This is Hirokane at Local Travel Partners.
We welcomed guests (a wonderful family) from France this April.
Let me show you how they enjoyed Shizuoka stay.
Welcome to Shizuoka!
This was their second time in Japan.
Thank you so much for your second visit.
Meet up at JR Shizuoka Station,
The man on the left is our reliable French speaking guide.
Lecture: how to ride hybrid bikes, about brakes, changing gears,
hand signs, e.t.c.
Started bike tour to a green tea farm!
Cycling along the Abe river
Go for it!
Arrived at Moriuchi tea farm!
April it the best season to visit green tea farm.
The lady on the right is a Japanese tea instructor.
Now, Let's start tea picking!
This black net is for blocking sunlight.
By blocking sunlight, the tree produces a mellow taste. "Gyokuro" tea.
Wow, Beautiful! Nice Photo of a nice family!
After tea picking, we moved to the farmer's house.
She is preparing the tea tasting experience.
Enjoying Tea course & tasting experience and chatting.
Have you enjoyed a relaxing time?
This house was built over 150 years ago.
After enjoying the stay at Moriuchi Tea Farm,
they headed to Shizuoka Sengen Shrine by bike.
These hybrid bikes have 24 gears.
They are easy to ride because their handles are flat.
The French speaking guide Robert-Gilles is explaining
about the shrine.
"easy way to distinguish temple from shrine". e.t.c.
After that, they went back to JR Shizuoka Station
and the cycling tour was finished.
This was their first day in Shizuoka.
On the second day and third day, they enjoyed sightseeing around
Fujinomiya and Shizuoka.
Thank you so much for your visiting Shizuoka!
If you are interested in this program, please contact us!