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The 42nd Daikokuji Temple and Tamba Tea Festival will be held in Tambasasayama

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On Saturday, June 1, 2024, the 42nd Daikokuji and Tamba Tea Festival will be held in Ajimaoku, Tambasasayama City, around the Cha no Sato Kaikan and Daikokuji temple. There will be many tea-themed events, including tea picking experiences and new tea tasting and sales. This is the delicious season f...

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Daikokuji Temple and the Tamba Tea Festival

The event has been held every year since 1981 during the new tea season in Tambasasayama City, one of Hyogo Prefecture's leading tea producing areas.

There will be a lot of events that can only be enjoyed in a tea-growing region, such as tasting and sales of new tea that can only be tasted now, tea picking and hand-rolling experiences, and tea girl photo opportunities.

The highlight of the tour is the "Tamba Teapot Procession" where tea leaves are carried to Daikokuji Temple by a komuso priest playing the shakuhachi. (Daikokuji Temple is designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.)

In addition to tea, there are also other events planned, such as the "Taste Square" where you can taste Tambasasayama gourmet food and the "Fureai Product Market."

Enjoy a relaxing time with your family or as a couple!

Overview of the 42nd Daikokuji Temple and Tamba Tea Festival

Date and time: Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:00-16:00

Location: Around the Chanosato Hall and Daikokuji Temple in Ajimaoku, Tambasasayama City

Daikokuji Temple and the Tamba Tea Festival

Tea picking and hand rolling experience

In the Tea Village area, you can experience tea picking and hand rolling. Why not try picking tea leaves in the beautiful tea fields that you normally can't enter? (It's sure to make for great photos!)

After picking the tea leaves, you can hand-roll them and enjoy your very own unique tea.

New tea can only be enjoyed at this time of year.

Come enjoy a special experience during this season when you can taste new tea!

Tea picking and hand rolling experience overview

Time: 10:00-16:00 (same-day registration closes at 13:00)

Price: Paid

About Tamba (Sasayama) tea

In the Kansai region, Uji tea is so famous that it tends to be overshadowed, but Tamba (sasayama) tea is one of the oldest teas in Japan, having been cultivated since the Heian period.

During the Edo period, half of the tea distributed in Osaka (Kamigata) was Tamba tea, and even today it boasts the largest production volume in Hyogo Prefecture.

The Tamba region is known for the "Tamba fog" that occurs not only in the morning but also until around noon, blocking out sunlight just enough to give the tea a good balance of bitterness and sweetness.

When you think of Tambasasayama, you think of black beans, mountain potatoes, and chestnuts, but take this opportunity to discover the charm of Tamba tea!

What is Tanba (sasayama) tea?

A word from the organizer

"In the midst of the lush natural surroundings of the Ajima area of ​​Tambasasayama City, you can not only taste delicious new tea, but also experience picking and rolling the tea leaves. There are also a variety of gourmet foods to try, so please come with the whole family."


By car

・Turn right at the exit from Tannan Sasayamaguchi IC, then turn right at Ajima-shin intersection and drive for about 10 minutes.

* Parking is available around the venue (limited space available).

By train

・The venue is approximately 3.2km from JR Sasayamaguchi Station.

・45 minutes on foot or 20 minutes by rental bicycle.

・Free shuttle bus available

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Tambasasayama is a town full of history and tradition. In the center of Tambasasayama City is the ruins of Sasayama Castle. Today, the magnificent stone walls still remain as they were back then, and the castle townscape extends around them. The townscape and culture of Tambasasayama are strongly influenced by Kyoto, and if you actually walk around the castle town, you are sure to find Kyoto-like townscapes here and there.

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