It goes back to the “17th century” when green tea from Shizuoka were first offered to Edo Shugunate. Since then, more and more green tea dealers and wholesalers started their business in Chamachi area, in Shizuoka, which has built this “tea business area”, Cha-machi. And Cha-machi now is the “No.1 green tea wholesale business” area. Green tea from Shizuoka had been known as “Green tea for Shogun(generals)”. And they’ve started exporting them to the world in Meiji era. Still, green tea is our special product.
Cha means tea in Japanese. But in generally speaking, we mean “Green tea” by that. As I mentioned above, Cha-machi is an area of “green tea” business. It’s so interesting that you’ll see the signs of “Cha” all over in this area. Some places sell bags of green tea that you can buy, and some places serve you nice and excellent green tea. Those ones in the pic are just a part of them.
Try to find out how many “Cha” signs you can find in this area. It’s also interesting to stroll around this area, because most of the buildings are old. You can probably feel the history there. And, you will definitely “smell” good green tea aroma.
|You can always stroll around in this area. But most stores are probably open from 9am to 5pm during weekdays.
|Chamachi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-420-0021420-0031
|Walk straight from Gofukucho, downtown area. It's located on the extension area of Gofukucho st.
|Please see this Map.