Japanese Teahouse vol.2 ~How to enjoy Japan~

Thank you for waiting, everyone ! (You haven’t ?) This is the Japanese Teahouse vol.2.

I selected 3 more teahouses which I could’t introduce last time. Now, let me show you them. Let’s check it out !

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Shima Kanson-an (Ishikawa)

Refer to this site: http://tabizine.jp/2014/04/09/7915/2/

Shima is a Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property in Higashi Chaya District. Kanson-an separated from Shima was built in the late Edo Period. No other places like this teahouse in Japan remaining as it was.

Refer to this site: http://nissy.seesaa.net/article/142391579.html

You can enjoy teatime seeing the Japanese style room and the Japanese garden. It’s also recommended to visit alone. If you’d like to have tea, it needs to pay the charge of food and beverage in addition to the admission fee.

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【Shima Kanson-an 】

(address) Kanazawa Higashiro Shima 1F, 1-13-21,Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa (access) 26 minutes from Hokuriku railroad Kanazawa station/Nanatsuya station,  28 minutes from JR Hokuriku Line Kanazawa station

(open time) 9:00~18:00

(regular holiday) no holidays

(URL) http://www.ochaya-shima.com/info/info_f.html

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Tsuen Uji Honten (Kyoto)

Refer to this site: http://kyotomoide.exblog.jp/13652838/

Tsuen Uji Honten is the oldest teahouse and famous for the novel “ Miyamoto Muasashi “ by Eiji Yoshikawa. This teahouse was established in 1160, in the late Heian Period. It is also known as the Repertoire of Kyogen.

Refer to this site: http://crea.bunshun.jp/articles/-/6016

Tea dumpling is the specialty of Uji which is used the Uji Matcha and is kneaded the high-quality Matca, so it’s characteristic that the taste is strong.  It’s also the menu is rich. Let’s drop in at this oldest teahouse !


【Tsuen Uji Honten】

(address) 1, Uji HIgashiuchi, Uji city, Kyoto

(access) 7 minutes walk from JR Uji station

(open time) 9:30~17:30

(regular holiday) no holidays

(URL) http://www.tsuentea.com/


Shinnihon Chaya Amairo (Chiba)

Refer to this site: http://naripo.jp/2016/07/amairo_2016/

This teahouse is different from other teahouses, you know ? Shinnihon Chyaya Amairo is located near the JR Narita station , so you can drop in at this teahouse easily.

Refer to this site: http://i-love.cafe/amairo-narita-japan/

There are representative Japanese foods and bevarages like full-fledged Japanese tea and Matcha, dumpling, rice ball.

Refer to this site: http://naripo.jp/2016/07/amairo_2016/

Goma dumpling

Refer to this site: http://i-love.cafe/amairo-narita-japan/

This teahouse is half-Japanese , half-Western style. It’s also recommended for the people overseas since they correspond to the English.


【Shinnihon Chaya Amairo】

(address) Furuya building 1F, Hanazakicho 839, Narita city, Chiba

(access) 1 minute walk from JR Narita station east exit

(open time) 8:00~22:00 (only Sunday: 10:00~20:00)

(regular holiday) every Monday

(URL) http://tea-amairo.com/



Refer to this site: http://www.jalan.net/travel-journal/000009917/

There are still more teahouses all over Japan, but the number of teahouses seems to be much in Kyoto or Kanazawa. In Tokyo, Some Japanese gardens have their teahouses inside the garden. When you visit a Japanese style garden, it’s recommended to check if there is a teahouse or not.

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