In addition, a special arrangement allows you to become an owner of a tea plantation at this garden. If you apply online, Obubu Tea Garden will take care of your tea leaves and harvest them for you. They will send you the harvested tea four times a year.
From Mita station, within a two-minute walk, you are sure to come across a gate leading into a narrow road lined with a variety of small shops and restaurants. This road is a part of an area called Keiō naka Dōri. It is a dining area filled with many places to eat, relax and have a few drinks.
As a lover of tofu, I give it my seal of approval with confidence. The shop does get busy and they don’t take reservations on the weekends, so plan your travel if you’re visiting that area and give this place a try!
Having visited Kyoto before, I had a vague idea of Gion and its streets of Japanese tea houses. The cosy cafes, the pack-a-punch matcha and sweet mochi stuffed with azuki beans and dusted with kinako were also fondly remembered.
Whilst I love to walk around Osaka City itself, in particular the practical straight line 8 km trail from my house to Umeda, many of my friends have recently told me that hiking in the countryside is where one can derive real pleasure. For your consideration today, are the top 5 suggested hikes.