Tea Picking and Rolling Eventand rolling event


Every year Obubu organises Tea Picking and Rolling Events to celebrate Japanese tea harvesting seasons. Whether you enjoy green tea as a hobby or work with it professionally, Tea Picking and Rolling Event is an ichi go ichi e (a.k.a once in a lifetime) a unique opportunity to experience Japanese green tea!

The event is held three times per yeαr: in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Detailed schedule and dates can be found below.

The event starts with the tea picking in beautiful tea fields of a famous tea producing area – Wazuka, Kyoto. If you have never tried tea picking before, fear not, we will explain you how to do it on the day.

Hand-picking of tea leaves, however, is far from all that is waiting for you. On the same day you get to hand-roll those leaves into tea, using a method that originally came to Japan from China. So through the day you will be able to see how your picked green leaves turn into tea – a heart-warming mind-clearing drink. You may also take some of it home with you!

The event also includes a delicious traditional Japanese lunch box. More than that, you will get to try a unique green tea tempura made from your own freshly picked tea leaves. Tealicious!


  • 11:00-11:30 Event introduction 
  • 11:30-12:30 Tea picking 
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-15:30 Tea rolling
  • 15:30-16:30 Tasting of freshly made tea (and other special tea experiences)


Obubu tea fields and tea factory. Detailed directions to our office are here.


Booking Steps:

  1. To book your place select the date in the form below.
  2. After submitting the booking form you will be directed to a payment page. Please make the payment at the time of the booking (you cannot return to the payment page afterwards).
  3. Your place is reserved once the payment is confirmed.
  4. The event confirmation will be sent on the next business day after the payment is completed.


  • More than 14 days before the tour date: Full refund
  • 14 – 7 days before the tour date: 80% refund
  • 6 – 3 days before the tour date: 50% refund
  • Less than 3 days before the tour date: No refund
  • In case of a refund, we will refund you the amount after deducting PayPals’ Transfer and Booking Fees.

Important Notice: 

Please come in comfortable clothes and shoes that you don’t mind soiling. The event will take place even in light rain and may only be cancelled or rescheduled in case of a heavy rainfall. If you are arranging a bigger tour group, contact us for details.

Tea Picking and Rolling


Date/Time Event
13 Jul 2024
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tea Picking and Rolling Event
Obubu Tea Farm and Factory, Wazuka-cho, Soraku-gun Kyoto