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

Fujimori Terunobu Tea House Tour (Currently Suspended)

Price: JPY10,000 Duration: 3H


Architecture inspired by nature

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 (Currently Suspended until further notice)
Due Date 10 days before the tour
Duration 3H


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 *Only children 13 years old and above can climb up the teahouses
Price / person With 2 participants: JPY 15,000/ person (tax excl.)
With 3 participants or more: JPY 10,000/ person (tax excl.)
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 or Paypal
Cancellation policy from 7 days before the tour : 30%
from 3 days before the tour : 50%
1 day before the tour : 70%
the day of the tour : 100%
40 min on foot OR 7 min by taxi or car from JR Chino Station *Please consult us if you need pick-up from the station


The resevation of this year has ended.
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