A newsite is set to open in the center of ( ), a prefecture that produces up to 40% of Japan’s tea.
Once an elementary school, the site is only nine minutes away from the closest tea plantation, a perfect spot for those seeking fresh air, delicious matcha, and breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji.
According to a report, Glamping and Port Yui is set to open this March. It offers 21 for holidaymakers looking for relaxation. The fact that the venue was once the Shimada City Yui Elementary School makes it unique compared to other spots in . It also gives guests access to additional amenities that aren’t typically available at spots.
Tea lovers can participate in tea-brewing classes or hire an electric bicycle to whiz around the beautiful tea fields covering the Makinohara Plate. At, you can return to your private deck to enjoy a barbecue dinner and roast marshmallows over a .
For the on-site facilities, the former school buildings such as the gymnasium were left in pristine condition so visitors could enjoy playing indoor basketball.
There’s also anpool area open from May through September.
Other areas that are part of the campus have been subjected to more thorough renovations, such as the former office of the principal, which is now an onsen.
& Port Yui is approximately a two-hour drive from or just a15-minute taxi ride away from Shimada Station.
To get there by train fromStation, take the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen Hikari to Station before transferring to the Tokaido Rapid-Liner bound for Shimada Station. have a capacity of two to four people, with rates starting from ¥ 11,220 per person per night (excluding meals).