2 blocks down Shin-sekai Dori aka the New World Road, to the west of Kamiyamada’s main street, is Stop 28, a tea shop called Kimijima-en. With over 30 hotels and inns in the onsen town, all serving tea to their guests, it’s no wonder Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen has tea stores.
While Kimijima-en also sells traditional Japanese tableware, they specialize in green tea and offer a wide variety including their own original blend.
The proprietor, Yasu Kimijima is a certified tea instructor. With prior arrangements, you can take a lesson on the finer points of pouring a delicious cup of Japanese green tea.