Once inside Sunpu Park, follow the signs to Momijiyama Garden.
Enjoy a scenic stroll through the garden which features a koi pond, miniature Mount Fuji, waterfalls, wooden pavilion, and teahouse. A portion of the landscaping is designed to resemble a tea farm.
Seating in the tea room is on comfortable tatami benches. Visitors will be greeted by a volunteer and asked which tea service they prefer which includes benifuuki sencha, Nihondaira sencha, Mariko black tea, matcha, and gyokuro. For those that prefer to plan ahead, the menu is also available online.
The pot held enough hot water for four infusions of tea. For the first infusion, I poured a small amount of water into the yuzamashi, poured this onto the tea leaves in the houhin, let it steep for one minute, and poured into the tea cup. The second and third infusions were the same, with a shorter steeping time of thirty seconds. The fourth infusion is the same with no steeping time before pouring.
As I finished the last cup of gyokuro, a complimentary cup of hojicha was brought to my table.
1 Sunpujōkōen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken 420-0855
9:00am to 4:30pm (closed Monday and December 29th to January 3rd)