Photo : Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association.
Shizuoka prefecture has an unrenowned beauty, it is blessed with beautiful nature and great climate. Shizouka's geographic location and climate makes it an ideal place for tea production, as it is surrounded by mountains and the ocean. Shizouka is known as the major area for tea production in Japan. Throughout the prefecture, tea is grown in mountains, hills, and flatlands. The land is so vast, each region is able to produce tea with its own distinct personality because of the different climate and geographic features. One can enjoy a wide variety of tea in one place! Japanese green tea is not only delicious, but it also contains various health benefits such as Catechin, an antioxidant which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cancer. Green tea is also full of anti-aging properties, vitamin B and E, and vitamin C which can help boost the immune system. The magical sight of the vivid green tea farms that spread endlessly and tea with rich aroma and deep taste make you feel you are in tea heaven.