Beautiful traditional teacups for green tea (Photo: Tomoko Kamishima)

Kyoto Nijo-jo’s Waraku-an Teahouse

Enjoy drinking green tea at this World Heritage Site!

Tomoko Kamishima   - 1 min read


Structural reinforcement and restoration will be carried out on all historic structures within Nijo-jo Castle. The various renovations are planned as follows: Honmaru-goten Palace (2017-2023),&nbsp;Tamarigura (2024-2027),&nbsp;Ninomaru-goten Palace (2024-2036), and&nbsp;Tonan Sumi-yagura (2028-2036). <a href="" target="_blank">Read more</a>

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Waraku-an is a comfortable tea house in Seiryu-en Garden at Nijo-jo Castle, a World Heritage Site in central Kyoto. Its garden is reserved for guests who take tea. Before your eyes are the beautiful manicured gardens, preparing your body and soul for stillness and tranquility. What’s more, you can enjoy this space away from the crowds outside. Don't worry; this is not a formal tea ceremony. Powdered green tea and a Japanese cake are served for 700 yen.

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sha...