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Tea Harvesting Festival at Shukkeien on April 29th!

The tea plantation in one corner of Shukkeien that usually sit unperturbed for most of the year garner a bushel of attention on the 29th of April, when the gardeners pick the leaves. To mark the occasion and the start of Golden Week, a tea ceremony is also held at the Seifukan tea house near the entrance to Shukkeien. Witness the tradition of picking tea leaves that will be turned into a delicious beverage to be enjoyed year-round!