Kyoto Tea Country

Tayama Tsurugi Tea Fields

The Tayama Tsurugi Tea Fields are located away from villages and homes, some distance away, where they make use of the slopes of the hillsides. The vast tea fields extend here, each of the rows arranged not to follow the contours of the earth, but unusually in ""standing rows"" that lead straight up the slopes. This pioneering landscape has been adapted to suit the mechnical systems of modern tea cultivation.
Visitors to the tea fields can take a glimpse into the history of Uji tea production in the modern era and the cultural landscape created by this unique topography.

Minamiyamashiro Village, Soraku District, Kyoto Prefecture
Near the Minamiyamashiro "Shizen-no-ie" Nature House