Obuchi Sasaba is a popular spot for viewing Shizuoka’s green tea fields, on a clear day Mt Fuji can be seen as a backdrop. Obuchi Sasaba is a familiar sight to Japanese as it has been used countless times in TV commercials, movie backdrops, and amateur photographs galore. Nearby there are tea plantations that offer green tea tours, tea tasting as well as the inevitable souvenir shops. Shizuoka is the largest green tea producing area of Japan and rightfully famous for its high quality tea. There are quite a few varieties of green tea, known mostly to tea connoisseurs such as gyokuro hand picked tea, sencha, kukicha - mostly referring to the methods of roasting.