Local agriculture thrives thanks to the warm climate and abundant water, as well as the city's ideal location between the two major consumer areas of Tokyo and Osaka. In 2006, Hamamatsu ranked among the top agricultural producers in Japan with an agricultural output of 54 billion yen. Horticultural production in greenhouses and hothouses thrives thanks to the ideal conditions. Hamamatsu's agricultural products are highly regarded throughout the country. Celery, bokchoy and gerbela produced in Hamamatsu are considered some of the best in Japan, and tea grown in the surrounding mountains is renowned nationwide.