History and Culture
Let’s climb up the too-high teahouse

Fujimori Terunobu Tea House Tour

Price: From JPY 11,000/person Duration: 3 hr (Start time varies by season)


Architecture inspired by nature

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July is fully booked. Thank you for your understanding.

Fujimori Terunobu's architecture is neither modern nor classic; it has a unique taste you cannot quite place. What is it inspired from? How did it come to be?
To answer these questions, we need to make a brief visit to Suwa Grand Shrine. Fujimori lived very close to the sanctuary, which came to play a big part in his debut as an architect.
Once we get acquainted with Suwa animism, we will direct to another sacred place where the very first building designed by Fujimori stands waiting for us, the Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum. Last but not least, we will climb up the teahouses which entered the Time's “top 10 precarious buildings”, Takasugi-an (the too-high teahouse), and the Flying Mud Boat. The tour will close with a casual tea ceremony inside Hikusugi-an (the too-low teahouse).


Period Apr~Nov
Due Date 10 days before the tour
Duration 3 hr (Start time varies by season)

Tour starts- Visit Suwa Taisha (Maemiya)

Walk along an ancient road

Visit Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum

Visit Fujimori Tea houses
① Flying Mud tea house
② Takasugi-an (“The too-high tea house”)
③ Hikusugi-an (“The too-low tea house”)

Casual tea ceremony experience inside Hikusugi-an

Tour ends

No. of participants Min. 2 persons Max. 8 persons (With 1 participant, the tour can be held for the price of 2 participants)
Price / person With 2 participants: JPY 16,500/person (after tax)
With 3 participants or more: JPY 11,000/person (after tax)
*Only children over 13 years old can climb up the teahouses
Included in the price Guide, Tea ceremony experience, Insurance
*The entrance fee to Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum is NOT included (JPY 100/ person)
Payment method Credit card
Cancellation policy 7 days prior: 30% of total amount
3 days prior: 50% of total amount
1 day prior: 70% of total amount
Day of activity: 100% of total amount
40 min on foot OR 7 min by taxi or car from JR Chino Station


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