Experience the tea ceremony at the birthplace of Sen no Rikyu, the creator of its foundations, in Sakai, Osaka. See a master perform the “Ryurei tea ceremony” for yourself, using the chair seating arrangement rather than seated on tatami. You will be welcomed with the kind hospitality of a master dressed in a kimono, in a room prepared especially for tea ceremonies, including hanging scrolls and ikebana. There, you can learn about the way of the tea ceremony while enjoying beautiful, seasonal confections and the tea prepared right in front of you. Also in Sakai Risho no Mori you will find an exhibition explaining the history and culture of the tea ceremony, a real tearoom, and the ruins of the mansion house in which Sen no Rikyu was born located opposite, allowing you to learn about and enjoy the world of the tea ceremony. The home of Sakai Risho no Mori, Sakai, Osaka, is also home to Japan's largest kofun, a 486m long keyhole shaped burial mound. The kofun of Emperor Nintoku is on a UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List, and is considered to be Japan's leading ancient cultural heritage zone.
¥500 (tax included) / per person
10:00 to 17:00 (final admission: 16:45)
The third Tuesday of each/ every month (following day if holiday),
New Year's holiday (Dec 29 to Jan 3)
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Japanese (English *By using the panel sheet)
2-1-1 Shukuin-cho nishi, Sakai-ku, Sakai City Osaka Prefecture