(In Part 1, I wrote about the HAZ Cottage and the Fujinokuni Tea Museum.) After lunch, we went to the Kawagoshi Town Ruin, where we took a walk in an old town area in kimono jackets. It was raining just a little.
After walking around the town, we enjoyed green tea and Japanese sweets.
The next stop on the tea tour was Yamaka-sho Tea Farm. First, we had a tea tasting with a Japanese sweet.
Next, we were given a tour of the factory and took a look around the gift shop. The factory tour was extremely interesting. I think it was one of my favorite things in the tour.
Our next activity was a tea ceremony and explanation at the Farm House where we were spending the night.
And yes, there was another Japanese sweet with our tea.
After the tea ceremony, it was time for dinner. I wanted to help cook, but I was afraid to cook the meat because I didn't know when it would be done. What is raw, what is over done? I really don't cook.
There was so much food and so many choices. The Farm House host was great!