Uji City Municipal Teahouse “Taiho-an”

Beginner-friendly! Experience the authentic Ujicha tea ceremony etiquette taught conscientiously.

Beginner-friendly! Experience the authentic Ujicha tea ceremony etiquette taught conscientiously.

Taiho-an, an authentic teahouse, was built for the purpose of spreading knowledge about the tea ceremony. It is located next to the Uji Municipal Tourist Center. “Taiho-an” literally means “teahouse across from the phoenix.” It was so named because it sits on a levee of the Uji River, across from Hoodo (Phoenix Hall) of Byodo – in Temple. Visitors to this teahouse, which is equipped with authentic seating for the ceremony, honseki and also hiroma-chaseki and ryurei-seki), can also savor fine tea.

Information

Address
1-5 Uji Togawa, Uji-shi, Kyoto 611-0021
Access
10-minute walk from Uji Station or Keijin Uji Line
15-minute walk from Uji Station of JR Nara Line
Phone
0774-23-3334
Uji City Tourist Association
Hours
10:00-16:00(January 10 - December 20)
Holidays
the year-end and New Year holidays
Admission
Per seat inclusive of seasonal Japanese confectionery: 500 yen
Matcha menu: light grade 500 yen
Sencha menu: medium grade 500 yen, refined 700 yen
Tea ceremony etiquette experience: matcha or sencha 1,200 yen (Can accommodate one (1) person or more but reservation required 3 days in advance)
Website
http://www.kyoto-uji-kankou.or.jp/taihoan-en.html