Less than an hour from Kyoto and Uji, the Fukujuen CHA Experience Park is a must for tea lovers. You can take an in-depth look at how tea is grown, harvested, processed, and enjoyed all over the world. Learn about traditional tea cultivation practices and the best way to prepare a wide variety of teas from researchers dedicated to making the perfect cup of tea. Here you can get hands on experience with almost every aspect of tea cultivation and preparation. There is a museum about the history of tea and its many uses, classes on preparing tea leaves, grinding match powder, and techniques for brewing tea. What’s more, they have example tea rooms from around the where you can learn about how people make and enjoy tea all over the world. All this makes the CHA Experience an essential part of any tour of Kyoto’s tea producing region.
・ Introduction to the history and types of tea, manufacturing process, history of Fukujuen, etc. with panels and videos
・ Exhibition of teas that are drunk all over the world
・ Exhibition of Japanese tea manufacturing equipment
・ Tour of tea gardens (visiting tea plants of various varieties in Japan and around the world and tea trees cultivated in greenhouses).
- Date & Time : 10am to 4pm
*Experience Admission untill 2:00pm
Closed on all National Holidays
- Location : Fukujuen CHA Experience Park