September 11, 2018 1 min read 2 Comments

Join the Harney family for a one of a kind tea-centered  tour of Japan. Harney & Sons Fine Tea has been importing tea directly from Japan for over 35 years, and the family has decades-long personal relationships with the best tea growers in the industry. For anyone who loves to drink green tea, Japan is a must-visit.

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Over ten nights, a small group hosted by Emeric Harney and Rob Russotti (pictured above with local tea suppliers) will travel from Tokyo to the imperial capital of Kyoto and back again. Visit famous tea producing destinations like Uji, Wazuka, Shizuoka and Kakegawa. In each place you’ll meet with friends of the Harneys to visit their tea farms and processing facilities, get to know them and learn about the people, tea and culture of this fascinating island nation.

You’ll visit at the beginning of the first tea harvest, known as shincha, it’s the perfect time for tea lovers to go to Japan to try the perfectly delicate newly picked tea. You will explore Japan from the tea fields to the skyscrapers, the Imperial Gardens of Tokyo to the matcha factories of Uji.

Want to join us on this trip of a lifetime? Visit the  Onward Travel site to learn more about this trip and reserve your spot!

Learn more about our tea travels, our business and our family by reading some of our favorite posts below:


2 Responses

Jenna Tomlin
Jenna Tomlin

September 18, 2018

What a wonderful trip! I am confident this will be an absolute joy to go on. I had the pleasure of visiting Japan when I was in high school in 1996. My language high school had a sister school in Iwate Prefecture, and we co-hosted students ourselves all four years of high school. Being able to visit myself was such a privilege. Recently at The Midwest Tea Fest, we were just speaking on this subject of touring tea plantations, especially Japan, Nepal, and Taiwan.

Suzanne Mencer
Suzanne Mencer

September 18, 2018

I’ve always wanted to visit Japan, avoiding Tokyo and spending much time in Kyoto and Hokkaido. I’ll follow your blog with interest!

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