The Tea of Shikoku Tour(2-nights 3-days)

A tour of three teas unique to the Shikoku Region: Awa-Bancha, Goishi Cha, and Ishizuchi Kurocha--all of which are prepared using fermentation methods. During this tour, visitors will encounter the fields and methods used in the production of each of these unique blends of tea. Visitors will also have the opportunity to create their own unique blend of tea using local ingredients.

・A visit to 3 different tea plantations with a local expert
・Hiking through the nature of Shikoku
・Opportunity to create a unique blend of tea
・A visit to the Shikoku Reservoir

●Main Activity
Hiking, canoe

●Months of Operation
March to November



Meet at Tokushima Station and depart for Kamikatsu Town by car

A guided visit to the tea fields of Kamikatsu Town

A picnic style lunch at Kamikatsu Thatched Schoolhouse

Farming experience at Satoyama, a chance to experience traditional farm life in the Japanese Countryside

Local seasonal set meal at home stay accommodation

Tsukigaya Onsen (Homestay)



Depart for Kochi Prefecture via private car, will take a break at a local convenience store and take a short hike at the Odoroki Falls and the Yuzu Ohashi Bridge

Local style lunch at roadside station

Harvesting wild plants for tea blending experience

Transfer to Otoyo Town

Otoyo Town Goishi Tea Experience Guide Contents change depending on the season

Departure to Sameura Lakeside Hotel

Check-in at Sameura Lakeside Hotel

Dinner at hotel

Sameura Lakeside Hotel


Breakfast at hotel

Canoe on the Shikoku Reservoir

Depart from the hotel and travel to Saijo City by private car stopping at Roadside Station Kinoka

Local style lunch at Roadside Station Kinoka

Ishizuchi Kurocha tea farm visit and tasting

Tour ends at Saijo Station


<Necessary Equipment and Items>
■Hiking and Canoe
Swimsuit and a change of clothes
・For those with contact lenses, goggles and a change of contacts
・For those with glasses, straps for glasses and glasses case
・Comfortable walking shoes
・Rain coat
・Water botle
・Sunglasses, sunscreen

<Course Features>
■Unique Experiences
・A visit to 3 different regions producing Shikoku's unique variety of fermented tea
・A chance to use local, seasonal ingredients to make a tea blend
・Hiking through rural Shikoku

■Environmental Reminders
・Water coolers will be prepared for your usage
・Visitors are encouraged to use personal water bottles over PET bottles
・Visitors are asked to be considerate of environmental concerns and to actively participate in environmentally sound practices while on tour

■Contribution to Region
・Lunch in Yoshinogawa Town and udon noodle making in Kotohira Town will be provided using local facilities and local ingredients
・For bike rentals, chartered buses, restaurants, and accommodations, etc. we will be using local businesses


■Please Contact
KochiAmigo Corporation