height of 20 meters and a width of 150 meters. This site is designated as a national scenic beauty and natural monument.
Shimobe Hot Spring
Shimobe Hot Spring, with a history dating back 1,200 years, it is said that even the warlords of the Warring States period visited to heal their wounds. You can also savor the local specialty, houtou, a type of noodle dish.
From Tokyo, it takes an hour by Shinkansen bullet train to reach Fuji City, the starting point for this episode. By car it takes two and a half hours.