Harvest of Otonashi Tea(Otonashi-cha no Shukaku)


Tradition dating back to the Heian Period

It is believed that tea was brought to Hongu-cho, Tanabe City from Kyoto during the Heian Period (794–1185). Approximately 40 households in Kawayu and Fushiogami areas currently cultivate tea in roughly five-hectare fields. The harvested tea leaves are shipped as Otonashi Tea, while some of the tea leaves are also processed for the farmers’ own consumption.


Fushiogami, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City
Season / Time zone
Spring(April,May) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


Approx. 50 min. on foot from “Hosshinmon-oji”[発心門王子] bus stop of Ryujin Bus.

Recommended spot

Tsugizakura-Oji Shrine > Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine