Sakai Risho no Mori【Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko】

This is the starting point of a sightseeing tour in Sakai, which you can enjoy with the family.

This is the starting point of a sightseeing tour in Sakai, which you can enjoy with the family.

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.

Information

Address
2-1-1 Shukuinchonishi, Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka, 590-0958
Access
1-minute walk from Hankai Tramway Line Shukuin Station.
1-minute walk from Shukuin bus stop, which can be reached from Nankai Koya Line Sakaihigashi Station (6-minute bus ride) or Nankai Main Line Sakai Station (3 to 5-minute bus ride).
Phone
072-260-4386
Hours
Sen no Rikyu Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony) Museum, Yosano Akiko Museum, Tourist Information Space 9:00-18:00 (Last entry 17:30)
Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony) Experience Rooms 10:00-17:00
Holidays
Third Tuesday of the month (following day if Tuesday is a public holiday) and New Year's holiday.
Admission
Adult 300 yen (240 yen*), High school student 200 yen (160 yen*), Middle and elementary school student 100 yen (80 yen*), Child free. *Groups of 10 people or more.
Ryurei Teicha: Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony) Experience Rooms
Adult 500 yen (400 yen), High school student 400 yen (300 yen), Middle and elementary school student 300 yen (240 yen). *Groups of 10 people or more.
Website
http://www.sakai-rishonomori.com/en/