Uji-tawara, located on the southern flank of Kyoto, is the birthplace of Japanese green tea and continues to flourish as a tea production area. On one hand the tea cannot be produced in mass quantities here because the Kyoto’s tea is cultivated on the valleys of mountains, where is not so vast. But the other hand this geographical future is suit for making fine-tasted tea. The mountains which block the direct sunlights from the tea tree contribute making smooth and beautiful green tea. In 2018, as well as in other years, our region won the prize of “the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries” in Japan.