Sasaba, Obuchi, Fuji cityPerhaps no area offers a more quintessentially Japanese sight than the city of Fuji. The postcard-ready sight of boundless tea fields against the backdrop of the town’s eponymous mountain, located in the Obuchi neighborhood, is a perfect exemplar of just how stunning tea field scenery can be.
A Classic Japanese Scene
My itinerary also took me to the Sasaba area of Fuji, located in the Obuchi neighborhood. I had seen many pictures before of a snow-capped Mount Fuji soaring above a wide expanse of tea fields, which I discovered to be asignature Sasaba photo op. It was almost as if I were living inside a travel magazine.Of course, I did not pass up the chance to snap such a quintessentially Japanese and Shizuoka Prefecture shot. I look forward to returning soon and enjoying another cup of Fuji tea—and another glimpse of the Mount Fuji teafields.
（Steven Pelcovits, Coordinator for International Relations, Shizuoka pref.)