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SANWA Co., Ltd.

Sanwa obtained FSSC 22000 certification in 2018 in order to deliver safe products to customers outside Japan. The company invites study program participants to see its new factory equipment and management structure adapted to the times, observe its traditional firing and drying process, and tour unrefined tea factory and experience tea farm management in the heart of Honyamacha production in Shizuoka City.

Company address 251‐1 Endoshinden, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka
Tea varieties Matcha, sencha, fukamushicha, powdered tea, genmaicha, others
Languages Japanese, English
Contact Masaaki Yoshino
Website SANWA Co.,Ltd. (Japanese)

Online program





Onsite program A

  • Shizuoka tea briefing and preparation practice
  • Lesson in Japanese tea at the Tea Museum, Shizuoka
  • Hear about the tea farmers’ annual work cycle while helping with tea farm management
  • Unrefined tea factory tour
  • Refining factory tour and help with packaging process
  • Tea evaluation methods

From the host

The program is designed for persons currently in the tea business or who wish to enter the tea business in future.Through the experience of day to day operations,it provides instructions on how tea is exported marketed outside Japan.

Study period 3-4 days *Schedule negotiable
Participation fee None
Capacity 2–3 persons

An accommodation (Fee: around 8,000yen/night) will be arranged or we introduce accommodations nearby.

Entry qualifications Persons currently in the tea business or who wish to enter the tea business in future
What to bring Farm work-appropriate clothing and shoes, daily necessities, camera and laptop computer (not essential but useful)


*In order to prevent the spread of infectious disease, Japan is currently implementing immigration restrictions on travelers.Please confirm the latest condition when traveling. Link to Ministry of Foreign Affaires of Japan:



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