“Tamba tea has been cultivated since the Kamakura period and was mostly used for gifts and as medical herbs. Tamba Sasayama has a distinct climate with a significant variation in temperature between day and night. Combined with rich soil, and this area is ideal for the cultivation of tea. Tamba tea is mainly produced in the Ajima and Shitsukawa districts. Daikokuji Temple in Ajima was built during the end of the Kamakura period through the beginning of the Muromachi period. The building was made using a rare architectural style that utilizes a blend of Zen Buddhism style (Chinese design) and a Japanese architectural style. Five Buddha statues (designated as important cultural property) are enshrined within.”