An Adventure in Hoshinomura: Taste the Best Gyokuro Green Tea in Japan!

【OUTLINE】
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.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・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 normally costs 60,000 yen (around $560) per 100 grams! (of course with no additional fee!)
・Learn about “Yuhiyaki,” a type of Hoshino-ware pottery known for giving off a golden glimmer when you pour tea into it.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Tenjin, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




【OUTLINE】
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.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・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 normally costs 60,000 yen (around $560) per 100 grams! (of course with no additional fee!)
・Learn about “Yuhiyaki,” a type of Hoshino-ware pottery known for giving off a golden glimmer when you pour tea into it.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Yame Chuo Tea Garden, Yame 834-0000 Fukuoka Prefecture

Visit Yame Chuo Tea Garden, where you will get to see a magnificent, authentic tea plantation.
You will learn from a tea professional on how to make a high quality cup of green tea which costs $560 per 100 grams. Plus, you will learn from a green tea farmers about what makes Hoshino’s green tea so special.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hoshino-Seichaen, 8136-1 Hoshinomura, Yame 834-0201 Fukuoka Prefecture

At the Hoshino Plantation, learn about Yame Traditional Hon Gyokuro, such as how it is made, and the thought processes behind production.
You will learn from a tea professional on how to make a high quality cup of green tea which costs $560 per 100 grams. Plus, you will learn from a green tea farmers about what makes Hoshino’s green tea so special.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: 茶の文化館, 10816-5 Hoshinomura, Yame, Fukuoka 834-0201, Japan

Lunch at Tea Culture Museum. Try the highest quality tea in Japan, prepared in the best way.
You will learn from a tea professional on how to make a high quality cup of green tea which costs $560 per 100 grams. Plus, you will learn from a green tea farmers about what makes Hoshino’s green tea so special.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hoshino grilled Genta kiln, 10471 Hoshinomura, Yame, Fukuoka 834-0201, Japan

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. He creates unqiue and special pottery designs with inspriation from the town. Hoshino’s pottery was born in the image of indulging in a cup of delcious green tea in the golden evening sun. This inspiration is what makes the pottery so magnificent.

Duration: 1 hour