We are not tea drinkers to begin with and our time in Kyoto was limited. But images of a quiet Japanese village surrounded by endless rows of tea fields appeal to me. So we headed to Wazuka for a day trip.
More than half of the tea consumed in Kyoto comes from this village. But when we asked for directions, we got curious looks instead. “Whoever goes to Chagenkyo (the village’s ancient name) anyway?”