You may not have heard of Shizuoka, but most of us should've heard of Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji actually reside in Shizuoka region.
Shizuoka is located in central region of Japan. Shizuoka produce 40% of overall green tea production in Japan. Shizuoka is the number one tea production region in Japan.
Tea production in Japan in Shizuoka dated back to 1241, Japanese monk Shoichi Kokushi introduce tea to Japanese when he brought tea leaf back from China. Shizuoka is an ideal place for tea production because its climate, quality water and easy access to major ports.