Japanese Tea (Nakagawa Seiseido Tea Store)

This time-honored tea store, established in 1858, deals in Omi tea, the oldest tea originating from Japan. It is one of the few shops reminiscent of the historical district along the old Tokaido Highway when it was called Otsu Hyakucho. Here, people preserve traditional and natural ways of making tea through grit and effort. Those methods include making tea by working the soil.