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What's included

Entrance to the Sen no Rikyu Chanoyu Tea Ceremony Museum
Entrance to the Yosano Akiko Museum
Access to the Tourist Information Space
Tea ceremony at the Chanoyu Experience Rooms, with green tea and freshly made Sakai sweets
Tea ceremony paper fan
Tablet to borrow with information in museums
Guide booklet during the tea ceremony

What's not included

Entrance to Sakai Taian tea room (viewing possible from outside)
Some special exhibitions may require an additional fee
  • Explore the culture of Sakai through two of its most famous figures: poet Yosano Akiko, and tea master Sen no Rikyu
  • Experience a casual Japanese tea ceremony, located close to the site of Sen no Rikyu's former home
  • Discover the history of the area throughout the ages by viewing fascinating exhibitions and artifacts

The city of Sakai has roots dating back to ancient times, evidenced by its monumental tombs, historic buildings, and venerated shrines and temples.

Delve deep into the city's cultural history, and explore the lives and legacies of two of Sakai's most famous residents: Yosano Akiko and Sen no Rikyu.

After learning about the tea ceremony and its history, it's time to experience this treasured Japanese tradition for yourself. You'll also get an authentic paper fan as a souvenir!

Show your smartphone ticket at the reception of Sakai Plaza.

  • Last admission in museums 30 minutes before closing
  • Last admission in Chanoyu 15 minutes before closing
Chanoyu Tea Ceremony Rooms
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sen no Rikyu Chanoyu Museum
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Yosano Akiko Museum
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko
2-1-1 Shukuin-cho Nishi, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, 590-0958, Osaka
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