SAKAI RISHO NO MORI 【Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko】
This is a cultural tourist facility that demonstrates attractiveness of history and culture.
You can experience a hands-on tea ceremony, which is one of Japan’s world-class cultural assets.
Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko is a jewel box full of Sakai’s attractiveness.
You can enjoy and learn the history and culture of Sakai such as Sen no Rikyu, the most successful figure in chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony), and Yosano Akiko (a poet) and her literature in the plaza.
You can enjoy Ryu-rei teicha (tea ceremony), where you can sit in a chair and have matcha and Japanese sweets casually, as well as a chanoyu experience at an authentic chashitsu (tea ceremony room), located next to the remains of Sen no Rikyu’s residence.
Please visit Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko by yourself, with your family, friends, or sweet heart.
- Open Hours
9:00-18:00 for Sen no Rikyu Chanoyu Museum, Yosano Akiko Museum and Chanoyu Experience Facility and 10:00-17:00 for hands-on tea ceremony
Closed on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (or the following day when it falls on national holiday) and the year-end and New Year holidays for Sen no Rikyu Chanoyu Museum, Yosano Akiko Museum and Chanoyu Experience Facility. (Closed on the year-end and New Year holidays for Tourist Information Space.) Please note that parking lot is open 7 days a week.
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