1. Caring staffs will always take care of you. 'Where are you going to?', ' Do you know how to get there?', 'Did you finish dinner?', ' Areyou sure you haven't forgotten anything?' That's like lovable annoying mama😃 2. We always take it easy. And this leads our guests to do the same. When you realize, it may be evening... 3. You can make friends naturally. So you never feel alone. 4. Not stylish, but like grandma's home. If it is super stylish, you can not be in a relaxed mood, right? 5. We will help anything to make your stay wonderful! But our knowledge is limited, such a time, let's look up it together. 6. You can feel non touristic and local atmosphere. There are public bath houses, very typical IZAKAYA(Japanese style pub) and many local restaurants, so you can feel the local atmosphere. 7. MAMA, she sums up everything. Speaking of COMPASS, it is MAMA. Speaking of MAMA, it is COMPASS. Not only MAMA, but also there are Handsome PAPA who is very good at calligraphy, beautiful AKANE(if she keeps quiet,haha) and me COCO who loves mountain hiking and drinking. ’Seeing is better than hearing’ Do not miss COMPASS, it will be the best part of your memory in your journey. You wanted to be alone on your journey... Mission Impossible!!
Have you ever been to see the autumn leaves? Kyoto is really famous for that. I went to Eikando-Temple tonight. There is a garden within these grounds in which special night visits are held in autumn. The leaves have a beautiful contrast between red and green. It is fantastic!! It's cold outside make sure you wrap up when you go there. Visit Hours;~Dec.6 17:30-21:00 Entrance Fee; 600 yen
Our guests are 11 Belgium ladies. They learn Japanese culture so well and curious about Japanese tea. They made a reservation Tea tour with KYOTO OBUBU TEA FARM in WATSUKA in KYOTO.
We joined their Japanese tea tour together.
The OBUBU FARMS is in WATSUKA in Kyoto.
It takes about more than 1 hours from the center of Kyoto.
Kyoto obubu tea farms were welcoming , warm atmosphere.
We met three Japanese staff and four foreign interns, an italian, a french, an Australian and a chinese. All of them were so friendly and so funny !! They explain what is green tea and what different with other tea with screen in English.
We saw and drank a couple kind of tea and listen about tea.
Our guests were so serious, they asked many questions.
I'm Japanese but I don't know about tea very much.
Next, let's go to the farm !!
It was rainy day, but our guests didn't care about the rain at all !!
But the tea plantation was made along the face of mountain.
You have to claim on the maddy way.
Look !! It is awesome view, beautiful !!!!!
Hiro ( one of the staff), he explain the plantation and gave tea flower to our guests.
Aki (the owner)told us how to pick up tea leaves.
We tried picking the leaves.
Next, we went to the factory to know how to make tea.
The four intern told us how to use a machine and process.
They are internship.
The lunch time !!
We ate Udon, Curry rice etc...
After the lunch, we studied again.
We practice to offer the tea.
If you'd like to buy the tea of WATSUKA, you can buy them after the schooling.
Kyoto obubu tea farms offer TEA TOUR twice in a week
(Tuesdays and Thursdays)
It takes 4 hours (11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.)