Yoshiwara-cho, Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture has been a tea-producing region since the Edo period. At the Kokaen tea plantation, tea plants are left to the wisdom of nature. They are not pruned by human hands. The master of Kokaen is a winner of the National Tea Appraisal Skill Competition held in Kyoto—the only winner so far to come from Aichi Prefecture. In order to produce flavorful tea, he selects organic fertilizer, nourishes the earth, and oversees every process of tea production from planting to processing. In the plantation, the local tea pickers hand-pick the tea leaves for matcha and fukamushi-cha green teas, using the traditional shigoki-tsumi picking method unique to Aichi.
67 Yashikibata, Yoshiwara-cho, Toyota City
|Fee||• Mini matcha cakes with hand-picked green tea (1 piece): \200 (before tax)
-◘ Also available in packages of 5, 10, and 20.
• Hand-picked traditional tea for tea lovers (Comes with a mini matcha cake): \5,000 (before tax)
-◘ Gift wrapping available.
• Chameshi rice seasoning with hand-picked tea
-◘ Left (Bag) \400 (before tax)
-◘ Right (Can) \650 (before tax)
|Opening days / hours||9:00-20:00|
|Parking lot||Available (cap. 5 cars)|
|Retailers||- Main Store (Open 9:00-20:00; closed Wednesdays)
- Kokaen Tea Store (14 Fukagawa-cho, Seto City) (Open Fridays 10:00-16:00)
|Notes||We accept orders by telephone.
Hand-picked matcha, hand-picked fukamushi-cha, genmai-cha with matcha, chameshi rice seasoning with hand-picked tea, and more tea products are for sale at Kokaen (our main store). We also have mini matcha cakes made with hand-picked green tea. We hope you can stop by.
|Access by Public Transportation||13min (1.1km) southwards walk from Wakabayashi Station of the Meitetsu Mikawa Line.
Kokaen Official Website (Japanese)
Kokaen Online Store (Japanese)
Kokaen page at the WE LOVE TOYOTA Marché Website (Japanese)
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