Experience all that this area, with its vast tea plantations, has to offer. Start with the Tea Museum, Shizuoka and its environs near Kakegawa Station

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Experience all that the Shimada and Kakegawa areas have to offer, from a tea museum, to a rest stop on the old Tokaido route, to a castle, to a corporate museum. See, smell, taste, stroll the area, and learn about art, history, and culture.

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JR Kakegawa Station

14 minutes by train from JR Kakegawa Station to JR Kanaya Station followed by 5 minutes by bus from Kanaya Station

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Tea Museum, Shizuoka

5 minutes by bus to JR Kanaya Station followed by a 5-minute walk from Kanaya Station

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meguri Cobblestone Teahouse

Approx. 15 minutes by bus from JR Kanaya Station to JR Kakegawa Station followed by a 7-minute walk from Kakegawa Station

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Kakegawa Castle (keep and palace), Dai Nippon Hotokusha

15 minutes by bus from Kakegawa Station

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Shiseido Corporate Museum/Shiseido Art House

15 minutes by bus

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JR Kakegawa Station

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Kanta Kawamura, Tokoha University

There are numerous places to experience the cuisine, industry, and culture of the Kakegawa area. Experience up-close aspects you never knew about, develop new interests, and rediscover the charms of Shizuoka. See the sights, try the food, and experience all the area has to offer!

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JR Kakegawa Station

14 minutes by train from JR Kakegawa Station to JR Kanaya Station followed by 5 minutes by bus from Kanaya Station

1Tea Museum, Shizuoka

In addition to savoring powdered matcha tea and sweets in a traditional teahouse environment, there are also workshops where you can whip your own tea.

The museum showcases the teas of the world, with a hall dedicated to Chinese tea

Unique in Japan for being a museum devoted exclusively to tea, this institution is located in the Makinohara area, Japan’s foremost tea production region. Learn about the culture, history, and functionality of teas from Japan (Shizuoka included) and the world, taste different types, and try milling your own matcha powder or picking tea leaves. The permanent exhibits on the second and third floors feature daily guided tours by educators. The teahouse bears a connection to Lord Kobori Enshu Masakazu, and lets you experience the traditional tea ceremony while taking in his rustic and lovely aesthetic. The restaurant serves creative takes on tea cuisine, such as gelato parfaits featuring Shizuoka matcha powder, and offers views of Mt. Fuji.

Address:3053-2 Kanayafujimi-cho, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Inquiries:0547-46-5588

Experience milling tencha, steamed and dried tea that is then stone-ground into a powder

One area is dedicated to rare teas from around the world

After trying your hand at matcha, enjoy Lord Kobori Enshu Masakazu’s garden

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Surrounded by tea plantations, the tea museum is devoted not only to the industry, history, and culture surrounding tea, one of Shizuoka Prefecture’s local products, but also hosts workshops where you can experience milling tea powder or performing the tea ceremony. Touch and smell tea leaves from around the world -- something available only here.

5 minutes by bus to JR Kanaya Station followed by a 5-minute walk from Kanaya Station

2meguri Cobblestone Teahouse

The hearty lunch is a hit, with bread, soup, salad, and a drink included! Definitely try the seasonal tarts and cakes, too!

The shop is adjacent to Kanayasaka, a stop on the old Tokaido route. Take a stroll while thinking back to the route once taken by ancient travelers

The Meguri Cobblestone Teahouse is a rest stop found where the Kanaya post station was once located on the old Tokaido route. Located immediately adjacent to the cobblestone Kanayasaka road, this site can be used as a free rest stop, or as a place to take in the view while having lunch or dessert made with local ingredients. The cobblestone roads of Kanayasaka, a re-creation of the old Tokaido route, are a 20-minute round trip. Get into a hiking frame of mind as you stroll.

Address:2482-1 Kanayasaka-machi, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Inquiries:0547-45-5715

This cafe and gallery is housed in a traditional home. See Mt. Fuji from the garden.

The shop has a relaxing, subdued interior. The showcase is chock-full of desserts

Approx. 15 minutes by bus from JR Kanaya Station to JR Kakegawa Station followed by a 7-minute walk from Kakegawa Station

3Kakegawa Castle (keep and palace), Dai Nippon Hotokusha

Kakegawa Castle Park, located in central Kakegawa

You can view the castle keep from the palace grounds, an important cultural property

This route will take you around Kakegawa Castle, considered one of the foremost castles of the Tokai region. Kakegawa Castle houses a traditional castle keep, the first in Japan to be restored using authentic woodworking techniques, as well as a palace that is an important cultural property. The palace is a reconstruction, dating to 1854, when it was rebuilt after an earthquake. The Dai Nippon Hotokusha, located adjacent to Kakegawa Castle, houses a large auditorium that is an important cultural property, as well as the Kotoku Memorial Hall and Kotoku Study Hall, buildings constructed in the Meiji period and open to the public today.

Address:1138-24 Kakegawa, Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture (Kakegawa Castle palace)
1176 Kakegawa, Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture (Dai Nippon Hotokusha)

Inquiries:0537-24-8711(Kakegawa Castle palace)
0537-22-3016(Dai Nippon Hotokusha)

Strike a pose at the Kakegawa panels devoted to Shizuoka’s tea culture!

Kakegawa Castle, popular among tourists from Japan and abroad

15 minutes by bus from Kakegawa Station

4Shiseido Corporate Museum/Shiseido Art House

This area is a permanent installation at the Shiseido Art House. Light shines off the crisp white floor, creating a bright and modern interior

The Shiseido Art House is a signature of 1970s modernism and was designed by Shinsuke Takamiya and Yoshio Taniguchi.

Shiseido Art House, which opened as a museum in 1978, holds the collection of 1,800 pieces of art, sculpture, and craftworks owned by Shiseido and is open to the public. The adjacent Shiseido Corporate Museum lets you learn about the history of Shiseido, founded in 1872, and see the product packages, posters, magazine and newspaper advertisements, and commercials it has used to date. The exhibits here are highly intriguing in the way they let you see the changing trends over time.

Address:751-1 Shimomata, Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Inquiries:0537‐23‐6122

This is an exhibit floor at the Shiseido Corporate Museum. Advertisements from different periods in history still seem fresh today

The Shiseido Corporate Museum is generally only open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, differing from the Art house.

This museum exhibits Shiseido product packages. You will find lovely bottles that resemble works of art

15 minutes by bus

JR Kakegawa Station

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