Growing Regions

The map below highlights the main tea growing regions of Japan.

 

Some teas are associated with certain areas due to long history or exceptional production.
These include:

 

By far, the most productive tea-growing regions are in Shizuoka, producing nearly half of Japan’s tea at 45%, and Kagoshima, producing about 20%. Surprisingly, Shizuoka’s topography is dominated by mountains and hills, not allowing for large-scale plantations or big farming equipment. The vast majority of Shizuoka’s tea farms are still operated as family farms or small farming cooperatives.