Urasenke Chadō Research Center

Urasenke Chadō Research Center information

Kyoto , Japan
Address
Street Kamigyō-ku, Horikawa-dōri, Teranouchi agaru
Telephone
+81 431 6474
Getting there
Metro 5min walk from Kuramaguchi Station, Karasuma subway line
Prices
admission ¥500
Opening hours
9.30am-4.30pm
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Lonely Planet review

Anyone interested in tea ceremony should make their first stop the Urasenke Chadō Research Center. Urasenke is Japan’s largest tea school and hosts hundreds of students annually who come from branch schools worldwide to further their studies in ‘the way of tea’.

The gallery located on the 1st and 2nd floors holds quarterly exhibitions on tea-related arts; call to see if there is a show being held during your stay. The entrance fee entitles you to a bowl of matcha (powdered green tea) and a sweet.

The Konnichi-an library has more than 50,000 books (about 100 in English), plus videos on tea, which can be viewed.

If you’d like more information, contact Urasenke’s Office of International Affairs .