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  • Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2015

    3-4, 10-11 October 2015

    The art of Japanese tea is all about pursuing the ultimate beauty in every aspect of making tea and receiving guests. Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2015 offers a great occasion to get initiated into this art in a casual manner and with English translation. Two venues are available: Hamarikyu, a landscaped Japanese garden dating from the Edo Period; Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, located inside Koganei Park in a western suburb of Tokyo, displaying historical buildings and houses (a few of them served as models for the settings of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film “Spirited Away”). Perfect places to experience a tea ceremony with traditional atmosphere.

  • Place name Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
    (in Japanese) 江戸東京たてもの園
    Website go to website    Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony
    go to website    Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
    Phone 03-6268-8602(Secretariat of the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2015)
    Dates 3 – 4 October 2015
    Opening hours 9:50 am – 4:10 pm(last session starts at 3:30 pm)
    Price Open-air tea ceremony:¥300
    First-time tea ceremony:¥300
    Address Koganei Koen, 3-7-1 Sakura-Cho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 5 min bus ride from Musashi-Koganei Station (JR Chuo Line) station; then 5 min walk from bus stop Koganei-koen Nishi-guchi (Seibu Bus)
    • 5 min bus ride from Hana-koganei Station (Seibu-shinjuku Line); then 5 min walk from bus stop Koganei-koen Nishi-guchi (Seibu Bus)


  • Place name Hama-rikyu Gardens
    (in Japanese) 浜離宮恩賜庭園
    Website go to website    Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony
    go to website    Hama-rikyu
    Phone 03-6268-8602(Secretariat of the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2015)
    Dates 10 – 11 October 2015
    Opening hours 9:30 am – 4:10 pm(last session starts at 3:30 pm)
    Price  Tea ceremony (admission to the garden extra)
    Open-air tea ceremony in English:¥300
    First-time tea ceremony:¥300
    Admission to the garden:¥300
    (65 years old & above: ¥150; Elementary school students and younger children: free; junior high school students in Tokyo: free)
    Address 1-1 Hama Rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 5 min walk from Shiodome Station (Toei Oedo Line, Yurikamome Line) 
    • 7 min walk from Tsukiji-Shijo Station (Toei Oedo Line)


* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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