The area on the west side of the Oi River is one of the most famous Japanese tea production areas. Beautiful tea fields spread forth on the gentle slopes of the mountains. The Tea Museum called Ochanosato Museum in the Kanaya Area serves 90 kinds of tea from 30 countries all over the world, as well as the local fukamushi sencha, deep steamed green tea. Have a cup of tea and learn about the culture and history of tea. The Japanese garden and tearoom recreate the style of Kobori Enshu, who is known as a master of the Enshu school of the tea ceremony as well as an artist and lord during the 16th-17th century. Try-it-yourself lessons for making matcha (finely-milled green tea) and picking tea leaves are offered on the premises.