Go out to the autumn village.
Handpick and handmake tea.

Go out to the autumn village.
Handpick and handmake tea.

Create your own autumn tea. You can experience all the process including harvesting, dehydrating, and roasting tea leaves until ready to brew.

The peak of the tea is May. At the beginning of the spring, you can get new and fresh sprouts. They are called the First flush or Shin-cha in Japanese. Shin-cha is loved by people for their specialness. But fewer people know that you can also make tea in autumn or winter.

After finishing the first and the second flush, next comes the Ban-cha. The appeal of Bancha is its low caffeine content, refreshing drinkability, and ease of drinking simply by pouring boiling water over it. It is perfect for the cold upcoming season.

The other appeal of Ban-cha is diversity. I told you earlier that Ban-cha is the tea made in autumn and winter, but the truth is, there are various Ban-cha in various region so you cannot define it that simply. Apparently, what they call Ban-cha is the tea that local people have been drinking for a long time, as a casual and daily drink in the area.

Autumn tea farm has the different face to the spring. So the experience you will have like the texture of the leaves, process you make, and the taste are all unique to this season.


In this tour, we will take you to the Hinohara village. Hinohara village is the only village in Tokyo except some islands. It is almost covered by woods and forests. Our tea farm is a small farm located to this mountain area. Apparently, local people have made their tea by hands every year. It was not an industrial purpose, but for their own sufficiency. Now that there are less people who are involved to tea making, so many farms were abandoned. We started renting some of those farms, take care of them, and make handpicked and handmade tea.


Holding period
The event is held during November. Check the calendar to see the date available.
Holding place
Kanoto Hinohara-vil Nishitama-gun Tokyo Japan

 Join us at JR Musashi Itsukaichi station. Welcome to wild west Tokyo. We pick you up to the tea farm by car. 
 (If you are to drive yourself, come directly to Kanoto International Trout Fishing Field at 9:45.)
 Harvest your tea.
 Lunch break. Prepare for it yourself or we recommend nearby restaurants.
 Make your Ban-cha.
 Let’s taste your tea right away !
 Goodbye at JR Musashi Itsukaichi station.


The minimum number of participants for this tour is 2.
*Preschool children are free of charge.
Preschool children are not included in the minimum number of participants for the tour.
Please understand that we may have to cancel the tour due to weather or other reasons.
If you cancel the tour for any reason, you will be charged 0% of the participation fee up to 3 days prior to the tour, half of the fee up to the day before the tour, and the full amount of the fee on the day of the tour.
What to bring and wear
1) Long shirts, Long pants, caps or hats, Shoes that can get dirty
2) Lunch and drink (bring your own lunch or we recommend a nearby restaurant)
4) Insect repellent
Restaurants nearby 
Hinohara Terrace
 3 minutes walk from our tea farm. A fashionable restaurant. So popular that you should resereve it in advance.

Kanoto international trout fishing field
 3 minutes walk from our tea farm. A trout fishing ground with a restaurant.

The 2023 calender is coming in October.