(Shizuoka’s traditional tea-grass integrated system certified as GIAHS)
Kakegawa is famous as a production area of tea. Especially farm families in the Higashiyama area have made tea with extra care. Only a few farmers now employ this “traditional tea-grass integrated system”.
It is environment and human-friendly and the taste of its tea is outstanding. Because of this extra care, the system was certified as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System; GIAHS.
You can get all the information at “Higashiyama-Ippukudokoro.” This is also where you can start your hike around the Higasiyama area.